Avocado and Chocolate Smoothie

Avocado and Chocolate Smoothie

I know I posted a recipe for a smoothie last week, but the truth is I’m really just discovering smoothies and have been experimenting a bit with different flavours. Today I’m sharing this Avocado and Chocolate Smoothie with you.  It’s so incredibly creamy and delicious its hard to believe that it’s actually good for you! Did you know that avocado is a nutrient booster and helps your body to absorb more of the nutrients of the foods that you eat with avocados. It’s also a great source of dietary fibre, and per gram, contains more potassium than bananas (California Avocado Commission, Live Science).

Avocado and Chocolate Smoothie

For those of you who are thinking avocado and chocolate could not possibly taste good together, give it a try, avocado on its own does not have a strong taste so it blends well with other flavours. Plus, all that creaminess makes it perfect for use in smoothies.

Avocado and Chocolate Smoothie

If you make this smoothie make sure that you have a ripe avocado, using an unripened avocado will not blend well or yield a creamy smoothie.  You can use any milk you like, but since some almond milks contain more sugar than others, remember to adjust for sweetness.

Of course I’ll be making a big batch of this Avocado and Chocolate Smoothie to share with my friends at Fiesta Friday this week!

 

Avocado and Chocolate Smoothie

  • Servings: 1
  • Time: 5 minutes
  • Difficulty: very easy
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Author: Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup vanilla flavoured almond milk (or your favourite milk)
  • 1/2 ripe avocado, pit removed
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1 1/2 Tbs cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 2 tsp. honey (or other sweetener)
  • 1 cup of ice cubes

Directions:

In a blender, add almond milk, avocado, banana, cocoa, honey, and 1 cup of ice cubes.  Blend on high until smooth.  Serve immediately.

Enjoy!

 

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16 thoughts on “Avocado and Chocolate Smoothie

  1. So many fabulous ingredients in this recipe – almond milk, avo, banana, cocoa! I love them all. I will pin this for the day I finally get a blender and can actually make a smoothie! :)

  2. YES avocado + chocolate is a match made in heaven. If it wasn’t so darn “nutrient-dense” I’d enjoy it all the time. I know there’s also a really yummy recipe for avocado brownies!!

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