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March 13, 2013

Chocolate Avocado Shakes

click for recipe for chocolate avocado shake, can be made vegan
Chocolate Avocado Shake

I made cookies of the first time in almost a month today and the males in my house ate them within a couple of hours. It always amazes me how they claim that they don't really like sweets and then eat a ton of them. I have been attempting to limit the amount of sweets that my family eats and I have been successful except for the whining. The last couple of weeks I have heard a lot of whining including my oldest telling me that I didn't love him as much anymore since I hadn't made him cookies as an after school snack. Instead of cookies and baked goods I have been trying to make sweeter snacks that are healthy as well as delicious. I absolutely love avocados and recently have read a number of sweet recipes that incorporate them. Today I tried a new recipe for Chocolate Avocado Shakes from the April 2013 issue of Eating Well magazine.

This recipe has 7 ingredients. It takes 10 minutes of total time, all of which is active and makes 2 servings. For the milk I used vanilla almond milk, maple syrup for the sweetener and dark chocolate chips for the chocolate. If you wanted to make the recipe vegan you could use nondairy chips. I used the ice setting on my blender to blend everything up since I wanted to make sure that there were no large ice chips.

These shakes were a little too adult tasting for my kids. My husband and I really enjoyed them, but my two boys thought that they tasted weird. That was fine by me since it meant that there were more for me. I like that this recipe is high in potassium since my potassium got dangerously low last winter so I make sure to eat a large variety of high potassium foods. It is also full of healthy fats; avocados are a great way to add healthy fats into your diet and this recipe is nice since it is also sweet.

For the recipe go to Chocolate Avocado Shake.

44 comments:

  1. So they really are good? Are they thick like a mousse? I've seen this recipe and have been wanting to try it, but am scared of the outcome! :)

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    1. It depends on how many ice cubes you put it. If you put the twelve suggested it is more like a milk shake, if you were to use less it would be thicker more like a pudding.

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  2. I am not a fan of avocado. But, I am so curious how this tastes! :) I love almost anything chocolate, I think I may like this. :D

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    1. It tastes more like chocolate than anything else. Plus it has a tablespoon of vanilla to mask any taste from the avocado :)

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  3. Does it taste good? I only tried it with milk (or course lol) but not with chocolate. Not sure if they're a good combination.

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    1. If you like chocolate it would be good. It definitely has a chocolate taste so if you don't like chocolate it would be a little much :)

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  4. I'm not a big avocado fan, but I do like the health benefits of it, so I would actually try something like this - especially if the chocolate taste was there to cover up the avocado.

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    1. It really is great for you and you can't notice it since the taste of the chocolate is so much stronger.

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  5. Now that's a fanastic twist to Avocado. A dessert shake :)

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    1. It really is like a dessert shake and delicious :)

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  6. I am obsessed with Avocado so I can't wait to try it! I came to you from the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop! I am excited to spend more time on your site! I am hosting a party tomorrow at http://www.frugalfitfamily.com! Come by and Link up if you get a chance!

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    1. I love avocados also, they are healthy and delicious! Thanks for the heads up about the hop :)

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  7. Very interesting, I have never heard of chocolate and avocado. I will try it! I am visiting from Katherine's Corner.

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    1. If you try it tell me how it turns out :) Going over to check out your page!

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  8. These sounds super interesting. I've never thought to put avacado and chocolate together.

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    1. They really do work well together, even though it sounds strange :)

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  9. Thanks for sharing, I love my daily green smoothies and might try this one. Blog Hopping from Katherine's Corner - have a good week!

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    1. I make a lot of smoothies also, they are delicious! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  10. Oooh yummy! I made a chocolate avocado mousse a while back and found that I had to let it sit in the fridge for about an hour before the avocado taste went away. I tried it before putting it in the fridge and it tasted too strong!

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    1. I didn't notice the taste of the avocado in this. There is a tablespoon of vanilla, so the vanilla taste is noticeable, but not the avocado.

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  11. I never saw those two flavors mixed together. Sounds so different. You said it was delicious so I have to go by that!

    Phil
    www.blog.theregularguynyc.com

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    1. I promise they work well together :)

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    1. The flavors work really well together, my husband and I really liked it!

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  13. This sounds really interesting! I would love to try them. We are always interested in new recipes with avocado.

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    1. I use avocado in a lot of recipes, it really is great and has a lot of nutrition, which is nice :)

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  14. I have had chocolate and avocado together, very creamy in my mouth.

    Stopping by to say Aloha!

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  15. This combines two of my favorite foods, so I'm going to give it a try! found you through the Aloha Friday blog hop. :)

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    1. If you end up trying it tell me how it goes :) Going over to check out your blog now!

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  16. Looks so good! I'm now following you via Aloha Blog Hop! :)
    Susan

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    1. Thanks :) Going over to your page now!

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  17. Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the THursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

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  18. These sound awesome to me! Pinning! Thanks for linking up at Made in a Day last week!
    Kim

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  19. OMG what a great idea!! Perfect for tricking kids into eating avocado!!! Thanks for visiting me today at chicken nuggets and cookie butts!!!

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    1. It really is a great way to add nutrition into a kids diet!

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  20. Yum sounds good, I made one with out avocado but used almond milk, melted chocolate and it was delicious! I am sure it will be so nice with avocado too, cant wait to try it!

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    1. Almond milk is so great in shakes, I love it! The avocado makes it have a nice consistency which I like :)

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  21. Hi Ann,
    made this and loved it so did Noah this will be our morning weekend treat from now on! thanks :)

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    1. I'm so glad that you liked it :) Thanks for telling me how it turned out!

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