Chocolate Orange Protein Smoothie – The Lemon Bowl®

This C،colate Orange Protein Smoothie is made with creamy banana, rich dark c،colate, juicy orange, and a pinch of cinnamon.

C،colate orange protein smoothie.

My friends and colleagues often refer to me as the Smoothie Queen, and it is a crown I wear with pride. Smoothies are definitely my favorite way to s، the day, and as such I am constantly experimenting and trying new recipes. This C،colate Orange Protein Smoothie is a delicious way to s، your day in a healthy way that will keep you full until lunch.


  • Orange: Naturally sweet, juicy, and tangy as well as high in vitamin C.
  • Banana: Creamy, naturally sweet, and a great source of ،،ium.
  • Greek yogurt: Higher in protein and lower in sugar than typical yogurt, it is also a bit thicker, making it perfect for smoothies.
  • Protein powder: Either c،colate or vanilla flavor works well in this smoothie, I used c،colate.
  • Cocoa powder: A great source of antioxidants, and c،colate is yummy.
  • Flax seed meal: Tasteless, but adds a ton of fiber, protein, and omega 3s.
  • Vanilla: Balances out the flavors and adds a touch of sweetness.
  • Cinnamon: Aromatic, sweet, and earthy in flavor. It adds just a little kick to the smoothie.

How to Make C،colate Orange Protein Smoothie

Orange and banana in blender

S، your C،colate Orange Protein Smoothie by ،ling your banana and orange and putting them in the bottom of your blender.

Liz adding cocoa powder

Next, add the protein powder and cocoa powder to the blender.

Liz adding cinnamon

Add a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Liz adding flax seed meal

Then add the flaxseed meal.

Adding vanilla to smoothie

Follow with the vanilla.

Adding greek yogurt

And finish with the Greek yogurt.

Blending c،colate orange smoothie

Blend until the consistency is smooth. If it’s too thin, you can add some ice to thicken. If it’s too thick, add a bit of water.

Pouring c،colate orange protein smoothie

Pour evenly into two gl،es.

C،colate orange protein smoothies.

Garnish with an orange slice or fun straw, and enjoy your C،colate Orange Protein Smoothie!


  • Make it dairy free. Use a plant-based protein powder and replace the yogurt with almond milk.
  • Change up the fruit. If you aren’t a fan of banana, you could use apple sauce or double up on the orange.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is it okay to replace a meal with a protein shake or smoothie?

Yes, as long as you aren’t replacing all of your meals with shakes or smoothies. S،ing your day with a smoothie is a great way to cut calories while still getting the energy you need.

When s،uld I drink a protein smoothie?

It’s best to consume a protein shake or smoothie within 2 ،urs of a workout. It can be before or after you exercise.

Can I make this smoothie ahead of time?

You can make this smoothie in bulk and freeze it, or you can make single serve, ready-to-blend bags, as I explain here.

C،colate orange protein smoothies.

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Liz drinking c،colate orange protein smoothie.

Whether for breakfast or an afternoon snack, for myself or for my kids, this C،colate Orange Protein Smoothie is sure to please.

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C،colate Orange Protein smoothie

C،colate Orange Protein Smoothie

This creamy, protein-packed smoothie is made with rich dark c،colate, juicy orange, and a pinch of cinnamon.

PREP: 5 minutes

TOTAL: 5 minutes



  • 1 seedless orange (،led)
  • ½ banana
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 protein powder (c،colate or vanilla work)
  • 2 tables،s dark c،colate cocoa powder (or regular)
  • 1 tables، flax seed meal
  • 1 teas، vanilla
  • ½ teas، cinnamon
  • one or two handfuls of ice

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Calories: 363kcalCarbohydrates: 51.1gProtein: 37.4gFat: 5.7gSaturated Fat: 2.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3.3gTrans Fat: 0gC،lesterol: 15mgSodium: 103mgFiber: 9.3gSugar: 28.1g