Avocado pairs so well with chocolate. In this avocado chocolate smoothie, you will find a variety of nutritious ingredients which makes this smoothie super creamy, satisfying and absolutely delicious.
It makes a great breakfast or morning or afternoon snack, and is good for the whole family. Your children should enjoy this one too. It’s so creamy that you will need a spoon to enjoy it. The good thing is that it feels like eating a dessert. In my cookbook, I actually have an incredible avocado chocolate pudding that is definitely worth trying. Meanwhile, give a try to this smoothie/bowl/dessert.
Why avocado in smoothie?
Avocado is a fruit and is rich in fibre and healthy fats. It’s creamy and when blended in smoothies, it gives a rich, creamy texture – it’s amazing.
I used frozen diced avocados, that I buy in stores like this, but you can always freeze your own diced avocados or if you don’t have anything available, use a frozen banana instead and use a regular small/medium avocado. Why frozen? Because you can skip on the ice and have a more flavourful and dense smoothie.
What else’s in there?
Raw cacao powder; for it’s amazing health benefits. It’s especially rich in antioxidants and magnesium.
Local honey; you will need to sweeten it a bit because avocado isn’t sweet and raw cacao is bitter. If you are vegan or don’t have a good quality honey, use maple syrup or coconut nectar.
Pink salt; to balance flavours and add alkaline minerals to the smoothie – it’s only a small pinch so only a few grains. I do pink Himalayan salt but you could use Real Salt or Celtic Salt. Plus, chocolate and salt is a win-win combination.
Nondairy milk; I used my homemade hemp seed milk. If you have no homemade milk, simply use an unsweetened version from the grocery store to avoid added sugar. There are brands now that are more “natural” than others. Not paying to say this but one of my favorite brands is Elmhurst. They taste like homemade milk and they’re nutritious and tasty. To be honest, more nondairy milk I dont like their taste but this brand is amazing and worth the extra money.
Nut butter; to add richness and creaminess and extra nutrition, it’s a great addition to smoothies. I did almond butter. It’s good source of protein and healthy fats. If you have a nut allergy, skip the almond butter or use a seed butter such as sunflower, coconut or tahini.
I hope you enjoy this avocado chocolate smoothie. It’s soy-, gluten- and dairy-free. If you are vegan, substitute honey for maple syrup.
Avocado Chocolate Smoothie
- 1 cup nondairy milk (I used homemade hemp milk)
- 1 cup frozen avocado
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 tablespoon raw cacao powder
- 2 tablespoons local honey
- 1 tablespoon nut butter (I used almond butter)
- Pinch pink salt
- Dark chocolate, for garnish (optional)
- In a blender, add milk and the remaining ingredients.
- Blend until smooth.
- Divide between one or two glasses.
- Shave dark chocolate and top smoothie with it if desired.
- Enjoy with a spoon.