This easy Chocolate Avocado Smoothie with coconut milk is rich, creamy, and has a killer combination of healthy, delicious ingredients! It’s also low-carb, gluten-free, and vegan.
This easy chocolate avocado smoothie is a rich, creamy treat that’s sure to satisfy any sweet tooth!
The secret is how well the avocado pairs with the cocoa powder. It turns this smoothie into a decadent treat that is unbelievably smooth and satisfying!
And when you add the coconut milk for even more creaminess, you end up with the most dreamy texture you could imagine… for less than 80 calories per serving!
Yep, you read that right. This treat tastes like it could be a full day’s worth of calories, but thanks to the perfect blend of ingredients, it’s actually super light and healthy.
Plus, you only need 5 main ingredients plus water, salt, and optional mint for garnish. Healthy, delicious, and super easy to make… what could be better?
Whether you whip up this smoothie after a workout, for a quick breakfast, or even as a dessert, you won’t believe that something so delicious and rich could actually be low-carb and good for you!
How to make a chocolate avocado smoothie
It takes less than 5 minutes to prep the ingredients and blend up this delicious treat.
Step 1: Add all of the ingredients to a blender.
Step 2: Blend on high speed until smooth and creamy. If desired, add more liquid Stevia to taste.
Step 3: Garnish with fresh mint if desired and serve.
It doesn’t get much easier than that. I almost always have these ingredients on hand, so whenever I’m in the mood for something cool and chocolatey, this smoothie is my go-to!
Once you taste it, you’ll understand why 🙂
Variations for your smoothie
One of the things I love about smoothies is that they are very easy to customize. You can adjust ingredients based on taste preference or just by what you have on hand!
I like to use liquid Stevia in my smoothies, but any low-carb sweetener will work in this recipe. Feel free to use whatever works for you!
The coconut milk can be replaced by any unsweetened plant or nut milk. If you aren’t vegan, you could also use a few tablespoons of yogurt instead.
You can also replace the avocado with 1/2 a banana if you don’t have a ripe avocado.
One of my top tips for this recipe is to chill the avocado, coconut milk, and 1/2 cup of water beforehand. The cold ingredients make the smoothie seem extra creamy. It’s especially nice on a hot summer day!
Low carb smoothie nutrition
Thanks to these powerhouse ingredients, this rich smoothie is low-carb, gluten-free, and only 6.6 grams of net carbs per serving!
Each serving also contains 30.6 grams of fat (if you use full-fat coconut milk), 2.3 grams of protein, and 5.5 grams of fiber. That means that this smoothie is great for anyone following a low carb or keto diet.
If you want to decrease the calories and fat, you can use regular unsweetened coconut milk instead of full-fat. That will cut the calories by more than 50 percent!
If you want to increase the protein in the smoothie, you could add a scoop of your favorite protein powder! Chocolate would definitely be a great fit, but if your protein powder is sweetened, you may want to reduce the amount of liquid stevia used in the recipe.
You could also add an unflavored protein powder like collagen protein.
You can store this smoothie in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
The recipe is for 2 servings, so you can enjoy half right away and save the rest for the next time your chocolate craving strikes!
Other healthy smoothie recipes
I love a delicious, healthy smoothie recipe. They’re easy to whip up and, with the right ingredients, can give you energy for hours! Here are a few of my favorites that I know you’ll love:
You can also check out this roundup I created of low-carb smoothies for diabetics for even more inspiration!
When you’ve tried this smoothie, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!
Chocolate Avocado Smoothie
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- 3 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 cup full-fat coconut milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- pinch mineral salt
- 6-7 drops liquid Stevia
- Fresh mint (for decoration)
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender.
- Blend on high speed until smooth and creamy. If desired, add more liquid Stevia to taste.
- Garnish with fresh mint if desired and serve.
How many grams of avocado do you use?
Christel Oerum says
Around 100 grams / 3.5 oz
Jean H says
Yes!! Oh this is so good! I made it right away, I had to try it! I used 1/2 cup Unsweetened Almond milk (no water or coconut milk). I used another sweetener (granules) and used 2 tsps it was sweet enough. I was going to drink it right away, so I thought I should skip the lime juice because I only have lemons – but, so glad I used the lemon juice anyway. It gave it an extra kick! Thank you! Ahhh.. love it!
Janet Hawkins says
The amount of Stevia called for in this recipe is absurdly low unless you’re used to snacking on unsweetened cocoa powder. I ended up using 8x the amount, then throwing everything out because I’m not a fan of that much Stevia. Will make again for my husband–who is not as anti-sugar as I am–with sweetened chocolate almond milk. Was the cocoa powder called for supposed to be sweetened?
Christel Oerum says
No, we never used sweetened products. Sorry you didn’t like it
I replaced water with almond milk, thinking it needed to be more rich, but it didn’t need it! Honestly this could be used as a frosting for a cake. It’s super good.
Hi! I’ve been recently diagnosed with type 2 DM and possible liver disease (probably from my obesity). Are most or all of these recipes appropriate for type 2 as well? Asking because I saw you’re type 1 and just wanted to make sure!
Christel Oerum says
If your medical team has given you specific nutrition guidance you should follow that. Most of our recipes here would be considered low carb, but you might also have to watch your sodium intake or something else. I’d recommend getting guidance from your doctor and then revisiting the recipes and see if they fit your specific needs
1 Cup of Full Fat Coconut milk has over 500 calories in it – how are you getting under 100 calories per serving? I’m just curious as I’m tracking my macros
Christel Oerum says
Brittany – thank you so much for pointing that out! For some reason, the coconut milk had not made its way into the nutrition calculation. The recipe has been updated