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It seems like almost everyone is an avocado fanatic these days, and for good reason: they’re packed with nutrients like potassium, vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, vitamins B5 and B6, and vitamin E. Plus, they’re sodium- and cholesterol-free and loaded with healthy fats and fiber. So when it comes to choosing a smoothie, there are plenty of reasons for avocado smoothies to be at the top of your list.
Avocado smoothies make a great meal replacement option, thanks to their high fiber content, and some avocado smoothies are ideal for weight loss, too. Choose a smoothie recipe with Greek yogurt or add a scoop of protein powder to your favorite avocado smoothie recipe for a boost of extra protein. Avocados make amazing smoothies when blended with ingredients like strawberries, bananas, blueberries, almonds, and more. There are even delicious paleo-diet friendly avocado smoothies.
Smoothies make a refreshing anytime treat, but you don’t always have the ingredients on hand or the time to chop and blend a smoothie at home. Stop by your local Edible Arrangements® store for a delicious, done-for-you smoothie anytime – whether you’re short on time on the morning commute or craving a delicious avocado treat on your lunch break or a lazy Saturday afternoon. Our Edible® Treats menu includes oh-so-delicious smoothies like refreshing Pineapple & Orange, Strawberry, Pineapple & Banana, and so much more.
For more delicious avocado smoothie recipes you should try, we put out a call for ideas and curated responses below. (Note: Edible Arrangements® is not endorsing any of the companies or ideas discussed below, but we asked for suggestions to get some different perspectives.) Keep reading to find out what the contributors who responded to our query had to say.
Lauren McManus is the Co-Founder of Create and Go.
“This is my Simple Green Smoothie Recipe for Beginners.
- 1 Apple Cored
- 1 Banana Peeled
- 2 Handfuls Fresh Spinach or Kale
- 1/2 Cucumber
- 1/2 Avocado Pitted and Peeled
- 1/2 Fresh Lemon
- 1 Cup Water
- Ice (Optional)
“Chop the ingredients up (size will be dependent on the power of the blender used) and blend.
“If using a good standard home blender, chop up the ingredients into small cubes for them to blend appropriately. However, if you’re using something more powerful like a Vitamix (which is highly recommended) or any other heavy-duty blender, less chopping will be needed.”
Jamie is a Personal Trainer, Nutritionist and Founder of Truism Fitness. During the time of losing weight and changing his lifestyle, Jamie became motivated to try and help other people.
“I love the Blueberry Avocado Smoothie (the brain health smoothie):
- 2 cups of blueberries
- Half of an avocado peeled and pitted
- 1 ripe banana peeled
- 1 Tbsp of chia seeds
- 1 cup of pomegranate juice
- 1 cup of ice cubes”
Justine Hays is a registered dietitian with a passion for educating people about food and health.
“I love my morning smoothie with 1/4 cut and peeled avocado (frozen chunks also work well) chunked honeydew melon, plain greek yogurt, and a small splash of pineapple juice. The healthy fats from the avocado keep it creamy, the sweetness from the melon and pineapple juice give me a tropical flavor I love, and the protein from the greek yogurt keeps me satisfied until lunch time.”
Meredith Atwood is an author, former attorney, founder of Swim Bike Mom and a 4x IRONMAN triathlete. She is the host of The Same 24 Hours podcast and author of Triathlon for the Every Woman, and upcoming, The Year of No Nonsense (Hachette Books, December 2019).
“My favorite avocado smoothie recipe is the Avocado Coconutty Blast:
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 banana, medium
- 1 c of fresh spinach
- ½ c strawberries
- ½ c of ice
- 1 ½ cups unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 scoops coconut-flavored protein powder (or 2 tbsp shredded coconut)
“Sweeten with Stevia if desired. Blend until delicious and ready! Makes 2!”
Jamie Bacharach is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Health Coach, as well as the Head of Practice at Acupuncture Jerusalem. Jamie’s travels have taken her across the world as she has learned to synthesize the best of Western and Eastern medicine to the benefit of her patients.
“This Easy Avocado Smoothie is my favorite:
- 1 medium avocado or 1/2 large avocado
- 1 banana
- 1 to 1 1/2 cups of your favorite plant-based milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp protein powder, if available
“Blend all of the ingredients together and serve cold with an earth-friendly straw! Avocados are a known super food, and their benefits can be enjoyed in more capacities than salads or sushi. Take advantage of their omega 3, potassium and vitamin-E content in this delicious smoothie recipe that adds maple syrup for guilt-free sweetening.”
