Creamy avocado, rich almond butter and decadent cocoa powder come together to create this low-carb 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!
We 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 chocolate protein powder for even more of the muscle-building nutrient.
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!
You can sip on this creamy, dreamy shake for 339 calories and eight grams of net carbs per serving. It can be enjoyed as a delicious breakfast, lunch or post-workout snack to refuel and rehydrate.
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? We have many delicious ideas right here on The Palm Weight Loss Blog! Check out some of our favorite shake combinations below:
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake >
- Chunky Monkey Chocolate Shake >
- Peach Raspberry Shake >
- Blackberry Banana Smoothie >
- Strawberry Shortcake “Milkshake” >
- Creamy Dreamy Strawberry Vanilla Shake >
- Keto Friendly Matcha Smoothie Bowl >
- Orange Berry Dreamsicle Shake >
- Mocha Madness Protein Shake >
- Peach Crumble Smoothie >
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
- 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)
- Place all ingredients into a blender.
- Blend on high until completely smooth, about 1 minute. Serve immediately.