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Avocado Smoothie

This avocado smoothie is made with only 5 ingredients including avocado and banana and is so thick, sweet and creamy! It’s perfect for a simple breakfast or snack.

Other smoothie recipes we can’t get enough of include this strawberry banana smoothie, cinnamon roll breakfast smoothie and kale smoothie.

Avocado smoothie in glass jar with straw.
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5 Ingredient Avocado Smoothie

This refreshing avocado smoothie is made with ripe avocados, sweet fruits and creamy milk that together creates a luscious and healthy beverage. Packed with nutrients and a hint of natural sweetness, it’s the perfect way to start your day or enjoy as a revitalizing snack!

This smoothie recipe and my green smoothie recipe are on rotation often because they are smooth, creamy and packed with fresh fruits and veggies. Both the avocado and frozen banana give this smoothie a silky and creamy texture.

Recipe Ingredients

Avocado smoothie ingredients on counter.
  • Avocado: Ripe avocados are best! It will give the smoothie a velvety texture.
  • Milk: Any milk works, from non-dairy coconut milk for a vegan smoothie to a dairy milk.
  • Spinach: Adds some greens to the smoothie, but you can’t taste it. Just ask my kids!
  • Frozen banana: This adds natural sweetness, creaminess and adds to the thick texture.
  • Frozen fruit: Using frozen mango, peaches or pineapple adds a tropical feel to the smoothie.

Substitutions and Variations

This popular green fruit (yes, avocado is a fruit!) isn’t just for making avocado toast or to use as a topping for salads or tacos. In a smoothie it is the secret weapon to add healthy fats and create a smooth and creamy consistency.

  • Sweeten. If you like your smoothies on the sweeter side, add 2-3 teaspoons honey to taste.
  • Greens. I prefer spinach because you really can’t taste it. You can also add kale (or any green of choice), however the flavor may be a tad bit more bitter.
  • Other fruits. I like to use tropical frozen fruits in mine (mango, pineapple, peach). You can also use blueberries if preferred, however it will change the color.
  • Extras: Feel free to add in extras like protein powder, collagen, chia seeds, flaxseed or bee pollen.
  • Bowl. You could also turn this smoothie into a smoothie bowl and top with fresh fruit, toasted coconut and granola or muesli.
Avocado smoothie in blender.

Tips for the Best Avocado Smoothie

  • Cutting. Cut the avocado in half then you can easily scoop it out for your smoothies.
  • Liquid first. Pour the milk in first before adding the other ingredients. This makes it easier to blend (and is gentler on your blender).
  • Frozen bananas. If you want it extra creamy, use frozen bananas instead of fresh. It makes the consistency similar to a milkshake. :)
  • Freezing extras. You can freeze any extra avocado. Simply add to a freezer bag and store in freezer until you make your next smoothie.

FAQs

Can I add other fruit?

Other than banana, peaches, mango and pineapple you could try blueberries, cherries, strawberries, apples, watermelon, kiwi, oranges, coconut and so much more! Depending on the fruit used, your smoothie may change color. You could also add cucumber for something refreshing or cocoa powder for something chocolatey.

Is it okay to use frozen avocado?

Fresh or frozen avocado work in this smoothie. You will just want to ensure that whatever you use is peeled and pitted.

Can you taste the avocado?

No, that’s the best part! They help to create a smooth and creamy texture and have the most subtle flavor. I personally can’t taste them at all, especially if there are other sweeter fruits included like bananas, mangoes, pineapple or peaches.

Avocado smoothie in glass jar.

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Avocado Smoothie

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Author: Jamielyn Nye
This avocado smoothie is made with only 5 ingredients including avocado and banana and is so thick, sweet and creamy! It's perfect for a simple breakfast or snack.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup milk , more as needed
  • 2 ounce small ripe avocado , halved and pitted
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ½ cup frozen mango, peaches or pineapple , more as needed
  • ice , as needed

Optional add in’s: organic protein powder or collagen, chia seeds, flaxseed, honey or bee pollen

    Instructions

    • Add the milk to the bottom of a high power blender. Then add the remaining ingredients on top.
    • Blend just until smooth. Add more ice or liquid as needed. Sweeten with honey if desired. You can also add more frozen fruit to reach desired taste/texture.
    • Pour into glasses and enjoy immediately. 

    Notes

    To sweeten: If you like your smoothies on the sweeter side, add 2-3 teaspoons honey to taste.
    Berry version: You can add frozen berries, however it will change the color but will still taste delicious. 
    Freezing avocado: You can freeze any extra avocado. Simply add to a freezer bag and store in freezer until you make your next smoothie.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 638mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 1685IU | Vitamin C: 31.9mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 0.8mg

    Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

    Course: Breakfast, Snack
    Cuisine: American

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