Avocado Chocolate Smoothie

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Start your day the right way with one of these super creamy and delicious avocado chocolate smoothie!

Avocado chocolate smothie

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.

Creamy smoothie with avocado

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!

Creamy avocado smoothie2

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

Sweet and thick avocado smoothie

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Yields about 2 medium size smoothies. Slightly adapted from Texan Erin Baking.
Prep time: >5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions: 

  1. 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):

Calories: 290
Fat: 11 grams
Carbohydrates: 39.5 grams
Fiber: 5 grams
Protein: 11.5 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 8

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  1. Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
    This smoothie would make the perfect post-workout snack. I'm loving it!
  2. Posted by blender dude on
    Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
    I can tell by the ingredients how awesome this one must taste. Love your garnish and photography, too. Thanks for sharing!
  3. Posted by mollie on
    Thursday, November 7th, 2013
    THESE LOOK UNREAL

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  4. Friday, November 8th, 2013
    OMG... that looks and sounds amazing! I think I may have a new breakfast for this weekend. :)
  5. Friday, November 8th, 2013
    Thanks for the mention! So happy that you liked the smoothie. :) It looks amazing!

    And if it makes you feel better, I eat like a frat boy most of the time. I've had about 8 frozen pizzas in the last 2 weeks. And I'm not exaggerating. :(
  6. Saturday, November 9th, 2013
    Food poisoning is THE worst! Great to see you have your appetite back. I swear when I have food poisoning it is the end of the world and I claim that I will never eat again (it's dramatic). Haha!
  7. Posted by Kalliste on
    Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
    Mmmm, looks amazing, does it have an avocado/banana taste at all though? I just can't get used to the taste of either of them.
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
      No avocado taste. A bit of a banana but not too much.
  8. Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
    Looks super yum. If you can get me to enjoy avocados in smoothies I'd be so grateful. I'll let you know when I try it. Pinned!
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
      yay!! I hope you like it!
  9. Posted by Erica on
    Friday, December 20th, 2013
    I just made this (but left out the melted chocolate and yogurt, made it vegan using almond milk) and the avocado turned it into more of a mousse than smoothie texture. I ended up eating it with a spoon out of the blender. It was DIVINE, thanks for the recipe!
  10. Posted by Margaux on
    Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
    This smoothie is scarily delicious. Even without the brown sugar! Mine was super thick so I added about 1/4 cup of almond milk and...wow. I keep looking over the ingredients to make sure I didn't add ice-cream or something. STELLAR!
  11. Posted by Angela on
    Monday, February 16th, 2015
    Tried yesterday and my smoothie was scrumptious! Interestingly, I had just bought Organic Farms Buttermilk (the best and most flavorful buttermilk I've tasted on the market!). I did not have greek yogurt or skim milk so I substituted those with 4 tablespoons of buttermilk. I also added about a 1/4 cup of almond milk to make the smoothie slightly thinner. Thanks, I love this recipe and the buttermilk added to the creaminess and supported the other ingredients as well.
  12. Posted by Angela on
    Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
    Oops, meant Organic Valley Buttermilk (not Organic Farms).