Chocolate Avocado Shake

Chocolate Avocado Shake

This rich, healthy chocolate shake recipe is dairy-free and gets its creaminess from avocado instead of ice cream. If you aren’t avoiding dairy, you can use regular low-fat milk and any type of semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips in place of the nondairy chocolate chips.

2 Servings

 

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado, halved and pitted
  • Avocado Hass
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla almond milk or other nondairy vanilla milk
  • 
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar or maple syrup, or to taste
  • 12 ice cubes
  • 2 tablespoons nondairy semisweet chocolate chips, melted (see Tip)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, or to taste

 

Preparation

Active: 10 m | Ready in: 10m

  • Scoop avocado into a blender; add milk, cocoa, brown sugar (or maple syrup), melted chocolate and vanilla. Pulse and puree until smooth. Add ice and puree until thick and frosty.
  • To melt chocolate, microwave in a bowl on Medium (50%) for 1 minute. Stir, then continue microwaving on Medium, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted.

 

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1 3/4 cups
  • Per serving: 381 calories; 23 g fat(6 g sat); 11 g fiber; 45 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 84 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 29 g sugars; 27 g added sugars; 522 IU vitamin A; 10 mg vitamin C; 194 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 154 mg sodium; 791 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Potassium (23% daily value), Folate & Magnesium (21% dv), Calcium (19% dv), Vitamin C (17% dv).
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2 1/2
  • Exchanges: 2 other carbohydrate, 4 fat

 

Originally posted on EatingWell Magazine