Choco-Cado Milkshake


This chocolate milkshake is my new favorite snack. It’s sugar-free and loaded with healthy fats!

If you’re not a fan of avocados, don’t worry– I don’t care much for their flavor, either. It’s totally hidden in this creamy shake, thanks to the cocoa, cinnamon and sweetness from the liquid stevia.

If you’re new to using stevia, try the NuNaturals brand. It’s my favorite, with no bitter after-taste!

Choco-cado Milkshake
serves 2

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups water or almond milk
1 ripe avocado
2 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
liquid stevia, to taste
2 handfuls of ice

*optional: 2 handfuls fresh spinach, for a green milkshake

Directions

Throw all the ingredients into a blender, and blend until completely smooth and creamy. (you shouldn’t see any flecks of avocado, or it kinda ruins the effect…) You could easily stop here and serve this mixture over ice.

But if you have a high-powered blender, like the Vita-Mix, throw two handfuls of ice into the blender and blend until ice-cold and creamy! It’s just like a milkshake!!

The cinnamon is like the “secret ingredient” to this drink– it really takes the flavor over-the-top, while hiding any avocado flavor.

5 from 11 votes
Choco-cado Milkshake
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

A creamy, sugar-free chocolate milkshake.

Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado, chocolate, dairy free, paleo, vegan
Servings: 2
Calories: 180 kcal
Author: Detoxinista.com
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups water or almond milk
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • liquid stevia , to taste
  • 2 handfuls of ice
  • *optional: 2 handfuls fresh spinach , for a green milkshake
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the ingredients into a blender, and blend until completely smooth and creamy.
  2. You could easily stop here and serve this "chocolate milk" over ice, but if you have a high-powered blender, like the Vita-Mix, add two handfuls of ice into the blender and blend again until it has a milkshake consistency.
Per Serving: Calories: 180, Fat: 15g, Carbohydrates: 12g, Fiber: 8g, Protein: 3g

Enjoy!

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Comments

Camilla

Megan! This is really good. I substituted the stevia with maple syrup (2 TBSP) and it was yum! I don’t like stevia bc it leaves an after taste…

Sadie Benson

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE… been using this milkshake recipe now for months and still my children beg for it! You are amazing and love to try anything you create! I know it will be great! Holidays were awesome and I was able to use your recipes and treats to make my life healthier – not to mention my family as well! Keep up the GREAT work!

Patricia Buchanan

This tasted horrible! I threw it down the sink.

I used a combo of hemp milk and water and over a dropper of vanilla stevia and I made sure to only use a 1/4 tsp of cinnamon and I could still taste it and barely any chocolate. It was a very watery almost flavorless (except for the cinnamon) drink.

Sabrina

Wow! I have been eating much lower-carb lately and have been search for a smoothie, or even better, a green one (I love adding spinach to my smoothies!), that does not use bananas or berries as a sweetener. This is the only tasty looking one I’ve found thus far and I will give it a try. I think I’ll try freezing the almond milk beforehand and seeing what that does for the texture. Thanks so much!

Aurelia

Thank you for this recipe, it was SO delicious. I used cardamom instead of cinnamon, because I’d run out, and raw creamed honey for sweetener… And no ice. The almond milk was cold enough for me. It was incredible!

Stacey

Wow! This is an amazing recipe! love love love it!

Rachael

About how much stevia do you use (so I have a starting point)? Can it be substituted with maple syrup or honey?

Nicole

So I love avocados but my best friend is allergic and I wanted to make this as a dessert tomorrow night. Can I omit the avocado completely, or is there something you would recommend as an alternative? Thanks.

Robin Salley

My picky 7 year old drank this up! I halved the recipe and used 3 dates to sweeten it instead of the Stevia. I loved it as well!

sarah thompson

Oh my goodness, this is delicious! I halved it since I only had a small avocado, used coconut milk, a teeny bit extra cocoa powder, and a quick squirt of agave since I’m allergic to stevia. Even with half the recipe it made more than I could drink, and I’m officially full. Can’t wait to try the vanilla version! This will be my family’s new go-to “treat!” Thank you!!!

