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This avocado banana smoothie is the best way to eat your fruits and veggies! It’s full of fruity flavor and the best creamy texture.

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Want an easy way to eat your fruits and veggies? Try this creamy, luscious avocado banana smoothie! It’s vibrant, green and the perfect way to get a big dose of nutrients. This spin on an avocado smoothie goes big on banana, with tropical flavor and a light, creamy texture. In fact, avocado is one of the best ways to add creaminess to a smoothie outside of a banana! After making 50 smoothie recipes, this one stands out.

Ingredients in this avocado banana smoothie

This avocado banana smoothie has the best creamy texture because it features two extra creamy fruits. Banana adds fantastic texture to smoothies: in fact, we use it in most smoothie recipes to round out the texture we’ve made. Avocado also adds richness and creaminess from its smooth texture. So a smoothie with double the bananas and avocado? It has a rich, luscious and a sweet, creamy flavor. Here’s what you need:

  • Ripe avocado: This recipe absolutely requires a ripe avocado: don’t make it without one! Unripe avocado doesn’t blend well and has a bitter aftertaste.
  • Ripe bananas: This smoothie also requires ripe bananas, at room temperature. Unripe bananas give a bitter aftertaste and don’t bring enough natural sweetness.
  • Baby spinach or kale: Greens are optional, but they add a bright green color which makes this avocado banana smoothie look more appetizing.
  • Frozen pineapple: Frozen pineapple is integral to the texture here, since it adds a nice icy body. If you don’t have it, use frozen bananas and consider adding a bit of honey or maple syrup for sweetness.
  • Ice: Ice completes the frothy, icy texture to a smoothie.
  • Lemon juice: Lemon juice is optional, but it brings a pop of acidity and accentuates the flavors.

This avocado banana smoothie is a vegan smoothie recipe: it has no yogurt or milk like other smoothies you might see. But you can add yogurt if you like. Keep reading for more!

Avocado banana smoothie

How to safely pit an avocado

This avocado banana smoothie recipe uses only half an avocado, making it perfect for using up a leftover half if you have one on hand. Ever wondered the best way to pit an avocado? It’s important to practice safe avocado cutting techniques! Here’s the best way we’ve found:

  1. Cut lengthwise around the avocado. Twist the two halves to separate them.
  2. Place a towel in your hand and put the avocado on top. With a gentle but quick motion, tap the knife into the avocado pit.
  3. Don’t remove the avocado pit with your hand! Instead, pull the cutting board close to your body, then place the pit against the far edge of the cutting board and pull back to release it from the knife.
  4. Use a large spoon to scoop out the avocado from the peel.

A trick to blending this avocado banana smoothie

Here’s a trick to blending a smoothie with frozen fruit like this avocado banana smoothie. It’s easiest for the blender to have the soft items towards the bottom near the blades. If you start with the frozen items, the blades of the blender can get stuck. Here’s what to do:

  • Blend the soft, room temperature items first. In this case, that means the avocado, bananas, and greens. Blend those first with water.
  • Then add the frozen items and blend until a smooth puree forms. This avoids getting the blender blades stuck by frozen fruit and ice.
Avocado banana smoothie

Smoothie storage

Smoothies are best eaten immediately, but you can also make them in advance! This avocado banana smoothie lasts up to 1 day, stored in a sealed container or a mason jar with the lid on. It may separate, which is perfectly natural. Just shake it up and you’re good to go!

Add more protein to an avocado banana smoothie

This avocado banana smoothie base recipe doesn’t have much protein on its own: it’s all fruits and veggies! Fruits and vegetables provide plenty of nutrients and fiber, but they don’t have much protein to keep you full if you’re using this smoothie as a breakfast or snack. To load it up with protein, here are some ideas:

  • Greek yogurt. Add ½ cup Greek yogurt and reduce to ¼ cup water. Add more water as you blend. One ½ cup Greek yogurt adds a whopping 17 grams protein to this smoothie recipe.
  • Chia seeds. Amp the plant-based protein and fiber with chia seeds! Two tablespoons of chia seeds add 4 grams protein and 11 grams fiber (see Chia Seed Smoothie fore more).
  • Almond or cashew butter. Add a dollop of nut butter for another protein adder! Add 1 tablespoon for 4 grams protein. Peanut butter can be a little too strong here, so we recommend cashew butter or almond butter for flavor.
Avocado banana smoothie

Avocado nutrition

Why eat avocados? The humble avocado is packed with good for you ingredients. It’s most popular for avocado toast and guacamole: but this smoothie works too! Here are a few nutritional benefits you’ll get:

  • Avocados have heart healthy “good” fats. Avocados are full of monounsaturated oleic acid, a heart-healthy fatty acid.
  • They are rich in fiber. Avocados have lots of fiber; one serving has 7 grams or about 25% your daily value.
  • Avocados have vitamins and nutrients. They’re also filled with a long list of vitamins.

This avocado banana smoothie is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free.

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Avocado banana smoothie

Easy Avocado Banana Smoothie


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 large or 2 small smoothies 1x
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Description

This avocado banana smoothie is the best way to eat your fruits and veggies! It’s full of fruity flavor and the best creamy texture.


Ingredients

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  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup baby spinach or kale, loosely packed (or other chopped greens)
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 10 ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional)
  • Protein adders: ½ cup Greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons chia seeds, 1 tablespoon nut butter, etc (see above)

Instructions

  1. Pit the avocado and scoop out one half of the flesh into the blender. Break the bananas into pieces and place them both in the blender. Add the baby greens and water. Blend until smooth.
  2. Add the ice, frozen pineapple, and lemon juice. Blend again until smooth. Eat immediately or store 1 to 2 days in a sealed jar; if it separates, shake to re-integrate it.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Smoothie
  • Diet: Vegan

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Leah D says:

    We’ve tried so many of your smoothie recipes and have loved all of them, this one is a favorite though.






    1. Alex Overhiser says:

      Thank you!