Lauren Keating is the author of the Healthy Eating One-Pot Cookbook and the blog Healthy Delicious, where she has been sharing easy weeknight recipes made with fresh, nutritious ingredients for the last 10 years.
“This chocolate peppermint green smoothie is so rich and chocolatey that it’s definitely inching over into shake territory. It’s low in sugar but high in fiber and healthy fats, so it’s totally appropriate for breakfast. With a little whipped cream on top it can pass for dessert, too!
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut or almond milk
- 1/2 avocado
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 tablespoon flax seeds
- 2 cups ice
- 2 tablespoons whipped cream and fresh mint (optional)
“1. Add the first 7 ingredients (everything except the ice) to a blender container in the order listed. Cover and blend on high for 45 seconds, or until smooth.
“2. Add the ice. Cover and blend on high 15-20 seconds, using the tamper to press the ice down into the blades.
“3. Pour into two glasses. Top with whipped cream and garnish with mint, if desired. Serve immediately.”
Beverly Friedmann (NYC, New York) works as a Content Manager for the consumer website MyFoodSubscriptions, with a background in Marketing & Sales Management and hold an undergraduate degree in psychology and nutrition science.
“The Fruity Avocado Smoothie is my favorite. This creamy yet fresh avocado based smoothie combines fresh raspberries and blueberries along with healthy chia seeds and some fresh fruit juice. It’s equal parts healthy and delicious, and can be whipped up in only a couple of minutes for a perfect meal replacement on the go. If your smoothie is too thick, you can try adding in more juice. If it seems too thin, try adding extra ice.
- 2 cups blueberries
- 2 cups raspberries
- 1 cup pomegranate juice
- 1 cup ice cubes
- half of an avocado, peeled and pitted
- 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
- 1 ripe banana, peeled
“Using a blender, combine all ingredients and pulse until smooth. Serve immediately or store in fridge.”
Christine Kenney is a health coach with a Master in Social Work who helps busy women kick their sugar cravings and double their energy so they can confidently fit into their skinny jeans without starving themselves of the food they love.
“Are you looking to get a mix of delicious chocolate yet still feel full after your smoothie? Well this Chocolate Mouse smoothie is the way to go. It’s full of fat, fiber, and protein so it will calm those hunger hormones and keep you feeling satisfied for hours!
- 1 serving chocolate protein powder
- 1/2 avocado
- 2 tbsp nut butter
- 1-2 tbsp flax seed
- 6 ounces liquid, unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk
- Hand full of greens (spinach, kale, mixed greens)
“This is the perfect smoothie to keep you feeling satisfied and energized throughout your day!”
Michael Kummer is the founder and editor of a widely-read diet and fitness blog read by over 100,000 people every month. He’s an avid CrossFitter and follows a ketogenic paleo lifestyle.
“My favorite avocado smoothie is the Keto Berry Smoothie. Berries are my second-favorite ingredient when it comes to making sweet, keto-friendly smoothies (after chocolate and cocoa). This recipe uses raspberries, which I love because they’re a particularly low-sugar fruit. You can also use blackberries or strawberries, depending on your preferences.
“Avocado is the key to this smoothie. Even though you’re not using a lot of it, it gives the final product a thick, creamy texture — not to mention a good portion of healthy fat! The recipe also uses a little bit of nut butter. I go with unsweetened almond butter, but macadamia and hazelnut work as well.
- 8 to 10 oz of unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup of organic raspberries
- 1/4 of an organic avocado
- 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
- 4 to 6 drops of organic stevia extract
- 1 teaspoon of unsweetened organic almond butter
- 5 to 10 ice cubes
- Mix all of the ingredients (except the ice) in a blender until smooth.
- Add the ice and blend again.
- If the mix is too thick, add a splash of water or a tiny bit more almond milk.”
Tracy Anderson is an editor and blogger for Top Reveal, a site dedicated to helping consumers make smart decisions. She loves tasting recipes, reviewing gadgets, and finding ways to improve our quality of life.
