Chocolatey Avocado Smoothie with Coconut and Crunch Cacao Nibs

Serves 1

5 Minute Prep Time

By Erin Ireland on November 26, 2014 , categorized in Smoothies


Once you start sipping on this lusciously smooth, mildly sweet, satisfying smoothie, you won’t be able to stop. Healthy fats are the secret. Avocado adds major texture while the coconut milk offers an undeniable richness. A few tablespoons of texture-rich cacao nibs later and this easy recipe is over-the-top delicious. Enjoy!


  • ½ ripe avocado
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp hemp hearts
  • 1 serving of chocolate Vega One™ Nutritional Shake
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 2 pitted dates
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • ¾ cup almond milk
  • 3 ice cubs


  1. Add all ingredients to a high-powdered blender and puree until smooth.

  2. To add the white swirl (as seen in picture), drop a half a teaspoon of coconut milk onto your smooth and swirl it around with a spoon.

  3. Optional: For a creamier smoothie, slice avocado into cubes and chill in freezer for two hours before blending.

Erin Ireland

Erin Ireland is a passionate food reporter for The Peak Radio, The Rush on Shaw, CTV Morning Live, and her website,, which serves to connect Vancouverites with the best food in the city. She is also a freelance recipe developer who contributes to Vega’s Recipe Center. Two years ago Erin made the switch to a mainly plant-based diet and has never looked back. She’s found it shockingly easy to dine out on a regular basis and enjoy vegetarian and vegan options. To Die For Fine Foods, an artisan baking company specializing in gourmet banana bread and lemon loaf, is the other half of Erin’s career that began four years ago in her home kitchen. In a past life, she lived in South Carolina and played four years of NCAA volleyball while earning a degree in Mass Communication.