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Chocolate Avocado Milkshake

April 27, 2016

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I crave chocolate all the time and I wanted to come up with a healthier alternative to one of my favorite treats, a chocolate milkshake! Allow me to introduce you to a Chocolate Avocado Milkshake!

Yes you read right! Avocado! Now you might be thinking I am completely crazy but I promise this Chocolate Avocado Milkshake is creamy and perfectly sweet with the help of SPLENDA ZERO™ Liquid Sweetener!  It is the latest SPLENDA® Sweetner product available that is easy to use and is sure to become your favorite!  Now, let’s talk shake.

This recipe makes 2 servings but you can easily double it and share it with friends!

In a blender, you’ll want to add a whole ripe avocado, cocoa powder, your choice of milk (I used coconut), vanilla extract, a few squirts of SPLENDA ZERO™ Liquid Sweetener and ice!  Blend everything up together until smooth.  I tasted it to make sure it was the right level of sweetness that I prefer and it was on point!  Chocolate-Avocado-Milkshake-1

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Chocolate-Avocado-Milkshake-6I poured my serving into a cute mason jar and saved the rest!Chocolate-Avocado-Milkshake-7While this shake is delicious as is, it’s not necessarily the prettiest.  Yes, I like pretty things and if I am making a healthier food choice, I want it to look good! 

I’ve noticed over the top milkshakes are trending in many popular restaurants where they literally add every kind of topping you can think of.  I decided to keep it simple and topped my Chocolate Avocado Shake with whipped cream, a chocolate sauce drizzle and a small piece of chocolate studded with peanuts.  Oh, and you can’t forget the cute straw! Now we’re talking!Chocolate-Avocado-Milkshake-8

Chocolate Avocado Milkshake
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Ingredients
  1. 1 ripe avocado halved and pitted
  2. 1 1/2 cups of your choice of milk
  3. 1/4 cup of cocoa powder
  4. 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  5. 6 squirts of SPLENDA ZERO™ Liquid Sweetener, or to your taste
  6. 8 ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Add the avocado, milk of your choice, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, SPLENDA ZERO™ Liquid Sweetener and ice to a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Taste to adjust the sweetness. Serve cold.
Adapted from Eating Well
Adapted from Eating Well
Chicky Treats http://www.chickytreats.com/
This Chocolate Avocado Milkshake is just as creamy as any regular milkshake out there.  The avocados definitely helped create a smooth buttery texture similar to ice cream while the SPLENDA ZERO™ Liquid Sweetener added the right amount of sweetness without all of the extra calories.  The best part of this shake is that you won’t suffer a sugar rush or the awful crash that comes after.  Who would have thought a milkshake could actually make you feel good!Chocolate-Avocado-Milkshake-10SPLENDA ZERO™ Liquid Sweetener is just one of many wonderful SPLENDA® Sweetener Products available to help you add a touch of sweetness to all of your favorite foods.  Visit SWEET SWAPS™ and SPLENDA® on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter for tons of inspiration and tips!Chocolate-Avocado-Milkshake-9Till next time!

xo,

Daniella

 

 

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