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Chocolate Silk Smoothie

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This is one thick smoothie…

strawberry protein shake

It’s so thick you might want to skip the glass… and use a spoon!

Chocolate soup?

strawberry protein shake

Meeting my vegetable requirements for the day is never a problem. (Sometimes I have to make sure I don’t get too many!) Therefore I don’t normally seek out fortified products like powdered vegetable drink mixes. But when the Barleans company asked if I wanted to test their new Chocolate Silk green powder… well, they did say the magic word:


And I do love the company’s Chocolate-Raspberry Sauce.

So I agreed to give the chocolate powder a try. This powder really is good… and it passed the roommate test as well. Do I think it’s wise to substitute powder for actual greens in one’s diet? Probably not; but with antioxidants, probiotics, fiber, and protein, this mix would be great for someone who routinely falls short on the recommended servings of leafy greens. And it’s also great for someone like me—who couldn’t care less about the nutritional benefits and just enjoys the chocolatey taste.

strawberry protein shake

As stated earlier, this recipe makes one really thick smoothie!

Chocolate Silk Smoothie

(Serves 1)

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries (or other berries) (150 grams)
  • 1 heaping tablespoon (6-8 grams) Chocolate Silk greens (Or you can use regular cocoa powder, and add sweetener to taste.)
  • 3-6 tablespoons milk of choice (or even more, depending on whether you want a drink or chocolate soup!)
  • 1/16 tsp salt

Combine everything in a vita-mix or high-powered blender, and blend until smooth. Note: The recipe will be darker (and thicker!) than in the photos. The photos are of the powder mixed with almond milk, because I only made the strawberry recipe yesterday and didn’t have time for a photoshoot. But I still wanted to post the recipe along with the review of the Chocolate Silk greens.

Chocolate soup > chicken noodle!

(Is there a math symbol for “way greater than”?)











I think it would be really good in my Hot Chocolate Cookies!

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. Wendy says:

    Smoothies smoothies smoooothies!!!!

  2. Noora says:

    My fave green veggie is definitely green peas. More specifically: frozen green peas. Give me a bag of those and it’ll be empty in a matter of minutes, I can’t help myself, I just love to munch them!

  3. Lynn in MD says:

    I love spinach. I would love to try this powder too. My family is making the transition to heart healthy eating… so having chocolate/strawberry smoothies for dessert sounds wonderful!

  4. Sonja says:

    Gotta say spinach is my favorite, as uncreative as that may be. I love me a big, leafy salad or steamed spinach – I use it in place of lettuce on bean burgers…and green smoothies are one of my favorite drinks! I’d definitely use some of the chocolate greens in a smoothie some time 🙂

  5. Claire says:

    “way greater than” would be “>>” in maths-chat!

    1. Claire says:

      (and my favourite green vegetable is broccoli!)

  6. amy marantino says:


  7. Katie says:

    My favorite foods are green vegetables!! Although it’s a close close first after asparagus, bell peppers, and artichokes, my favorite is broccoli. IT IS DELICIOUS LITTLE TREES.

  8. Andi says:

    I would love to use this daily as my breakfast smoothie. My favorite green veggie is lima beans!

  9. Kira says:

    Spinach!! Can’t get enough of it 🙂
    I would probably make this smoothie recipe but throw in a handful of spinach with it!
    And I could add that powder to just about anything 😉

  10. Jamie says:

    I want to make this smoothie!!!!

  11. Cari says:

    I love so many green veggies! Kale, spinach. broccoli, avocado— yum! I would love to win this giveaway!

  12. Kristi says:

    Spinach! Or roasted Brussels sprouts! I just bought a vitamix so I would smoothie it up with the powder!

  13. Shayna says:

    Brussel sprouts or artichokes are my two favorite green vegetables! I haven’t heard of the chocolate silk before this, but it sounds delish in any smoothie 🙂

  14. Jenna says:

    Favorite green veggies…roasted broccoli and cabbage with garlic and evoo!! Yum!! And just for kicks…I’d use the powder in my homemade hot chocolate 🙂

  15. Annin says:

    Another spinach fan here.

  16. Michael says:

    I NEVER get enough leafy greens! My favorite vegetable is DEFINITELY brussel sprouts. AH!

  17. My favorite green veggie is kale! My stepmom used to make kale and tomatoes routinely, and I would literally drink the leftover “broth” it was so good 🙂

    If I win the powder, I’ll probably use it in my morning smoothie or maybe even in my almond milk and banana ice “cream” 🙂

  18. Marsha says:

    I LOVE Brussels sprouts.

  19. Abigail says:

    I would add it to spinach smoothies!:)

  20. Stacey says:

    Favourite green veggie would have to be either spinach or cabbage 🙂

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