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Chocolate Almond Butter Milkshake

When I was a kid, chocolate milkshakes in the scorching heat of the summer were absolute perfection. Mind you, back then I was buying a milkshake from the c
May 19, 2015 | Joy McCarthy

When I was a kid, chocolate milkshakes in the scorching heat of the summer were absolute perfection. Mind you, back then I was buying a milkshake from the corner store with my allowance and I'm sure the ingredients consisted of sugar, modified milk ingredients and chemicals. However, I was none the wiser at 10 years old.

I've always loved chocolate milkshakes (and malt shakes too -- remember those?) but now that I'm all grown up, I make them just as tasty but super healthy too! The best of both worlds right? ;)

Uber Creamy Raspberry Avocado Smoothie that have I have been loving smoothies these days. Of course one of the main reasons is the warmer temperatures mean cooling foods are more appropriate these days and my body is naturally choosing a smoothie over oatmeal. I encourage you to do the same and listen to the cues your body is giving you.

This smoothie (aka "milkshake") is a little more decadent then the average health benefits of fermented foods in my video here .

Also, check out my recipe for sweet potato protein muffins here .

Be sure to top your milkshake with some raw cacao nibs for a crunch and hit of antioxidants.

Let me know if you like this recipe.. would love to hear from you!

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  • 2 heaping tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 2 tbsp hemp hearts
  • 2 heaping tbsp almond butter
  • 1 scoop vegan vanilla protein powder (see the brand I used below)
  • 1 tbsp whole chia seeds
  • Almond milk to desired consistency
  • Ice
  1. Place all your ingredients into a blender and blend until a smooth, creamy consistency. If your protein powder is not sweet at all (mine has stevia) then add 2 medjol dates to give it a natural sweet taste.

Have a joyous day!


May 19, 2015 BY Joy McCarthy
adrian   •   May 19, 2015

Nice recipe Joy. Chocolate always be temptation for us, isn't it? : )


Vickie   •   May 23, 2015

Made the smoothie this morning. I used half a banana because the avocado wasn't quite ripe enough and added cinnamon - just cause I love cinnamon! Delicious - and kept me going until way past lunch :-)


K K   •   May 26, 2015

Another yummy smoothie for breakfast! Still doing well on the meal plan Joy and incorporating more of the recipes from the book. Delicious!


meredith   •   July 25, 2015

Hi What kind of blender and juicer do you have? Thx :)

Kate McDonald Walker   •   July 28, 2015

Lisa   •   January 8, 2016

If I have a half an avocado in my smoothie for breakfast most mornings, is that too much avocado? Is there such a thing as too much avocado? Thanks!


Ramona   •   January 8, 2016

Hi. Recipe for the Chocolate Almond Butter sounds great! I wanted to check out Genuine Health's fermented vegan proteins but the link in your article isn't working. Is there a website I can go to? Thanks!

Kate McDonald Walker   •   January 12, 2016

Piera   •   March 17, 2016

Just tried the Chocolate Almond Butter shake!!!

Kate McDonald Walker   •   March 18, 2016

Danielle   •   January 23, 2018

How many servings does this make?

Rachel Molenda   •   January 23, 2018

Gracie   •   April 30, 2019

Hey Joy! I was wondering about your specific thoughts on the organic so delicious coconut milk that’s unsweetened? It seems pretty good, but I was just concerned about the additives in it? First of all I was wondering if it was fortified? If so is that okay? I was also wondering about the gellan gum,sunflower lecithin, and locust bean gum? What exactly are those and are they good/safe to consume? Basically, I was wondering if drinking this coconut milk would help lead me to joyous health? Thank you so much for your help! ,Gracie

Joy McCarthy   •   April 30, 2019

Gina   •   April 2, 2021

Looking for the brand of vanilla protein powder you use/recommend. I don’t see it in the post as you’ve indicated🤷‍♀️

Joy McCarthy   •   April 5, 2021

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