Ever wake up and decide that the 20th bowl of oatmeal that you made is just too much?  I certainly did.  They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and I fully support it.  If you eat the right thing, you are supposed to be able to power through your morning all the way to lunch.  So I, like a responsible adult, ate various forms of oatmeal because it's healthy and boasts a lot of positives.  There's steel cut, cold oats, baked oats (granola), oat bars, oat muffins. SO MANY OATS.  

So I happened upon this recipe for a chocolate avocado shake and it piqued my interest.  Growing up Vietnamese, avocado shakes were normal.  Ours were made with sweetened condensed milk, and were very rich.  I actually never got to drink these because my mom was anti-dessert and was afraid that we would all turn into Jabba the Hutt.  But this recipe is actually healthy!  There's no sugar or bad stuff, and the addition of chia seeds adds protein. It will seriously keep you full into the afternoon. I drank this shake every morning for months and never got sick of it.  It is really like drinking an amazing chocolate shake for breakfast.  Try it!

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon of high grade, 100% maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 1 cup of coconut water
  • 1 cup of almond milk (soy, rice, or coconut if you'd rather)

Blend all ingredients and enjoy!  I would make these every night before bed, pour it in a mason jar, and grab it on the way out the door.  Breakfast on the go!