As superfoods go, there are few better than a nice ripe avocado. Avocado is full of healthy fats and is packed full of vitamins and minerals. They have a great taste and texture too! It isn’t all about the avocado. There are plenty of other tasty ingredients too! As to what they are? Well, you are just going to have to read and find out. Trust us, you’ll be glad that you did. Let’s fire up the blender and find out what’s what!
How to Make Avocado Smoothies
You’ll be amazed at how quick and easy this is.
It takes all of five ingredients and five minutes to make. If that isn’t enough justification for making our avocado smoothie recipe, just wait until you taste it.
Oh, and before we get cracking, here’s something unavoidable… You are going to need a blender of some description. The good news is as long as you’ve got something capable of pureeing and mashing, you are good to go. We’ve made this avocado smoothie using a food processor, a nutria-bullit, and even a hand blender!
The first step is to prep all of your ingredients…
Oops, actually no, the first step happens a few hours before… This is the point when you peel and slice a banana before putting it in the freezer…
Now, where were we… That’s right, so you take your frozen banana out of the freezer. Slice the avocado in half and remove the stone. We then scoop out all of that creamy green flesh from one-half of the avocado.
We add the banana, the avocado, and a scoop of vanilla protein powder to the blender jug. (That’s right, we want to build some muscle!). Seeing as this is a green drink, we thought we’d try and sneak in a little extra too. For this reason, we add a small handful of kale.
The entire thing is then topped off with around a cup of almond milk. If you want, you can also add some flax seeds, but at this point, we are good to go.
Attach the jug and give it a blast on the highest power setting. The frozen banana is vital as this is what keeps your smoothie, well, smooth.
And here’s the thing. The longer you blend, the smoother it gets, so don’t quit too soon. You’ll be able to tell when your avocado smoothie is ready as it will stop making a rattling noise, and you’ll hear a distinct change in pitch as the blades spin a little faster.
Serve immediately in a tall glass and marvel at how you’ve managed to pack in three of your ‘five a day’ in less than five minutes!
Tips and Tricks
There are plenty of tips and tricks here. With some alternatives and workarounds. Check them out
Forgot to freeze your banana? Oh dear, you can’t make our avocado smoothie recipe… Just kidding. All is not lost. Use an unfrozen banana but before blending, add a small handful of ice cubes or crushed ice. You might find it tastes slightly diluted, but it won’t be too noticeable if you drink it quickly.
The protein powder is optional. We include it in our avocado smoothie recipe as it adds a little bit of vanilla taste and also texture. However, if you aren’t trying to get ripped or want to keep the calories down, you can skip it, no problem.
When we said lean and green, we meant it. Feel free to add in some frozen cucumber for an extra green boost and a slightly different taste.
We’ve made our version dairy-free. However, this recipe works just as well with normal milk, so if you want to include it, go right ahead, the taste is identical!
To get this avocado smoothie recipe tasting perfect, here’s a great tip. It is all about balance. What do we mean? Well, different ingredients change the profile of this smoothie slightly. If you want your smoothie to taste sweeter, don’t add more sugar. Instead, add a little more banana. Want it to taste a little creamier? In that case, add a little more avocado. If it isn’t quite green enough for your taste, throw in more kale or spinach!
One super cool way to serve this drink (literally) is as follows. Keep a tall, thick glass in the freezer. When it comes time to serve your smoothie, pour it into your chilled glass and watch in amazement as the dew beads and freezes on the outside. It is really eye-catching.
Texture in an avocado smoothie is important, so here is our final tip. If you find it is a little too thick, add a splash more milk and give it another blend. If you find that your smoothie is on the watery side, add more avocado, or if you’ve run out, throw in a couple of ice cubes!
What fruits go well with avocado?
My favorite fruit to compliment avocado is banana, mango and pineapple. Mixing banana and avocado can help prevent heart issues.
Are avocados good in smoothies?
Yes you really can add avocados into smoothies and they taste incredible.
How long does avocado smoothie last in fridge?
The typical length your smoothie will last in the fridge is up to 24 hours. Make sure if the color is off to discard.
Lean mean and very green, our avocado smoothie looks just as good as it tastes. You’ll feel full until lunch, and it takes only five minutes to prepare! What are you going to ‘pimp’ yours with? A few seeds, perhaps a little strawberry or some ripe mango? This recipe is all yours to do with as you will. We really hope you enjoy it!