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I Make This Creamy Nutrient-Dense Chocolate Smoothie At Least Once A Week

Maggie Michalczyk, R.D.
February 4, 2022
Maggie Michalczyk, R.D.
Registered Dietitian & Cookbook Author
By Maggie Michalczyk, R.D.
Registered Dietitian & Cookbook Author
Maggie Michalczyk, R.D., is a registered dietitian with a B.S. in dietetics from Michigan State University. She specializes in seasonal recipes and millennial nutrition for women.
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February 4, 2022

Who doesn't love a nutrient-packed smoothie that tastes like a chocolate frosty?

My delicious chocolate smoothie recipe has become one of my favorite go-to's: I seriously make it for my boyfriend and myself at least once a week—and he loves it, too. This blend contains ingredients with anti-inflammatory properties and important minerals like potassium and iron.*

How, you might ask? The secret ingredient is mindbodygreen's organic veggies+ green powder, which contains a USDA-certified organic whole foods blend with 31 powerhouse ingredients, including organic sea vegetables, dark leafy greens, root vegetables, and antioxidant-rich fruits. It even contains various ingredients that support digestion and gut health, including probiotics, prebiotic fibers, and digestive enzymes.* Anytime I can sneak in extra nutrition, I will, which is why I love using organic veggies+ in a variety of ways.*

In this recipe, I also mix in other nutritious ingredients, like bananas and almond butter, to create a well-rounded meal with protein, fat, and carbs. Plus, the addition of cocoa nibs provides a boost of iron and fiber—not to mention, flavor.

Bottom line: This nutritious chocolate smoothie is sure to keep you fueled up and feeling good.

Healthy Chocolate Smoothie Recipe


  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 serving chocolate collagen (could use regular collagen and add 1 tbsp. cocoa powder)
  • 1 frozen banana (or a regular banana + a handful of ice)
  • 2 tbsp. creamy almond butter
  • 1 serving organic veggies+
  • 2 tsp. cocoa nibs


Combine ingredients into a blender, and blend until smooth.

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Maggie Michalczyk, R.D.
Registered Dietitian & Cookbook Author

Maggie Michalczyk is a Chicago-based registered dietitian specializing in seasonal recipes and millennial nutrition for women. She received a B.S. in dietetics from Michigan State University, and is a regular contributor to numerous health and wellness outlets. Michalczyk shares her attainable wellness tips and seasonal recipes on her blog Once Upon a Pumpkin.

She strives to empower women to love their bodies and have a positive and confident relationship with food. Through her love of cooking and baking she aims to help her community further their knowledge of the foods that make them feel good and see that food is so much more than calories in and calories out. When she's not whipping something up in the kitchen, she is exploring the food scene in Chicago and abroad with her husband.