Today, I’m excited to share with you my vegan Chocolate Granola Smoothie recipe that not only tastes incredibly decadent but is also perfect for those who want to start their day with a boost of energy.
This smoothie bowl is made with almond milk, bananas, cocoa powder, and granola, this smoothie provides a balanced combination of protein, fiber, and healthy fats to keep you full and satisfied all morning long.
Additionally, the cocoa powder used in this recipe is rich in antioxidants, iron, and magnesium, making it a great addition to your diet.
Let’s jump right into this simple chocolate granola smoothie recipe!
- 1 cup non-dairy milk (I like to use almond milk)
- 1 banana (you can also use frozen bananas if you don’t have any fresh ones)
- 1/4 cup chocolate granola
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 tsp of nut butter (peanut butter or almond butter)
- 1 Tbsp of chocolate chips (optional)
- 4 ice cubes (optional)
Chocolate granola smoothie recipe
Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
You need to make sure you have just enough liquid so that you have the right consistency. If the smoothie is too thick, add a little more milk to thin it out. If it is too thin, add a few more ice cubes to thicken it up.
Pour the smoothie into a glass, and top with a little extra chocolate granola and a few chocolate chips. It’s time to enjoy this absolutely delicious smoothie immediately.
Granola smoothie variations and add-ins
It won’t be long before you master this simple smoothie recipe and will want to start experimenting with different types of ingredients. Here are some of my recommended ones
Almond milk: If you prefer a different type of milk, feel free to use soy, oat, or any other plant-based milk.
Bananas: If you’re not a fan of bananas, you can use frozen mango, pineapple, or berries instead.
Cacao powder: If you don’t have cacao powder on hand, you can use unsweetened cocoa powder or carob powder instead.
Granola: If you want to try something different, you can use oats, cereal, or nuts instead.
Protein powder: If you want to add more protein to your smoothie, try adding a scoop of your favorite plant-based protein powder.
Chia seeds: Chia seeds are a great source of fiber and healthy fats. Try adding a tablespoon to your smoothie for added texture and nutrition.
Spices: If you want to add some warmth to your smoothie, try adding a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger.
Sweetener: If your smoothie isn’t sweet enough, try adding a little bit of honey, agave, or maple syrup to taste.
Blender to blend all the ingredients.