“My favorite avocado smoothie is the Milk-Avocado Smoothie. Avocado is a big source of vitamins C, E, K, and B-6. It contains magnesium and potassium that helps to get shiny and glowing skin. When it comes to milk, it’s the best source of Calcium and vitamin B-12. Calcium helps our bones to be more strong and vitamin B12 helps build up red blood cells and nerve tissues.
“Ingredients you need:
- 1 Cup milk
- ½ Cup sweet condensed milk
- 1 ½ Cup Ice (crushed)
- 2 ripe Hass avocados
“The process you need to follow:
“First, you need to blend milk and sweetened condensed milk with ice in a blender until it becomes smooth. Once done, add Avocado, flesh and blend until it gets smoother. The blend should be quite thick by now. Add a teaspoon of water and make sure you have a pourable consistency. Now you can serve it in a glass.
“Another great avocado smoothie to try is the Avocado Mango Mint Smoothie. It’s one of the most refreshing drinks, and I love it a lot. You can make it for either your breakfast or snack. The sweetness of the mango and the freshness from mint make smoothie amazing.
“Ingredients you need:
- 1 Banana
- ½ Avocado
- 1 ½ Cup Frozen Mango Chunks
- 1 scoop vanilla plant-based
- ¼ Cup mint leaves
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 Cup milk
“The process you need to follow:
“Cut all the fruits and put them in a blender with all ingredients. Blend until it becomes smooth. You can add more liquid as per your taste. Your smoothie is ready to serve in minutes.”
Sophie Bibbs is a digestive health coach that helps women
struggling with IBS and uncomfortable digestive problems to take control of their gut. She works virtually with clients all over the world, so they can take control of their gut from wherever they are.
“My favorite avocado smoothie recipe:
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/4 cup frozen spinach
- 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 tbsp flax seed
- 1 tbsp chia seed
- Sprinkle of cinnamon
- 1 cup coconut or almond milk
- (optional – 1 tbsp protein powder)”
Beth Jacques Chen
Beth Chen owns her own food blog, Bon Aippetit.
“My favorite avocado smoothie has to be my Spinach and Apple Smoothie. There’s no added sugar and you don’t need it because the fruit adds all the sweetness. Additionally, there’s only 6 ingredients, can be made in 5 minutes and actually includes some veggies. This Spinach and Apple smoothie has the right balance of fruit to veggie so that it actually tastes good. It’s the perfect beginner green smoothie recipe for newbies.”
Sofia is a Registered Dietician and also a Health and Nutrition Writer. After working in the industry for more than 8 years, she’s come to love the low-carb lifestyle for its many health benefits. You can read her guides at KissMyKeto.com.
“The lime avocado smoothie is my personal favorite! It has only 5 grams of net carbs and 12.5 grams of total fat to meet my macros. Sometimes when I’m in a rush in the morning, I take it for breakfast as it only takes five minutes of prep time. It also makes a great pre-workout snack since it has protein powder, chia seeds, and spinach.”
Joanna Wen is a health expert at Spices & Greens helping women to lose weight and overcome health challenges using food as medicine.
“I love adding avocados to my green smoothies as they make me feel full for a longer period of time, and they are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids that help decrease the risk factors of weight gain and heart disease.
“Here is my favorite avocado smoothie recipe:
- 1 cup mint leaves
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 medium-size cucumber, chopped
- 1/2 lemon, sliced and seeded (keep the peels)
- ½ avocado
- 2 cups water or almond milk
“Add all ingredients to a blender, starting with the leafy vegetable and blend until smooth. Add more liquid if too thick, or add ice to thicken. Makes 2 servings.”
Joanna has been practicing as a Registered Dietitian for over 5 years and is the owner of a private nutrition counseling practice at Joanna Foley Nutrition. Joanna believes that food really IS the best medicine and has a holistic, “whole body” approach to health.
“My favorite avocado smoothie recipe is the creamy blueberry avocado smoothie:
- 2 large handfuls of leafy greens such as spinach or kale
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/2 of an avocado, pitted and peeled
- 1/2 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk (may sub other favorite plant-based milk)
- 1-2 scoops vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
“Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Adjust amount of almond milk to meet desired consistency. Enjoy!”
Diana Gariglio-Clelland is a Registered Dietitian at Balance One Supplements. She has worked in the hospital, public health, and primary care settings, and has experience counseling people in all walks of life.
