Chocolate Avocado Smoothie (Vegan)

You guys, I don’t know what happened.

cocoa avocado smoothie

I swear, I was trying to make breakfast. But after I flipped the switch on my Vitamix, this breakfast drink took a sharp turn to Dessertsville. Oops.

This delicious avocado smoothie recipe is SO creamy and delicious. It's vegan, gluten free, and full of superfoods!

This delicious avocado smoothie recipe is SO creamy and delicious. It’s vegan, gluten free, and full of superfoods!

Luckily, it just tastes like dessert, but it’s still healthy enough for breakfast! And I’ve always been a fan of healthy desserts for breakfast. (Uh, have you tried these gluten free protein donuts yet?) Anyways, here’s the recipe!

chocolate chip breakfast smoothie

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Chocolate Avocado Smoothie
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1
  • 1 small banana, ripe
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 handful of ice (about 6 large cubes)
  • ⅓ cup almond milk
  • 3 heaping tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp agave or maple syrup (optional, depending on how sweet you like it.)
  • Mini chocolate chips, granola, or coconut shreds for topping (optional)
  1. Peel the banana and the avocado and toss them in the blender.
  2. Add ice, almond milk, and cocoa powder and blend until smooth.
  3. Give it a taste and decide if you want a little sweetener in there or not. It'll depend on how sweet you like it and also how large your banana was.
  4. Add other toppings if you like!

drippy avocado smoothie

This recipe is perfect for when you have half an avocado that is turning a bit brown. Even if it’s not beautiful, it’ll still taste amazing! And isn’t it so sad letting any avocado pieces go to wasted?! Don’t let that happen to you.

chocolate chip breakfast smoothie

So let’s raise a chocolatey glass to the weekend! It has been one crazy-busy week and I am so glad that Friday has arrived! Virginia is bracing itself for a stormy weekend so if you’re enjoying sunny skies where you are, can you send over some sunshine? I’m forgetting what the sun looks like. Seriously. This weekend I plan on wrapping up in a blanket and reading a good book. Or maybe playing in the kitchen. Basically anything that will keep me warm and dry during the storms!

Not ready to use up your avocado on your smoothie?

peach cobbler smoothie plain

Then try this peach cobbler smoothie!

Do you like sweet or savory breakfasts?


  1. I have a few avocados in the freezer I want to use, and this looks like a great cause! I tend to want a mix or sweet and savory (like salty peanut butter on banana pancakes), but if I had to choose I’d say say savory.
    Here’s praying all us east coasters stay dry!

  2. Thank you for sharing! Nothing better than a smoothie for breakfast…that tastes like dessert! 🙂

  3. YUM! This is like my chocolate peanut butter avocado “pudding”–the avocado makes it so rich and so tasty. Can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love avocado smoothies. I make one about once a week for a quick dinner with protein powder added.

  5. I’ll bet this is amazing! Chocolate avocado mousse is our go-to healthy treat, so I’m sure this is just as tasty. Will definitely have to try!

  6. i need to try avocado in my smoothie now!!!! I also LOVE TJ’s cocoa powder, it’s the best!!!

  7. So creamy it’s like pudding!

  8. This sounds SO GOOD and a perfect way to satisfy that sweet craving in a healthier way!

    Fizz and Frosting

  9. I’ve totally made something like this and I agree it is SO SO SO good. I need to go get some more avos this weekend!!

  10. Mmmm…. This looks just delish!

  11. This looks like a vegan chocolate mousse that I used to make except WAY healthier! Love it!

  12. I so wish I wasn’t out of avocado! I am trying this after I go to the store.

  13. A comedian once said, “I should just save time and throw away the avocado at the grocery store right after I pay for it”…I am so glad you have given me an AWESOME chocolate alternative! Thanks!

  14. A lot of people love the texture/consistency of avocado and chocolate. I’ve seen several recipes in the blogging world for smoothies or even ice cream. I haven’t tried it yet!

  15. I’m already a fan of pie for breakfast, so this would definitely be a step up for me!

  16. So hard to choose between sweet and savory when it comes to breakfast! It honestly just depends on my mood. If we’re eating out, I usually go the savory route. At home, it’s usually something sweet like a smoothie.

  17. you should NEVER waste an this works out perfectly 🙂

  18. Yes I live smithies for breakfast! And you don’t have to tell me twice to have chocolate for breakfast!! Love these ingredients!!

  19. Yum! I need to get on the avocado smoothie bandwagon. I got one at South Block and it was yummy but nearly $8.

  20. Sweet breakfasts for sure!!

  21. Oh yes, I love adding avocado to chocolate smoothies! It makes them so creamy and delicious. This is my kind of breakfast!!

  22. I definitely tend to go for sweet breakfasts, I guess my body just craves that glucose surge in the morning! This looks fantastic, I have made something similar and it really is the best treat!

  23. Dessert for breakfast is the best kind of breakfast! This smoothie looks absolutely wonderful. We are expected to have a pretty stormy/cold weekend in Boston as well and it feels too early to turn the heat on in our apartment but brr!

  24. I’ve never had avocado in a smoothie, but this looks delicious!

  25. I love avocados but I never would’ve thought to put them in a smoothie. My friend from Brazil recently shared her avocado smoothie recipe, and I was hooked. This one is a must try, since it includes chocolate!

  26. Chocolate, banana, avocado. This combination is perfect!

  27. Looks delicious!

    Made in MauveBloglovin

  28. I’m guilty of letting avocados go brown every once in a while and it is the saddest thing EVER! I definitely don’t want this happening to me so I will keep this recipe in mind. I mean chocolate + avocado might be waht’s missing in my life. 😛 Have a great one Liz! -Iva

  29. I’ve seen quite a few recipes like this with avocado being used as an ingredient in sweet dishes but I haven’t quite had the courage to try them yet as I just imagine it tasting like a guacamole smoothie! Hehe looks good though. I’ll get over myself and give it a go 🙂

  30. Ummm, yum! Wow this sounds great. I bet it could be made into a chocolate mousse kind of dish with a bit more blending.

  31. this looks delicious!

  32. This looks delicious and I’m a vegan so this is perfect!! Pinned!

  33. Yum! I love chocolate ad avocado in puddings and smoothies 🙂

  34. Ha! Ha! I love it when my blender accidently makes dessert instead of breakfast 🙂

  35. Yes please! I would like 2!

  36. I love avocados in smoothies! This looks so creamy and delicious!

  37. This looks yummy! I bet the avocado makes it super creamy. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us at Merry Monday this week!

  38. Yum, I love chocolate and I love avocado, I never thought to put them together in a smoothie. Must try! Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday Linkup last week. Pinning to our linkup board and hope you join us again this weekend.

  39. Yes! More good vegan smoothie recipes! Great job!
    Thanks for joining Peace, Love, Linkup! Come and grab a button and I’ll see you tomorrow at 6 for more sharing hijinks!


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