Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie on a white plate with chocolate covered strawberry garnish

Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie : Layered Smoothie Recipe!

If you love chocolate-covered strawberries, you’ll love this Layered Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie from Alison Needham! Of course, the chocolate-covered strawberry garnish is optional (but is it really?).

a bowl with prunes next to strawberries

Healthy and delicious

This delicious and healthy smoothie has plenty of fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins to give you a healthy start to your day. Plus, prunes have potassium and vitamin K which help keep bones strong. Even better – this dreamy Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie tastes as good as it looks. If you’re a fan of dessert for breakfast (and who isn’t?) this is one healthy swap you can feel good about serving.

How to make a layered smoothie

Alison starts with a neutral smoothie base made of yogurt, bananas, prunes, flaxseeds and honey. Then, she divides the base in half.

For the strawberry smoothie she adds frozen strawberries, beet juice powder (extra nutrients + adds gorgeous color) and vanilla. Then, she blends the mixture until smooth.

For the chocolate smoothie she adds dark cocoa powder and ice and blends until smooth.

Now for the fun part – layering! The secret to a perfectly layered smoothie is making sure that the chocolate and strawberry smoothies are about the same consistency. Slowly pour a chocolate layer, then pour a strawberry layer slowly and gently on top of your chocolate layer. Repeat with another layer of chocolate, a final layer of strawberry, and then add a chocolate covered strawberry garnish.

Chocolate + Strawberry Layered Smoothie topped with a chocolate covered strawberry

The easiest way to make chocolate covered strawberries

Two chocolate covered strawberries and a prune with a chocolate and strawberry layered smoothie in the background

The chocolate covered strawberry garnish is optional, but highly recommended. And since it’s so easy to make chocolate covered strawberries, why wouldn’t you?

Melt chocolate chips in the microwave for one minute.

Stir until smooth

Dip strawberries into the melted chocolate

Refrigerate until set

chocolate layered smoothie in a glasses on a plate with chocolate covered strawberries

Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie : Layered Smoothie Recipe!

Alison Needham
If you love chocolate-covered strawberries, you’ll love this easy recipe by Alison Needham! This delicious and healthy smoothie has plenty of fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins to give you a healthy start to your day. Plus, prunes have potassium and vitamin K which help keep bones strong. Of course, the chocolate-covered strawberry garnish is optional (but is it really?).
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Beverages, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Kid Friendly
Servings 2 servings
Calories 272 kcal


For the smoothie base:

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 banana peeled and broken into chunks
  • 5 California Prunes
  • 1 TBSP ground flaxseeds
  • 1 TBSP honey

For the strawberry layers:

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 TBSP beet juice powder optional
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the chocolate layers:

  • 1-2 TBSP dark cocoa powder
  • 1 cup ice


  • Add all smoothie base ingredients to blender, close lid and pulse until smooth. Pour out half of smoothie base mixture into a pitcher or glass with at least a 1 cup (250ml) capacity.
  • To the remaining smoothie in the blender add the frozen strawberries, beet juice powder (if using), and vanilla extract. Pulse until smooth and pour into a second similar-sized pitcher or glass. Rinse the blender.
  • Pour the remaining smoothie base into the blender and add the cocoa powder and the ice. Pulse until smooth.
  • Pour a layer of chocolate smoothie into a glass. Top with a layer of strawberry smoothie, then chocolate smoothie, alternating until the glass is full. Garnish with a chocolate-covered strawberry, if desired.
  • Enjoy your chocolate strawberry smoothie creation!


To make chocolate covered strawberries, melt chocolate chips in a small bowl in the microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Dip dry strawberries in melted chocolate and refrigerate until chocolate is set.
To ensure clean smoothie layers, it’s important that the smoothies have a similar thickness. If they aren’t, you can always add more ice and blend, or alternately, you can freeze the glass after pouring in each layer for about 5-10 minutes. If you decide to freeze between layers, be sure you keep the chocolate and strawberry smoothie bases in the freezer as well. Stir smoothie bases well before pouring another layer into the serving glass.
More Smoothie Recipes to try: 
Once you’ve made this tasty Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie, try this Super Pink Smoothie, a Carrot Cake Reset Smoothie, a Creamy Chocolate Smoothie or a Chocolate Superpower Smoothie with added coffee!


Calories: 272kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 7gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 66mgPotassium: 769mgFiber: 7gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 363IUVitamin C: 48mgCalcium: 190mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Alison Needham, chocolate, layered, smoothie, strawberry
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