This Coco-Cado Smoothie recipe is a fun, no-sugar-added cocoa smoothie recipe you can share with your kids, especially as an after-school snack that they can easily put together on their own (or with supervision depending on their age)! Having these handful of ingredients stocked in the fridge and freezer means my boys have a healthy option to turn to when hunger strikes.
As a nutritionist, I love the healthy fats that the avocado provides, the chocolatey taste (without the sugar) from the cacao powder, and the real food starchy carbs from the banana.
My kids love that they can confidently make this Coco-cado Smoothie all by themselves — we are however, still working on the cleanup that goes along with it. Having frozen bananas on hand has made this a snap to pull together and is a great way to reduce the waste of those on the verge of over-ripeness.
If you wish to keep this smoothie ultra-low in sugar, leave out the honey. My boys do add a tablespoon of local honey for a touch of sweetness. I love that this recipe is not loaded with sugar as many smoothies can end up being.Print
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/4 of an avocado
- 1 cup cashew milk (or almond, coconut, or raw cow milk)
- 2 Tbsp. almond butter
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- 3–5 ice cubes
- Optional: 1 Tbsp. local honey
- Optional: 2 scoops collagen peptides
- Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender.
- Process until smooth.
- Serve in your favorite glass with your favorite plastic-free straw.
- Keep frozen ripe bananas on hand.
- Enjoy a banana and almond butter instead of making a smoothie.