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Chocolate-Avocado Smoothie

The healthiest chocolate shake you'll ever taste!

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Combine everything together in a blender and process until smooth!

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Chocolate-Avocado Smoothie
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 2 Medjool dates, pitted & soaked
  • 1 avocado, pitted & chopped
  • 2 cups almond milk, divided
  • ½ cup kale, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1-2 Tbsp maple or agave syrup*, if needed to taste
Instructions
  1. Soak dates for about 20 minutes to soften, drain.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Start with 1 ½ cups of the milk then add in more until you reach your desired consistency.
Notes
*With the natural sweetness from the dates, you made not even need to add the syrup.

 

6 Responses to Chocolate-Avocado Smoothie

  1. C Collyer June 29, 2016 at 6:52 am #

    Cocoa powder? Which brand is gluten free?

    • Marla Hingley
      Marla Hingley June 30, 2016 at 3:54 pm #

      Cocoa powder is naturally gluten free. Cocoa powder (found in the baking section) is essentially the ground version of the cocoa bean. If you look at a container of cocoas ingredient list it should state only cocoa if it has been naturally processed. Or if has been 'Dutch' processed (to neutralize its natural acidity, bringing it to a pH of 7), potassium carbonate or sodium carbonate will also be listed in the ingredient list. Dutch processed cocoa is noticeably darker in color, and is the best choice for baking due to its balanced acidity. It's the malted powders or cocoa/chocolate drink mix powders that can contain gluten.

  2. Kim June 29, 2016 at 7:33 am #

    I love the recipes and really appreciate them.
    I there any way I could find out the nutritional information for the recipes - like carbohydrates, calories, etc?
    Thanks again !
    ~kim

    • Marla Hingley
      Marla Hingley June 30, 2016 at 3:32 pm #

      Thanks, so glad you like them! The nutritional info is shown on the right side of the page, next to the recipe box (unfortunately we can't get it to print out with the recipe).

  3. Bryan August 2, 2016 at 5:36 pm #

    Chocolate-Avocado Smoothie ? I dislike Avocado's any substitute's?

    Bryan

    • Marla Hingley
      Marla Hingley August 3, 2016 at 7:43 am #

      The avocado adds a lot of volume and texture (thickness/creaminess) to the shake. The perfect substitute would be banana, but if you don't like that add some frozen berries.

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