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 (10)


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

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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

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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

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I thought it tasted like a milkshake! Loved it! 


01/13/2018 02:29 PM

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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

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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

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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.