Chocolate Avocado Smoothie


This chocolate avocado smoothie is so simple and versatile. Next time you need a quick breakfast, snack, or even dessert, blend together healthy ingredients like banana, avocado, and cocoa powder into a thick, creamy smoothie. This recipe brought to us by Nikki of Pepperoni Is Not a Vegetable is deliciously-and deceptively-nutritious.

Serves 1-2

  • 1.5 tsp ground ancho pepper
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 small avocado, stone and husk removed
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup rice, soy, or almond milk
  • 1.5 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 ice cubes
  • 1 scoop (about 1/3 cup) protein powder
  • 1-3 tbsp maple syrup or agave nectar

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend well. Enjoy for breakfast or as a healthy dessert.

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Nutrition Information

Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

Servings per Recipe: 2

Amount per Serving

Calories:  434

Calories from Fat:  210

Total Fat:  23g

Saturated Fat:  5g

Cholesterol:  25mg

Sodium:  365mg

Potassium:  1063mg

Carbohydrates:  42g

Dietary Fiber:  11g

Protein:  18g

Sugars:  21g

Vitamin A:  4%

Vitamin C:  26%

Calcium:  12%

Iron:  15%

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