Avocado, Banana & Cacao Smoothie

This healthy smoothie makes for a tasty refreshing recovery drink after a hard workout when you need to replenish some energy from both fat and carbs together quickly.   While you don’t want too much refined fructose in your diet, a little bit of fructose (fruit sugar) from the banana will help boost athletic performance if you’re particularly active.  

Avocado provides the majority of the energy along with luxurious monounsaturated fat along with some vitamin B5, folate, vitamin E, copper and potassium.  Banana adds some sweet taste along with vitamin B6, manganese and some more potassium while the cacao powder adds magnesium and iron and a chocolaty flavour.   


One serve provides 310 calories, 7 g protein, 17 g fat, 24 g of net carbs and P:E = 0.2.


The Cronometer screengrab below shows the nutrients provided by 2000 calories of this recipe relative to the Optimal Nutrient Intakes.  



  • 1 small banana
  • Half an avocado
  • 1 tbsp cacao
  • 1 cup of ice cubes


  • Place all ingredients in a blender.  
  • Blend well and serve.

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