Chocolate Avocado Smoothie Recipe
- 1.5 cups unsweetened vanilla-flavored nut milk (I use cashew milk, but other nut milks like almond milk can be used; find them in the refrigerated fresh milk section of a grocery store)
- 1/4 small ripe avocado (after peeling and pitting, this amounts to 1 ounce weight of avocado; a ripe avocado is best because it combines more easily with other ingredients)
- 3 tablespoons
confectioners swerve sweetener(swerve is a 1:1 sugar substitute; you can substitute your preferred dry or liquid sweetener by adding it to taste)
- 1 tablespoon
unsweetened cocoa powder(I use Hersheys Special Dark)
- <1/8 teaspoon table salt (you only need to add a pinch of salt, which helps enhance the other flavors)
- optional ice cubes, blended last
- Blend: Blend all ingredients except for ice cubes (ingredients may not smoothly combine when they’re very cold) in a high-speed blender until very smooth;
I use a Nutribullet. If you’re using a sweetener other than specified above, adjust to taste by blending in small amounts at a time.
- Taste & Adjust: Taste and adjust flavors accordingly. For a thicker version, blend in extra avocado and cocoa powder. For a thinner version, blend in extra nut milk. For a colder version, chill the drink by blending in ice cubes last, after other ingredients have blended together already.
- Serve: Enjoy immediately.
|Makes 1 Serving|
|Amount Per Serving (1.75 cups):|
|Calories 120 (72% from fat)|
|Total Fat 9g||14%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||5%|
|Net Carb 3g|
|Total Carb 8.5g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber 5.5g||22%|
❗ Tips For Success
- Use nut milk that is unsweetened. The easiest way to tell is to look at the carton’s nutrition facts, which should only have 1g of total carbs per 1 cup serving. Anything more than that, and it’s likely sweetened with a lot of added sugars (meaning it’s not low carb) and your smoothie will end up tasting too sweet.
- Go easy on the avocado. I use one-quarter of a small avocado. If your avocado is on the larger side or you’re not sure about its size, then start off by blending in 2 tablespoons of avocado, which corresponds to about 1 ounce in weight. It’s always easy to add more after tasting the smoothie.
- Serving more than one? You can scale up the recipe. Just increase the ingredient amounts proportionally — you can double, triple, or quadruple the ingredients to make more smoothies. Blend everything together, and portion them off into individual cups.
- Sweeteners such as swerve use sugar alcohols (erythritol) that aren’t digested by the body, so they’re subtracted out (along with fiber) in the provided Net Carbs estimate.
🔔 Why You Should Make This
- Convenient, Fast Breakfast. With only five ingredients to prepare, you can make this low carb breakfast in minutes using a blender. Enjoy immediately, or sip on it while you’re on the go.
- Creamy Without Avocado Taste. Avocado contributes a smooth creaminess to this drink and increases its fat proportion (great for anyone on a keto diet), without actually tasting like it. Personally, I can’t taste avocado in the final blended drink; the most prominent taste is chocolate. This is great for anyone who wants to incorporate more avocado into their diet, but doesn’t like the taste.
- Use Up Imperfect Avocados. Do you have an avocado with a blemish or discoloration, but is otherwise safe to eat? Then enjoy it in smoothie form. No one will care what the avocado looked like once it’s blended in; the brown chocolate color of this drink dominates.