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chocolate coconut smoothie

Chocolate Coconut Smoothie

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 3 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 6 ingredients

This delicious, rich, high-calorie smoothie will help you keep on the pounds during cancer treatment while giving you a total taste treat. Flax seeds are rich in plant-based omega-3 fats, coconut milk is rich in...


  • ½ cup flax seeds
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup canned coconut milk
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder, unsweetened (see Chef Tips)
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar (optional)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or regular milk
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Nutrition Facts


585 cals


58 g

Saturated Fat

40 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

10 g

Monounsaturated Fat

7 g


19 g


5 g


11 g


8 g


72 mg


  1. Add flax seeds to a blender. Blend the seeds until they form a powder.
  2. Add the coconut oil, coconut milk, cocoa powder, agave nectar and almond milk to the blender and puree until thick and smooth, about 2 minutes.

Chef Tips

Don’t use drinking chocolate to make this drink – it won’t taste good. It has too little cocoa and too much sugar.

If your blender is not very powerful, as you grind the flax seeds add ¼ cup of the almond milk. This will help them turn into a fine puree so that your smoothie is smooth and not gritty.

To melt coconut oil: Stand the jar in a bowl of hot water until enough has turned liquid for the recipe.

Last but not least: this drink is great for increasing your caloric intake during treatment, but once treatment is over and your weight has stabilized, you may want to check out some of our less calorie-dense smoothies.

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society