Greig

Sorry, I forgot to mention a spoonfull of hemp protein if you like will add that extra fuel for the day -all great natural ingredients! We use a tall glass and a hand mixer to do this up in absolutely no time at all, a great thing at O-dark hundred come the start of a new day!

Greig

Call it a vanillacado or choco-cado, it’s been our breakfast now for ages. This recipe comes directly from Brazil. Blend avocado with milk or coconut water & presto..! My personal favourite regular twist is now done w a banana, and if I have strawberries or blueberries then they’re in there too! Since juicing I’m adding coco milk with the milk or water for the xtra fat. A bit of psylium here gives U fibre you won’t notice***, a kiss of honey, agave or stevia gives a bit of sweetness. Done deal!! Cinnamon adds antioxidants. An Absolutely Awesome Filling Breakfast! So Tasty!!

Daniela

What would be a good brand for the cocoa powder?

Amelia

I made the vanilla version of this but instead of almond milk used decaf coffee with a bit of vanilla protein powder to create a vanilla frappicino with all of the goodness of avocado! Thanks for the base recipe… looking forward to a chocolate-peanut butter one tomorrow!

Kasette

I love the taste of this milkshake, although mine turned out a bit powdery (the taste not the texture). It could be my blender considering my blender sucks, but do you have any sugestions to make it any creamier?

Sandy Burke

I also had to subsitute Raw Agave Nector for the sweetener I did not have any liquid stevia, since it was close to midnight when I found this recipe and just had to try it!

Sandy Burke

OMGOsh, I made this and loved it! Too much cinnamon for my taste but once toned down I found it to be fantastic! I am a diabetic right now and this is a great treat for me, low in carbs, high in fiber and most of all delicious!

shelly

ummmm… isn’t cocoa AND especially alcohol (in the vanilla extract – 90%. and not even cooked!) specifically NOT allowed on the candida cleanse diet?

    Megan

    As I’ve mentioned in my Candida Cleansing Recipe section, my recipes are tailored to the Detox 4 Women approach of candida cleansing, which does allow for small amounts of chocolate. Because there are so many different theories on candida cleansing, which can vary pretty drastically, it is up to the individual cleanser to decide which recipes are appropriate for him or her.

Kristy

Yummy!
I followed the recipe except using coconut sugar as the sweetener.
Had my husband try it and he was like “huh, rich.” He hates trying anything new so at least he tried it. Am planning to share it with my daughter but if she doesn’t come inside soon it will be all gone!
Is this a detox recipe or just a healthier snack recipe?

    Megan

    In my opinion, all healthy recipes are detox recipes, since I consider “detoxing” to be something that is done over the long term– not just a short-term cleanse or fast. So, yes, this is definitely a detox recipe AND a healthy snack!

Jennifer Jackson

This is super yummy!!! My skeptical little girls are gulping it down!!!

Amira

Hi Megan
I just found your site and totally love it. I made this today for me and my family for breakfast with 2 ripe avacados, 1 c frozen spinach, 1 heaping tbs of fresh turmeric and lemon paste and date-sweetened almond milk and it was delicious. I’m looking forward to try all of your other delicious recipes as well πŸ™‚
Amira N

Chantal

I just want to thank you for this recipe! I started the candida diet one week ago and thank god for this shake! It’s the only thing that makes me feel really full plus it taste good too! πŸ™‚ Love your website!

Robin

I love this shake! I am new to the world of healthy eating and am in my second week of food combining. I am so excited to have found your site and this shake! I never in a million years would of thought I would enjoy this. Can’t wait to try more of your recipes!

Candra

I do not care for artificial sweeteners, is there something I can use as a natural,sweeteners in place of the stevia? If so, what and how much would you recommend?

Kim

I made this shake tonight! SO GOOD!!

Holly

I could literally drink this everyday…. and I’m guessing I probably will for the next week. I love how I was able to get a hefty dose of vitamins, healthy fats and nutrients disguised as a light and frothy milkshake. I added a scoop of pumpkin protein and I was full for HOURS! Can’t wait to try the vanilla and chai flavours too!

Tommy

What a great creation! I wonder if Its just my taste buds today, but I just couldn’t drink it down all that well! Could it be because I used unsweetened cocoa? I will definitely try this again when I get Chocolate almond milk, thats my favorite -maybe add a kick, because I really do love avocados and all of the ingredients in this recipe!

