This chocolate avocado smoothie is a CREAMY, nutrient-dense, and filling breakfast that’s perfect for taking on the go!

You might also like this mango avocado smoothie or this banana date smoothie.

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Wondering what you can do with all those avocados before they go brown? Take a break from the avocado toast and make a new type of green healthy chocolate smoothie!

This ultra-creamy, chocolatey smoothie is a delicious way to start your day. It tastes like a chocolate milkshake and is packed with nutrient-dense, simple ingredients.

Better yet, the combination of cocoa powder and nut butter will satisfy any sweet cravings without the crash!

Why I love this recipe

  • Customizable – Feel free to turn this chocolate avocado smoothie into a smoothie bowl, thicker smoothie, or thinner smoothie. You can also add ingredients like help, protein powder, etc!
  • Inventive twist on a green smoothie – I’ve tried a lot of green smoothies with kale and spinach. This is a fun and tasty way to switch it up, but still get the health benefits of greens!
  • Nutrient-dense – From banana and avocado to dates and flaxseed, every ingredient in this smoothie is packed with heart-healthy vitamins and minerals.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Here are a few notes on the key ingredients to make this chocolate avocado smoothie.

ingredients needed to make a healthy breakfast drink with banana, chocolate and avocado
  • Almond milk – Soy milk, oat milk, or regular milk will work, but I prefer unsweetened almond milk. Plus, it is low in calories and sugar.
  • Banana – I prefer using a frozen banana to keep the smoothie thick and cold. Make sure it’s very ripe or even overripe!
  • Avocado – Ripe avocado is our secret ingredient for a creamy texture and added health benefits.
  • Almond butter – Nut butter provides protein, vitamins, and minerals in this chocolate avocado smoothie.
  • Raw cacao powder – This will give a rich chocolate flavor and lots of antioxidants. You can also use unsweetened cocoa powder, instead!
  • Dates – This ingredient helps to sweeten the smoothie, balance blood sugar, and give your brain a boost.
  • Flaxseed – I love adding flaxseed to smoothies for a great source of fiber, omega-3, and iron.
  • Ice – Ice cubes help to thicken the chocolate avocado smoothie. If you are using frozen bananas, you can omit the ice. But the more ice you use, the thicker your smoothie will be. You can even make it as thick as a milkshake if you want to!

Can you taste the avocado?

There are plenty of benefits to adding avocado to a smoothie. The flavor of the avocado is so subtle that you don’t even taste it, especially when you combine it with chocolate and bananas.

Not only does the texture of the avocado make the chocolate green smoothie extra creamy, but it packs it full of nutrients too.

How to Make this Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

ingredients in blender to make a chocolate green smoothie

Add ingredients to blender. Grab a blender and pour in the almond milk (or other non-dairy milk) and ice. Spoon in the almond butter, then add the cacao powder, dates, and chia seeds. Break the banana into chunks and remove the skin from the avocado. Add both to the blender.

Blend and serve. Put the lid on and blend until smooth. Super easy!

Storage and Make-Ahead Instructions

To make ahead: You can place all of the ingredients for this smoothie (except the milk) in a smoothie cup and store it in the freezer until you’re ready to make. When you want the smoothie, dump all of the ingredients in the blender, add the milk, and blend!

To store: This smoothie is best served right after blending. I don’t recommend storing it in the fridge or freezer. Instead, you can prep all of the ingredients in advance and add the liquid when you’re ready to blend.

avocado smoothie made with chocolate, avocado, and bananas in a glass

Ingredient Additions and Substitutions

  • Spinach: This is always a great addition to a chocolate avocado smoothie. It has tons of vitamins and minerals and doesn’t affect the flavor. 
  • Protein powder: You can add this to the rest of the ingredients or use it in place of the cacao powder.
  • Chia seeds: This ingredient is a great source of protein, fiber, and other nutrients. It can be added or used in place of the flaxseed.
  • Nut butter: If almond butter is not available, peanut butter, cashew butter, or sunbutter can be used instead.
  • Milk: You can use other non-dairy milks like oat, soy, and cashew milk. Coconut milk will also work but will alter the flavor a bit. Dairy milk would be fine as well.
  • Sweetener: Honey or pure maple syrup can be used in place of the dates in this chocolate avocado smoothie.

Recipe Tips

  • For kid-friendly fudgsicles: The flavor of this chocolate avocado smoothie is so good that even kids will love it. If you want to give them a healthy dessert or summertime snack, you can also turn these into homemade fudgsicles. Just pour the smoothie into popsicle molds, add a popsicle stick, and freeze until firm.
  • For extra protein: You can substitute cocoa powder with chocolate protein powder for a more filling, protein-packed smoothie.
  • Use a high-powdered blender: If you want the creamiest, smoothest smoothie, a powerful, high-speed blender is best.

