Crush Cravings With This Incredibly Delicious Chocolate Shake

Nutrition Specialist & New York Times best seller By JJ Virgin, CNS, BCHN
Nutrition Specialist & New York Times best seller
JJ Virgin is a certified nutrition specialist, board certified holistic nutritionist, certified exercise physiologist, and New York Times best-selling author.

Regardless of where you live, cooking over a hot stove probably doesn’t seem the ideal way to start a humid summer day. A shake is the perfect way to remedy that while easily and quickly getting your protein fix.

I’ve called it my number one needle mover for fast, lasting fat loss because I’ve had clients do nothing else and still lose weight.

Still, I get it. Sometimes you want something with a little more pop. The usual low-sugar impact shake ingredients like kale or frozen raspberries just seem a little blasé.

One morning while making my shake, I wondered, "what’s the most decadent shake I can do that’s low in sugar?" I discovered my Chocolate, Flax + Avocado Shake. To crush cravings and hinder hunger, this shake goes to the front of the line.

It provides a triple-fiber punch with flaxseed, avocado, and almond butter. Healthy fats also help curb hunger and cravings. This shake includes monounsaturated-rich almond butter and avocado as well as omega 3s from flaxseeds.

Combine fiber, healthy fats, with high-quality protein and BAM, you’ve got a filling, fat-blasting, nutrient-rich, super-healthy shake that keeps you full for hours. (Those homemade chocolate brownies your coworker brought in, the ones that usually tempt you about 10:30 a.m., don’t stand a chance.)

Health benefits aside, I designed this shake for its taste. It combines the creaminess of avocado with almond butter’s nuttiness and chocolate’s deliciousness for a decadent, guilt-free shake that far surpasses what any coffee house could whip up, without the high-sugar impact and for a fraction of the cost.

I’m banking this will become your new favorite breakfast, but I’d love to hear from you. Do you have another fab shake recipe to share? What’s your go-to breakfast when you’re short on time but big on health? Share yours below.

Chocolate, Flax + Avocado Shake

Makes 1 serving


  • Non-dairy, non-soy chocolate protein powder (with 20 – 25 grams of protein per serving)
  • 1/4 small avocado
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground flax seeds
  • 2 teaspoons raw almond butter
  • 8-10 ounces unsweetened coconut milk
  • 5-6 ice cubes


Combine the protein, avocado, flax seeds, almond butter, coconut milk, and ice cubes. Mix on high until smooth. Thin with additional cold water if desired.

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