I was a bit skeptical when I saw smoothie recipes that utilize avocados, however, now I am an avid fan of using avocados in smoothies. Avocados are nutritionally dense, they have a mild non-existent flavor, and they add a nice creamy texture to your smoothie. Avocados allow you to create smoothies that taste like a milkshake but you get a healthy treat without consuming a day’s worth of calories. Our avocado smoothie recipes utilize diverse ingredients such as strawberries, cocoa powder, and cauliflower.
Common Ingredients in Avocado Smoothie Recipes
Strawberries, Spinach, Blueberry, Cocoa, Coconut Milk, Almond Milk, Banana, Other Nut Milk, Lemons, Kale, Kiwi, Mangoes, Kiwi, Cherries, Oranges, Papaya, Orange Juice, Mango Nectar, Lime, Pineapples, Cauliflower, Zucchini
Protein Powder, Nut Butter, Greek Yogurt
Honey, Dates, Ripe Banana, Stevia, Maple Syrup, Agave
Other Avocado Smoothie Add-ins
Vanilla Extract, Lemon Zest, Cinnamon, Chia Seeds, Hemp Seeds, Collagen Peptides, Ginger
How To Make an Avocado Smoothie
The first thing you should do is make sure your avocado is ripe. You can tell if an avocado is ripe by squeezing it gently. The avocado should be soft to the touch but not mushy. If the avocado is mushy it might be overripe. If the avocado is not ripe you can wrap it in paper or put it in a paper bag for a few days.
To prepare an avocado for a smoothie remove the seed and the skin of the avocado. Add the avocado to your blender, along with the liquid and other fruits and vegetables. You can then add in additional ingredients such as vanilla extract, cinnamon, chia seeds, or hemp seeds. Blend all the ingredients together. The result should be a thick, creamy smoothie.
Avocados tend to make smoothies thick. If you need to thin out the smoothie you can add additional liquid to the smoothie.
Strawberry Avocado Smoothie
This beautiful pink smoothie is keto and dairy free. It is the perfect option for breakfast, an after-workout snack, or an afternoon snack. This smoothie is really easy to prepare. Just add coconut milk, strawberries, and avocado and you are good to go.
Chocolate Avocado Smoothie
This smoothie is a healthy version of a chocolate milkshake or chocolate pudding. This smoothie allows you to get your chocolate fix but it has healthy ingredients included. An added plus is its dairy-free, gluten-free, and paleo. This smoothie is simple to prepare with the inclusion of avocado, almond milk, cocoa powder, and banana as a sweetener.
This smoothie recipe is a healthy version of a vanilla milkshake. The avocado provides the creamy, thick texture of a milkshake while at the same time delivering additional nutrients. This smoothie is easy to make since it only has five ingredients. The main ingredients are avocado, milk of choice, vanilla extract, and a sweetener to taste.
Lemon Blueberry Avocado Smoothie
This smoothie recipe was created by a dietician and contains a healthy ratio of protein, healthy fats, and fiber-rich carbohydrates. This makes this lemon blueberry avocado smoothie a great and delicious breakfast option. The avocado and yogurt provide thickness and creaminess. The blueberries help to sweeten this smoothie and the vanilla and cinnamon enhance the flavor of this smoothie.
Spinach Avocado Smoothie
This spinach and avocado smoothie is a great way to get your daily quota of fruits and vegetables. The beauty of this recipe is the fact that avocado and spinach are very mild flavored ingredients, you will not even know they are in your smoothie. The banana in this smoothie provides great flavor and helps to sweeten your smoothie.
Creamy Blueberry Avocado Smoothie
This blueberry avocado smoothie recipe is gluten-free and dairy free. The beauty of avocado is it is relatively tasteless and provides a smooth, creamy texture to your smoothies. The main fruits in this smoothie are blueberries and bananas. These two fruits should provide enough sweetness, however, if you require extra sweetness this recipe also utilizes dates. The cinnamon and vanilla flavored almond milk and protein powder provide extra flavor.
