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chocolate smoothie with bananas, beans, dates, and cocoa shot overhead on a grey background

Chocolate Black Bean Smoothie

A rich and creamy healthy chocolate smoothie loaded with protein thanks to a secret ingredient that you totally can't taste - beans! 
Course smoothie
Cuisine American
Keyword Black bean smoothie, healthy chocolate smoothie
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 452kcal


  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1-2 medjool dates pitted
  • 1 cup almond milk or milk of choice
  • 1 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


  • Place all ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth. 
  • Pour into a glass and sprinkle cocoa nibs over the top if desired. Serve immediately.


  • Using 2 dates makes this smoothie very sweet. I prefer just one, but if you're accustomed to a sweeter drink or your banana isn't very sweet, you can go for two.
  • You can't taste the frozen cauliflower at all! It adds thickness and a good amount of dietary fiber to the smoothie.
  • You can't taste the black beans, I promise!
  • This makes one LARGE smoothie for a hungry person, or two smaller snack-sized smoothies.
  • Nutrition values are an estimate only!


Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 360mg | Potassium: 1297mg | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 61.9mg | Calcium: 409mg | Iron: 5.8mg