Hidden Greens Chocolate Protein Smoothie



4.9 from 27 reviews

Hidden Greens Chocolate Protein Shake

Vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, no bake/raw, oil-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free


This smoothie calls for 2 tablespoons of hemp hearts which provide a huge nutritional boost to this smoothie, including more than 6 grams of complete protein, as well as omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, and more. Hemp hearts, kale, and dates require a strong blender to blend them smooth (a Vitamix blends them into a super creamy shake). If your blender can't blend the hemp hearts, kale, or dates smooth, I recommend swapping out the hemp for a serving of your favourite protein powder and swapping the dates for pure maple syrup (otherwise, you'll just have a grainy end result). You can also swap the kale for baby spinach as it blends easier.

3 cups (2 servings)
Prep Time
Cook time
0 Minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup frozen organic kale
  • 2 to 3 pitted large Medjool dates, to taste*
  • 2 tablespoons hulled hemp seed
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 large frozen banana
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon avocado (for thickening)
  • Ice, if desired


  1. Add all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Adjust sweetness to taste, if desired.


  • *  If your dates are dry or stiff, I recommend soaking the pitted dates in boiled water for a half hour and then draining well before use.

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Michelle R June 15, 2017
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This one is delicious! I barely get any because my toddler wants to drink it all. haha.


Sam January 25, 2017
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Chocolate smoothies are my absolute favorite. I can’t get enough of them and always seem to gravitate towards them when I’m making my own and when I’m ordering my own. I made it according to the recipe using a Vitamix 5200 and it tasted great, and the consistency was great too. Thanks for sharing.


Anna November 22, 2016
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Looks great. I use a similar recipe with hemp protein powder(or raw oats) and 2tbsp cacao powder and substitute out frozen mango instead of banana for thickening. Sometimes I add 2tbsp ground almonds and 1tsp almond extract(instead of cinnamon) to make it taste like marzipan


Ellie Macdonald August 13, 2016
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This Green Chocolate protein Smoothie is really Great! This looks delicious and I Like it! thanks for share…


Evie Birch July 25, 2016
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Great smoothie! My favorite smoothie ingredient is fruit! all kinds! it adds sweetness and makes the smoothie come together perfectly. I personally love either bananas or strawberries! This recipe gives me an excuse to try it!


Ellen May 3, 2016
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I was curious at first because kale has strong flavor. But this smoothie tastes FABULOUS and I couldn’t tell if there is green inside. I added a bite of chocolate and super green. Used soy milk and yogurt (for avocado) instead but it was so good. Thank you very very much.


Angela Liddon May 5, 2016

I’m glad you enjoyed it, Ellen!


mick April 17, 2016
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I like your Protein Smoothie… thaks.


Hypnosis Adelaide March 13, 2016
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Hidden greens are always a winner for the kids. I add green powder to a bunch of different things and they never notice.


Olivia February 15, 2016
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Delicious, a healthy treat, what else can you ask for?


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