Chocolate Avocado Shake

March/April 2013

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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.

Chocolate Avocado Shake

Makes: 2 servings, about 1 3/4 cups each

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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


  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.

Tips & Notes

  • 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.


Per serving: 381 calories; 23 g fat (6 g sat, 10 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 45 g carbohydrates; 27 g added sugars; 5 g protein; 11 g fiber; 154 mg sodium; 491 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Potassium (23% daily value), Folate & Magnesium (21% dv), Calcium (19% dv), Vitamin C (17% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 2 other carbohydrate, 4 fat

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Recipe Categories

Type of Dish
Beverages, smoothies
Total Time
15 minutes or less
Main Ingredient
Vegetarian, other
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