Chocolate Chia Smoothie ~ Raw and Vegan Recipe

serves 1 ~ $2.15 per serving


  • 3 tablespoons ground chia seeds ($.30)
  • 4 tablespoons hemp protein powder ($.30)
  • 2 bananas, frozen ($.70)
  • 1 cup cold almond milk ($.40)
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder ($.40)
  • a few drops stevia
  • a few chopped pistachios ($.05)

This is a simple, creamy ~ kind of decadent ~ way to start the day, that’s also packed with healthy protein and omega-3s.

In a blender, combine all ingredients except for the pistachios. Puree
until very smooth. Top with a few chopped pistachios, if desired.

nutritional information:       calories: 555      fat: 21 gr      carbs: 81 gr      protein: 26 gr

Lisa Viger Gotte

Hello! I'm Lisa, an artist, photographer, author, gardener, navel-gazer, and lover of the planet and all its inhabitants. I draw and paint, cook, write, take lots of pics, eat lots of chocolate, and practice gratitude daily.

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9 years ago

love your post! i really want to try this, but not easy to find chia seed in my country. i use your chia smoothie pic in my posting, on if u mind, i can put it down. thx for sharing. great blog. 🙂

9 years ago

Just made this (actually, just found this post via a FaceBook share… my first time here) and it's AWESOME. Well done!

9 years ago

I Googled "chocolate chia smoothie" and this post came up. As soon as I saw the picture…just wow…and YUM-looking. Just scrolled up and noticed you just posted this yesterday (Thursday). Perfect timing LOL! Thanks!

9 years ago

I had a similar smoothie the other day. So good!

Serene Breathing
9 years ago

Love it! Raw since Oct. 2011, High raw about 90-95%

The Cheese Guru
9 years ago

Omygoodness. I'm still dying to try chia.

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