Dark Chocolate Chili Smoothie

Dark Chocolate Chili Smoothie. | Made extra creamy with frozen cauliflower (don't worry, you can't taste it!). Vegan, dairy-free, and paleo. | Loveleaf Co.

This dark chocolate chili smoothie is just one of five recipes from my 5-Day Smoothie Reset. The premise of the Reset is simple:


Why? Because drinking one smoothie a day is a powerful habit that can easily fit into your everyday life. And healthy habits stick when you make (or follow) a plan. These smoothies are a quick and convenient way to get in fresh fruit and vegetables, which helps you maintain weight, have clear skin, connect with your food, eat with intention ... the list goes on. Not to mention, they taste amazing and will keep you feeling satisfied (seeya #starvationdiet).

5-Day Smoothie Reset | Drink one smoothie a day and see how this simple habit can change your life. | Vegan, dairy-free, and paleo. | Loveleaf Co.

Each smoothie in the 5-Day Smoothie Reset serves one person and is designed to be a full meal with a balance of whole-food carbohydrates, healthy fat, and quality protein. You’ll notice that each smoothie recipe includes frozen riced cauliflower (because: veggies), but don’t worry! You won’t taste it and it makes the smoothies even creamier. I think you’ll be hooked. Download here:

Dark Chocolate Chili Smoothie


  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen riced cauliflower
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond butter
  • 1 serving protein powder (I use Vital Proteins)
  • 1-2 Medjool dates, pitted (see notes)
  • 2-3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of cayenne pepper to taste
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips


  1. Add all ingredients except the cacao nibs or chocolate chips to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add a bit more almond milk if the smoothie seems too thick.
  2. Pour into a glass or to-go container and top with cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips and enjoy!


Omit the dates if using sweetened protein powder.