Guilt-Free Chocolate on Saturday Morning: Chocolate is a Salad Smoothie Recipe

I posted the below picture on Instagram yesterday, and I have to say today’s smoothie recipe kind of brings the truth out of it :)

I was craving something a little sweeter this morning, so I put these fun ingredients in a blender and I have to say, I am pleasantly surprised. It’s a quick and easy recipe too, so hope you enjoy!


  • 1 Frozen banana
  • 1 heaping TBS of chia seeds (mega omegas!)
  • Handful of kale (about 1 large stalk, stems removed)
  • 2 TSP of raw cacao powder
  • 2 dates (or one large Medjool date)
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup of plant mylk of choice (I used organic reduced fat coconut milk, or you could make your own almond mylk)
  • Pinch of Himalayan sea salt
  • Pinch of powdered vanilla bean
  • 1/2 cup of blueberries (to top and stir in, do not blend)
Blend these ingredients and then add whole blueberries throughout. I enjoyed mine with a spoon so each blueberry was a little “chocolately” surprise. It truly was a chocolate salad… blended to perfect and super delicious. For some extra crunch stir in some raw cacao nibs or crushed walnuts! 
Happy Saturday Beauties,

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  • Madame Belle Flor

    Sounds super yummy! I love recipes where I can sneak in healthy goodness and not have to sacrifice taste. Thanks for this recipe, I can’t wait to try it.

  • Sprinkle Days

    Thanks for sharing this. That looks delicious =) Great Post
    Feel free to check out my blog if you have some extra time =)

  • Thanks for this recipe Kate! I’ve just recently got into discovering healthy desserts and I find your smoothie easy enough to give it a go as soon as I’ve bought some raw cacao powder! :)

  • HoneyDustBlog

    Love this recipe! I think you’d like my cacao banana smoothie recipe :)

  • Imara Dinkins

    I love that the kale is in the mix. It’s tasty and super healthy! Thanks for the share

  • Emma

    Very interesting. Lovely post. For more go to shop

  • Blakely

    I would have never thought to pair chocolate and kale! Very creative and healthy. Thanks for sharing :)

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