This creamy Avocado Chocolate Smoothie is absolutely delicious! It tastes like a milkshake, but it’s healthier and 100% dairy-free and vegan-friendly. Use frozen or fresh avocado plus a few other simple ingredients.

Chocolate avocado smoothies served in two milkshake glasses with straws

Avocadoes are perfect for smoothies. They have a high fat content which means they have a creamy flesh that’s ideal for making them thick and smooth without any dairy.

They’re also incredibly nutritious with a neutral flavor that pairs well with most smoothies especially chocolate. The chocolate and banana flavor shines through while the avocado just adds a wonderful texture and added nutrients.

Trust me, this healthy chocolate smoothie masks any of the avocado flavor.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • It makes an excellent on-the-go breakfast. Smoothies are a perfect breakfast when you don’t have much time but want something healthy.
  • The next time you have a chocolate craving, try this nutritious and healthy smoothie instead of something packed full of sugar (like store-bought cookies!). It doesn’t have to be a treat to taste like one.
  • It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and incredibly delicious!
Ingredients for a chocolate avocado smoothie

Key Ingredients

Unsweetened almond milk has a neutral flavor that helps make the smoothie smooth without any dairy or added sugar.

Unsweetened cocoa powder adds a rich chocolate flavor to the smoothie and lots of good antioxidants. You can also use raw cacao powder.

Ripe avocado thickens up the smoothie and makes it creamy like a chocolate milkshake.

Banana naturally sweetens this delicious smoothie and makes it thick and cold like ice cream. Be sure the banana is ripe or it won’t be sweet and creamy.

Maple syrup sweetens it up nicely.

Close up of a chocolate smoothie

Recipe Steps

Step One

Combine the ingredients in the base of a high-speed blender like a Blendtec or a Vitamix.

Cocoa powder and ice in a blender

Step Two

Process on high for 30 seconds or until the mixture is thick and creamy.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Chocolate smoothie in a blender

Step Three

Serve immediately.

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • To make this smoothie a meal replacement, consider adding 1-2 scoops of your favorite unsweetened protein powder. See my list of the best clean protein powders.
  • If you are on a sugar-free diet but you still have a sweet tooth, you can also leave out the maple syrup and use a few drops of stevia to sweeten.
  • The nutritional info for this recipe does not include protein powder.
  • Looking for a weight gain smoothie? Substitute full-fat coconut milk for the almond milk to add more healthy fats and calories.
  • Add ice cubes to make this smoothie super thick.
avocado smoothie with ingredients on a table

FAQs

Are avocadoes good for you?

Avocadoes are nutrient powerhouses. They contain a generous amount of healthy fats, potassium, and fiber because of this they’re also very filling. You might also like my recipe for Chocolate Avocado Pudding and my tips on how to freeze ripe avocados.

Can I use a banana that hasn’t been frozen?

The frozen banana is what thickens up the smoothie and makes it creamy so it’s essential for this recipe. Freezing a banana is super simple. Peel the banana then break it in half and put it in a zip top bag to freeze overnight. You can do this with several bananas so you always have one ready. See my full post on how to freeze bananas.

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Two chocolate smoothies

Avocado Chocolate Smoothie


Description

This creamy Avocado Chocolate Smoothie is absolutely delicious! It tastes like a milkshake, but it’s healthier and 100% dairy-free and vegan-friendly. Use frozen or fresh avocado plus a few other simple ingredients.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or your choice of milk)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ ripe avocado, with the peel and pit removed
  • 1 frozen banana, broken in half
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder or cacao powder
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup ice (optional, if you prefer a thicker smoothie)

Instructions

  1. In the base of a high-speed blender, combine the almond milk, maple syrup, avocado, banana, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and ice (optional, for a thicker smoothie).
  2. Process on high for 30 seconds, or until the ingredients are well combined and the texture is thick and creamy.
  3. Serve immediately.

Notes

  1. To make this smoothie a meal replacement, consider adding 1-2 scoops of your favorite unsweetened protein powder.
  2. If you are on a sugar-free diet, you can also leave out the maple syrup and use a few drops of stevia to sweeten.
  3. The nutritional info for this recipe does not include protein powder.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: smoothie with avocado, vegan chocolate smoothie, dairy-free protein smoothie

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