Other Healthy Smoothie Recipes: 

glass of chocolate banana smoothie with avocado
5 from 36 votes

Best Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 servings
A chocolate avocado smoothie is creamy and delicious way to start your day! Make this healthy smoothie for breakfast or an afternoon snack.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond milk or milk of choice
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter (or peanut butter)
  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder or cocoa powder
  • 2-3 dates (or 2-3 tablespoons honey)
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed (or chia seeds)
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Instructions 

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Add more honey to taste if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

Mix-In Ideas:
  • A scoop of your favorite protein powder
  • A handful of greens (like spinach or baby kale!)
MAKE IT NUT-FREE: Use coconut or oat milk and swap out the nut-butter for sunflower seed butter. 
You can use fresh or frozen banana. If you use frozen banana you may want to reduce the amount of ice. 

Nutrition

Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 333mg | Potassium: 675mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 10.1mg | Calcium: 406mg | Iron: 2.1mg

FAQs

Can you put avocado in a chocolate smoothie?

Yes, avocado is a delicious addition to a chocolate smoothie! It adds healthy fats and makes the smoothie rich and creamy, without adding overwhelming avocado flavor.

What does avocado do in a smoothie?

Avocado makes a smoothie more rich, creamy, and filling. It also adds healthy fats, fiber, and other nutrients. Plus, the flavor is hard to detect!

Can you eat avocado with chocolate?

Yes, avocado and chocolate can be combined to make a healthy smoothie, chocolate avocado pudding, cupcakes, and more. The chocolate usually masks the flavor of the avocado, and the avocado adds healthy fats and other nutrients.

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MS Nutrition

I believe you can make amazing, gluten-free food with everyday ingredients that everyone will enjoy. I'm here to share my tried-and-true recipes with you!

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Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I had a craving .. Googled some words grouped together .. clicked on a few different recipes .. and then eventually found this DELICIOUS recipe. It was so satisfying. I used 2 dates and 1 1/3 cup almond milk and not quite a full cup of ice. I like mine to be a thicker consistency. I forgot the flaxseed! That means I need to try it again ASAP lol. Thank you for your recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    Just made this with oat milk, I didn’t have flax or chia seeds but maybe I’ll pick some up for next time. I’m wondering how much spinach I can sneak into this drink?

  3. 5 stars
    I love the creaminess of this smoothie. However for me 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder is way to much for me. Next time I might just use 2 teaspoons instead. Otherwise this is going to be my new favorite!!! I try to get my daughter to drink smoothies, and I think she will like this one. Thank you!

  4. 5 stars
    This recipe is great!!! SUPER THICCC, though. If you don’t want it to be as thick then probably add less avocado, and add more milk. I like it thick, though. Great for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack. If you put it in the fridge, maybe it will become chocolate pudding! SUPER yummy!

  5. 5 stars
    We’ve been making this recipe for years, multiple times a week. It’s my son’s favorite! It’s filling and I love that it helps me curb my sweet tooth in a healthy way!

  6. 5 stars
    Great recipe!!!
    I was really craving a dairy free chocolate treat and I happened to have all of the ingredients except the almond butter so I used peanut butter instead and it turned out amazing!

  7. 5 stars
    It was so delicious and i have already made it a few times! I substituted the almond butter for one tablespoon of peanut butter and it was so good!

  8. 5 stars
    I have made this 3 times, it is just as good as the first. What a wonderful drink to enjoy when you want CHOCOLATE!

  9. 5 stars
    I made this for breakfast this morning, and it was absolutely delicious! I used soy milk and sun butter since that’s what I had on hand, and I omitted the chia seeds because I didn’t have any. I’ll be making this often for breakfast–it’s a great way to start the day!

  10. 5 stars
    I made this and it was delicious! My picky daughter even liked it (I lied about putting the avocado in). How many servings would you say this recipe is? And how should I best store the leftover (freezer/refrigerator)? thanks for the recipe!!

    1. I’m so glad you and your daughter liked it! I would say this recipe serves 2. Leftover smoothie don’t keep very well in the refrigerator, but it makes great popsicles if you freeze it!

  11. I’m a big fan of smoothies and milkshakes, especially if they’re made with healthy ingredients! This recipe includes 2 of my favorite superfoods – avocado and chia, so I’m definitely looking forward to trying this drink myself!

  12. Hi, this looks great and I’m really excited to try it! Only problem is I am allergic to nuts. Is there anything else I can use in place of almond butter and almond milk?

    Thanks

    1. You can use sunflower seed butter for the almond butter. Or you can just omit it! Coconut milk, rice milk, or even dairy milk should work in place of almond milk here. I hope this helps!

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