This Gut-Healthy Thick & Creamy Chocolate Smoothie will be your new go-to! Packed with probiotics, hidden veggie nutrition, is gluten-free, vegan, top 8 allergy and paleo-friendly! With banana-free super creamy sweetness, this healthy smoothie recipe will cure your chocolate craving!
If this girl is going to share a smoothie recipe, you already know it’s going to be thick, creamy, and have some hidden benefits. Not to mention having it taste like deep, rich, chocolate decadence is also going to be required. Lucky for you, this chocolate smoothie is only masquerading as a decadent treat; it’s made to be your new got-healthy go-to chocolate elixir!
Our first star in this gut-healthy chocolate smoothie (also acting as out natural source of sweetness) is Mariani’s Probiotic Pitted Prunes which as made with California grown prunes, but contain Ganeden BC30 probiotic, which is designed by nature to survive and thrive in conditions other probiotics can’t. Ganeden BC30 is able to deliver active probiotics ten times more effectively than the probiotics in yogurt. Since the prunes are prebiotic too, the probiotic is able to feed off them to effectively support your overall wellness and digestive health!
This creamy, dreamy, tummy-happy chocolate smoothie also contains….CAULIFLOWER! Using frozen veggies is always my go-to for a super creamy, banana-free smoothie. You do NOT taste the cauliflower (don’t worry!), but it adds that frozen creaminess, veggie nutrition, and extra fiber along with the prunes! We also have coconut yogurt, adding even more probiotics, and of course…cocoa for the flavor we all know and love! Additional add-ins for good measure include flax seed, turmeric, and ginger! Talk about anti-inflammatory and tummy-soothing magic!
If you’re looking to get your digestion back into balance, whether that from stress, diet, illness, travel, or you’ve just hit a rough patch, this gut-healthy smoothie is perfect for bringing that balance back! I can’t speak enough about the awesome benefits behind probiotics and fiber rich foods. Probiotics help us absorb the nutrients we eat, reduce bloating and tummy pains, keeps things moving along, and supports our immune systems as well (which is 70% of our intestinal track!)
And I promise, the only thing you’re going to taste in this deeply rich, thick, creamy, vegan chocolate smoothie is CHOCOLATE! So enjoy it as a midday booster, a morning digestion jumpstarter, or a nice evening snack to cleanse the body. Perfect for the kids too! All they’ll see is a delicious chocolate smoothie and they’ll be non the wiser to the fact that it’s healthy, has tons of probiotics, fiber, prunes, and cauliflower power! Everyone will be coming back for more than just one glass!
Gut-Healthy Thick & Creamy Chocolate Smoothie
- 1 (5.3oz) Container of Unsweetened Coconut Yogurt (about ½ cup)
- 1 Cup Frozen Cauliflower
- 5 Mariani Probiotic Pitted Prunes
- ¼ Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1 TB Milled Flax Seed
- ½ Tsp Pure Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract
- ½ Tsp Turmeric
- ½ Tsp Ground Ginger
- 1 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk (or non-dairy milk of choice)
- Place all the ingredients in a blender (in order as listed).
- Blend until creamy smooth.
- Pour into a glass for 1 large serving or 2 small servings.
So if you’re ready to supercharge your immune system and improve your gut health, go pick up a package of Mariani Probiotic Prunes at a store near you or your local Stop & Shop, where I found mine! I think we all could use this probiotic and immune system boost in the coming “back-to-school” (i.e. back to reality) season that’s soon to be headed our way…am I right? Travel and stress has nothing on this “secretly” magic chocolate smoothie!
So tell me:
+ How do you make sure you’re getting enough probiotics into you and your family’s diets?
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