I know I posted a recipe for a smoothie last week, but the truth is I’m really just discovering how delicious smoothies can be. I’ve been experimenting with different flavour combinations, there are so many possibilities! But for today, I’ll be sharing this Avocado and Chocolate Smoothie with you. It’s so incredibly chocolatey, creamy and delicious its hard to believe that it’s actually good for you! Did you know that avocado is a nutrient booster. Eating avocados actually helps your body to absorb more of the nutrients of the foods that you eat with the avocados. It’s also a great source of dietary fibre, and per gram, contains more potassium than bananas (California Avocado Commission, Live Science).
For those who are thinking that avocado and chocolate could not possibly taste good together, you really should give it a try. Avocado on its own does not have a strong taste so it blends well with other flavours. Plus, all that creaminess makes the avocado perfect for use in smoothies.
When making this smoothie make sure that you use a ripe avocado, using an unripened avocado will not blend well or yield a creamy smoothie. You can use any milk you like, but since some almond milks contain more sugar than others, remember to adjust for sweetness. Enjoy!
Avocado and Chocolate Smoothie
- 1 cup vanilla flavoured almond milk or your favourite milk
- 1/2 ripe avocado pit removed
- 1/2 ripe banana
- 1 1/2 tbsp. cocoa powder unsweetened
- 2 tsp. honey or other sweetener
- 1 cup of ice cubes
In a blender, add almond milk, avocado, banana, cocoa, honey, and 1 cup of ice cubes.
Blend on high until smooth.