Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie

Chocolate and strawberries are a classic combination that works well in multiple different ways – including in smoothies!

Indulge in this smoothie guilt-free!

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Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie

Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie (Protein)

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Fuel up with the decadent yet healthy Chocolate Strawberry Protein Smoothie! This luscious blend combines the rich taste of chocolate with the sweet tang of strawberries.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 cups of frozen strawberries
  • 12 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 scoop protein powder of choice (Vanilla or chocolate)
  • 1 cup dairy-free milk (unsweetened)


  1. To a blender, add all the ingredients (In no particular order)
  2. Blend for 3-4 minutes until completely smooth.
  3. Pour into a glass cup, and add whipped cream if you like.
  4. Enjoy!


*For smoothie variations and recipe notes, scroll down!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 274
  • Sugar: 16.1g
  • Fat: 5.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.4g
  • Fiber: 9.5g
  • Protein: 29.1

Why I Love This Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie 

Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie served in a tall thick glass cup

If you love making chocolate smoothie recipes at home just as much as me, you and I can be friends!

Chocolate smoothies are my favorite, but this strawberry and chocolate smoothie is on top of my list!

Here is why I love it and why I think you will too:

  1. Rich Chocolate Taste: The cacao powder gives it a deep, satisfying chocolate flavor that chocolate lovers will adore. As you can imagine, yes I am a chocoholic!
  2. Naturally Sweet: Strawberries and a hint of maple syrup provide a natural sweetness that cuts through the bitterness of the chocolate beautifully. 
  3. High Protein: The protein powder in the smoothie boosts protein content, making the smoothie not only delicious, but filling too!
  4. Nutrient-Packed: Offers a good dose of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants from strawberries and cacao.
  5. Quick & Simple: Easy to blend up in minutes for a nutritious smoothie that tastes like dessert!!
  6. Versatile: Can customize with vanilla or chocolate protein powder to suit your flavor preference. And many other variations you could try!

If you enjoy this smoothie, I recommend that you try my protein chocolate raspberry smoothie too, and my chocolate avocado smoothie recipe!

Smoothie Variations & Recipe Notes

Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie being poured into a tall thick glass cup from a blender jug

I love experimenting with different ingredients when I develop my smoothie recipes.

Below are some variations I have personally tested and loved:

  • Use Any Dairy-Free Milk Of Choice: I have tested almond, soy, and oat, and I personally loved almond milk best, but the others were good in the smoothie too!
  • Instead Of Cacao Powder, Use Cocoa Powder: Cacao powder is much higher quality than your typical cocoa powder. But, cocoa powder also works pretty well!
  • Swap The Maple Syrup: If you are not vegan, you can use honey instead of maple syrup.
  • Choose Your Protein Powder: I have tested both vanilla and chocolate protein powder. Both work well. However, if you like your smoothies more chocolatey, I suggest you use chocolate protein powder!

Recipe Equipment:

My Nutribullet 600 does a great job with this smoothie.

However, I have also used my Vitamix blender, and it works great with the recipe too.

I have not tested using lower speed blenders. Let me know if you do try the recipe with other blenders and whether the recipe worked with them.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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