This creamy Blueberry Avocado Smoothie is nutritious, delicious and filling. It's the perfect healthy start to your day!Jump to Recipe
Whether you need a healthy afternoon snack or a quick breakfast in the morning, smoothies are a great option. They're so simple, portable and versatile. One day you can have a tart, creamy Blueberry Avocado Smoothie and the next you can have a protein-packed Green Monster Smoothie.
And although I've got a recipe written below, try adding some of the "add-ins" that are listed below. It's always fun trying something new and tailoring a smoothie to your likes! Not only that, but it's a really fantastic way to sneak fruits and veggies into your kids snacks! (Trust me, they'll never know you added ½ an avocado!)
- Frozen Banana - Peel a few bananas, cut them into large chunks and freeze. Then when you need them, you just pop them into the blender! I prefer using frozen fruit rather than ice, as it brings flavor and doesn’t water down the smoothie.
- Blueberries - You can use frozen or fresh blueberries.
- Milk - You’ll need some sort of liquid. You can use cow’s milk, almond milk, soy milk, etc. If you'd prefer juice, that works too!
- Frozen Raspberries or Strawberries - I like to use frozen berries to bring more thickness to the smoothie. However, if you don't have any frozen, fresh is fine, too!
- Frozen Avocado Chunks - Again, use frozen or fresh - whatever you've got is fine!
- Ice Cubes - If you only have fresh fruits and avocados, you can add a couple ice cubes to thicken the smoothie.
Other Smoothie add-ins
- Spinach or other leafy greens
- Yogurt (Greek yogurt adds a lot of protein and creaminess)
- Honey (if you want a little extra sweetness)
- Protein powder
- Flax seed (high in omega-3 fatty acids)
- Chia seeds (added fiber and protein)
- Peanut butter OR peanut butter powder (extra peanut butter flavor and protein)
- Other fruit and/or berries
Always blend the greens and the liquid first. If you choose to add some to this smoothie, be sure to blend the greens and liquids first. This will ensure that your smoothie is free of leafy pieces.
Use frozen fruit rather than ice. Using frozen fruit will help thicken the smoothie without watering it down like ice might do.
Prep ahead of time. Peel and chop bananas and place in individual baggies with the other fruit/avocados in the freezer to speed things up in the morning.
Freeze leftover leafy greens and fruit. Have spinach in the fridge that’s about to go bad? Or perhaps bananas or berries on their last leg? Toss it in the freezer and use it the next time you make a smoothie!
Serve it in a cute cup! It's like working out in cute clothes...just makes it that much better!
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Blueberry Avocado Smoothie
- ⅓ c diced avocados frozen
- 1 banana frozen
- ¾ c blueberries fresh or frozen
- ½ c raspberries and/or strawberries fresh or frozen
- ¼ c milk
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
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