Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

I love the idea of drinking a smoothie or a shake as a meal replacement, what’s not to love?! They taste good, quick/easy to make and suppose to be healthy for us! Unfortunately, sometimes after drinking them I am left feeling still hungry or hungry within 2 hours and/or symptoms of low blood sugar that requires I eat more (#thatisnotmygoal)!! Thanks to all the juices, fruits, and sweeteners put into what is suppose to be a healthy option, we now have a high calorie/sugar bomb… no thank you!! This smoothie we are making today is guaranteed to keep you full and sugar crashes far away because we are using healthy fats as a smoothie base: Avocados! Yup, that’s right! A lean green smoothie using our favorite guac ingredient 🙂 

Chocolate Avocado Smoothie
Serves 1
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
2 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
2 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/4 a medium avocado
  2. 1/2 a medium banana, frozen and sliced
  3. 1/2 cup of raw spinach (or one heaping handful)
  4. 1 cup of almond milk
  5. 1/2 cup of ice (if needed)
  6. 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder
  7. 1/2 tablespoon of chiaseed/flaxseed coconut & cocoa blend**
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth (duh)!!!
Notes
  1. **Chia seed/ Flaxseed blend: http://www.amazon.com/Spectrum-Essentials-Decadent-Blend-Coconut/dp/B00CS5T2C2
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IMG_1949 Don’t let the green color throw you off – this smoothie is anything but dull! IMG_1950 I absolutely love the flavor of this smoothie and the texture is super creamy thanks to the banana and avocado combo! Yes please!! 

What is your favorite non-conventional ingredients to use in a smoothie? 

Love, 

Marla 

 

 

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Welcome to my slice of the internet I’m Marla, a dietitian & creator of The Blonde Pantry. A website that encompasses food, health, nutrition, travel, lifestyle, & home decor. Here you will find what makes me, me and hopefully, I can add something tasty to your table, something beautiful to your home and something thoughtful to your mind.

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  1. 5.20.15
    Laura Wilder said:

    Sounds yummy. I’ll have to give it a try. Lately I’ve been using whatever greens I have on hand, carrot tops, radish greens, beet tops, frozen kale. I like using fresh pomegranate seeds, but I need to get a better blender, as mine is not doing the job well enough! Enjoy your blog posts,