Chocolate Avocado Smoothie (Vegan & Paleo)

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This Chocolate Avocado Smoothie tastes like a dark chocolate milkshake, while being naturally dairy-free and sweetened with fruit. It’s made without bananas, for a rich chocolate flavor you’ll love.

chocolate avocado smoothie

Chocolate Avocado Smoothie Recipe

What I love about this smoothie recipe is that it is properly combined and nut-free. It’s filling enough to be enjoyed as a light lunch, or you can share it as a naturally sweetened dessert.

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It reminds me of the stevia-sweetened smoothie I used to enjoy daily while candida cleansing, but I prefer this version because it’s sweetened with dates. (Check out this post for why I stopped using stevia.)

spinach avocado smoothie ingredients

The key to this smoothie is using enough cacao powder to mask the avocado flavor, and you can even add a handful of fresh baby spinach to the mix for extra nutrition. I promise, you won’t be able to taste it!

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I hope you’ll enjoy this chocolate avocado smoothie the next time you need to satisfy your sweet tooth!

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Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

This Chocolate Avocado Smoothie tastes like a rich chocolate milkshake, while being dairy-free and naturally sweetened with fruit. I love that it's made without bananas!
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword avocado, chocolate, smoothie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 361kcal


  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4 Medjool dates , pitted
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 heaping tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 handful fresh baby spinach (optional)
  • 1 heaping cup ice cubes


  • In a high-speed blender, combine the water, dates, avocado, cacao powder, vanilla, and spinach, if using, and blend until very smooth. Taste the pudding-like mixture to make sure there's enough sweetness and chocolate flavor to your liking, and adjust anything to your taste. (Keep in mind that the flavor will be diluted a bit more once you add the ice.)
  • Add the ice and blend again, until the smoothie has more of a milkshake-like texture. You can add as much ice as needed to achieve the texture you want, but keep in mind that extra ice will dilute the chocolate flavor. Serve right away.


Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 1079mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 64g | Vitamin A: 3030IU | Vitamin C: 13.4mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 2mg
For the whole batch: Calories: 361, Fat: 7g, Carbohydrates: 78g, Fiber: 10g, Protein: 3g

Recipe Notes:

  • If you don’t have dates on hand or a high-powered blender, you can use maple syrup to sweetened this drink instead. (Or honey, if you don’t need this recipe to be vegan.)
  • I use raw cacao powder in this recipe, but you can use regular cocoa powder if you like. I think they taste similar, but raw cacao powder is thought to have more antioxidants.

Reader Feedback: Have you ever tried adding avocado to your smoothies? Let me know what you think in the comments below!

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Holy cow, this is good. Just like a chocolate milkshake! Thanks to you, I’ve been eating more dates this year and I can’t believe it– my blood sugar has gone DOWN. My A1C levels are better than they have ever been. And I’m drinking tasty chocolate milkshakes like this one! Thank you, thank you. This has become a weekly staple for me.


Just made this and it’s so good!!!


Absolutely delicious. It tasted a like a decadent chocolate mousse without the guilt! I did find 2 medjool dates to be enough, I think 4 would make it way too sweet for me and it reduces the calories total by more than 100. I soaked the dates in boiling water for 5 minutes and whipped together in my Nutrininja. A keeper!


Just made this. So so good! Thanks for the recipe!


I prepared this recipe and it was delicious!! Thank you so much.

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