Strawberry Chocolate Smoothie

Strawberry Chocolate Smoothies are loaded with delicious ingredients that will  start your day off right!

This Strawberry Chocolate Smoothie sounds a little too decadent for any old school morning, but I promise you it’s not. Packed with fruit and protein, it’ll start the day just right.

This post was sponsored by Silk through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Silk Cashewmilk, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that continue to make My Baking Addiction possible.

Smoothies aren’t always the first thing folks think of when they think about back-to-school breakfasts and lunches, but I’m here to tell you that this is a thing you should be doing.

Over the summer, the heat had Eric and I switching up our usual day-starter of an egg on toast for cool and refreshing fruit smoothies. We tried lots of variations, and lots of different kinds of milk. By far, our favorite has become this Strawberry Chocolate Smoothie.

Strawberry Chocolate Smoothies are the perfect back to school breakfast. So good!

I mean, I’m giving you permission to have what pretty much amounts to a chocolate dipped strawberry, for breakfast. And you know what? It’s packed with calcium. It’s super creamy. How’d we do that, you ask? Silk® Chocolate Cashewmilk. It’s the secret to our success.

You can use fresh or frozen strawberries, and a fresh or frozen banana. Both add sweetness without adding any extra sugar. Adding in frozen fruit and decadently creamy Silk® Chocolate Cashewmilk means you’re going to end up with what amounts to a chocolate strawberry milkshake for breakfast, and I’ll tell you – nobody is going to complain about that. Especially if you put whipped cream (and even mini chocolate chips!) on top.

Just in case you think smoothies are only for breakfast, I’d happily point you to my friend Shaina’s instagram feed. Shaina actually inspired our smoothie-filled summer. You see, during the school year, Shaina snaps Insta-photos of what she sends with her kiddos to school, for lunch. I pay attention.

Strawberry Chocolate Smoothies are a quick and delicious back to school breakfast option. Delicious!
Sure, Elle’s school days may be a long way off, but the lunches Shaina packs for her kids are truly aspirational, and something I want to keep in mind even four years from now. Over and over again, I’ve watched this mama send a delicious, frosty smoothie in her kids’ lunches. Packed with good stuff, but feeling like a treat. How’s that for a mama win?

All you need is a really good vacuum flask – a container that will keep food or drinks hot or cold over an extended amount of time. Blend up smoothies for the whole clan first thing in the morning, and by lunchtime, they should still be frosty, so long as your flask is worth its salt. Or smoothie, as the case may be.

I don’t know about you, but when I was a kid, I never had something as awesome as a Strawberry Chocolate Smoothie packed in my lunch. That’s just the sort of good-for-you treat I want to be tucking into Elle’s lunch box when the time comes. Get a head start on me – I’m sure your kiddos will be thrilled!

Strawberry Chocolate Smoothie

Yield: 2 smoothies

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup Silk® Chocolate Cashewmilk
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • whipped cream, optional
  • mini chocolate chips, optional

Directions:

  1. Place frozen fruit into a blender and allow it to sit at room temperature for about 5 minutes. This will allow the fruit to thaw slightly and make for easy blending.
  2. Add in the Silk® Chocolate Cashewmilk and cocoa powder. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. If desired, top with whipped cream, fresh strawberries and mini chocolate chips.

Notes:

  • If you are using fresh fruit, I recommend adding in a few ice cubes to thicken the smoothie up a bit.

This post was sponsored by Silk® through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Silk® Cashewmilk, all opinions are my own.

17 Responses to “Strawberry Chocolate Smoothie”

  1. Amy @Very Culinary — August 3, 2015 at 8:45 am

    My kids go back to school in just a couple weeks – and they would love this for breakfast. I would love this for breakfast! 

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  2. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — August 3, 2015 at 9:44 am

    I have been really wanting to try cashew milk, after I recently fell IN LOVE with cashew butter.  But CHOCOLATE cashew milk? WITH strawberries? I need this for breakfast! Pinned!

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  3. Stephanie | Worth Whisking — August 3, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Jamie, this smoothie looks and sounds wonderful! My husband and I are always looking for new and delicious smoothies to throw into the rotation. This one is super easy, too, which means not a lot of prep on a busy weekday morning! Thanks for the recipe!

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  4. Medha @ Whisk & Shout — August 3, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Yum! It’s like a drinkable chocolate covered strawberry!

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  5. I keep looking for the cashew milk and can’t find it! I hear it’s really creamy. This smoothie looks insanely good. 

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  6. Jennifer — August 3, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    This looks delicious. This would satisfy the hardcore chocoholics in my family!

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  7. TidyMom — August 4, 2015 at 7:33 am

    Elle’s school days will be here before you know it!  I would love a chocolate smoothie for breakfast!!

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  8. Cake Decorating Supplies — August 4, 2015 at 10:35 am

    This looks amazing, love the fact you have used cashewmilk as well, definitely a must try 

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  9. Judy — August 4, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    This look really delicious! My reservation about having it for breakfast is the lack of protein. Cashew milk has less than 1 gram of protein per serving.

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    • Jamie — August 5, 2015 at 11:18 am

      Judy-
      I think you could always add a scoop of your favorite protein powder or serve it along with a delicious omelet.
      -Jamie

  10. Katalina@ Peas and Peonies — August 5, 2015 at 10:37 am

    wow it sounds so decadent, but made with good for you ingredients, I would put extra whipped cream on mine!

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  11. Nicole — August 15, 2015 at 11:20 am

    It sounds terrible, but you should try adding an avocado to make it extra smooth and creamy, with a few more nutrients. I’ve been making the same type of smoothie this summer, (minus the cashew milk b/c it’s not available where I live) but with a fresh avocado instead of the banana, and it is my absolute FAVORITE. I’m so addicted I even make it for dinner sometimes.

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  12. Axana — October 7, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    I found this recipe, just looking for good back to school breakfast. And wow, this sounds amazing. The way you explain everything so good. It’s like it just came out of a cookbook.
    I’m definitely going to try this out!

    Thank’s a lot!

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  13. Sydney — February 27, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Make your own cashew milk! It’s so easy. 1 cup cashew, 2.5 cups water, some dates or honey, plus 2 tbsp cocoa powder. 

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    • Jamie — February 29, 2016 at 6:55 am

      Thank you, Sydney! I’ll try it!

  14. MK — February 27, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    If I can’t find the Chocolate Cashewmilk, is regular chocolate milk okay? or would it be too sweet?

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    • Jamie — February 28, 2017 at 7:33 am

      I haven’t tried this with regular chocolate milk, but I think you should give it a try. Let me know how it goes!

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