Chocolate Avocado Shake

8 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine March/April 2013

This rich, healthy chocolate shake recipe is dairy-free and gets its creaminess from avocado instead of ice cream. If you aren't avoiding dairy, you can use regular low-fat milk and any type of semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips in place of the nondairy chocolate chips.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 1 ripe avocado, halved and pitted
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla almond milk or other nondairy vanilla milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar or maple syrup, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons nondairy semisweet chocolate chips, melted (see Tip)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, or to taste
  • 12 ice cubes

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  1. Scoop avocado into a blender; add milk, cocoa, brown sugar (or maple syrup), melted chocolate and vanilla. Pulse and puree until smooth. Add ice and puree until thick and frosty.
  • To melt chocolate, microwave in a bowl on Medium (50%) for 1 minute. Stir, then continue microwaving on Medium, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1 3/4 cups
  • Per serving: 381 calories; 23 g fat(6 g sat); 11 g fiber; 45 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 84 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 29 g sugars; 27 g added sugars; 522 IU vitamin A; 10 mg vitamin C; 194 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 154 mg sodium; 791 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Potassium (23% daily value), Folate & Magnesium (21% dv), Calcium (19% dv), Vitamin C (17% dv).
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2 1/2
  • Exchanges: 2 other carbohydrate, 4 fat

Reviews 8

May 01, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
Tastes like Chocolate Pudding! My kids and I enjoyed this recipe very much. I added some egg white protein powder and a handful of spinach and it left me feeling full and energized all morning. My son said it was a winning smoothie recipe. Pros: NULL Cons: NULL
March 22, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
good but not creamy or sweet enough as the recipe stands I'm disappointed. I had to add in another half of an avocado to get it to what I would consider creamy and it required a couple more tblsps of sugar to get it sweet enough. Maybe my blender did't cut up the sugar well enough or maybe I should try to melt the sugar with a teensy bit of water so it will dissolve b/c once the ice is in there I taste bits of frozen chocolate and sugar. Pros: NULL Cons: NULL
May 07, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Loved it! Loved it! I could drink it everyday. Pros: Everything Cons: Nothing
April 30, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Loved it! This was really good, easy to make, tastes great. I could drink this almost every day. It's easier to blend the melted chocolate in without the avocado, so blend without the avocado and ice; then blend in the avocado, and finally the ice. Yummy! Pros: Easy to make, tastes great Cons: NULL
March 31, 2013
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By: marylou
Love from an avowed avocado hater... I just don't like guacamole. And thought, I would never like anything avocado, until I decided to make this. I was so impressed. I did not make it dairy free, since I did not have non dairy chocolate chips or almond milk. I will be sure toad to smoothies I make . This gets a full five stars from me! Pros: Easy to make. Cons: Can't think of any
March 22, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Tasty Treat I used the dairy substitutes (skim milk, regular semi-sweet chocolate chips) and it turned out good! Each serving is large and filling, and it has a nice rich taste without adding too much chocolate. We will definitely make these again! Pros: Good flavor, easy to make, thick smooth texture Cons: NULL
March 22, 2013
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By: madkins
Very tasty. I used agave nectar to sweeten it and omitted the chocolate chips. It still had plenty of chocolate flavor. Will try using stevia. Pros: NULL Cons: NULL
February 26, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Fat Grams Wrong? I was thinking about making this for an after school snack, until I saw each serving has 23 g of fat. How could this be? An avocado has 22 g of fat on average, and the other ingredients have very little fat. A total of 2 or 3 grams. This makes 2 servings...so now that I know it is really only 12 g of fat per serving, I may make it. Pros: NULL Cons: NULL

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