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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. Kelly says:


  2. My favorite green veggie is kale! Or maybe broccoli, depending on my mood. Aaaah, I can’t decide! I do know what I’d make if I won this giveaway though – hot chocolate. Or hot chocolate smoothies/milkshakes. Yum!

  3. Shana says:

    Spinich!!! would use this in my breakfast smoothie every morning!!

  4. Wendy says:

    BROCCOLI <3 <3

  5. I love so many vegetables it’s hard to decide on my favourite!
    I love broccoli, spinach, brussell sprouts and many more!

    If I won this powder I would love to experiment with it! For example, in banana soft serve, oatmeal, bran, milkshakes and much more!

    Thanks for hosting the contest Katie!

  6. That’s a tough question – I love a lot of green vegetables! I really enjoy perfectly cooked asparagus – that’s pretty much as good as it gets. Although I have been on a big spinach kick lately – it’s so versatile! I love it in huge salads, green smoothies, or sauteed and added to quiche, scrambled eggs, grain bowls… so many possibilities 🙂 Thanks for a great giveaway!

  7. Alex Maxx says:

    My favorite green veggie is kale (:

  8. Cassandra says:

    I love all veggies! Spinach is my most-used, though.

  9. Cassie says:

    I <3 spinach!

  10. Taylor says:

    Spinach! I puree it and sneak it into chocolate cakes and brownies. It sounds gross, I know, but you’d really never even know it was there!

  11. Tina says:

    I love kale! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  12. Jess says:

    I’d love to try this as an ingredient for a pie filling, to be honest. It sounds tempting!

  13. Ally says:

    Kale!!!!!!!!! I can’t get enough of the stuff! If I won this powder I would use it to make green smoothies 🙂

  14. MaryBeth Lonergan says:

    Love brussels sprouts lately. And also edamame. and spinach.

  15. Tricia says:

    I looove asparagus! But i’ve been having trouble getting veggies in lately so this seems like a really good product 🙂

  16. Amy B. says:

    Spinach will be my favorite. Forever and always!

  17. Nadine says:

    I’ve been looking for both a greens powder and a chocolate powder. Double win!
    how can anyone choose just one favorite green? I think I might have to choose cabbage. It’s a simple food, but such a yummy one. Cole slaw, cabbage soup, cabbage salad. We always have at least one cabbage in our fridge.

  18. Emily says:

    Love spinach and green cabbage (even though it doesn’t quite count as a leafy green, it is still delicious)!

  19. Aggie says:

    My favorite green veggie is kale. I put it in my smoothies every morning for breakfast and I love to fry it in a pan with garlic, onions, and mushrooms for lunch. If I won this powder I would use it to make my daughter smoothies because she doesn’t like the texture of the fresh fruits and veggies in her drinks.

  20. Amy says:

    It’s hard to pick a favorite green veggie. It would have to be a tie between fresh green beans, spinach and steamed broccoli! I would definitely use this powder in my daily protein drinks! I have been trying to get healthy again after a really tough year and some days I do great with getting enough veggies and other days I fall short a little. I have been following your blog for several months now since finding your chocolate chip cookie dough recipe on pinterest (my kids love that recipe by the way). You do great work and I love reading your posts 🙂

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