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Chocolate Avocado Banana Smoothie

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x

This decadent and creamy chocolate avocado banana smoothie contains a list of superfood ingredients that will leave you buzzing with energy. It’s high in fibre, nutritionally-balanced, packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and tastes amazingly rich and decadent. It has quite a few ingredients but they’re all fairly common, are probably already in your pantry and they all do their part in taking this superfood smoothie to the next level.


Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp (7 g) raw cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp (20 g) cacao nibs
  • 1 (120 g) medium frozen banana
  • 1/4 of an avocado (30 g)
  • 1/2 cup (60 g) lightly steamed then frozen cauliflower pieces
  • 1/2 serving (20 g) Vega Performance Protein in Vanilla
  • 1 tbsp (15 g) almond butter
  • 2 small or 1 large (20 g) pitted date (can be omitted to reduce sugar)
  • 1 cup liquid of choice, either plant-based milk, water or coconut water
  • 1 tsp maca (optional, for added health benefits)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (optional, for flavour)
  • 1/41/2 tsp unrefined sea salt (optional, enhances flavour)

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. If you want you want to try a chocolate chip avocado smoothie, leave the cacao nibs out until the end and then pulse a few times to combine, or you can just stir them in.
  2. Pour into a glass and enjoy.

Notes

  1. To reduce the sugar in this smoothie, omit the dates and use less banana and more cauliflower.
  2. See notes in post for substitutions.