Keto Avocado Chocolate Smoothie is packed with healthy fats and protein and is an excellent breakfast or snack. This creamy vegan smoothie quickly comes together in minutes with only 5 simple ingredients - milk, nut butter, cocoa powder, sweetener, and avocado. Plus, it’s keto, Whole30, paleo, gluten-free, and sugar-free.
Smoothies are a great way to pack in nutrition and keep you full longer. And this keto smoothie recipe does not disappoint. Loaded with healthy fats and great flavor, it’s a delightful treat that’s even suitable for breakfast.
But it also makes an excellent snack between meals or after a workout. And you don’t have to be on a ketogenic diet to enjoy this creamy avocado smoothie. Its rich and luscious texture is appealing to everyone.
And the best part is that this keto avocado smoothie is super easy to make. Let your blender do all the work, and you just reap the benefits of a delicious treat.
Keto Avocado Chocolate Smoothie has five common keto ingredients plus a handful of ice.
- Almond milk - unsweetened almond milk is best, but coconut milk and cashew milk will also work. Macadamia nut milk is another excellent dairy-free milk.
- Almond butter - use natural almond butter, but you can also substitute any nut butter
- Avocado - slightly softened and fully ripe avocado for best flavor and texture
- Unsweetened cocoa powder - Dutch-processed is best for that rich, dark chocolate flavor; also may be called cacao powder
- Liquid stevia - also known as stevia extract; may use stevia powder, a few drops of liquid stevia is all that is needed to add subtle sweetness.
How to Make Keto Avocado Chocolate Smoothie
This healthy treat comes together quickly with the help of a high-speed blender. Just add all the ingredients and a few ice cubes, and you’re on your way to enjoying the most delicious chocolate avocado smoothie.
The printable recipe is in the recipe card for your convenience.
Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and mix. For a thicker smoothie, add less almond milk. Adjust stevia to taste. Garnish with sugar-free chocolate chips, if desired.
This smoothie, as written, is already dairy-free, keto, and paleo-compliant. However, you can make various modifications to fit your dietary needs and taste preferences.
Sweetener options: to keep this keto, you can substitute another low-carb sweetener like monk fruit and add it to taste. But you can also use a natural sweetener like real maple syrup or raw honey for their health benefits.
Extra creamy smoothie: add full fat coconut milk or a few tablespoons of heavy cream for an extra rich and decadent chocolate treat. You can also add a tablespoon of coconut oil or MCT oil for healthy fats, which will also help keep you fuller longer.
Peanut butter smoothie: substitute creamy peanut butter for almond butter to make a chocolate peanut butter smoothie. It’s like enjoying healthy peanut butter cups, but in smoothie form. No one will say no to that!
Make a chocolate shake: add a scoop of keto vanilla ice cream to make a keto chocolate milkshake.
Fruits and veggies: Strawberries and chocolate are superb together, so add a few of these low-carb berries to make a strawberry avocado smoothie. A handful of spinach is a great addition for extra fiber.
This healthy smoothie is an easy recipe but check out these helpful tips for best results:
- Add the liquids to the blender first, then the rest of the ingredients. This order will help blend easier.
- Consider adding a protein powder to the smoothie for extra protein and amino acids.
- Allow your kiddos to make this easy smoothie. It’s a great beginner's recipe for them.
- Use a high speed blender for best results.
- Use frozen fruits instead of fresh for a creamier smoothie.
Make this chocolate smoothie as needed for the best flavor and texture. As with most regular smoothies, this one doesn’t keep well as the ingredients will separate. It’s best enjoyed immediately.
But thankfully, this avocado smoothie recipe comes together so quickly in a blender that there is no need to make it ahead of time.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you thicken a keto smoothie?
You can thicken a keto smoothie by adding high-fat ingredients to the blender. Extra avocado, cream cheese, heavy cream, chia seeds, and nut butter are all great options to add to a chocolate smoothie.
Can I use frozen avocado in a keto chocolate smoothie?
Frozen avocados will work in this smoothie if you use a high-speed blender to break down any frozen ingredients. Like frozen bananas, using frozen avocado will help create a thick creamy smoothie.
