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Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie

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Made with cocoa powder and almond butter, this smoothie is thick, creamy and protein-packed.

chocolate almond butter smoothie

While my youngest is on a major oatmeal kick, my oldest son asks for a smoothie every single morning. Lucky for him, I’m a bit of an expert in that area. 

Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie - a gluten free breakfast recipe

For a chocolatey twist on breakfast, I love combining the cocoa powder with almond butter and Greek yogurt to create a thick and creamy smoothie no toddler can resist. We used Justin’s maple almond butter but regular almond butter or peanut butter would work too.

Since my boys aren’t used to super-sweet foods, I always use unsweetened plain Greek or Smooth & Creamy yogurt but if your family prefers vanilla, be my guest!

chocolate almond butter smoothie in a glass

For an even creamier, thicker smoothie I like to use frozen bananas but if you don’t have any in the freezer, just add extra ice. Whatever you do, just make this smoothie ASAP. Your family will thank me.

Your straw is waiting.

chocolate almond butter smoothie

Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie

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Made with cocoa powder and almond butter, this smoothie is thick, creamy and protein-packed.
PREP: 5 mins
TOTAL: 5 mins
Servings: 2


  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup Stonyfield plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons Justin’s maple almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • cup protein powder (such as Bob’s Red Mill)
  • ice to taste


  • Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and puree until smooth. Add ice until you’ve reached desired consistency.


Calories: 304kcalCarbohydrates: 31.9gProtein: 25.7gFat: 10.9gSaturated Fat: 1.8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9.1gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 201mgFiber: 10.9gSugar: 13.8g

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  1. This sounds wonderful. Since the only almond butter I ever have is stuff I make, I’m thinking I could add a little maple syrup to it to come up with an equivalent to what you used. I’ll look forward to trying it for breakfast at some point (not sure when).

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