Chocolate Hazelnut Smoothie

Looking for a substitute for those boring chocolate protein shakes? Hazelnuts are packed with vitamins and minerals.

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Looking for a substitute for those boring chocolate protein shakes? Hazelnuts are packed with vitamins and minerals, you can also add some whey protein if needed. 

Today Arielle Haspel shows you how to make a healthy chocolate hazelnut smoothie. She uses almond milk, which makes it creamier and coconut water, which brings a lot of sweetness into the smoothie. She also uses dates as a sweetener to replace things like white sugar, maple syrup and coconut palm sugar.  About 2-4 dates is good for one smoothie. 

To make it chocolate hazelnut flavored, she uses unsweetened cocoa powder, also known as cacao powder. This is actually unsweetened, unprocessed and comes straight from the cocoa bean. You’re getting all the antioxidants that chocolate has, but without the additives, processed ingredients and sugar. Then add in the hazelnuts, which go perfectly with chocolate.

Add everything to a blender or food processor and enjoy this indulgent treat without going overboard!


  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 2-4 dates (pitted)
  • ¼ cup of hazelnuts
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder (unsweetened)
Add all ingredients into blender and mix. Serve in pretty glass with a straw. Serves 2

Nutrition Information

Recipe Serves: 2
Nutrition Information Based on a Single Serving
Calories 1999%
Fat 13gr20%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 191mg8%
Carbohydrates 22gr17%
Fiber 6gr24%
Sugar 14gr28%
Protein 5gr9%

*Percent Daily Value are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Dietary Needs

Dairy Free
Dairy Free
Gluten Free
Gluten Free
Lower Cholesterol
Lower Sodium
Lower Sodium