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Chocolate Quinoa Smoothie

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 2 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 5 ingredients

This Chocolate Quinoa Smoothie is yet another wonderful way to use cooked quinoa! It adds some health protein to this yummy chocolate smoothie to keep the nutrition coming. Ounce for ounce, agave nectar tastes twice...


  • ½ cup quinoa, cooked
  • ½ cup unsweetened Dutch processed cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup agave nectar (or to taste)
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup almond milk


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Nutrition Facts


240 cals


5 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

2 g

Monounsaturated Fat

5 g


55 g


31 g


11 g


7 g


98 mg


  1. Combine the quinoa, cocoa powder, agave, ice and almond milk in the bowl of a blender.
  2. Blend until the smoothie is smooth and the ingredients are combined.

Chef Tips

Don’t be tempted to use drinking chocolate (hot chocolate mix) for this smoothie. It’s the dark richness of unsweetened cocoa powder that gives it its delicious taste.

If you don’t have agave nectar, you can sweeten this with sugar but you’ll need to add more than the ¼ cup in the recipe. As mentioned, agave tastes twice as sweet as sugar, so add ¼ cup of sugar, buzz, taste and adjust the amount a tablespoon at a time until it tastes good to you.

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