How much avocado should I put in my smoothie?
Just half of an avocado is sufficient to make a rich and creamy texture in this recipe for two servings. You can add more for a thicker smoothie.
The best way to serve this chocolate keto smoothie is with extra chocolate on top. My favorite is Lily’s chocolate chips, but cacao nibs are a great idea for that hard-core chocolate lover. You can also top it with hemp hearts or chia seeds for extra nutrition.
Serve it in a pretty glass and add a mint leaf for an extra fancy presentation.
One of the best things about this low carb chocolate smoothie is its excellent nutrient profile. That’s why it’s a great option for a healthy snack any time of day.
A serving of this keto chocolate avocado smoothie has only 305 calories and 4 grams of net carbs. It also packs in 9 grams of protein. You can increase the protein by adding a few scoops of your favorite collagen protein.
Keto Chocolate Smoothie with Healthy Fats
- 1 ½ cups almond milk
- ½ avocado
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 2 drops liquid stevia
- ¼ cup natural almond butter
- 4 pieces ice
- 1 teaspoon Lily's chocolate chips
- Add all ingredients to a high powered blender and mix. For thicker smoothie, add less almond milk. Adjust stevia to taste. Garnish with sugar free chocolate chips.
I had this for breakfast this morning and I'm already craving another one! It was so good!
This is my favorite smoothie, the avocado makes it so creamy.
This smoothie recipe is a total winner! I always have almond milk, avocados, and cocoa powder on hand, so that's easy enough. Thanks for sharing 🙂
I can't wait to try this keto avocado chocolate smoothie. Sounds like it will fulfill any sweet craving while eating healthy..
I've never thought of putting avocado in a smoothy BUT after reading this I'll definitely be giving it a go! 🙂
Having for breakfast now and LOVE! I did use peanut butter instead of almond butter and vanilla flavored almond milk. My four year old is also loving it with me!!! Thank you Karen!!
Yay Liz, I'm so happy you both liked it! Miss you!
I've been experimenting with this combination and it is so thick, silky, and amazing! I do use peanut butter and a 1/4 tsp of banana extract, along with frozen avocado chunks and forego the ice! Choco-pb-banana avo-mazing!! 😋😍
Glad you like it!
I don't understand how this can be keto with 28 carbs-that is over the 20 allowable. Is this a maintenance drink only?
I understand Keto to be less than 50 net carbs per day. You could make this two servings if you are keeping your carbs lower.
Sounds yummy but calling this recipe ‘keto’ is very misleading- unless this is the only thing you eat all day. This smoothie has 28g of carbs. The keto diet restricts daily carb intake to 30-35g in order to attain ketosis.
Hi Dee, thanks for your comment. This was actually supposed to be two servings so the calculations were wrong. I have adjusted it.
I must admit that I approached the recipe skeptically. In general, I do not like many recipes for healthy sweets. I once made chocolate avocado pudding and it was hideous. This smoothie, however, is delicious, and also filling and healthy! With crushed ice, it tastes like a chocolate shake. I recommend even for the biggest gourmands.
Thanks so much for letting me know, Nicole!
Where are all the carbs coming from? The Almond butter? Because it seems like it could be adjusted to be very keto friendly
Yes, it's from the almond butter. You can put less for sure!
Can you use something else besides almond butter to bring down the carbs?
I did make this with banana and loved the taste. This is a very filling smoothie which I love to keep my satisfied all morning.
What a delicious, and filling breakfast smoothie! I love the combination of avocado, chocolate, and almond! Thank you for sharing this recipe!
This was delicious! I made it with Nature's Own unsweetened almond milk, my Sweetleaf Stevia powder, and the remnants of a bag of frozen avocado. And then I threw in half a banana to thicken it a bit more. So good - I'll make it again tomorrow!
I've been freezing avocados for smoothies. This chocolate smoothie is such a delicious way to have avocado. I can't wait to make it again.
I bet the addition of the avocado makes this so creamy! And I'm a BIG fan of Lily's chocolate chips too!