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Chocolate Chip Orange Smoothie Recipe

This smoothie uses heart-healthy dark chocolate combined with cocoa powder for a rich treat that is low in calories. For a thick smoothie, plan ahead and freeze the orange juice in ice cube trays before blending the ingredients. Be sure to use chocolate and cocoa powder that is at least 60 percent cocoa solids to get the most health benefits.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 smoothie
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.7g
8%Saturated Fat 1.7g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 182mg
Total Carbohydrate 18.6g
Dietary Fiber 3.4g
Sugars 12.4g
Protein 3.1g
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Yield: 1 serving

Preparation time: 10 minutes


  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • ½ tsp honey (or your preferred sweetener)
  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice, frozen in cubes
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp orange zest
  • ¼ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 6 dark chocolate chips
  • 3 to 4 ice cubes


  1. Place the almond milk and the honey in the cup or pitcher of a blender. Pulse to blend in the honey.
  2. Add the orange juice cubes, cocoa powder, orange zest and vanilla. Place four chocolate chips in the blender. Chop the other two and reserve for garnish. Add the ice and pulse in 5 to 10-second intervals until smooth and the chocolate chips are finely chopped.
  3. Pour into a glass, top with the reserved chocolate, and serve right away.
Lori Rice, M.S., is a nutritional scientist and author with a passion for healthy cooking, exercise physiology, and food photography.
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