Start your day the right way with one of these super creamy and delicious avocado chocolate smoothie!
I’ve been eating like a 13 year old boy lately. It’s really embarrassing. Granted I did have food poisoning over the weekend and couldn’t eat much, my current eating habits are still rather shameful. Like, I had pizza for breakfast yesterday. And pound cake for lunch. As soon as the weather starts to drop, the little devil on my shoulder starts tapping my shoulder. “Hey claire, it’s winter time! No need to worry about that figure. Go ahead and scoop that whipped cream into your mouth for dinner. Wine and cheese for lunch? Go ahead.” Which is why I set out to start this morning on the right foot.
With a super thick, creamy and protein-packed avocado chocolate smoothie. I got the idea from my amazing friend Erin and knew I had to try it this morning. For starters, doesn’t it look like a milkshake? Anything that could pass as dessert for breakfast is already good in my book. You know what’s even better? It tastes like a milkshake too!
But don’t worry, it’s not an actual milkshake. It’s a smoothie that is dressed like one. A healthy, fiber and protein fueled breakfast prancing around in a post Halloween costume. I’m totally okay with that. Because it makes me feel slightly rebellious. People who see me think I’m drinking a milkshake for breakfast when in fact, I’m just sipping on something super healthy and full of amazing healthy fats.
I know, I’m such a rebel without a cause. But if that’s what I have to tell myself to drink something good for me instead of eating cold pizza, I’ll take it.
Avocado Chocolate Smoothie
Yields about 2 medium size smoothies. Slightly adapted from Texan Erin Baking.
Prep time: >5 minutes
- 1/2 avocado, pitted and scooped
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/4 cup nonfat vanilla greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 3 – 4 tablespoons skim milk
- 1 tablespoon melted chocolate
- Place all of the ingredients into a powerful blender (I used my Blendtec). Blend on smoothie setting until mixture is thick and creamy. If too thick, add more milk. Pour smoothie into two jars and garnish with melted chocolate and sliced banana.
Nutritional information per serving (about 2/3 cup):
Fat: 11 grams
Carbohydrates: 39.5 grams
Fiber: 5 grams
Protein: 11.5 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 8