Chocolate Avocado Smoothie recipe does not taste like avocado! Made with 5 simple ingredients, it is creamy and decadent!
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Chocolate Avocado Smoothie
Adding avocado to a smoothie might sound strange, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you taste like drinking a chocolate milk shake.
Make it vegan with plant based milk like almond or oat milk. We love Smoothies for a quick breakfast, snack enjoyed after school or even light dessert. You will love this popular Strawberry Lassi, Orange Smoothie or Oatmeal Smoothie.
Kids love drinks like these, since they are sweet and chocolatey, perfect snack for play dates or morning breakfast before heading out to school. They are mostly healthy, filling and tastes delicious <— A win-win! They are also known as milkshake or shakes in some parts of the world.
With only 5 ingredients and a minute of prep time, the recipe might just become your new go-to smoothie recipe.
Absolutely! This milkshake is loaded with nutrition, antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals. It tastes sweet, rich, creamy, chocolatey made without yogurt using cocoa powder. This is perfect for picky eaters, since it does not taste like banana or avocado.
Avocados are one of the nutrient dense fruit (yes, it is not a vegetable) including 20 different vitamins and minerals, high in potassium and is loaded with heart healthy monounsaturated fatty acids.
Bananas are a healthy source of fiber, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, improves heart and digestive health. They are also rich in various antioxidants and phytonutrients.
Cocoa powder - Cocoa is one of the richest sources of polyphenols and abundant in flavanols, which have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. It also reduces inflammation, increases blood flow, lowers blood pressure. Cocoa may have some positive effects on mood by reducing stress levels.
CAN YOU TASTE THE AVOCADO?
No! It not only adds unbelievable thickness and creaminess, but also the taste is masked when combined with cocoa powder and banana. This is perfect to sneak into picky eaters.
HOW TO MAKE IT THICK AND CREAMY?
This drink is naturally thick, however you could use frozen avocado and banana to make it more thicker and creamier.
WHAT MILK TO USE?
We used regular whole milk for this recipe, but other plant based milks like almond, oat or coconut milk may be used to make it dairy free. Almond and oat milks tend to have a neutral taste but coconut milk will add a subtle sweet and coconut flavor.
CAN I USE DATES INSTEAD OF MAPLE SYRUP?
The avocado and banana makes this drink very thick, so using dates makes them lot more thicker that is more like a smoothie bowl. So, to make a drink with pourable consistency, maple syrup does the trick.
Can You Use Frozen Avocado?
Sure can! Freezing helps to extend the shelf life of this finicky fruit for a longer period. While most nutrients are preserved during freezing, the flesh tends to become mushy and may brown during storage or thawing. Therefore, frozen ones are great candidates for making drinks.
IS IT BITTER?
A perfectly ripe fruit does not make the shake bitter! However, if it is slightly over ripe or have a few darkened areas then they might add some bitterness. So, the addition of sweeteners like bananas and maple syrup ensures that this recipe is not bitter.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this delicious creamy chocolate shake:
- Banana – Either a fresh or frozen banana will work for this recipe.
- Avocado - Choose ripe medium size fruit.
- Cocoa powder – Dutch process cocoa powder.
- Milk – Use full fat or reduced fat milk.
- Maple syrup - for sweetness.
PRO TIPS FOR SUCCESS
- Use well ripened banana with brown spots.
- Select a well ripened avocado - Try giving a squeeze very gently. If it’s ripe, it will yield slightly to the pressure and feels just a little bit soft but not mushy.
- Use frozen fruit - This helps keeps the smoothie cold and thick.
- Sweeten to your liking - Adjust maple syrup based on desired sweetness.
- Make it dairy free - Simply replace regular milk with almond milk.
- Make it vegan - Use plant based milk like almond milk
- Blenders - A high speed blender like Vitamix or NutriBullet is great for milkshake (we made this in a Vitamix).
HOW TO MAKE ?
Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until very smooth. Enjoy immediately.
HOW TO STORE?
To Refrigerate - Store leftovers in a tightly sealed mason jar in the fridge for up to a day.
To Freeze - Pour blended milkshake into an ice cube tray, so that each cube is filled (silicone ice cube trays make an easy removal), freeze overnight until firm. To thaw, place a few cubes in a mason jar and let thaw in refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours. Shake and drink.
HOW TO MADE AHEAD?
Leftover shake can refrigerated in a sealed glass jar for a day.
Frequently asked questions
Milk adds creaminess, richness, protein and calcium when compared to water.
Banana and avocado naturally adds creaminess and thickness.
No. The taste of avocado is masked by the taste of banana and cocoa, so it is perfect for picky eaters.
It is great for drink recipes! It adds creaminess and thickness to the drink without the addition of other thickeners like greek yogurt. It also bumps up the nutritive value.
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More Healthy Chocolate Smoothie Recipes to Try:
- 1 large banana, fresh or frozen
- ½ medium avocado
- 1 cup milk
- 2 to 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 to 3 tablespoons maple syrup, or as needed
- 1 pinch salt
Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
Use well ripened banana with brown spots.
Use frozen fruit - This helps keeps the smoothie cold and thick.
Sweeten to your liking – Adjust maple syrup based on desired sweetness
Milk – We uses regular milk to make this dark chocolate shake using cocoa powder. Almond milk tends to have a neutral taste but coconut milk will add a subtle sweetness and coconut flavor.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 305Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 131mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 6gSugar: 33gProtein: 7g
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