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7 Avocado
Smoothies to
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Article written by Barbara Ruhs, MS, RDN

An avid avocado-eater and guacamole-lover, Barb is the Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist for Avocados From Mexico and former sports nutritionist for Harvard University. Her philosophy on food is simple: Enjoy what you eat, prepare food with love, and add avocados to everything!

February 17, 2022

Avocados are a versatile, delicious, and limitless fruit. They’re always good for adding some deliciousness to the table, beyond simply the classic chips-‘n-guac (which are always a classic). Avocados are also an awesome base for your next breakfast, lunch, or dinner smoothie.

Nothing is as refreshing as an avocado-green smoothie packed with the superpowers of superfoods. Avocado smoothies are an excellent way to load up on “good,” unsaturated fats and nearly 20 vitamins and minerals.

What Makes Avocado a Superfood?

Avocados are your friendly neighborhood superfood. The unsaturated fat in avocados can act as an immune system nutrient booster by helping increase the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, and E. Avocados naturally contain 6 grams of this good fat per serving, making them a unique fruit.

5-Minute Avocado Smoothie Recipe

This quick, easy recipe is one of our favorite avocado smoothies. All you need is five ingredients and five minutes, and you’ll be ready to sip on a superfood smoothie.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Avocado From Mexico, pitted and diced
  • 1 c. of milk of choice
  • 1/2 c. vanilla yogurt
  • 3 tbsp. honey or maple syrup
  • A handful of ice cubes (approx. 6-8)

Pro tip: Avocado is a plant-based dieter’s best friend. For a dairy-free avocado smoothie, opt for a plant-based milk and yogurt.

Pre-Prep: For an elevated sipping experience, place your glasses in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour before use. Select the perfect Avocado From Mexico; carefully rinse and dry it. Slowly cut open the avocado and remove the pit. Dicing the avocado will help it blend faster and better. Here’s how to make a good (and safe) slice:

Directions:

  1. Place the diced avocado, milk, vanilla yogurt, honey, and ice cubes into the blender. Blend the mixture until smooth, about 30-45 seconds.
  2. Stop the blender to check the consistency of the mixture. Use a plastic spatula to scoop the mixture from the sides of the blender to ensure it is well blended. For a thicker texture, blend less; for a thinner consistency, blend longer.
  3. Pour the mixture into two chilled glasses. Serve with a reusable straw.
  4. Cover the remaining mixture and refrigerate it for up to three days. (If there’s any left!)

Sip, Sip, Hooray!

Once you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll want a more advanced take on avocado smoothies. Try these flavorful avocado smoothie recipe variations that include everything from chocolate and berries to spinach and kiwi. (They’re just as good, we promise.)

  • Chocolate Avocado Protein Smoothie: Blended avocado and banana create a thick, silky texture. Chocolate almond milk and unsweetened cocoa powder give this smoothie a rich, dessert-like taste.
  • Dairy-Free Berry Avocado Smoothie: This smoothie trades dairy for berries. Get creative with this recipe, adding in your favorite combination of berries. Go wild with the blueberries for a sweet, tart avocado blueberry smoothie. Bonus goodness: The AHA has certified this recipe as officially heart-healthy!
  • Spinach and Avocado Smoothie: Peach and avocado are awesome allies in this creamy, sweet concoction. Add more avocado for a velvety texture. For a heartier drink, trade the spinach for kale.

Cool Kids Love Avocado

Avocados aren’t just for adults! Even the pickiest of kids love avocado’s goodness, and parents love the fruit’s sugar-free, nutrient-dense composition. Avocados are the perfect fruit for you and your child at every stage, from pregnancy to pre-teen. Make nutrition fun: Let your kids help prepare your next batch of avocado smoothies.

Think Outside the Straw

Want to enjoy your avocado smoothie in a different format? Think outside the straw with these avocado smoothie bowls.

  • Avocado Strawberries & Cream Smoothie Bowl: This smoothie bowl is as pretty as it is delicious. Go ahead; Instagram it. Just don’t forget to tag us with #AlwaysGood when you do.
  • Avocado Superfood Smoothie Bowl: Start your morning with a bowl loaded with avocado, blueberries, banana, and walnut butter. Can it get better from here? We’re not sure. Your day might peak early, but that’s OK.
  • Green Machine Smoothie Bowl: Your straw will be green with envy when it gets a look at this beauty. Avocado is the perfect creamy base for pineapple, banana, and kiwi. Sweet, fresh, always good.

Now that you’ve found the perfect avocado smoothie recipe, order your avocado smoothie ingredients online and start blending!

Avocados ❤️ You

Not only do avocados offer “good” fats, they’re free of cholesterol and provide nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. Avocado’s mild taste and creamy texture make it the ideal base for some of your favorite dishes — not just smoothies! With this superfood, healthy never tasted so good. Learn more about the good fats in avocados here.

Avocado smoothies are just the beginning. Scroll through our recipe page for avocado goodness in appetizers, salads, and entrees.

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