Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

Chocolate Avocado Smoothie
Courtesy of Chef Ivy Stark

This is my post-run treat; it’s important to eat some protein shortly after a long run, but I am rarely hungry. This shake is goes down quite easily — it is rich and creamy, full of healthy fats and antioxidants, and a great reward to look forward to while grinding away on the pavement!

1
Servings
455
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • ½ ripe California Haas avocado
  • 2 Tablespoons Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/4 Cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 Cup chocolate-flavored almond milk
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • Pinch of cinnamon

Directions

Blend everything together in a blender until creamy smooth. Add more almond milk as needed to reach your preferred thickness. Serve in an ice cold glass.

Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Chocolate Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
21g
33%
Sugar
23g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
29%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Protein
28g
56%
Carbs
53g
18%
Vitamin A
11µg
1%
Vitamin B6
0.7mg
37.2%
Vitamin C
20mg
34%
Vitamin E
4mg
18%
Vitamin K
22µg
28%
Calcium
304mg
30%
Fiber
16g
64%
Folate (food)
208µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
208µg
52%
Iron
6mg
32%
Magnesium
209mg
52%
Monounsaturated
12g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
15%
Phosphorus
425mg
61%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
1742mg
50%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
18.3%
Sodium
88mg
4%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
15.9%
Zinc
3mg
19%