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Chocolate Pecan Smoothie


This smoothie sounds decadent and tastes wonderful, but it is also packed with good-for-you, nutrient-dense ingredients.

  • Recipe
  • My Notes
  • Nutrition Facts
  • Ratings & Comments (11)


2 cups chopped kale
1/2 cup unsweetened soy, hemp or almond milk
1/2 cup pomegranate juice
2 cups frozen cherries
1 banana
1/4 cup pecans
3 tablespoons natural, unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon ground flax seeds


Blend ingredients in a high-powered blender until smooth.

My Notes: (Click Edit to enter your notes about this recipe)

Serves 2

Per Serving:

Calories 323
Protein 8 g
Carbohydrates 53 g
Sugars 30 g
Total Fat 13.7 g
Saturated Fat 1.9 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 86 mg
Fiber 10.2 g
Beta-Carotene 7009 ug
Vitamin C 88 mg
Calcium 277 mg
Iron 4 mg
Folate 63 ug
Magnesium 131 mg
Potassium 1038 mg
Zinc 1.9 mg
Selenium 3.9 ug

My Rating: 
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Nancy Lapid

03/12/2007 04:36 PM

Rated this recipe:

The chocolate and pecan flavors are relatively mild, but overall this drink is really quite tasty!


10/12/2012 09:58 PM

Rated this recipe:

I thought this recipe was delicious. I weighed out 5 oz of spinach, it was great and I wouldn't change anything about it.


09/05/2013 12:39 PM

Rated this recipe:

My husband and me are on ETL diet day 4 and we tried this smoothie. This was very good and my husband also liked it who is very picky.


09/01/2014 01:55 PM

Rated this recipe:

Love it...added one more tablespoon of cocoa to make it taste more like chocolate


12/13/2017 09:34 AM

Rated this recipe:

I thought it tasted like a milkshake! Loved it! 


01/13/2018 02:29 PM

Rated this recipe:

This smoothie ia absolutely delicious. I give it five stars!


07/23/2019 10:42 AM

Rated this recipe:

Whoever knew something this healthy could be this good?!

This comment was last edited on 07/23/2019 10:42 AM


04/14/2020 08:48 PM

Rated this recipe:

This was so good I use frozen chopped  kale which gave a better texture.

Also this is high in calories so try not to have it a lot if you trying to lose weight, i like it when  i am doing cardio /weight training programs..


This comment was last edited on 04/15/2020 08:08 AM

AJ Morrow

05/22/2021 07:21 PM

Rated this recipe:

Currently, this is my absolute favourite smoothie recipe. It is absolutely fabulous to have a shake that is so nutritious and tastes so amazing! 

I usually use frozen chopped kale and I used to use half the amount of kale when using frozen in the recipe, but now I just follow the recipe amount and that works great. I also used to be a little heavy-handed on the cocoa. But like the kale, I am following the recipe as my taste buds are evolving. It still usually needs a little extra liquid (1/2 cup of water following the 2 person recipe) for my preference of thickness.

This comment was last edited on 02/21/2022 07:41 AM


06/18/2021 06:10 PM

Rated this recipe:

Excellent!  I made as descrbed.  I used frozen chopped cale.  This reduced the prep work.  I might try with half the cherries next time.

Wonderful to enjoy a healthy and almost decadent smoothie.


04/16/2023 03:03 PM

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This smoothie is very interesting. It tasted very similar to a frozen strawberry slushie that I had from Sheetz not too long ago. 

Only the one from Sheetz was filled with sugar and unhealthy while this one is fibrous and healthy.

I followed the recipe to a tee and mine came out dark brown as opposed to the green showed in the picture.

I hate when that happens because that implies that mine may taste different from the one shown in the picture and that perhaps I made a mistake.

Google states that 2 leaves of kale equals 1 cup so I put four leaves of kale in my Vitamix as the recipe called for 2 cups.

Common sense dictates that in order to get it greener, I should try more kale so I'll experiment with more kale next time. 

I gotta admit that I did use 1.5 cups of dark frozen cherries instead of 2. But that would have made it redder, not greener as the only green ingredient of this recipe is the kale. 

But then again, dark cherries as opposed to regular red ones may also have contributed to the less green color.

In any event, it was a very interesting and delicious smoothie.

This comment was last edited on 04/16/2023 11:54 PM