Looking for a creamy, delicious chocolate smoothie recipe that doesn’t over-do it on sugar? My healthy Chocolate Avocado Smoothie is uber creamy, thick and delicious without going overboard on sugar and calories. The perfect post-workout recovery drink, quick breakfast or healthy snack to satisfy your chocolate craving!
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Are you a chocolate lover that could use a healthier chocolate smoothie recipe? This chocolate avocado smoothie is the perfect option to satisfy your chocolate cravings while providing you a good amount of protein, fiber and nutrition.
Made with 7 simple ingredients, this chocolate protein smoothie is a great choice for a quick blend-and-go breakfast, a satisfying post-workout recovery drink or even a healthy dessert or snack.
What do I need to make a chocolate smoothie?
Here’s a quick-reference check list of the ingredients you’ll need to make this chocolate avocado smoothie:
- Unsweetened Almond Milk – feel free to use your preferred dairy or plant-based milk.
- Plain Greek Yogurt – Fage 2% or 5% plain Greek yogurt is my go-to Greek yogurt that I use in dozens of recipes!
- Frozen Banana – I freeze my own, but you can also purchase frozen bananas in the frozen foods section.
- Avocado – fresh or frozen chunks
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- Chocolate Protein Powder
- Granular Monk Fruit or Stevia Sweetener – I like both Whole Earth and Lakanto granular sweeteners.
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How do I make a chocolate smoothie?
- First, you’ll need a blender. To your blender jar, add all of the ingredients; milk, yogurt, avocado, banana, cocoa powder, chocolate protein powder, and sweetener.
- Cover with blender lid, and blend for 45-60 seconds or until all of the frozen ingredients are completely combined.
Pro-Tip: Add your most liquid ingredients first. For this smoothie recipe, the milk and yogurt are best added to the bottom of the jar. Adding the liquid first helps the viscosity of the blades of the blender and helps break down the frozen ingredients most efficiently.
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Once all of the ingredients have been completely blended, you’ll notice the extreme creaminess this chocolate smoothie. The addition of avocado really helps thicken the smoothie – it’s very similar to a rich, thick chocolate milkshake or even chocolate mousse.
Once blended, pour your smoothie into your favorite glass and enjoy right away while cold.
Topping options for your chocolate smoothie recipe:
- Cacao nibs
- Sliced almonds
- Chocolate chunks – I especially love Lily’s No Sugar Added Chocolate
- Sliced bananas
- Unsweetened Flake Coconut
Any or all of these toppings would make the perfect smoothie bowl. This chocolate avocado smoothie is thick enough to eat with a spoon, making it perfect as a smoothie bowl option.
Frequently asked questions about making a Chocolate Avocado Smoothie:
Avocado adds an excellent level of creaminess to any smoothie. It is also a great way to add healthy fats, along with Vitamins A, C, K, potassium and fiber to your smoothie.
Not really. Avocado has a very mild, neutral flavor. It adds a creamy texture and helps enhance the other flavors, like chocolate, citrus, berries or pineapple.
A half of a medium avocado or 1/2 cup of frozen avocado chunks is an ideal serving size for a smoothie.
Yes. Both banana and avocado will add excellent nutrients to a smoothie, be complimentary in flavor and will create the perfect smooth, creamy consistency.
Yes. Avocado is a great addition to a chocolate protein shake. It will had a thick, creamy consistency as well as add good fats, Vitamins C, K, potassium and fiber. Because of the good fat and fiber, avocado will help keep you fuller and more satiated, therefore less like to snack later.
If you loved this chocolate smoothie, check out some of my other smoothie recipes:
Love chocolate for breakfast or as a snack? Check out my other healthy chocolate recipes:
- Healthy Chocolate Muffins
- Black Bean Brownies
- Peanut Butter Protein Bars
- Peanut Butter Banana Muffins
- No Bake Granola Bars
- Double Chocolate Protein Balls
- 4-Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies
- Sugar Free Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 c. unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 c. plain Greek yogurt (2% or 5% is ideal)
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 fresh avocado (or 1/2 c. frozen avocado chunks)
- 1 (1 oz.) scoop, chocolate protein powder
- 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp. granular monk fruit sweetener (like Lakanto or Whole Earth)
- To a blender jar, add the milk, yogurt, banana, avocado, protein powder, cocoa powder and sweetener. For best blending results, add your liquid ingredients first, as this will help the viscosity of the blades in blending through the frozen ingredients.
- Blend for 45-60 seconds or until the smoothie is completely smooth and the frozen ingredients are completely incorporated.
- Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy right away while cold.
Milk options: Feel free to use the milk of your choice, dairy or plant based.
Protein Powder: I used Orgain Organic Protein Powder, Chocolate Fudge flavor. 1 scoop is (1 ounce) and it has 85 calories and 10.5g of protein per scoop. Feel free to use chocolate or unflavored protein or collagen of your choice. Given the amount you are adding to the smoothie, you may need to add a little more liquid to help the powder fully incorporate and become smooth.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 (16 oz) serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 522Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 101mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 14gSugar: 20gProtein: 43g