This low-sugar avocado smoothie is rich, filling and chocolatey thanks to ripe avocado and unsweetened cocoa. Adding little cinnamon, vanilla and a pinch of cayenne pepper gives this unique shake a flavor reminiscent of Mexican hot chocolate. For more protein, substitute unsweetened pea milk or peanut milk for the almond or rice milk.
Mexican Chocolate Avocado Smoothie
- 1 medium ripe avocado
- 1 cup (200ml) unsweetened plain almond or rice milk
- 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 cup (237ml) ice cubes
Combine the avocado flesh, almond milk, cocoa powder, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, cayenne, and salt in a blender and blend until smooth. Add the ice and blend again until smooth. Serve immediately.
Serves: 2 | Serving size: 1/2 of the recipe, 1 1/4 cups/296ml
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 180: Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 8g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 96mg; Carbohydrate: 18g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 10g; Protein: 3g