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Healthy Nutella Smoothie

Last updated on September 5th, 2019 at 07:11 am

There is just something about starting your day off with chocolate that makes the rest of the day better. You can do that and keep it healthy with this Healthy Nutella Smoothie. It includes the recipe for our homemade healthier Nutella too.

Nutella Smoothie

Dessert for breakfast. Need we say any more? We love ourselves a savoury breakfast of course, as they are a great way to start your day with lots of veggies. But, a sweet breakfast can sometimes make it easier to get out of bed.

The thought of this Healthy Nutella Smoothie will have you, and any kids in the house, jumping out of bed in the morning. Who is going to say no to chocolate for breakfast?

Why should you try it?

✔ A healthier alternative for kids with love Nutella

✔ Under 300 calories a smoothie

✔ An easy way to sneak some spinach in

✔ Chocolate for breakfast!

Is Nutella Healthy?

Let’s talk about Nutella – I am sure we have all found ourselves spoon deep in a jar at 1am. Who knows what they put in it (best not to look really), but that stuff is addictive, but full of sugar. Of course everything is fine in moderation, but I don’t like starting the day with that much sugar.

Homemade Nutella

Because of this, we make our own homemade healthier Nutella and it’s kind of awesome! It’s lower in sugar, palm oil free and can be vegan too. If you wanted to trick your kids, rather than buy a new jar, you could put the homemade stuff into an old empty jar of Nutella and I don’t think they would every know.

We sweeten ours with some dates and a little bit of maple syrup. So it is still nice and sweet, but isn’t going to send you in to a sugar coma. If you like yours one the super sweet side, then you could always add more. Or just leave it out completely.

Hazelnuts are a good way to add some healthy fats to your diet and they are high in vitamin E too. Peanut and almond butter seem to get all the glory when it comes to nut butter, but hazelnut butter is delicious and it’s what forms the base of our homemade Nutella.

Chocolate Smoothie

We added a little bit of extra cocoa powder to this to make it extra chocolatey. Did you know that cocoa isn’t bad for you and it is considered a ‘superfood’?

Lots of people avoid it because they think it is unhealthy, but although a lot of chocolate products are not particularly healthy, that is because of all the sugar that is added to it. It isn’t the cocoa itself. Cocoa powder can provide antidepressant benefits, it is full of antioxidants, and it can also lower blood pressure. That’s enough to convince us to enjoy another chocolate smoothie!

Nutella Smoothie Without Banana

There is the dates and maple syrup in the homemade Nutella, but we also added a banana to the Nutella smoothie because not only will that appeal to those with a sweet tooth, but it makes it nice and thick too.

I don’t think it tastes overly bananary, but I know some people really hate the taste so you might want to leave it out. You should replace the thickness though, so add some avocado instead. You could use something like mango, but it does have a strong flavour.

Extra Tips:

  1. If you want to keep this totally vegan, then make the Nutella with a non-dairy milk and use non-dairy milk when making this smoothie too.

  2. Make the smoothie a little more indulgent and more like a milkshake by topping with a squirt of whipped cream.

  3. If you are making this in the height of summer, throw some ice cubes in before blending to make it super cold.

  4. Hate banana? Swap it for avocado so you still have a thick smoothie, but none of the banana taste.

How To Make this Healthy Nutella Smoothie- Step by Step:

One: Put all of the ingredients in to a blender. Two: Blend until smooth Three: Pour in to glasses and serve.

Other Smoothie Recipes To Try:

Blueberry Coconut Smoothie Gingerbread Smoothie Coconut and Mango SmoothieDo you want to be kept up to date on more delicious posts like this? Please subscribe to the blog mailing list (it takes 30 seconds). Click here to sign up.

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5 from 42 votes

Healthy Nutella Smoothie

There is just something about starting your day off with chocolate that makes the rest of the day better. You can do that and keep it healthy with this Healthy Nutella Smoothie.

Prep Time2 mins

Total Time2 mins

Course: Drinks

Cuisine: British, Italian

Keyword: chocolate smoothie, healthy nutella, healthy smoothie, nutella smoothie

Servings: 2 people

Calories: 290kcal

Author: Dannii

Ingredients

  1. 750 ml Skimmed milk

  2. 1 Large banana

  3. 2 tbsp Homemade Nutella

  4. 2 tbsp Cocoa powder

UK measures - US measures

Instructions

Put all the ingredients in to a high powered blender and blend until smooth

Divide between two glasses and top with whipped cream (optional)

Notes

Weight Watchers Points: 5.5

Nutrition

Serving: 1glass | Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 213mg | Potassium: 371mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 9.9mg | Calcium: 620mg | Iron: 1.4mg

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