This Chocolate Avocado Smoothie recipe does not taste like avocado! Made using 5 ingredients, it is creamy, rich, decadent and perfect for picky eaters.
Adding avocado to a smoothie might sound strange, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the intensely chocolatey, rich, creamy and decadent taste. It's almost like a chocolate milkshake.
It's a great way to sneak in avocado into kids, because of the sweet chocolate taste. With only 5 ingredients and about one minute of prep time, the recipe might just become your new go-to smoothie recipe. You might also love this pina colada smoothie or spinach smoothie.
Select a perfectly ripe avocado without any brown or dark spots, so your drink will not taste bitter. However, the addition of bananas and maple syrup helps to mask any faint bitterness.
Why this recipe works?
- Chocolate and avocado makes a tasty pairing.
- Ultra thick and creamy consistency.
- Flexible recipe. Add more cocoa powder, reduce maple syrup or increase avocado to suit your taste.
Scroll down to the recipe card below for full information on ingredients and amounts.
- Avocado - The key is using perfectly ripe avocados without any dark spots. The center should have a light green color without any blemishes.
- Banana - Use a ripe speckled fruit for natural sweetness and flavor. Don't like to bananas? Try this avocado smoothie without banana.
- Cocoa powder - Use dutch process cocoa powder for deep and rich chocolatey flavor.
- Milk - Regular whole milk will give a neutral taste. Use any plant based milks such as almond or oat milk instead to make it dairy free.
- Maple syrup - Just to make it sweet and delicious.
Pro tip: Keep rock hard avocados on a refrigerator shelf. It ripens slower than the ones left at room temperature, but the ripening is much more even without any brown spots.
These chocolate avocado smoothie recipe is terrific, but here are some ways you can make it your own:
- Add a tablespoon of rolled oats to keep you full longer and satisfied. Did you know oatmeal can be blended to make a smoothie? Check out my oatmeal smoothie recipe.
- Flavorings such as ground cinnamon, vanilla extract will be spectacular.
- Blend half a scoop of your favorite protein powder.
- Add flax seeds, hemp seeds or chia seeds when blending to add healthy fats.
How to make?
You can find full printable recipe below, but here is a quick overview of the procedure along with step-by-step photos.
Add sliced banana, scooped avocado, cocoa powder, milk and maple syrup into a blender and blend until very smooth. Pour into a tall glass!
Tip: Use frozen banana and avocado chunks to make a thicker and creamier chocolate avocado smoothie.
How to store?
- Fridge - Both banana and avocado are notorious to oxidize. So, I prefer to serve this smoothie fresh or refrigerated for no longer than one day.
- Freezer - Pour blended chocolate avocado smoothie into an ice cube tray, freeze overnight until rock hard. To thaw, place a few cubes in a mason jar and let thaw in refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours. Shake and drink.
Pro tip: Maple syrup is perishable due to its high moisture content. While your unopened bottle of maple syrup will last for several years stored at room temperature, store an opened bottle of maple syrup in the refrigerator to retain the flavor, and also prevent any growth of molds or bacteria.
- Select a well ripened avocado without any dark spots.
- Sweeten to taste
- Use any high speed blender like Vitamix, Blendtec or NutriBullet.
First, slice an avocado in half lengthwise and remove the pit. Insert a spoon between the skin and the flesh, and gently scoop out the flesh.
With the amount of cocoa, banana, and maple syrup going into the recipe, there will be no avocado taste. All you taste is a rich and creamy drink.
It adds a creamy and thick texture into smoothies without having to use any additional thickeners like greek yogurt or dates.
Sure can but you are more likely to taste the avocado. If you don't want to add bananas, then try a different fruit like dates, pineapple or mango.
More chocolate smoothies
Chocolate Avocado Smoothie
- Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.Tip: Use frozen banana and avocado chunks to make a thicker and creamier chocolate avocado smoothie.
Nutritional information, based on third-party calculations, should be seen as estimates, not guarantees, as various factors like product types, brands, processing methods, and more can alter the nutritional content in recipes.
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