Chocolate avocado shake for avocado haters

chocolate avocado shake

I hate avocados.

They suck.  They taste like grassy…nothing?  And if you cut into them too early they aren’t smooth, but if you cut too late they’re mushy and brown, ugh.  Guacamole is weird and chunky.  And people just slice avocados up and put them on toast?  Plain toast???  Like ANIMALS???

So like a total maniac I bought an avocado at the store last week.

fresh avocado

Mmmmm, sludge. (I’m not doing very well selling this, I can feel it.)

Long story short, I’ve been trying to eat more vegetables, so I’ve been trying stuff previously written off as gross.  Cauliflower, sweet potato, vegan protein powder, beets, eggplant, and now there’s a damn avocado on my counter, and it’s juuuuuuuust ripe.  Pinterest recommended mixing avocado with chocolate, in brownies, cake, pudding, mousse, and all kinds of typically unhealthy stuff.  The avocado replaces other oils and fats with the healthy vegetable avocado fat, which is great, but I wanted something marginally healthier and single-serving.

Smoothie it is.

My go-to breakfast smoothie is about a cup of liquid, a cup of fruit, and a scoop of protein powder, so that’s the base of this smoothie, too.  I added cocoa powder for the chocolate (my protein is vanilla-flavored), and then a teaspoon or two of honey for optional sweetness.  So four, five ingredients tops, and what do I get?

The best freaking smoothie I’ve ever had.

It is PHENOMENAL.  It’s super rich, full of protein and healthy fats, and has two servings of vegetables!  And I swear, it’s not “good even though it’s a vegetable.”  It’s good all by itself.  You really can’t taste the avocado (I’d tell you if you could, believe me); it just adds this great texture.  I honestly think in a blind taste-test, the average person couldn’t tell there was anything weird about this smoothie, just that it was insanely good.  A five-minute, five-ingredient breakfast that’ll start your day off right!

Chocolate avocado shake

Serving Size: 1 16 oz shake

Calories per serving: 574

Fat per serving: 30 g

Carbs per serving: 42 g

Protein per serving: 42 g

Fiber per serving: 16 g

Sugar per serving: 19 g

Chocolate avocado shake


  • 1 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 cup milk (I had soymilk, so I used soymilk)
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1-2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • honey or agave, to taste


  • Put everything in the blender. Blend. Eat.
  • *If your protein powder is chocolate flavored, start with 1 tablespoon cocoa and taste before adding more.
  • **I liked the smoothie just fine without any extra's just that...I liked it even more with a drizzle of honey. You do you.
  • Notes

    *These nutrition stats will vary based on the protein powder and amount of honey you use.

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    Not kidding, make this smoothie.  Immediately.  And tell me what you think!  How else do you guys hide vegetables?


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