You know when you discover that recipe that tastes decadent, but it also happens to be healthy? Yeah, exactly – and this is one of those! This recipe may look too good to be true, but this recipe is anything but a sugar-bomb. No, this isn't a milkshake, even though it's good enough to be eaten for dessert! Introducing the delicious Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie!
Sorry if we sound dramatic, but we're just really passionate about good and healthy food! And if you're reading this recipe, then we bet you are, too. Now, allow us to open your eyes (and your tastebuds) to the wonders of THE winter berry...we're referring to strawberries from Florida, of course! Florida Strawberries aren't just for dessert, but these bitesize berries are so sweet and their taste is similar to candy.
Why strawberries from Florida? During the cold winter months, growing fruits and vegetables can be a huge challenge, but this is when Florida shines its brightest! Florida Strawberries are in their peak season November through March, when Florida Strawberries are growing big and beautiful in their most desirable and prime climate! We suggest buying Florida Strawberries while you can and freezing them for those parts of the year when they are no longer available. Learn more about Plant City, where these winter berries grow, in Mary's Blog here!
Eating strawberries during the winter can benefit you in more ways than one. Did you know that just eight medium strawberries contain more vitamin C than one orange?! And, they're a good source of potassium, too. Here's a little fun farming trivia for you:
- Strawberries are a member of the rose family.
- Strawberries are the only fruit that have seeds on the outside.
- On average there are 200 seeds on each strawberry.
- While we’re not sold at retail by variety, they do come in several different types. The most popular being Selva, Pojaro and Parkers. This is why the shade, size, and shape of strawberries may vary.
While chocolate-covered strawberries might feel like a once-a-year dessert, you can enjoy this tasty (and secretly healthy) smoothie every day. And, seriously, who doesn't love chocolate-covered strawberries? This recipe is super easy and if you love chocolate as much as we do, then you're going to love this feels-like-dessert smoothie recipe. See how we made it below!
TIP: for a thicker smoothie, add a half of a frozen banana!
- 1 cup Florida Strawberries – remove stems
- 1 cup Milk of choice – we used Oat Milk
- 1 tsp of Real Maple Syrup – not pancake syrup (or can sub honey)
- 1-2 tbsp of Unsweetened Cocoa Powder or Cacao Powder
- 1/2 cup ice
- Option: Top with whipped topping for an extra sweet treat!
- Add all ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Enjoy!
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OH MY GOODNESS….WHY did I wait SO long to try this recipe???!!!
OH MY GOODNESS!!!! WHY did I wait SO long to try this recipe???!!!!
Interesting strawberry trivia to share at a get together and serve healthy Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothies!
looking so good
WOW! STRAWBERRY CHOCOLATE COVERED SMOOTHIE “I WANT ONE “
Love these. Tastes solo good!
Ty so much for these healthy and tasty recipes.
Oh, I knew if it is found here, it is healthy.
That’s why I said “mental” pounds . . .
Thanks For All You Do!
Thank you so much for being here, Charles! 🙂
Just gained fifteen mental pounds. Looks Awesome ! ! !
We hope you read the ingredients carefully…this is a HEALTHY recipe! 😉
WOW THAT LOOKS SO GOOD !
this is delicious love it i made this recipe the best
So glad you love this recipe as much as we do. It’s one of our favorites! 🙂
I love strawberries and chocolate together in shakes. I’ll have to try them in a smoothie!
I am going to make this after I go shopping this week! I can not wait
the best breakfast ever!!!
YUM strawberries and chocolate, now that is a great combo!!
It looks fantastic. Will definitely try this one…
When I make this, I will substitute the chocolate with something else.
Hey, Melton! If you don’t want to use chocolate, you can try substituting vanilla protein powder or matcha powder. We haven’t tried those substitutions, so we can’t say how it’ll taste, but if you do then please report back and let us know! 🙂
MMMMMM that’ll do it.
I can do the strawberries but not the chocolate. Allergic to the old chock oh late.
Ok now I am making this one!
I AM GOING TO MAKE THIS DELICIOUS RECIPE!!
WOW I”M A STRAWBERRY AND CHOCALATE LOVER!
Sounds so good.
omg… I’m in Heaven!
Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe.
I prefer my strawberries all by themselves. But I will try that smoothie without the chocolate.
Now I have to dry this!!!!
Thank you for the recipe
Chocolate and Strawberries! No way to go wrong.
I sure wish I ha this shake right now! I don’t know anyone whom makes this treat!
I used the recipe and it tasted Great !!! Thank You !!!
SO glad you like this recipe as much as we do! 🙂
What is not to love about this smoothie? I love chocolate covered strawberries so this smoothie is a take along version for those busy days when you need something quick and also want a treat!
happy new year. Cannot wait to try a smoothie
I can wait to try these smoothies .The look sooo good.
I love strawberries so I can’t. and the smoothie can’t with the
Fresh Start and Fl’s sweet sweet juicy red Strawberries.
My mouth is watering now.
I am absolutely going to look for the Florida Strawberries when I go get fruit tomorrow!! I just bought a smoothie blender so this will be my first drink I make!
Can’t wait to make this!
Consume smoothies all the time, gonna add this to my list.
Looks and sounds delicious!😍😋 Thanks for sharing!
Looks like a great summer treat!
I have to make this! Looks so good!
That really looks good
I am going to make this today,looks delicious
I will use recipe–thank you,