Chocolate Avocado Banana Milkshake
August 11, 2014

chocolate avocado banana milkshake // choosing raw

There are almost 50 smoothie recipes on my blog. I love them all, but sometimes something one craves something a little richer than a smoothie. Sometimes one wishes for the taste of a good, old fashioned milkshake–something creamy, and chocolatey, and sweet as can be. That’s when this drink (smoothie, milkshake–we can call it whatever) will come in handy.

The recipe couldn’t be simpler: bananas, avocado, dates, cocoa, vanilla, and a pinch of cinnamon. You can even add the tiniest bit of sea salt if you like (I personally love the combination of chocolate and salt, but maybe that’s just me). What really makes the recipe shine is the avocado; it creates the silky texture and the thickness we all associate with milkshakes without any cream or unnecessary heaviness. And it adds fat–healthy fat–to this glorious combination of ingredients. I challenge you to make this milkshake and not fall a little bit in love with it.

chocolate avocado banana milkshake // choosing raw

Chocolate Avocado Banana Milkshake

Author - Gena Hamshaw

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sized frozen bananas
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1/2 large Hass avocado
  • 2 pitted medjool dates
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash cinnamon optional
  • 3 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • A few ice cubes

Instructions

  • Blend all ingredients together in a blender till smooth. Serve.

chocolate avocado banana milkshake // choosing raw

Avocado may be the secret ingredient in the smoothie, but of course the sweetness comes from my favorite fruit, bananas. And speaking of those, I wanted to mention that the Dole “Peel the Love” tour (which I blogged about in this post) is still ongoing.

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To recap, Peel the Love is a year long campaign that celebrates bananas and their versatility. The program includes delicious new banana recipes and a coast-to-caost “cabana tour” that’s covering 26 cities across the country between now and Labor Day. Stops still on the tour:

August 7-10: San Francisco, CA

August 11-15: Sacramento, CA

August 14-16: St. Louis, MO

August 17-18: Reno, NV

August 22-25: Portland, OR

August 21-24: Des Moines, IA

August 29 – September 1: Seattle, WA

August 29 – September 1: Minneapolis, MN

If the tour is coming to your hometown, I encourage you to check it out! What a fun event. You can track it, and find out more information about local goings on, at the Peel the Love page.

And before I go, I should mention that I shared another kind of chocolate milkshake on the Food52 website last week, also chocolate, but with an almond butter and date combo. It’s bomb.

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You now have two exceptional vegan chocolate milkshakes to choose from. Go forth and savor the sweetness.

Till soon,

xo

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    17 Comments
  1. This recipe looks great. I have never try it before.
    It is really new to me. I will try it soon and report for you later.
    Thank for share, Gena!

  2. What a way to use some leftover avos

    I always think of smoothies as a milkshake that’s fattening, but when I look at the ingredients it’s still healthy or green but in this case just camouflaged 🙂

    Such a delicious looking one at that.

    Keep posting more.

    I will be back for more.

    Btw. I just started following your blog.

    Dave

  3. What a great looking treat with just 7 ingredients, all of which have their own health-promoting properties. And any recipe that can include avocado is a great one to learn as avocados are one of the best foods for almost anyone. They are definitely in my list of the top 20 foods to eat. I will try this – it looks delicious. Thanks!

  4. YUM! This looks SO incredibly good, I want to eat it right now! Thank you for providing the recipe, can’t wait to try it!

  5. Looks so good! I always add avocado to green smoothies to make them extra creamy. And, yes, calling your blended drink a milkshake instantly makes it seem all the more luxurious and satisfying.

  6. Every other smoothie I make seems to be chocolatey at the moment! Obviously having a little phase!
    I’m with Lauren above, I’d love this as dessert 🙂
    Missed your choc shake on Food 52 so thanks for mentioning it.

  7. Mm I stashed some ripening avos in the freezer last week, I could use them straight from frozen in this. Can’t wait to try it, I’m thinking of putting all the bits in my blender, going for a run and then enjoying when I get back!

  8. Hi! The “Peel the Love” tour does sound fun (and such a cute name!); I wish it was coming to Chicago. Both “milk”shakes look delicious. The avocado banana shake reminds me of a thinned out version of chocomole! Also, I think you forgot to add the cocoa powder to the ingredient list? Or else I’m just missing it.