“Avocado is a great smoothie ingredient because of its naturally rich, creamy texture and impressive heart-healthy fat content, as well as vitamins such as folate. This recipe is a great opportunity to have kids try something green and be surprised by its sweet flavor! For extremely hesitant kiddos, serving it in an opaque glass might be a good choice. 🙂
“Green Monster Smoothie:
- 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and de-pitted
- 1 large ripe banana
- 1/2 cup canned pineapple in 100% juice, drained
- 1/2 cup whole milk plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4-1/2 cup milk of choice
“Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, adding more milk as needed to evenly mix.”
Renata is a healthy foodie who shares her healthy and delicious recipes on her blog, NourishwithRenata.com. She believes that tasty food should always be good for you, and tests all her recipes on her husband and three kiddos.
“My favorite is my Mint Choc Chip Smoothie! This smoothie uses avocado for the creamy texture and the healthy fats, spinach for that lovely green color and mint extract for the flavor! Plus a handful of stevia-sweetened chocolate chips always make things better! For 1 serving, you can make this smoothie using:
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 cup spinach
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 tsp mint extract
- 1/4 medium avocado
- 2 cups water or milk e.g. almond milk coconut milk, etc.
- 2 cups ice
- 2 tbsp stevia sweetened chocolate chip
“Blend all the ingredients, except chocolate chips, in a high speed food processor till super smooth and creamy. Add in the chocolate chips, and blend quickly to break up the chocolate chips but not liquefy them. Pour the smoothie into a glass and enjoy straight away!”
After Annabel Hertz learned she was prediabetic, she became obsessed with locating— as well as creating—low-sugar, low-carb sweets. In a world filled with so many sweets many are trying not to eat, she want visitors to GoodbuySugar.com to feel like kids in a candy store again!
“My favorite avocado smoothie is the Low-Sugar, Low-Carb Chocolate Milkshake Smoothie. The avocado and ice make this a fluffy, rich-textured, satisfying alternative to milk and sugar based milkshakes. You will want to blend well and add ice at the end, and once in milkshake form, you can of course increase ingredients to taste: more cocoa, more sweetener, etc. Amazing and keto-friendly!
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup unsweetened dark cocoa (or start with less, and add more to taste)
- 1/8 cup Lakanto (or similar sweetener, again to taste)
- 1/2 avocado
- dash of cinnamon
- tiny splash of vanilla
- cup of ice (or more if you want more froth)
“1) For increased richness and creaminess, add the rest of the avocado, or try 1/4 cup of coconut milk or 1/4 heavy cream, or melt two sections of dark chocolate and pour into shake.
“2) For increased heartiness, texture and protein add 1/2 cup whole, raw almonds.
“3) For increased health benefits, add a teaspoon of ground flaxseeds.”
Meghan Yager is a food addict turned food and travel writer with a love for creating uncomplicated, gourmet recipes and devouring anything the world serves up. Meghan focuses on unique foodie experiences from around the world to make right at home in your own kitchen.
“Our current favorite avocado smoothie at Foodal is an Icy Avocado Smoothie. Pure and simple, it features the flavor of avocado as its main ingredient. The addition of optional hydrolized collagen provides an extra punch of protein.
- 2 cups coconut milk or coconut water
- 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
- 3 Tbsp honey, or more to taste
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp hydrolyzed collagen (optional)
- 1 ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
- 1 cup ice
“Directions: Layer coconut milk, lime juice, honey, vanilla, collagen, avocado, and ice in a high-speed blender, with the liquid ingredients added closest to the blade and the frozen ingredients added the furthest away. Blend until smooth.”
Rachel Baer writes on her own blog and is a yogi, teaching chair yoga to seniors. She is finding my voice through writing and the healing that putting my voice into written words can bring.
“Here’s my favorite go to recipe. It’s super easy, healthy and filling.
- half an avocado
- half a banana
- 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder, chocolate or vanilla works
- 1 tbs of cacao nibs
- 1 tbs ground flax seed
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup your favorite milk, I use oat milk
“Blend everything together until smooth, pour into a pretty glass and enjoy!”
Next time you’re craving a mouth-watering smoothie, stop by your local Edible Arrangements® store for a delicious, done-for-you smoothie you can grab and go. Choose your favorite combination of ingredients from our Edible® Treats menu for a custom blend of favors that tastes out-of-this-world amazing!