You won’t believe the secret ingredient in this creamy and rich Keto Chocolate Smoothie! This recipe can also be easily modified to make a keto chocolate pudding.
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I don’t know about you, but a day without 🍫 is like a day without ☀️. But having chocolate doesn’t mean you also need to have a lot of carbs and sugar!
When I’m craving a low-carb chocolate option, sometimes I’ll enjoy a handful of ChocZero chocolate chips, a piece of Keto Chocolate Heaven, or a Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fat Bomb. Other times, I’ll whip up this Keto Chocolate Smoothie (which can also be made into a pudding with a simple ingredient tweak)! It’s a velvety smoothie thanks to a secret healthy ingredient: avocado!
Even better, if you’re looking for a little extra pick-me-up with your smoothie, you can add a serving of instant coffee granules to make it a mocha smoothie (or pudding). Yes, please!
Why You’ll Love This Keto Chocolate Smoothie
- It’s an easy two-minute breakfast, snack, or dessert option!
- It’s versatile: it can be made into either a smoothie or a pudding with one simple ingredient tweak.
- If you want an extra pick-me-up, it tastes great with added instant coffee granules!
- It has a hidden healthy ingredient: avocado!
- Thanks to the avocado addition, it’s rich in nutrients like potassium, folate, and monosaturated fat, plus it’s loaded with fiber!
Ingredients Needed to Make a Keto Chocolate Smoothie
Ingredient quantities for this keto smoothie are located in the recipe card at the end of the post.
- Unsweetened vanilla coconut milk
- Swerve Confectioners
- Cocoa powder – for the best flavor, use Dutch-process cocoa powder
- MCT oil
- Frozen avocado chunks or mashed avocado – frozen avocado chunks are very convenient and will give you a nicely chilled smoothie!
- Optional: instant coffee granules
- Optional topping: cacao nibs or ChocZero chocolate chips
How to Make This Low Carb Chocolate Smoothie (or Pudding!)
This is just a quick overview of how to make the keto chocolate smoothie. For the recipe in detail, scroll to the recipe card at the end of the post.
It’s super easy! Add your ingredients to a blender…
and blend until smooth. The result is this (you can see in the photo how thick it is, even when made into a smoothie!)
Keto Chocolate Smoothie Tips
- If you want to make this into a pudding instead of a smoothie, reduce the almond milk as noted on the recipe card at the end of the post.
- If desired, you can top your smoothie or pudding with cacao nibs (pictured) or ChocZero chocolate chips.
How to Make This Into a Keto Coffee Smoothie
If desired, you can add a serving of instant coffee granules for an added pick-me-up!
Should I Use Frozen Avocado Chunks or Mashed Avocado?
I’ve personally become a HUGE fan of frozen avocado chunks. After losing more avocados than I can count to ripening issues, I realized that it was WELL worth it to purchase frozen avocado. I never have to watch frozen avocado and I never have to throw money into the trash via rotten avocados.
If you don’t have a high-powered blender, your blender may struggle a bit to blend frozen avocado. That’s okay – you can take advantage of the miracle of frozen avocado chunks but still make them blender-friendly by allowing them to thaw in the fridge prior to using them.
Why Avocado in a Keto Smoothie?
Prior to whipping up keto smoothies, I loved using bananas (especially frozen bananas) in smoothies. Their texture makes the most velvety, thick smoothies. I was thrilled when I discovered that avocado also makes velvety, thick smoothies… but without all of the carbs!
Why Dutch-Process Cocoa Powder?
You can use regular cocoa powder, but I highly recommend Dutch-process cocoa powder because it has a more intense chocolate flavor (yum!) and is less bitter than traditional cocoa powder.
More Keto Smoothie Recipes
Want more keto smoothie recipes? Try some of these!
- Keto Coffee Smoothie That Tastes Like Vanilla Ice Cream!
- Keto Banana Smoothie
- Keto Lemon Cream Pie Green Smoothie
Nutrition Facts for a Keto Chocolate Smoothie
The whole recipe contains:
- 357 calories
- 33.7g fat
- 5.8g protein
- 5.6g net carbs
Note: Optional toppings are not included in the nutrition calculations.
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Keto Chocolate Smoothie
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 3 tbsp Swerve Confectioners
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder preferably Dutch-process
- Pinch of salt
- 2 tsp MCT oil
- 1/2 cup frozen avocado chunks or mashed avocado
- Optional: 1 tsp instant coffee granules
- Optional: top with a sprinkling of cacao nibs and/or ChocZero chocolate chips
- Blend all ingredients until smooth.
- If smoothie is too thick, blend in cold water 1 tsp at a time until the smoothie reaches your desired consistency.
- Note that this recipe is high in carbs but low in NET carbs because of the huge amount of fiber (thanks to the avocado!).
- To make this into a pudding, use only 1 cup almond milk.
- Nutrition facts do not include optional cacao nibs or chocolate chips.
- Use coupon code FORGETSUGARFRIDAY to save 10% on your ChocZero order!
Nutrition facts are included as a courtesy only. They are accurate to the best of our knowledge based on the ingredients and brands used, but their accuracy is not guaranteed. If applicable, sugar alcohols have already been removed from the total carb count.