Hot Chocolate Smoothie with Oats

Warm up with a hot smoothie. This hot chocolate smoothie recipe is the perfect balance between healthy and indulgent. Sweetened with prunes, packed with oats, and chocolate chips.
A Jerry James Stone Recipe


Breakfast, Red, Vegetarian


  • 3 oz pitted prunes
  • ½ cup raw almonds
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 oz chocolate chips
  • 3 cup almond milk, unsweetened
Jump to instructions
Yields 4
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes


  • Add the 3 ounces prunes, ½ cup almonds, ¼ cup oats, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract to a large microwave safe bowl along with the 2 ounces chocolate chips and 3 cups almond milk.
  • How to Store Chocolate: Keep in an airtight container in a cool, dark, and dry place around room temperature. Avoid the freezer or fridge, as they add moisture.
  • Microwave for 3 minutes or until almond milk is hot and chocolate has started to melt.
  • Shelf Life of Chocolate: Milk chocolate, opened or unopened and stored properly, will last about 1 year past the Best By date, less for milk and white chocolate.
  • Does Chocolate Go Bad: It’s called a chocolate bloom when it has whitened. It’s the cocoa fat rising to the surface and is completely safe to eat. It’s called a sugar bloom if you see crystals form on the surface. Also safe to eat. If you see mold though, toss it out.
  • How to Store Oats: Rolled, Steel Cut, and Instant types will keep for 2 years in an airtight container in a dark, cool place. Once cooked, keeps for 7 days in the refrigerator and up to 6 months in the freezer.
  • Carefully transfer mixture to a blender and process until smooth. Enjoy!