Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie

This Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie is made with cocoa powder and yogurt to make a thick, creamy, and protein-packed smoothie.

Drizzling almond butter on chocolate almond butter smoothie.

For a sweet, chocolatey twist on breakfast, I love to use cocoa powder in my smoothies. Paired with the higher protein levels in Greek yogurt and a protein packed nut butter, you get a delicious, creamy breakfast that will keep you feeling full until lunch. My Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie is a favorite of my boys, but it’s one of the ways I’ll indulge in some chocolate, too!


  • Banana: A great way to naturally sweeten a smoothie, bananas also blend easily to be creamy and smooth. Using a frozen banana will make it so you don’t have to use as much ice.
  • Yogurt: I typically use plain Greek yogurt as it doesn’t add extra sugar, but is packed full of protein and probiotics.
  • Protein powder: You can use either chocolate or vanilla flavored protein powder, and it adds flavor and nutrients to this filling smoothie.
  • Almond butter: Similar to peanut butter, it is sweet and nutty, although maybe a bit richer than peanut butter.
  • Cocoa powder: Rich in antioxidants and chocolate flavor, you can pick the cacao levels of your powder for how dark or rich you want the flavor.

How to Make a Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie

Adding banana to blender

Start your chocolate almond butter smoothie by taking your banana and breaking it up into pieces into your blender. Using a frozen banana will make it so you don’t have to use as much ice.

Adding protein powder to blender

Then sprinkle your vanilla or chocolate protein powder in over the top.

Adding cocoa powder to blender

Next add the cocoa powder.

Adding yogurt to smoothie

Followed by the Greek yogurt.

Adding almond butter to smoothie

Finish with the almond butter and some ice.

Blending smoothie

Close the lid and blend until smooth, adding more ice until you reach your desired consistency. If it gets too thick, you could always add more yogurt or some almond milk.

Chocolate almond butter 2

Pour into glasses and enjoy your Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie! I like to drizzle some more almond butter onto the top sometimes for a bit of added flavor.

Change It Up

  • Add more fruit. This smoothie would taste great with berries added to the mix, like strawberries or raspberries.
  • Don’t like bananas? It’s not a problem for me, but I know quite a few people who don’t like bananas. Apples are another great fruit that will naturally sweeten your smoothie.
  • Make it dairy free. Use a plant-based protein powder and a dairy-free yogurt alternative and this smoothie is dairy free and vegan friendly!

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to use almond butter in smoothies?

You can soften it by warming it up or just add it straight from the jar to the blender! It’ll mix well with other ingredients to make a tasty smoothie.

What fruit goes well with almond butter?

Plenty of fruits pair well with almond butter, but some of my favorites are apples, bananas, and strawberries.

Can I pre-make my smoothie?

I love making pre-made smoothie bags to put in the freezer, but you could also store this smoothie once blended in the freezer for a month.

Chocolate almond butter smoothie.

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Liz drinking chocolate almond butter smoothie.

Whether you want a filling breakfast or a delicious, protein packed snack, my Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie will hit the spot.

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Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie

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This Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie is made with cocoa powder and yogurt to make a thick, creamy, and protein-packed smoothie.
PREP: 5 minutes
TOTAL: 5 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup plain whole milk yogurt
  • cup protein powder (chocolate or vanilla)
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 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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17 thoughts on “Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie”

  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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