For awhile now, I have been trying to come up with the best combination of ingredients for a smoothie with avocado. Avocado is the perfect source of healthy fats that keep you going along with energizing vitamins for the day, so naturally it’s the perfect smoothie add-in. However, every time I’ve tried making a smoothie with avocado in it, it turns out warm, too thick, and unflavorful.
Luckily, I finally found the perfect recipe- this chocolate shake! After lots of recipe testing, I found that this combination was my favorite by far- it’s the best mix of creamy, rich, and a cold, ice-cream like texture. Not to mention, it’s the perfect way to refuel after a workout, with protein, healthy fats, and a little bit of carbs!
The frozen banana sweetens this recipe naturally, but if your banana isn’t very ripe, you may want to add a date or spoonful of pure maple syrup into your smoothie. It also uses frozen avocado, which is important because that gives the smoothie a thick, cold taste that fresh avocado won’t! For the protein in this smoothie, I used collagen peptides, which I’ve mentioned loving before, but you can also feel free to use another unflavored protein powder.
Right now I’m in the middle of my swim season, so I love refueling after a tough practice or meet with this smoothie. This being said, it would also make a great, filling breakfast on the go.
So, enjoy this smoothie and let me know what you think!
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/4 frozen avocado
- 1-2 scoops collagen peptides
- 1/2 cup spinach
- 2 tbs. raw cocoa powder (cacao)
- dash of vanilla extract
- handful of ice cubes (about 4-5)
- 1 cup milk of your choice (I like oat milk for this recipe)
Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend for 1 minute, or until smooth. Add a little maple syrup or ice if necessary. Enjoy!