veggie smoothie with chocolate

Simple Chocolate Smoothie (with Hidden Veggies)

  • Author: Amy Palanjian
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: Makes 1-2 servings 1x
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American


Be sure to blend this super smooth to increase the likelihood that the kids will drink it!


  • 1 cup chocolate milk
  • 1 small banana, frozen
  • 1/3 cup baby kale or baby spinach
  • 1/3 cup yellow squash or zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons avocado
  • 12 tablespoons peanut butter or Sunbutter, optional
  • 1 teaspoon hemp seeds, optional


  1. Measure out the ingredients.
  2. Add to a blender.
  3. Blend, starting on low and gradually increasing to high. Blend on high for about 30 seconds to make sure the mixture is smooth.
  4. Serve.


Blend super smooth for the best texture.

You can use diary or nondairy milk.

To make this with white milk, add 2 tablespoons cocoa powder and 1-2 teaspoons honey or maple syrup to taste if needed.

Skip the avocado if you don’t have it.

Serve in an open cup, a reusable pouch, or in a small bowl with a spoon.

Start with a small serving with kids still learning to like smoothies.

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