Chocolate!! Avocado Paleo Smoothie Recipe

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Avocado Paleo Smoothie Recipe
Why must smoothies be a breakfast/brunch recipe? I always hear of people saying they had a smoothie for breakfast, but it never made sense to me why I couldn’t also have a smoothie for lunch and dinner (and maybe a midnight snack too)! If it’s a delicious smoothie, then it should be enjoyable ANYTIME.

And this smoothie is definitely one of those “enjoy anytime” ones!

First, let me say that if you don’t currently keep frozen unpeeled bananas in your freezer, then you are Missing Out! You don’t have to peel them first – just throw the entire bunch of bananas into the freezer. That way you can use them whenever you need them for the next several months. (If you peel the bananas before freezing them, then they will start turning brown within a few days due to oxidation.)
frozen bananas

I always leave the frozen bananas to thaw at room temperature for 10 minutes before peeling them (you can use a paring knife to cut off the skin if you can’t wait the 10 minutes). If you’re wondering why the bananas need to be frozen, it’s because you get a much creamier (more like ice-cream) texture with frozen bananas. Also, you omit the need for adding ice (which I think dilutes the flavors).

Once peeled, add the bananas, unsweetened cocoa powder, avocado, frozen raspberries, and 2 cups of almond or coconut milk into a good blender. You can drizzle a bit of raw honey in as well if you want a sweeter smoothie (I didn’t think it needed any extra sweetness.) in Blend away until it’s all smooth.
Avocado Paleo Smoothie Recipe

Chocolate!! Avocado Paleo Smoothie Recipe

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Serving Size: 1 large glass

Chocolate!! Avocado Paleo Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries (or fresh raspberries or other berries)
  • 1-2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups almond or coconut milk

Instructions

  1. If you have unpeeled frozen bananas, then take the frozen bananas from the freezer and leave to thaw for 10 minutes before peeling (or cut the skin off with a paring knife).
  2. Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend well.
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  • Ceirra May 12, 2013, 1:59 pm

    Do you have any nutritional information for this recipe? It’s delicious btw!

    Reply
    • Louise May 12, 2013, 11:45 pm

      Thanks :) I don’t put up the nutritional info for most of the recipes as I believe that people often get too bogged down with that rather than just eating real food. But if you’re interested in getting the info, you can just plug the ingredients into a nutrition calculator like http://www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe/calculator

      Reply
  • glen November 8, 2013, 9:29 pm

    I just made this for the kids and myself. I omitted the berries as we didnt have any. I also used filtered water as the base. I intentionally put a low volume of water in to make it extremely thick. The end result was more of a mousse-like texture than a drink. My 3 young boys and myself just sat down and enjoyed the mega-yumminess of this recipe! Even my oldest son who hates avocado’s loves it! yum yum!

    Reply
    • Louise November 8, 2013, 9:34 pm

      Haha – your kids are fantastic Glen!

      Reply
  • Dan January 1, 2014, 4:41 am

    I always peel and cut my banana’s in half before I freeze them in zip lock bags. Generally I put 2 banana’s to one bag and lay them side by side. I stand mine in the shelf on the freezer door and once frozen they don’t stick together, so you can still take out 1/2 or one without having to hack at them, and they don’t turn brown either! Give it a go – its great imo.

    Reply
  • andrea January 14, 2014, 12:23 pm

    How many servings does this make?

    Reply
    • Louise January 14, 2014, 7:26 pm

      Hi Andrea – the recipe makes 2 servings (approx 1.5-2 American cups per serving). I usually pour it into 2 large glasses.

      Reply
  • Lynn April 2, 2014, 1:43 pm

    I just made this with the substitution of frozen strawberries for the raspberries (what I had on hand). I ended up adding 1/2 Tbsp. raw honey, and still all I can taste is the tangy avocado. Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE avocados! But, I was hoping it wouldn’t be the main taste in the smoothie. I would suggest 1/2 an avocado or maybe adding in some raw almond butter or something.

    Reply
  • sue April 3, 2014, 6:27 am

    Really good! Does it slways come out moose texture. Everytime I make it it does. Should I add more liquid?

    Reply
    • Louise April 3, 2014, 7:54 am

      It’s pretty thick – you can add more almond or coconut milk (or water) to make it thinner.

      Reply

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