As you all know, I’m in the process of trying to lose weight! It’s been a struggle to change my bad habits again. Yesterday was a good day though. I had a light breakfast and I wasn’t that hungry for lunch, so I decided to make a smoothie for lunch, in hopes that it would fill me up for a while, plus I’ll get my chocolate fix in. Believe me, I have a heavy need for chocolate, lol.
I’ve been trying to eat more avocados lately for the health benefits. Plus, I recently heard that consuming more avocados can help you to lose more weight. Don’t worry, avocados in smoothies don’t taste like guacamole. In fact, I don’t even taste the avocado. It just makes the smoothie creamier. It’s amazing really. You get this really creamy smoothie, with amazing health benefits, plus you get chocolate all in one? Yep….you’re going to love it.
You may be thinking that you don’t want to spend the money on avocados? Well, it just so happens that Aldi often has them on sale for 29 cents to 49 cents each. Walmart will price match Aldi’s produce prices if you have an Aldi within an hour of you.
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Avocado Chocolate Smoothie
1 ripe avocado
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup skim milk (or your favorite %)
1 Tbsp cocoa
8 frozen strawberries
1 pinch of NuStevia (optional)
- Put milk and avocado in blender and blend until smooth.
- Add banana and cocoa.
- Finally, add the 8 frozen strawberries and NuStevia sweetener.
If you don’t have the NuStevia, you can add an extra banana or your own favorite sweetener. Or, if you’re a fan of dark chocolate, you may not need it sweeter. For me, the chocolate taste was just a little too bitter without it.
I really enjoyed this smoothie and felt good most of the afternoon without needing anything else to eat. It made a great lunch for my weight loss endeavors! I’ve lost 4 pounds in the past 2 weeks and the last time I measured, I’d already lost an inch off of my waist and a total of 4.5 inches after 10 days of exercise (but only about 4-5 15 minute workouts) in the T-tapp program. Yay!