Mar 22, 2019 (Last updated Sep 12, 2021) by Hannah Sunderani
This Chocolate Avocado Smoothie is creamy and nourishing. It’s made by blending spinach, banana, avocado, cocoa powder, and hemp hearts. The result is a creamy and wholesome smoothie that’s satiating and nutrient rich!
The banana and avocado in this smoothie are healthy fats to keep us feeling full. I’ve snuck in some greens again with a handful of spinach. I prefer to put spinach in smoothies over kale. It blends more easily and results in a creamier (less chunky) smoothie. Especially if you don’t have a high performance blender.
I’ve also opted-in for using hemp hearts over protein powder. Hemp hearts are a great source of protein, and since this is one of my cleanse smoothies I’m choosing ingredients in their purest form.
If you prefer to use protein powder over hemp hearts, I recommend using a clean plant-based protein powder. Check the back of the ingredient list to make sure it’s simple and minimalist. (They’re often filled with aspartame and fillers).
You may notice this recipe is a little less sweet as a result of not using protein powder. But it helps to nip those sugar cravings in the butt! The banana helps to nicely sweeten the smoothie. However, if you really find you need a sweeter smoothie try adding 1/2 more banana or 1/4 cup mango.
You can enjoy this healthy smoothie for breakfast or snack time. Or, have it amongst my 3-Day Cleanse if you’re looking to re-energize and de-bloat.
You can find the full 3-Day Cleanse here.
Disclaimer: This 3-Day Cleanse is not a substitute for direct, personal, professional medical care and diagnosis. Consult your physician or health care provider before starting. If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your physician before starting. The information contained within is not intended to provide specific physical or mental health advice, or any other advice whatsoever, for any individual or company and should not be relied upon in that regard. It is based on my personal experience and opinion. I am not a medical professional, and nothing in this 3-Day Cleanse or my website should be misconstrued to mean otherwise.