Mexican Hot Chocolate Green Smoothie

Our take on Mexican Hot Chocolate includes spinach – but don’t knock it until you try it. This chocolaty green smoothie has the classic hint of cinnamon plus a kick of cayenne and is every bit as rich and creamy.

Mexican Hot Chocolate Green Smoothie

When we testing out green smoothie recipes for our book, Simple Green Smoothies: 100+ Tasty Recipes to Lose Weight, Gain Energy & Feel Great in Your Body, we knew we wanted to include fun, interesting, and delicious takes on desserts. Think of it like desserts…with benefits. 😉 Who says you can’t have your chocolate and spinach at the same time? Not us! (p.s. Our book is now available, and you can order right here!)
We love taking classic drinks and desserts and re-creating them with our own healthy flair. So when it was chilly outside and we had a craving for a rich, velvety Mexican Hot Chocolate, it was inevitable that we’d have to find a way to throw handfuls of leafy greens in it! We think once you give this a taste, you’ll agree that we’ve done a bang up job paying homage to this favorite chocolate drink.

Serve this warm or chilled. Either way, you will be pleasantly surprised when you drink our Mexican Hot Chocolate Green Smoothie that you won’t even taste the leafy greens – just that cinnamon-y, almond-laced, rich chocolate flavor and a cayenne kick. Sippable fiber, vitamins, antioxidants, protein, and iron? Sign us up!

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2

Our take on the classic Mexican favorite includes spinach - but don't knock it until you try it. This rich, creamy, chocolaty smoothie has a hint of cinnamon plus a kick of cayenne. 



  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk warmed
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Pinch of ground red pepper
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Blend the spinach and warm almond milk until smooth.
  2. Add the banana, almond butter, cacao powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, red pepper, and salt and blend again.

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30 Responses to “Mexican Hot Chocolate Green Smoothie”

  1. low carb recipes 3.3.2016 at 10:37 pm #

    The recipe which you have been shared is really interesting. I’ll try this and let you know the taste. Thanks again

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.4.2016 at 12:57 pm #

      Can’t wait to hear what you think! Cheers :).

  2. Nikki 2.29.2016 at 4:00 pm #

    I woke up this morning with a craving for a chocolate shake, and found this recipe! I kept everything frozen and cold, added a drop of vanilla, some hemp protein and ground flax seeds, and blended it up. SO tasty and completely hit the spot!

    • SGS Rawkstar 2.29.2016 at 4:36 pm #

      Hi Nikki,

      YAY!! Love that our recipe was the perfect fix for your chocolate shake craving!

  3. Dennie Jo Zink 2.2.2016 at 9:01 am #

    Hello there –

    I have completed two of your 21 day cleanses and am ready to start the third one on February 8, however I went to open my links to the kit and it won’t allow me to open them? It says the links have been broken?

    • SGS Rawkstar 2.2.2016 at 1:07 pm #

      Hi Dennie,

      We recently updated our product provider, so older links may no longer be active. We apologize for this inconvenience. Please send a quick message to our team at the link below and we’ll send the updated links to you ASAP!

  4. Lindsey MacDonald 1.15.2016 at 1:27 pm #

    Hiya. What is ground red pepper called in the UK? Probably sounds silly but I think it must be called something else here as I haven’t seen it on the shelves. Thanks!

    • SGS Rawkstar 1.18.2016 at 7:57 am #

      Hi Lindsey,

      Is cayenne pepper available where you are in the UK?

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