Chocolate Fiber Fantasy Smoothie

Created by Laura Wright
5 from 7 votes

This hearty vegan breakfast smoothie has deep chocolate and almond flavour with 14 grams of fiber! It's a wholesome fiber smoothie that doesn't sacrifice flavour or texture and simply comes together in the blender.

An overhead shot shows a glass of chocolate fiber fantasy smoothie with almond butter swirls and cacao nibs on top. Dried prunes are seen nearby. A straw is sticking out of the smoothie.

Learn how to blend up this satiating and surprisingly decadent chocolate fiber fantasy smoothie. This naturally vegan smoothie recipe provides lots of inspiration for fitting more plant-based fiber boosts into your life. With a delicious base of frozen banana, rolled oats, non-dairy milk, yogurt, and almond butter, nobody will know that this is a high fiber smoothie recipe with 14 grams of fiber per serving. In addition to flax, chia, wheat bran, and prunes, I’ve included some vegan protein powder so that this can work as a hearty breakfast smoothie. Fiber is the coolest and this blend makes it so enjoyable!

A head-on shot shows a glass of chocolate fiber smoothie with swirls of almond butter and vegan yogurt on the side of the glass.
An overhead shot shows ingredients for a vegan chocolate fiber smoothie recipe: chia seeds, flax seeds. salt, almond milk, chocolate protein powder, banana, oats, psyllium husk, prunes, wheat bran, vanilla, almond butter, vegan yogurt, and cocoa powder.

Prunes have entered the chat, folks! I’m personally working on getting my fiber up and after many test rounds in my kitchen, I’m finally ready to share this chocolate fiber fantasy smoothie with you. The title is a bit goofy, but I could not be more serious about fiber intake! The base is pretty classic (frozen banana, non-dairy milk + yogurt, almond butter), but we have lots of fun add-ins to make it so filling and satisfying. If you’re mindful about ingredients, smoothies can be rich in fiber and so tasty.

How I add fiber in smoothies:

  • Frozen banana! This smoothie go-to gets us on the right track with about 3 grams of fiber.
  • Prunes: These dried plums are making their TFM debut! I actually love the tangy sweet flavour and of course they are legendary because of their soluble and insoluble fiber content. I buy the dried ones with no added sweetener.
  • Chia and flax seeds: I add these to every single smoothie for fiber and Omega 3 fatty acid benefits.
  • Psyllium husks or inulin: These ingredients are both high fiber specialty additions. Psyllium husk is often used as a binder in grain-free baking recipes (and is an ingredient in Metamucil haha). The inulin that I use is derived from Jerusalem artichokes and has a mild sweet flavour that blends well into pretty much any liquid. I use the one from Sprout Living! (20% off any Sprout Living product with my code: thefirstmess)
  • Rolled oats and wheat bran: Adding ingredients from the cereal aisle to your smoothie is a recipe for delicious nutty flavour and satiety.

I know that some folks may be sensitive to higher fiber intake, so to those people: this smoothie may not be the right thing for you! I have plenty of blended inspiration here. Or you may have to dial back (or eliminate) some of the ingredients to enjoy it at your own pace. Being mindful of your hydration level is also a good thing when you’re increasing fiber overall.

The additions of vanilla and salt really do round out and amp up the flavour of the cocoa, banana etc. I do not recommend skipping them! Also, if you can’t stand the flavour of banana in your smoothies, I recommend substituting cooked frozen sweet potato like I do with this chocolate sweet potato smoothie. Hope you love the fiber fantasy!

An overhead shot shows ice, frozen banana, oats, cocoa powder and other smoothie ingredients in a blender pitcher.
An overhead shot shows a glass of chocolate fiber fantasy smoothie with almond butter swirls and cacao nibs on top. Dried prunes are seen nearby.
A head-on shot shows a glass of chocolate fiber smoothie with swirls of almond butter and vegan yogurt on the side of the glass.

