Chocolate Almond Butter Shake

Recipe posted in: Breakfast Lunch/Dinner Shakes Snack
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Creamy avocado, rich almond butter and decadent cocoa powder come together to create this keto vegan milkshake that’s packed with healthy fats and fiber. This easy plant-based beverage is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth while you stick to your low carb diet. We even sneak in a veggie serving with a handful of fresh spinach!

chocolate almond butter shakeWe use almond milk in this recipe to keep things dairy free. However, you can easily swap in some whole milk for an added boost of protein! You can also substitute the cocoa powder for a keto friendly chocolate shake mix for even more of the muscle-building nutrient. Just be sure to refer to our Grocery Guide so that you can account for any adjustments you make. Click here to stock up on low carb protein powder! >

This healthy chocolate shake is super easy to make and only requires seven simple ingredients! Pour one cup of unsweetened almond milk into a blender and add two tablespoons of almond butter, two tablespoons of cocoa powder, one cup of baby spinach, half of a cup of ice cubes and one tablespoon of a granulated erythritol-based sweetener. Blend the ingredients on high until your shake is completely smooth. This should only take about one minute. Serve your smoothie immediately in your favorite glass or shaker bottle.

Healthy Hack: Add a fruity twist to your shake by throwing in some frozen berries while blending! A quarter of a cup of raspberries or strawberries counts as one Extra on your South Beach Diet keto friendly meal plan. This is about 15 berries total.

You can sip on this creamy, dreamy shake for 339 calories and eight grams of net carbs per serving. It counts as two Healthy Fats, one Vegetable and one Extra on the South Beach Diet program. It can be enjoyed as a delicious keto friendly breakfast, lunch or post-workout snack to refuel and rehydrate. Log your shake in the South Beach Diet Tracker app and stay on track with your low carb diet. It’s the perfect tool to stay on top of your food intake, water and exercise. You can even track your macros! Learn more about our amazing app here. >chocolate almond butter shake

Fun Fact: Despite being featured in mostly savory recipes, the avocado is technically a fruit! They are rich like butter and can be used in a variety of recipes to replace mayo and dairy products. They are also an extremely versatile ingredient and have a mild taste. We think of them as a keto friendly superstar that can make any dish more satisfying and delicious! Check out these 11 Avocado Recipes That Will Totally Guac Your World, then learn more about the health benefits of this tasty fruit here. >

Looking for more healthy shake and smoothie recipes for your weight loss menu? We have many delicious ideas right here on The Palm Weight Loss Blog! If you’re on our keto friendly plan, just be cautious of any recipes that contain fruit and be sure to keep track of your daily net carbs. Hint: The South Beach Tracker app makes it easy! Check out some of our favorite shake combinations below:

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For even more recipes like this one, check out the book The New Keto-Friendly South Beach Diet written by the creator of the South Beach Diet, Arthur Agatston, M.D.

Phase: Weight Loss Phase, Weight Maintenance Phase

Servings: 1

Nutrition Information

  • 2 Healthy Fat
  • 1 Vegetables
  • 2 Extras


  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp. almond butter
  • 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • ¼ avocado
  • ½ cup ice cubes
  • 1 Tbsp. erythritol-based sweetener (granulated)


  1. Place all ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend on high until completely smooth, about 1 minute. Serve immediately.