Chocolate Avocado Smoothie
A simple healthy chocolate banana avocado smoothie that tastes like dessert but is loaded with nutrition.
Earlier this week we shared How to Freeze Avocados, now we’ll share our favorite avocado smoothie recipe that’s perfect for using them up.
This simple chocolate banana avocado smoothie is creamy, cold, tasty, and filling. Like our Peanut Butter Nice Cream, it gets its sweet richness from natural ingredients like bananas. And like our Chocolate Chia Pudding, the deep chocolate flavor comes from a little cacao powder.
Why Avocado? What are the Benefits?
Sure, avocado is fabulous shown off as Avocado Toast, Bruschetta, or Avocado Salad, but it’s also a great for adding nutrition and creaminess to smoothies. Avocados are high in fiber, heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, potassium, and other nutrients. Further, the fat content in avocados may help with nutrient absorption.
How to Make an Avocado Smoothie
Avocado Smoothie Ingredients
There are many flavor variations you could make, but chocolate is one of my favorites. I like the way the cacao masks both the color and the flavor of the avocado. Avocado can also be used to make a creamy vegan chocolate frosting! Avocado is also nice in blueberry smoothies and green smoothies.
You can use fresh or frozen avocado, and I find that 1/4-1/2 avocado works best, but you can use up to one whole.
Feel free to add any mix-ins you love: maca, adaptogens, chia seeds, hemp seeds, or a handful of spinach.
Toss all the ingredients into a blender and you’re ready to go. Always start with liquid on the bottom so that the blades can easily turn. I like to add as much ice as possible at the end for a very thick and cold smoothie.
Enjoy your smoothie right away or learn how to Freeze Smoothies for later.
More Favorite Smoothie Recipes
- Pitaya Bowl
- Blueberry Banana
- Chocolate Maca
- Peanut Butter Banana
- Strawberry Banana
- Green & Glowing
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 ripe avocado, peeled & pitted (fresh or frozen)
- 1 banana, peeled (fresh or frozen)
- 1 heaping tablespoon cacao powder
- 1 tablespoon almond butter (or peanut butter)
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup (more to taste)*
- 1 cup ice
- Pour the almond milk into the bottom of a blender.
- Top with the avocado pieces, banana, almond butter, maple syrup, and ice.
- Blend until smooth, adding more almond milk as needed to blend.
- Add more maple syrup as needed to sweeten to taste.
If you prefer using whole foods, feel free to sub 4 pitted dates for the maple syrup.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 236Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 7gSugar: 16gProtein: 4g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by Nutritionix. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee accuracy. If your health depends on nutrition information, please calculate again with your favorite calculator.