Avocado Smoothie

Februari 15, 2019
Avocado smoothie, a delicious, creamy and healthy breakfast or snack recipe. It’s ready in less than 5 minutes and requires just 4 or 5 ingredients.


I have a thing with smoothies. When I went vegan, I made them all the time, so you’ll find lots of smoothie recipes on the blog and we also have an ebook called Simple Vegan Smoothies.

Avocado in a smoothie? That’s what I thought the first time I saw an avocado smoothie on the menu of a local cafeteria, here in Seville. I tried it and I fell in love.

I had only used avocado to make savory recipes, but this delicious ingredient can be used to make all kinds of things, like smoothies and also desserts.


what ingredients do you need to make avocado smoothie?

    Avocado.
    Banana – If you add your banana frozen, the smoothie will be creamier. I prefer to use a regular banana, as I don’t like my smoothie so cold.
    Spinach – I added fresh spinach, but frozen is okay as well. Any other leafy greens are a good choice (fresh or frozen).
    Milk – I used homemade almond milk, but feel free to add any other milk of your choice. I prefer to use unsweetened milk and add 1 or 2 dates or any other sweetener if needed, but it’s up to you.
    Medjool dates – If you can’t find Medjool dates, you can also use Deglet Nour date or any other type, but keep in mind you’ll need to add 2 to 4 dates instead. Any other sweetener will do.

tips for making avocado smoothie

    If you want your smoothie really cold, use a frozen banana and also add some ice cubes if needed.
    Feel free to use other liquid instead of milk, like coconut water, regular water or even juice.
    Add any fruits you want, or even other ingredients like superfoods, ground cinnamon, cocoa powder, vegan protein powder, ground ginger, nuts, seeds, etc.



Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 1-2
Category: Drinks, Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegan


Ingredients

    1/2 medium avocado
    1 medium banana
    1 cup spinach (30 g)
    1 cup milk of your choice (250 ml), I used unsweetened almond milk
    1-2 Medjool dates (optional), pitted

Instructions

    Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
    Best when fresh, you can keep the smoothie in an airtight container in the fridge for 1 to 2 days.

Notes

    Nutritional info has been calculated without the dates.

Nutrition

    Serving Size: 1/2 of the recipe
    Calories: 178
    Sugar: 8 g
    Sodium: 105 mg
    Fat: 11.6 g
    Saturated Fat: 2.1 g
    Carbohydrates: 19.3 g
    Fiber: 5.7 g
    Protein: 2.5 g




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