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Peanut Butter Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

by Heather

Calling all chocolate lovers! This creamy chocolate avocado smoothie is a dream and tastes like a chocolate milkshake! The combo of ripe avocado, non-dairy milk, ripe banana, unsweetened cocoa powder, maple syrup, and peanut butter will satisfy all your chocolate cravings in a healthy chocolate smoothie!

peanut butter chocolate avocado smoothie

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

If I told you that you could have dessert for breakfast, but in the form of a healthy breakfast smoothie that tastes like ice cream, would you be excited?

That’s what this healthy chocolate avocado smoothie is! It is loaded with good-for-you simple ingredients!

Naturally sweet? CHECK.

Healthy fats? CHECK

Chocolate? CHECK

My kids and I love this fluffy, creamy, and oh-so-good smoothie, and you will too! The secret ingredient for uber creaminess is the avocado!

Before we dive into the easy delicious smoothie recipe, I’m answering a few questions I’ve received about it.

Can you make it without the avocado?

I understand that not everyone is an avocado flavor fan. Avocado toast… avocado smoothie… you either love it, or you don’t. I get it!

You may be wondering if you can make this smoothie without avocado and the answer is yes, of course!

However, give it a try first. It leaves you with such a creamy texture with no flavor of the avocado.

Plus it’s such a healthy smoothie recipe!

chocolate avocado smoothie

Can you make it without the banana?

Yes, you can make it without the banana!

You’d lose some creaminess and sweetness, so I’d suggest adding more maple syrup or agave syrup for a sweeter smoothie.

Ingredients for chocolate avocado smoothie

Ingredients in peanut butter chocolate avocado smoothie

How to make chocolate avocado smoothie

For the full ingredients list and step-by-step instructions, scroll down to view the recipe card below.

  1. Gather all your healthy ingredients.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a high speed blender and blend on high for 30 seconds.
healthy chocolate smoothie

Substitutions

Below you’ll find a list of substitutions that will work well in this avocado peanut butter smoothie recipe. 

If you try something different out, please leave a comment below letting us all know how it turned out!

Avocado – a little bit of avocado chunks is a great way to add healthy fats – an alternative would be to increase the nut butter used and add a handful of spinach in

Banana – a ripe banana without large black spots will help to sweeten your smoothie without too much banana flavor. You can omit the banana for a thinner smoothie. You can replace the sweetness with a tablespoon of honey or extra maple syrup. Try frozen peaches for a different flavor but still give you that creamy right consistency

Milk options – I love using unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk, or cashew milk, but a regular cup of milk, soy milk, or oat milk all work in this recipe!

Natural peanut butter – an alternative to peanut butter would be almond butter or sunflower seed butter. To go with whole seeds instead, you could add hemp seeds, flaxseed, or chia seeds

Cocoa powder – try cacao powder for a great alternative

Maple syrup – to satisfy your sweet tooth, try honey or dates instead of maple syrup

healthy chocolate milkshake

Want more protein in this perfect breakfast smoothie?

To make this smoothie a great source of protein, add in a scoop of your favorite protein powder that gives you around 20 grams of protein.

If your protein powder is sweetened, you can reduce or omit the maple syrup. If the amount of liquid sweetener is not reduced, the smoothie will be extra sweet.

As you blend the smoothie, you can taste and always add more sweetener if needed.

Smoothies make the perfect quick breakfast because they blend up and are ready to go in just a few minutes. You can double the recipe and feed more people in less time!

How to make this into a smoothie bowl

Here’s how to make thicker smoothies that you can then turn into a smoothie bowl!

You’ll start by reducing your liquid in half. Less liquid is needed to help thicken it.

Ensure that you are using a high-speed blender so that it’s able to blend well with less liquid.

Use a frozen banana to help thicken it as well.

As you are blending your thicker smoothie if it gets stuck and isn’t able to blend, add 1-2 tablespoons of almond milk or coconut milk to keep the blending going.

If you love how thick your smoothie bowl ends up, a perfect dessert to try is my healthy chocolate pudding recipe!

Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

Calling all chocolate lovers! This creamy chocolate avocado smoothie is a dream and tastes like a chocolate milkshake! The combo of ripe avocado, non-dairy milk, ripe banana, unsweetened cocoa powder, maple syrup, and peanut butter will satisfy all your chocolate cravings in a healthy chocolate smoothie!
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, smoothie
Servings: 1 servings
Calories: 464kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

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Nutrition

Calories: 464kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Sodium: 412mg | Potassium: 1139mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 211IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 363mg | Iron: 3mg
Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

If you try this healthy chocolate avocado smoothie recipe and it becomes a new favorite smoothie recipe, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!

XO

Heather

*Originally published in March 2012. Updated May 2022.*

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20 comments

Lindsey March 21, 2012 - 6:34 am

I haven’t yet! But I want to try it, right now I freeze ripe bananas to give my smoothies that creamy texture.

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Erica March 21, 2012 - 6:48 am

That mug is SO cute and what a great treat

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Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries March 21, 2012 - 7:00 am

yum!! i had some chocolate avocado mousse last night, and i know what you mean… 1/2 avocado is still a lot of avocado but isn’t very voluminous! i’ll have to try this smoothie out!

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Lauren @ What Lauren Likes March 21, 2012 - 7:28 am

yummmy! I need to try something like this! I haven’t had a smoothie in forever!

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Kristen @ swanky dietitian March 21, 2012 - 1:23 pm

This looks great! A great way to get my peanut butter fix and get in some extra healthy fats! Love it!

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Lisa @ Healthy Diaries March 21, 2012 - 3:10 pm

This looks delicious! I have 3 avocados sitting in my fridge right now!

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Amy March 21, 2012 - 6:54 pm

this sounds amazing!! definitely going to try it!

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers March 21, 2012 - 8:01 pm

Sounds wonderful! The only thing is I am allergic to avocado! 🙁

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Baking Serendipity March 24, 2012 - 9:21 pm

I love this! I make smoothies all the time (especially when the weather is warmer) and am always game for a change up flavor. Avocado is definitely one I haven’t tried before…but am inspired to now!

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Get Healthy with Heather March 26, 2012 - 6:43 pm

Gotta give the avocado a try! It makes smoothies sooooo creamy and dreamy.

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Megan June 1, 2020 - 5:19 am

5 stars
I made this worried about the avocado flavor coming through but it turned out so good!

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Heather June 1, 2020 - 5:21 am

Glad to hear Megan!

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Ri December 4, 2022 - 11:50 am

5 stars
This is a good smoothie! I made with a frozen banana and only used one tbsp of cocoa and no ice. The only thing I would do differently would be to decrease the sweetener or omit altogether. Or maybe add a date for natural sweetness. Thank you for the recipe.

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Heather December 5, 2022 - 5:20 am

Thanks, Ri, love that you shared how you mixed it up! Glad it was a hit!

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