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
177
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
6g
7%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
25g
19%
Protein
11g
24%
Vitamin A, RAE
31µg
4%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
105mg
11%
Choline, total
9mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
4µg
1%
Iron, Fe
11mg
61%
Magnesium, Mg
11mg
3%
Phosphorus, P
80mg
11%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
64mg
4%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
87g
3%

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.