Chocolate Fiber Fantasy Smoothie

This hearty vegan breakfast smoothie has deep chocolate and almond flavour with 14 grams of fiber! This is a wholesome fiber smoothie that doesn't sacrifice flavour or texture and simply comes together in the blender.
5 from 7 votes
An overhead shot shows a glass of chocolate fiber fantasy smoothie with almond butter swirls and cacao nibs on top. Dried prunes are seen nearby.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup plain vegan yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons almond butter
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2-3 prunes
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon wheat bran
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon psyllium husk OR inulin (see notes)
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup ice, optional

Equipment

Notes

  • Psyllium husk and inulin are both high fiber specialty additions. Psyllium husk is often used as a binder in grain-free baking recipes (and is a key ingredient in Metamucil). The inulin that I use is derived from Jerusalem artichokes and has a mild sweet flavour that blends well into pretty much any liquid. I use the one from Sprout Living! (20% off any Sprout Living product with my code: thefirstmess)
  • This smoothie is delicious with a handful of berries also! (more fiber yay)

Instructions

  • In an upright blender, combine the almond milk, vegan yogurt, almond butter, frozen banana, prunes, vegan chocolate protein powder, oats, wheat bran, cocoa powder, chia seeds, flax seeds, psyllium husks (or inulin), salt, vanilla, and ice (if using). Blend this mixture on high until completely smooth, about 1 full minute. Enjoy immediately!
10/04/2024
Posted in: autumn, beverage, breakfast, creamy, refined sugar-free, spring, summer, sweet, vegan, winter

13 comments

Recipe Rating




  • FF

    5 stars
    I’ve made a bunch of your lunch and dinner recipes, but never found it necessary to follow a recipe for a smoothie. However, I LOVE this smoothie and have prepped jars of the dry mix in my fridge for easy smoothie-making. Delicious and versatile!

  • Stacy

    5 stars
    Your smoothies never disappoint! I had all the ingredients except for chocolate protein powder – subbed in what I had and threw in a little extra chocolate and some cocoa nibs for good measure. Absolutely delicious. Love how creative and thoughtful you are with the smoothie recipes (and all recipes, generally). Thanks!

  • Sophie K

    5 stars
    One of your best smoothies!!! It’s a satisfaction bomb.

  • Chefgirl

    I haven’t made this so cannot really rate it but I do have a question. Do you provide the nutrition information? I am interested but wondering about the sugar content….seems like it could be fairly high.
    Thank you!

    • Laura Wright

      Hi there! I don’t really provide nutrition information with any of my recipes because it’s not the focus of my content here 99% of the time. In this particular case I have run it through a nutrition app because of the focus on fiber. The smoothie does have roughly 27 grams of sugar total. You could lower this by substituting the banana for frozen cauliflower rice, really paying attention to the label on your vegan yogurt, and eliminating the prunes, but then the fiber count goes down by about 4-5 grams.
      -L

  • Brenda G

    5 stars
    Delicious and filling. Taste like a chocolate milkshake. Thanks for another great recipe, Laura.

  • Kamini Raghavan

    5 stars
    This was so so delicious. Felt like a dessert treat but with the prunes and the flax it’s super healthy too! Yum. And so customizable as long as the basic ingredients stay the same. Delicious. Printed and stuck on my frig so I can repeat again and again!

    • Laura Wright

      It really is so customizable! So glad that you enjoyed it, Kamini. Thanks for leaving this comment and review! :)
      -L

  • Marilla

    5 stars
    Excellent filling brekky.
    I followed and made slight changes for what I had in the pantry- oat milk for almond, 1/2 frozen banana + frozen leaf pieces, Dates for prunes, mixed seeds & nuts for psyllium. Delicious.
    Thank you

    • Laura Wright

      I love that you made the recipe work for you, Marilla! Thanks for taking the time to leave this note and a review.
      -L

  • el

    more info please about the white stuff at the bottom of yours—and how you did the side and top drizzle that makes it so pretty!

    • Shaen

      I’d assume the white atthe bottom is yogurt and the drizzle on the side is almond butter. It’s usually done by drizzling the butter into the empty glass while spinning the glass in your hand. Then you pour in the smoothie. Similar thing to the top but you can spread it around using a tooth pick or wooden/metal stick to get that beautiful twirl.
      Love the recipe and appealing presentation.

      • Laura Wright

        Hi el and Shaen!

        Yep, it’s just a couple spoonfuls of the vegan yogurt on the bottom of the glass. Then I gently turn the glass slightly to the side and tap the bottom to distribute it around. The almond butter is drizzled as I rotate the glass. You can catch a glimpse of how I do it in this Reel that I posted to Instagram!: https://www.instagram.com/p/C5l8JHOuc5M/
        -L