My travel to Bali inspired me to use avocados in my desserts. In SE Asia, avocados are used to make creamy avocado smoothies. There they make smoothies by blending milk, sugar, and avocado. Here I make a raw vegan dairy-free version with almond nut mylk as the base, then add in avocados for the flavor. It’s sweetened with dates, a whole food, containing fiber, minerals and vitamins.

The ingredients I use are listed below. Adjust quantities to you liking. [We share some quantities further below as an example recipe option].

  • almonds
  • dates
  • avocado
  • water
Chocolate Sauce
  • cacao powder
  • agave syrup, maple syrup, date syrup, or coconut nectar
  • chocolate sauce (ingredients above)
  • goji
  • cacao
  • hemp

Guilt-free, and absolutely delicious, good-for-you food! Will keep for at least a day in your fridge. Enjoy!

Ani Phyo doesn’t give specific measurements above, so below is an example recipe with quantities.
You can play around with quantities depending on how thick and sweet you want your smoothie.


½ Large or Whole Small Avocado
4-6 Medjool Dates (depending on personal taste)
1oz of Raw Almonds (whole or ground)
1 Cup of Purified/Spring Water or Almond Milk

Place all in a high-speed blender to liquify.
Then add the scrummy toppings Ani lists above to finish!

Ani Phyo is an award winning best-selling author on detox, raw food, and wellness. She offers Mastery Raw Food Certification Courses helping people make healthy food at home and/or for business and provides guidance to those who wish to start their own business in the wellness and natural food categories. She has appeared on shows including the Dr. Oz Show, Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, and CBS The Bethenny Show.