This creamy, chocolaty, keto-friendly avocado protein shake (or smoothie, if you will) contains healthy fats and up to 30 grams of protein; leaving you feeling full for a long time.
Avocado Protein Shake has been my go-to meal finisher almost every day these past few weeks. I’m experimenting with intermittent fasting (and hoping to make long-term, sustainable lifestyle changes). And one of the things that I’m focusing on to set me up for success, as I make these lifestyle changes is hitting all the macro and calorie goals I need on a daily basis, even if I eat in a restricted time window (16:8 or 20:4). If fact, every time I have a carb-heavy meal, it doesn’t satiate me for the long fasting window, and I crave for more carbs! The only thing that gets me through 16 to 20 hours of fasting is if I eat good proteins and fats.
And so, my search for healthier recipes started. My meals were always focused on rice or bread, and everything else was just a small side. I’m now focused on eating my salads, stir-fried veggies, proteins, and fats. As a vegetarian (who doesn’t consume eggs + lifts heavy), I have been taking protein supplements on and off for over 8 years now. And so, having one component of my meal as a protein shake seemed like a no-brainer. And one day, I added a ripe avocado to the blender while making my protein shake, and loved it. And since then, I’ve been consuming some version of the creamy avocado protein shake every day.
This creamy avocado protein shake or smoothie is super easy to make, requiring just a few ingredients, a blender, and 5 minutes. You can use this as a base and add any fruit or nut you like to make different versions of the smoothie. This keeps things interesting.
What are the key components of an Avocado Protein Shake?
The base is a small avocado or half a big avocado (for a single serving). Full of healthy fats and fiber, avocado makes your smoothie creamy, with an almost mousse-like texture. And since avocado by itself is pretty flavorless, it is super versatile no matter what other ingredients you choose to add.
Next goes in your favorite protein powder. I alternate between my Vegan Protein Powder and Whey Protein Powder. And I add just a tad bit of chocolate syrup to make things sweeter and more chocolaty. But if you’re avoiding sugar, then skip this.
For the liquid, you can use water, milk, plant-based milk or even brewed coffee. Add any sweetener of choice, if your protein powder isn’t enough.
While these are the basic ingredients, I also like to add a handful of berries (if I have them on hand), some blanched almonds, or any other nut before blitzing the mixture. You can also just add some organic, sugar-free nut butter to make it creamier.
Sometimes, if I want something thicker, I also add a spoon of flax seeds or chia seeds. This adds volume to the smoothie, and additional fiber and micronutrients.
Here’s a quick video on how I make my avocado protein shake:
Creamy Avocado Protein Shake
- 1 pc small Avocado (or 1/2 a large avocado)
- 1 scoop Protein Powder (about 20-25 grams, use any brand you like)
- 1 cup Liquid (Milk, Water, Vegan Milk or even Black Coffee)
- 1 tsp Sweetener of Choice (optional, you can use agave or maple syrup or honey)
Optional Ingredients that can take your avocado protein shake to the next level:
- 1 Tbsp Chocolate syrup (skip if you’re avoiding all forms of sugar or doing strict keto)
- 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds (or you can also use Flax Seeds or Halim Seeds
- 4 pcs Blanched Almonds (or any nut your prefer)
- 1 Tbsp Organic Sugar-Free Nut Butter (use either this or the nuts)
- 1/4 cup Frozen or Fresh Berries
- To a blender, add all the ingredients.
- Blend until completely smooth.
- Enjoy immediately!
- If you're planning on using nuts or other ingredients that might take a bit longer to blend, then start by adding those ingredients to the blender first, giving them a headstart by grinding to a coarse paste. Then add the rest of the ingredients and blend.
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1 thought on “Creamy Avocado Protein Shake”
Its delicious, but tbh, I avoid protein powders and other suppliments, is there some other natual protein content that I can add in the mix, instead?
Sorry, playing a devils advocate here, but it is what it is.