Friday, March 16, 2012

Chocolate Avocado Protein Shake

Last week, avocados were on sale at Ralphs 2 for $1, so I bought a ton. The only problem is that they ripen quicker than I can eat them. I was about to make some guac until I came across a chocolate avocado pudding recipe on Choosing Raw. I like chocolate and avocado but it has never crossed my mind to combine those two ingredients. I was curious how the two would taste together but I was also a bit terrified. It seemed a bit too adventurous for me. However, since I currently have a surplus of very ripe avocados, I decided that worst case scenario, I would be stuck with something inedible to eat. However, instead of making chocolate avocado pudding, I would make a chocolate avocado protein shake.

Chocolate Avocado Protein Shake
Inspired by Choosing Raw

1/2 avocado
2 dates
2 tbsp chocolate protein powder
1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
1/4 cup nonfat greek yogurt
1 cup milk

Chop avocado and dates into chunks. Combine all ingredients into a blender or magic bullet and blend until desired consistency is reached.

Perfectly creamy and fluffy
Chocolate milk straw is optional but recommended =)

The chocolate avocado protein shake exceeded my expectations. It was sweet, chocolaty, and very creamy. The avocado taste was present but minimal. If anything, it added to the creamy texture. In addition, I find that it makes for a perfect post-workout beverage. Sometimes, after spending time at the gym, I’m not hungry enough to eat a full meal or I’m just not in the mood. But I know I need to eat something to re-fuel. In the past, I would just snack on something but from now on I will definitely be making this delicious concoction.


  1. Okay, you seriously need to make me some protein shakes now. They look so good!

  2. I'll make it for you some time =)