Warm or Cold Chocolate Smoothie for WEIGHT LOSS is that great recipe for a light meal that also satiates your sweet tooth. This treat is high in protein, fiber and full of nutritious produce, but still tastes like chocolatey goodness. Real food, Keto, Paleo, AIP option.
Course Breakfast, lunch, Snack
Keyword aip, chocolate, keto, paleo, real food, smoothie, warm smoothie, weight loss
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 20minutes
Servings 1serving (2 cups)
small saucepan optional
1/2anavocadocut into chunks, at room temp, or frozen on a piece of parchment paper if you want to make the cold version of this smoothie
1-¼cupscauliflower rice, frozen; OR if you can't eat cauliflower for some reason, please Comment below, and I can share some alternatives
1Tablespoonlow carb sweetenerOR pure monk fruit/stevia, to taste OR for AIP and others: 1 Tablespoon raw honey/½ a banana if you're active and don't mind the carbs (not for Keto/Low Carb diets)
2pinchessea saltand/or a few drops of liquid minerals
optional: 1TablespoonMCT oil, butter or coconut oilthe latter two only if you make the warm version of the smoothie (coconut oil options for AIP)
For warm smoothie version: Place cauliflower in small saucepan with 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Simmer 10 minutes. Drain.
Add milk to blender, then: warm cooked caulifower rice, avocado, cocoa powder, sweetener, optional nut butter and sea salt (+ optional fat). Do NOT add collagen powder yet. Blend until completely smooth, about 40 seconds.
Add collagen, and blend again briefly, just to mix.
Pour into saucepan. Heat, stirring, over medium heat until hot through, but not yet simmering. Serve.
For frozen/cold version: Combine in blender frozen cauliflower rice, frozen slices or small chunks of avocado, milk, cocoa powder, sweetener, optional nut butter and sea salt (+ optional MCT oil). Do NOT add collagen powder yet. Blend until completely smooth, about 40 seconds. Add collagen, and blend again briefly, just to mix. Serve.
What kind of blender I use
We owned an ice cream, smoothie and soup café for many years and used dozens of blenders, so it's fun to share with you what I love best.I have a Vitamix base, but a Waring Commercial Stainless Steel Container. This was an important purchase for me after years of using plastic "jars" that sloughed off into our food. If you choose this combo, see the 2 small adapter parts you'll need as well. In this world of excess estrogens, none of us need more plastics in our food.The nutritional data below does not include the optional addition of butter or coconut oil.