Chocolate Kefir Smoothie

If you’re looking to sneak some extra probiotics into your diet, this chocolate kefir smoothie recipe is a tasty way to do it. This nutritious drink is refined sugar-free and so easy to prepare.

You can scale this recipe up and make a few servings at a time, then store them in the fridge for a few days for an easy breakfast or snack on the go.

A chocolate smoothie in a glass jar.

Main ingredients

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Kefir is the star of this recipe and it’s what gives this smoothie its tangy flavour and creamy texture. Kefir is a drink made from fermented milk. It’s similar to yoghurt, and is a good source of probiotics.

If you require a dairy-free version of this drink, you can certainly substitute coconut kefir. If you’re not able to find coconut kefir you can use a combination of plant-based milk and coconut yoghurt. That should give you a similar flavour and consistency.

This smoothie is sweetened with medjool dates. I love using medjool dates because they’re a good source of various nutrients and have a lovely, caramel-like flavour.

You can substitute other varieties of dates if you prefer, but keep in mind that if the dates you choose are particularly small, you may have to add a few extra dates in order to achieve the same level of sweetness.

If you don’t have any dates at all but still want to make a kefir smoothie, you can substitute some raw honey or maple syrup to taste. Alternatively you could leave out the sweetener altogether and add 1/2 cup of banana, mango, or any other sweet fruit you like.

This smoothie gets its intense chocolate flavour from cocoa powder. If you’re a chocolate mint lover, you could add 1/4 cup of fresh mint leaves to whip up a delicious mint chocolate smoothie.

This chocolate kefir smoothie also tastes great with the addition of some berries such as raspberries or strawberries, so go ahead and add 1/4 cup of your favourite berry if you like. Or toss in a handful of some mild greens such as baby spinach to up the nutrition factor even more.

More refined sugar-free drink recipes

For another refreshing drink recipe, try this homemade refined sugar-free ginger ale. It’s also sweetened with dates and turned out so delicious.

Or try this yummy refined sugar-free hot chocolate recipe. It’s the perfect drink when you’re craving something warm and cozy.

A glass mason jar halfway full of chocolate kefir smoothie with a stainless steel straw.
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Chocolate Kefir Smoothie

This chocolate kefir smoothie is tangy, sweet, and perfect as an on-the-go breakfast.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten-free, plant-based, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 250kcal


  • Blender


  • 3/4 cup kefir
  • 2 medjool dates
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup cold water


  • Add the kefir, medjool dates, cocoa powder, and water to a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Serve or refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Makes one serving of chocolate kefir smoothie.


  • You can substitute coconut kefir to make a vegan version of this smoothie.
  • For a make-ahead breakfast, prepare extra servings in advance and store in the fridge for a few days.


Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 334mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 441IU | Calcium: 256mg | Iron: 1mg