Avocado and Kiwi Smoothie
Avocado and Kiwi are an interesting combination. However, you will find that avocado works with most fruit combinations. If you are looking for a smoothie recipe that is not sweet and nutritionally dense this is a great option. The main ingredients are avocados, kiwis, cucumber, and plain yogurt. If you find you want to make the recipe a bit sweeter you can add a bit of honey.
Creamy Avocado Mango Smoothie
I love using mangoes in my smoothies. Mangoes have a distinct flavor and combine well with most fruits and vegetables. This is basically a mango smoothie; you won’t taste the avocado added to the smoothie, however, the result will be a thick and creamy mango-flavored smoothie. The addition of lime juice and vanilla provides extra flavor.
Strawberry Avocado Smoothie
There is one thing I really love about using avocados in my smoothies. I can make a healthy version of a milkshake. This smoothie reminds me of a strawberry milkshake. The ingredients are very simple, frozen strawberries, avocado, honey, and any type of milk. This smoothie is a great option if you want a mid-afternoon snack.
Chocolate Avocado Smoothie
This smoothie is low carb, vegan, and gluten-free yet it tastes like a decadent chocolate dessert. Avocados combine extremely well with chocolate, so if want to make a chocolate pudding or chocolate milkshake this is an ideal combination. The main ingredients in this smoothie are avocado, cocoa powder, and coconut milk.
Cherry Avocado Smoothie
This cherry avocado smoothie is a great option for breakfast or a mid-afternoon snack. The sweetness of the cherries and bananas is counteracted by the yogurt in this recipe. The avocados provide a nice, thick, creamy texture.
Orange Avocado Smoothie
This green smoothie is made with oranges, avocados, bananas, almond milk, and spinach. The addition of oranges and bananas to this smoothie gives it a light tropical flavor while the avocado and spinach make it nutritionally dense. This smoothie is great for breakfast or a mid-afternoon snack.
Papaya Avocado Smoothie
I love using papaya in my smoothies. Actually one of my favorite smoothies consists of papaya, banana, oats, and water. This smoothie recipe has more interesting ingredients. The key ingredients are papaya, avocado, banana, orange juice, mango nectar, and honey.
Spinach Avocado Blueberry and Apple Smoothie
This smoothie is a delicious way to get your daily quota of fruits and vegetables. The main ingredients in this smoothie are apple juice, spinach, apples, blueberries, and avocados.
Matcha Avocado Smoothie
My favorite hot drink is matcha, so I was happy to see matcha being frequently added to smoothie recipes. This thick creamy smoothie is the perfect option for green tea lovers. If you don’t feel like having a warm matcha latte in the morning, this cool refreshing smoothie is a great option.
Pineapple Avocado Green Smoothie
This pineapple, avocado, and green smoothie is a great option for breakfast and a healthy snack. This smoothie is vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free. The combination of pineapple, coconut milk, and lime will have you thinking of the tropics. This smoothie consists of coconut milk, pineapple, apple, ginger, avocado, and chia seeds.
Berry Avocado Smoothie
It’s hard to go wrong with berries in your smoothie and this smoothie provides a double dose of berries with the inclusion of blueberries and strawberries. The addition of avocado and yogurt provides extra thickness and makes the smoothie creamy. If you need a little bit more sweetness you can add some honey.
Pina Colada Avocado Smoothie
This pina colada avocado smoothie will have you imagining you are on a tropical beach having a cool drink. It’s hard to go wrong with pineapple in your smoothies. The addition of avocado provides extra creaminess and additional nutrition for your smoothie. The other ingredients are almond milk and vanilla extract for extra flavoring.
Green Avocado Smoothie
This super green avocado smoothie is slightly sweet and is a great option if you don’t want an overly sweet smoothie. The only fruit used in this smoothie is a ripe banana and there are no additional sweeteners. This smoothie only contains five ingredients and is easy to prepare. The main ingredients are banana, avocado, baby spinach, coconut yogurt, and lemon juice.