    Megan

    I think it totally depends on the avocado, and on your taste buds. Did you use enough stevia, according to your taste? Different brands vary, so I keep adding it until I like the flavor. I always use unsweetened raw cocoa powder, and usually add some fresh spinach, so an extra few drops of stevia (and cinnamon, for that matter) help mask that “green” taste.

    Hope you’ll find a combo you like!

Kelly

Im drinking one right now! yumm! Borrowed my brother’s blender, a high powered one makes such a delicious difference; I’ve been waiting to make one of these since August. Thanks! Always great!

Meghan

Was wondering if you could use truvia packets instead of liquid stevia. If so, how much do you think you should use?

    Megan

    I’ve personally never tried Truvia, but I assume it would be similar to using pure stevia.

    I like to “taste as I go” to make sure it’s sweetened just right, so I’d start with one packet, and go from there! I would imagine 1-2 packets would work, assuming it’s as sweet as stevia packets. Also, if you haven’t tried NuNaturals stevia products, I highly recommend them– they’re the best brand I’ve ever tried, and don’t leave you with a weird aftertaste, like some other ones can.

    Hope you enjoy it!

GirlonRaw

Oh yeah I do love anything chocolate and avocado. Made something similar the other day and served it on top of ripe strawberries. Delish.

Pure2raw twins

love it! this smoothie sounds like something I would love

Rande @ Vegetable Centric Kitchen

I love following this! I noticed you mentioned in a previous post that you were cutting out coffee but that this wasn’t necessarily required for a yeast cleanse, is that right? Did Natalia have much to say regarding coffee in her course? I don’t drink it regularly but once in a while…

    Megan

    I don’t recall Natalia mentioning coffee much during the Advanced Training, other than the fact that she doesn’t worry about it much in regards to her clients until they are further along in the process. I think she assumed that most of us in attendance were no longer drinking coffee… though I still do love a cup on occasion, too. πŸ˜‰

    I think as long as you’re enjoying a small amount of coffee away from your probiotics, green juice, etc. you could definitely include it in a moderate yeast-fighting program and still see results.

Tulika

Oh YUM! This looks delicious and so thick!

Michaela

yum

I have made this smoothie right now, this is so good. Btw. do you workout during this cleance like running or anything? or just relax?
When you workout what do you drink after?

Thank you:-)

You know I am vegan and it took me a good time to stop craving goat cheese and now I have seen it almost every day on your food journal:-) But cravings have been away already

    Megan

    I didn’t work out too much last week, since my body needed more rest than usual to adapt to the cleanse. This week, I’m feeling a little more energized so I’ve added rebounding and walking back into my routine. I plan to start incorporating strength training and running again soon, now that I’m cruising. πŸ˜€

    I don’t worry about timing or specific fuel for my workouts, so I’ll be eating whatever my body wants, whenever it wants– just like I do now.

Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty

What kind of dextox is this!? yum!! πŸ™‚

I love cinnamon in my smoothies too!

Holly @ The Runny Egg

I have a super ripe avocado at home and I think I’m going to try this tonight! It looks delicious!

jen @ taste life

That smoothie looks delicious! I love cinnamon. I live in North Carolina and avocados here are at least 1.25 a piece, if not more! I wish I lived in CA and could get them cheaper!

    Megan

    Avocados aren’t much cheaper than that here! The best sale I’ve ever seen is 5 for $5, but they usually run around $2/each on average.

    Luckily, I don’t spend any money on meat or processed foods– so I have no problem spending more on my veggies and goat cheese! πŸ™‚

kate

how creative I love avocados in smoothies and this looks great!

Samuel

Hi
I would like to know about portion like how much goat cheese zou can eat in your cleanse like 2-3oz or more? Also the same with chocolate 2-3oz a day?

Thanks a lot

    Megan

    Lately, I’ve been eating up to 6oz. of the raw goat cheese, but portion varies daily depending on my appetite and the portion of the veggies that I’m eating with it.

    As far as the dark chocolate goes, I’ll eat anywhere from 1 to 3oz. of the stuff each night. πŸ˜€

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