Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie

Sometimes a random experiment just works.

Throughout my workout this morning (BodyPump + 25 minutes on the elliptical), I was daydreaming about a creamy, cold smoothie for breakfast.

After leaving the gym and taking a quick shower, I headed downstairs to the kitchen to get crackin’. I opened the freezer and *gasp* no frozen bananas were to be found! :(

Instant sadness set in, but I was determined to get a little creative and still make a stellar smoothie.

I had a bunch of frozen strawberries on hand, and decided to use the berries as the smoothie’s base, rather than a banana like I typically would.

Into the blender went:

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 large scoop All the Whey chocolate protein powder
  • ¾ c. almond milk
  • ½ tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 6 ice cubes

The result was a chocolate covered strawberry smoothie!

I'll Take Some o' That!

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie

I figured the chocolate flavors in the protein and cocoa powders would overwhelm the strawberries, but the fruity flavor held its own.

It didn’t seem like my blender was all that full until I started blending and the smoothie seemed to grow.

I filled up a very large cup and had a couple of spoonfuls leftover in the blender, which I enjoyed with a spoon.

Filled to the Brim

Time to Drink

With or without bananas, smoothies are the jam.

Me and My Ginormous Smoothie

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Questions of the Day

Do you typically use the same things in your smoothies? What are your smoothie must-haves?

Comments

  1. Andrea says

    Cute dress! I have recently discovered oats in my smoothie is a great staple to keeping me full. I would say that is my smoothie “must-have.”

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  2. says

    Wow that is one thick smoothie! Just the way I like it. When you add protein powder to it, does it change up the taste any? I always get scared it will taste more chalky.

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    • peanutbutterfingers says

      i think it can depend on the protein powder, but i usually find that adding it to smoothies really adds MORE flavor, sweetness and creaminess. i love it!

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  3. says

    Frozen bananas & protein powder are definitely a necessity for my smoothies!

    You always have such cute dresses! I’m currently trying to decide on one right now for a wedding and could use your opinion, if you want to check out my post today ;)

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  4. Annie says

    Have you ever tried “Green Monster” smoothies? Basically, a banana, flax seed, lots of spinach and unsweetened almond milk. SO good and energizing! greenmonstermovement.com, check it out!

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  5. Caroline says

    I love that dress! I’ve had a week off smoothies and I’m kind of bumming! I just hate having to wash the blender every day… I need a magic bullet or something.

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  6. caitlinrose says

    I just watched the video. . . you are the gosh darn cutest thing in the world. I don’t know why hearing you talk compounds how cute you are, but it does. (and if cute is too “cute” of a term for you, then I could also substitute gorgeous)

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  7. says

    that is one of my FAVORITE smoothie combos! i have it all the time. actually i just ran out of frozen strawbs yesterday, gotta get to costco and get some more. the only constant in my smoothies is almond milk!

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  8. Marissa says

    I love how volumious shakes and smoothies always turn out to be… one of my favorite lunches is actually to make a huge chocolate protein shake and put it in a big salad bowl! Its like eating a never-ending Wendy’s Frosty. I had one today!

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  9. Hollie (Mrs.PreppyHoosier) says

    I have recently found your blog, and am loving it… visiting it everyday!!!

    You have inspired me to test my smoothie making ability and today mine was: frozen bananaa, PB, coca powder, vanilla whey, flaxseed, and greek yogurt!! A HIT in our house!!!

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  10. Alison says

    My favorite classic smoothie:

    150 grams frozen strawberries
    20 grams frozen blueberries
    1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
    60 grams Stonyfield French Vanilla Low-Fat Yogurt
    3/4 skim milk

    Approx. 260 calories & 30 grams of protein!

    Blend and enjoy!!

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  11. Nikki says

    I prefer to always have a banana in mine – though I never use frozen banana as I like my smoothies room temperature… though if I am making more of an “ice cream” treat, or a frosty (spoon-able smoothie) then I use some frozen items… I do have a problem with frozen bananas tasting a bit bitter though – any ideas why?

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