If you’ve never tried an avocado smoothie before, now is the time to learn how to level up your smoothie game. You’ll love the complementary texture that this healthy fruit provides, without clashing against the flavors of your smoothie. Enjoy these avocado smoothie recipes!

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    Calories

    Avocados are the perfect way to add more calories to your smoothies, thanks to the high content of good fats that are in them. This helps to make your smoothie feel more filling.

    Can you taste avocado in smoothies?

    If the thought of avocado in your smoothie turns you off, give it a chance and try it out before you commit yourself to that opinion. Chances are, you’ll be surprised at how it raises your smoothie game by adding a silky, creamy texture that doesn’t detract from the flavors of all the wonderful fruits and other ingredients you’re throwing together in your smoothie masterpiece.

    Benefits

    If you’re wondering “are avocado smoothies good for you?” the answer is: yes! Here’s what you get when you add a little avo-love to your drink, according to Healthline:

    • Lots of healthy fats, enough to replace eggs or meats
    • Antioxidants that prevent certain cancers and heart diseases
    • Folate to protect your heart and potentially guard against stroke
    • Lower cholesterol
    • May aid in weight loss, since they make you feel fuller
    • Great for pregnant women since it’s high in folate, potassium, and fiber

    How to pick avocados

    Wondering how to buy avocados at the store? That depends on when you plan to eat them. If right away, look for these signs:

    Skin color: Some varieties of avocado will turn from green to a purplish, blackish hue. Don’t rely on this visual cue alone though.

    Feel: Ripe avocados will yield to slight pressure. Hold in your hand and give a gentle squeeze. Don’t go for too mushy though, or else you’ve picked an overripe avocado. Avoid using your fingertips when you do this simple test, as that can bruise the fruit.

    Since avocados ripen fairly quickly at room temperature, find slightly firmer avocados, which will be ready to eat in a few days’ time.

    Stem: Peel back the small stem or cap at the top of your avocado to check if the color of the inside flesh. If you are not able to peel it off, then it likely has not ripened yet. If you are able to peel if off, you want to look for a light greenish color. Brown means it is overripe.

    The Toothpick Test: Before you cut open your avocado, use a toothpick to poke into the avocado where you peeled the stem off and move your toothpick around slightly to see if it looks and feels like the avocado is ready. If it’s very hard to stick in, your avocado isn’t ripe enough yet.

    Can you use frozen avocados in smoothies?

    Yes, you may. In fact, avocados ripen rather quickly, so that’s where the freezer can actually be a lifesaver for your avocados.

    To prep them for smoothies, cut in half, remove skin & seed, then mash with a fork or food processor. Store in a Ziploc bag or airtight container, with a squeeze of lemon or lime juice to prevent browning. Use within 4-5 months of freezing.

    Note that the texture doesn’t ever go back to the way it was before even after you thaw it out, so that’s why it’s perfect for smoothies (since you’ll be blending it anyway) and not suitable for, say, avocado toast.

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    What fruits go well with avocado?

    Avocado works well as the base of your smoothie, and pretty much ANYTHING can jive with it. Berries, banana, pineapple, mango, and coconut are only a few of the foods you’ll see featured in our round-up of avocado smoothie recipes.

    Matcha green tea, vegetables, chocolate, peanut butter, and all sorts of other ingredients mesh well with avocado too.

    How to make an avocado smoothie

    This avocado blueberry smoothie is so creamy and sweet! A filling breakfast smoothie that’s packed with antioxidants.

    Ingredients:

    • ½ medium Hass avocado
    • ½ cup frozen blueberries
    • ¼ cup mango
    • ½ cup yogurt
    • ¼ cup soymilk

    Instructions to make this easy avocado smoothie:

    • Step 1. Cut, peel, and scoop out your fresh avocado.
    • Step 2. Peel and cut mango into chunks.
    • Step 3. Add all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth.
    • Step 4. Enjoy!

    We used frozen berries from Costco. If you choose to use fresh berries, use frozen mangos or add a few ice cubes to still get a thick, cold smoothie.

    We also used flavored raspberry yogurt, but feel free to substitute with another flavor of your choice, plain yogurt, or Greek yogurt.

    Avocado smoothie recipes

    Avocado mango smoothie

    This avocado smoothie with Greek yogurt can convert even the pickiest little ones to be smoothie fans. A great smoothie for kids if this is their first time trying the fruit.

    (via Favorite Family Recipes)

    Avocado banana smoothie

    You for sure won’t taste the avocado, despite there only being 3 ingredients in this simple recipe.

    (via Omnivores Cookbook)

    Avocado spinach smoothie

    This green smoothie packs an insane amount of nutrition. Ingredients like walnuts, cinnamon, olive oil, parsley, and other unique foods, all compiled by a nutritionist.

    (via Hurry the Food Up)

    Avocado strawberry smoothie

    This paleo, keto, low-carb avocado strawberry smoothie without banana uses almond milk and sweetener.

    (via Wholesome Yum)

    Avocado chocolate smoothie

    A dessert-like smoothie that can be easily be made dairy-free or vegan. A touch of vanilla extract adds a nice touch.

    (via Texarexin)

    Avocado kale smoothie

    This kale smoothie is extra refreshing, thanks to the coconut water and some lime juice.

    (via The Little Epicurean)

    Vietnamese avocado smoothie

    This dessert smoothie milkshake uses condensed milk to create a decadent treat that you won’t regret trying. Level it up with some boba (tapioca balls).

    (via In Search of Yummyness)

    Avocado smoothie for weight loss

    Here’s a fat-burning avocado detox smoothie. The apple, ginger, and chia seeds make this is a healthy breakfast option too.

    (via Well Plated)

    Avocado peanut butter smoothie

    Add another buttery ingredient to your smoothie to make it creamy as ever.

    (via Cook Craft Love)

    Avocado smoothie bowl

    This one’s an extra green smoothie with spinach, mint, and kiwi. The fruity pineapple goes well with the rest of the ingredients of this breakfast smoothie bowl.

    (via Running to the Kitchen)

    Avocado cucumber smoothie

    Surprise! This one’s got cilantro!

    (via Renee Nicole Kitchen)

    Avocado coffee smoothie

    Looking for a tasty dessert smoothie? Try this one on for size, with condensed milk and chocolate syrup.

    (via Mokabees)

    Avocado matcha smoothie

    The goji berries and whipped coconut cream really make this a festive-looking smoothie.

    (via Natalie’s Health)

    Avocado smoothies are a great way to get in extra healthy fats in your diet. Try any of these delicious avocado smoothie recipes today!

    Simple Avocado Smoothie
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Total Time
    5 mins
     
    This avocado blueberry smoothie is so creamy and sweet! A filling breakfast smoothie that’s packed with antioxidants.
    Course: Breakfast, Smoothies, Snack
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: avocado blueberry smoothie, avocado mango smoothie
    Servings: 1
    Calories: 369 kcal
    Author: Sylvia Wu
    Ingredients
    • ½ medium Hass avocado
    • ½ cup frozen blueberries
    • ¼ cup mango
    • ½ cup yogurt
    • ¼ cup soymilk
    Instructions
    1. Cut, peel, and scoop out your fresh avocado.
    2. Peel and cut mango into chunks.
    3. Add all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth.
    4. Enjoy!
    Recipe Notes

    We used frozen berries from Costco. If you choose to use fresh berries, use frozen mangos or add a few ice cubes to still get a thick, cold smoothie.
     
    We also used flavored raspberry yogurt, but feel free to substitute with another flavor of your choice, plain yogurt, or Greek yogurt.

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