Curb Your Chocolate Cravings with these 3 Green Smoothie Recipes @lovemysilk @ilovesilksoy

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I think it is safe to say that food cravings fall into 2 main categories for me. The first one is salty carbs. Trust me when this craving hits I can house a bag of pretzels like no ones business. The second craving category – at least in my world – is sweets. Oh sweets. There is nothing like a bowl of ice cream or a cookie to make life simply perfect.

Today I am going to focus on the sweet craving – specifically those of us with chocolate cravings. I don’t know about you but when I want chocolate I seriously feel like I could die if I don’t get a piece of chocolate immediately. Like immediately at that very moment. This is probably not normal and I shouldn’t admit to this but – for the purpose of this post – I am going to assume that it is completely normal and many of you have this same type of craving. Sound good? Awesome.

We all know it is acceptable to have a treat every now and then. Ice cream cake at a birthday party? Not a problem. Candy bar once in a while? Sure that’s okay too. “Once in a while” is not the issue. The issue is when you want chocolate to be more than a sometimes food. You want it to be in your life regularly. This is totally normal. Why? Because you are human and I find it hard to believe any human can live without chocolate longer than a couple days. Just saying.

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However, I also know we can’t eat ice cream cake and candy bars every day. Booooo! I mean we could but it probably wouldn’t be in the best interest of our skinny jeans. Sorry to be a downer.

No worries. I have an idea! Actually, I have 3 ideas.

Like many of my recipes I try to find create healthier versions of the foods I love. Enter these 3 green smoothie recipes. Basically, I turned vegetables into dessert. Okay maybe not dessert but pretty darn close.

I am very excited to share these new green smoothies with you. Like super excited. Hey, here is the thing…I am 5 months away from 40 years old so things like this excited me. Just humor me, okay? Anyway, each green smoothie is so rich, chocolaty, and decadent you would never guess they were filled with wholesome ingredients that are actually good for you. Yeppers. You can drink them for breakfast or make one up when you are craving something chocolaty and sweet. You are welcome. I love you too xoxo

Let’s go through each one.

The first one is a chocolate peanut butter green smoothie. If you have been following my blog for longer than a day then I am sure you know I have an abnormal obsession with peanut butter cups. I know totally against a clean eating lifestyle. But we all have our guilty pleasures and that is mine. So when I decided to create a new smoothie recipe that included chocolate of course I thought peanut butter too.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Green Smoothie Recipe @lovemysilk #ilovesilksoy

OHHH EMMM GEEEE. This is seriously one of the best green smoothie recipes ever. No joke. As soon as I took a sip I knew it was a home run. It tastes exactly like a creamy chocolate peanut butter shake. Delicious!

No need for guilt when drinking this because it is filled with wholesome ingredients. I used unsweetened cocoa powder and peanut butter powder for the chocolate and peanut butter goodness. To sweeten it up I used honey and ½ of a banana. To make it super creamy – and to bulk up the good fats – I used ½ of an avocado. I even included baby spinach. Of course I also threw some chia seeds in there for some extra protein, fiber, and good fats.

silksmoothiepb2For the liquid I decided to use ® Silk Soymilk. I thought this was a good choice because of its smooth silky texture and neutral flavor. I wanted the chocolate and peanut butter to really be the stars and using Silk Soymilk did the trick. Not to mention, it is also high in plant-based protein keeping this smoothie dairy-free. You can get a coupon from the Silk website to try out Silk Soymilk.

This is seriously one power-packed smoothie!

If you are a peanut butter and chocolate nut like me then please try this recipe. You will love it!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Green Smoothie
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ½ of an avocado
  • ½ of a frozen banana
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • ¼ cup peanut butter powder
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup Silk Soymilk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup ice
  • water, if needed for consistency
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend. Add water if needed for consistency.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 cups Calories: 286 Fat: 13 Carbohydrates: 35 WW Points +: 7 Fiber: 12 Protein: 13

The second green smoothie I made was a chocolate mint smoothie. Think thin mint cookie only blended into a green smoothie than includes spinach and avocado. I used the same ingredients – including Silk Soymilk – when developing this green smoothie recipe. The only thing I did differently was leave out the powdered peanut butter and included a little peppermint extract. You could also use a few mint leaves if you have them. My grocery store was out so I just used extract. Most likely, I would use a little peppermint extract anyway because it gives it a nice minty kick.

Chocolate Mint Green Smoothie

Again, this green smoothie is absolutely delicious. I love the creaminess the avocado brings to the recipe. I was never a huge fan of avocado in my smoothies but it works very nicely in this two recipes.

You might also notice I used some ice. I usually don’t use ice in my smoothie recipes but I do this time because it helps give it that shake consistency. If you don’t use ice the smoothies might be too thin.

Chocolate Mint Smoothie
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ of an avocado
  • ½ of a banana
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup Silk Soymilk
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 2 cups ice
  • water, if needed for consistency
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients into a high speed blender and blend on high. Add water, if needed, for consistency.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 cups Calories: 198 Fat: 11 Carbohydrates: 24 WW Points +: 5 Fiber: 9 Protein: 5

The last green smoothie recipe I put together was a chocolate raspberry green smoothie. I love chocolate covered berries so that is my inspiration for this one. Plus, I love fruit in my smoothies so I wanted to include one that had some fruit. This smoothie still has that rich chocolate taste but the raspberries give it a berry freshness. I did add a little extra pure maple syrup to this recipe to balance the tartness of the raspberries. If you are looking for a smoothie that is a little fruity but also has a decadent chocolate flavor then this is the one for you.

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Chocolate Raspberry Green Smoothie
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 cups frozen raspberries
  • ½ of a frozen banana
  • 1 ½ tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup Silk Soymilk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 cup ice
  • water, if needed, for consistency.
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend on high. Add water, if needed, for consistency.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 cups Calories: 212 Fat: 5 Carbohydrates: 39 WW Points +: 5 Fiber: 14 Protein: 8

Next time you are craving something chocolaty I suggest making one of these green smoothie recipes. You can also make a few and keep them in the refrigerator (1-2 days) or in the freezer (take out a day before to thaw) to have on hand when your craving hits.

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Comments

  1. Jill Hart says:

    Can you leave out the banana?

  2. Is there supposed to be spinach in the chocolate raspberry smoothie? Or am I confused about the definition of a green smoothie?

  3. Lori Wight says:

    So, just for clarity…these recipes all yield ~ 4 cups/32 oz? Therefore, a serving is 16 oz?
    TIA 🙂

  4. Jami Whaley says:

    Do you make a freezer kit for the chocolate peanut butter smoothie? Wondering if the avocado freezes well.

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