Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

March 13, 2015
Chocolate Avocado Smoothie - A thick and creamy smoothie made from bananas, avocado, dates, raw cacao, and a pinch of sea salt

“Did you hear it?”

“Ummm …”

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I could hear his smile across the pillow from mine

“Listen closer ”

And there it was, the first birds of the season, singing.  I can't think of a better way to have started this week, of unseasonably beautiful weather in Iowa.  Truly they've been days to savor

It felt good to open the windows for the kitties to sit in, dust off my bike, wipe down the bistro table on the back deck, and prep the grill.  Shaking out the rugs, along with a bit of spring cleaning

Not to mention, it was warm enough to walk outside.  There aren't many things in life that make me happier than long afternoon walks through campus.  It's fun to get to see everybody in shorts and springtime dresses after the winter thaw.

Chocolate Avocado Smoothie - A thick and creamy smoothie made from bananas, avocado, dates, raw cacao, and a pinch of sea salt.

This weekend we'll stay close to home, and do more of the same.  A few trips to the park with the puppies.  A game or two of pool, and a glass of wine along with something tasty on the grill.

To kick off the weekend, a few links from around the web

A new Vegetarian Cookbook from America's Test Kitchen.  NPR featured it in a great podcast this week

Speaking of spring cleaning, have you heard of The Tidying Trend?  I just might do it! The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Have a snack before going shopping for anythingBeing hungry makes us buy more stuff, even if it's not food

How to fix stale bread

With our next Spaghetti Saturday only a week away – Italian Chefs rate grocery-store pasta (hint: go to Trader Joe's)

What a cool bike path – inspired by Van Gogh

How the New York Times Works

Cooking = Therapy

Things you should know before getting into a relationship with someone who loves food

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A smoothie recipe to share today

I've been making a variation of this smoothie for the past few months, although alter it from time to time.  I like to use raw cacao instead of cocoa powder or syrup, and sometimes add things like almond butter or flax-seed.

I really like adding avocado, and the healthy fat and vitamin E it brings.  Its taste isn't detectable and makes the smoothie incredibly smooth, thick, and creamy



~ Adapted from Against All Grain

Chocolate Avocado Smoothie


  • 2 bananas, frozen
  • 2 cups almond milk, unsweetened
  • ½ large avocado
  • 2 Medjool dates, pitted (or 1 Tbsp honey)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • small pinch fine-grain sea salt
  • a few ice cubes


  • Blend for 30 seconds until smooth.
Serves: 2
Nutrition + Show
Calories 305
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 0.9g
Carbohydrates 56.4g
Fiber 8.5g
Sugars 32.7g
Protein 5g
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  • Reply Lena March 15, 2015 at 2:21 am

    Tasted so good. Creamy and smooth! 🙂

  • Reply Julie January 23, 2017 at 4:44 am

    5 stars
    Love it! I do my avocado smoothie with just milk, avo and a spoon of honey for the morning. And my chocolate smoothie is basically all your ingredients except avo 🙂 Combining is a great idea! Will try it today 🙂 Yum!

    Love xxx J

  • Reply Petra January 23, 2017 at 6:03 am

    That sounds so great smoothie recipe! I have to try it out!

  • Reply Anastasia January 23, 2017 at 7:44 am

    I would have never thought to put those ingredients together!

  • Reply Belle January 23, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Yum! Chocolate and avocado are 2 of my favorite things! I have to do this at home!

  • Reply Sarah January 23, 2017 at 9:09 am

    So good. I make an avocado smoothie almost every day. I love them with bananas, strawberries, and of course chocolate!

  • Reply Michelle January 23, 2017 at 11:22 am

    I’ve never thought about putting avocado in my smoothie. Can’t wait to try this!

  • Reply Ryan January 23, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    This smoothie sounds yummy! I never would have thought to add avocado!

  • Reply Megan January 23, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    I’ll have to try this. I had my first avocado smoothie the other day and was quite impressed.

  • Reply Ana January 23, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    OMG this sounds amazing. I have never tried an avocado and chocolate smoothie x

  • Reply Jessica January 23, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Chocolate avocado smoothie?! Wow, sounds super interesting. I’ve never had the two together. Gonna try this yummy looking recipe!

  • Reply Marge January 23, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a smoothie with dates….but I love dates so I need to try this! Thanks for sharing

  • Reply Bella January 23, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Chocolate smoothies are the best I love that you sneak in some Avocado so good!!!

  • Reply Cori January 23, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    5 stars
    This looks so yummy! I have a smoothie every morning and I think I will try this one tomorrow.

  • Reply Debbie January 24, 2017 at 2:01 am

    This smoothie recipes look so DELICIOUS!
    xo Debbie

  • Reply Rhian January 24, 2017 at 3:52 am

    I think I’m the only person in the world who isn’t a huge avocado fan *hides* but in a chocolate smoothie I might just be able to handle it x

  • Reply Cait January 24, 2017 at 3:54 am

    I love trying new smoothie recipes, and this one sounds like a winner! You had me at “smooth, creamy, and delicious”.
    I’m so looking forward to making this.

  • Reply Alexandra Mucenieks January 24, 2017 at 4:15 am

    Not big into avocados, might have to give it a try as it does sound yummy

  • Reply Kati January 24, 2017 at 6:11 am

    I love smoothies! And this one sure looks delicious – I’m very curious about avocado & chocolate combination 🙂

  • Reply Patricia January 24, 2017 at 8:17 am

    I need to jump up and try this today! I mean….avocado AND chocolate?! YUM!

  • Reply Suzanne January 24, 2017 at 8:41 am

    5 stars
    Pinning this for sure! Sounds delicious.

  • Reply Morgan January 24, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Yum! Love chocolate and avocado. Definitely going to try this!

  • Reply chichi January 24, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    this really sounds like the perfect morning smoothie! love those flavors so much!

  • Reply Jessica Lam January 24, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    5 stars
    I just bought avocados today so I’m definitely going to try a variation of this! It looks super delicious!!

  • Reply Joanna January 25, 2017 at 9:47 am

    It sounds like a very yummy smoothie, full of protein as well. My question is, how thick is it? I tried to add avocado in my smoothies but I found that they become very thick and oily. Maybe I’m doing something wrong.

  • Reply Ruthie January 27, 2017 at 10:04 am

    What a great idea for a smoothie! I can’t wait to try!!!

  • Reply Ana January 29, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    This Chocolate Avocado Smoothie looks incredibly delicious! Can’t wait to try it!

  • Reply Lauren July 4, 2017 at 5:46 am

    I sure love springtime! I gave the lifechanging magic of tidying up a try. I probably need to do a refresh every year!

  • Reply Leigh Anne Borders July 5, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    I can relate to staying home for a bit. it sounds like you have had alot of things going on. I always seem to get refreshed once I take a walk and listen to nature. Looking forward to trying out this recipe as well.

  • Reply Margarette July 6, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Wow and wow! A very refreshing smoothie. And yet we are talking about chocolate and avocado. Two of my favorites, and I’m excited to give this one a try. x

  • Reply Savannah October 20, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    This sounds bomb! I make chocolate avocado pudding for my kids quite often, so I know this one will be a huge hit. I really like thick and creamy smoothies – this one sounds perfect for me!

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