With just 5 simple ingredients, this nutrient-packed avocado smoothie recipe blends up in minutes for a satisfying breakfast or hearty snack. I often drink this smoothie as my lunch when I’m glued to my laptop and not moving very much.

I like that it’s not heavy on the calories, yet it’s quite filling due to the fiber, healthy fats and protein. This avocado smoothie recipe actually keeps me full for hours, which is impressive!

avocado smoothie
Table of Contents
  1. Health Benefits of an Avocado Smoothie
  2. How to Make an Avocado Smoothie
  3. Other Ingredient Swaps
  4. More Smoothies with Avocado
  5. Creamy Avocado Smoothie Recipe

Health Benefits of an Avocado Smoothie

To make this recipe, all you need are 5 plant-based ingredients. How can you go wrong with a smoothie recipe loaded with tasty, good for you ingredients?!

whole food ingredients for an avocado smoothie
  • Avocado is the rawkstar of this smoothie. Avocado contains 26% of the RDI of vitamin K, 20% of the RDI of folate, and a whooping 15 grams of healthy fat, as well as more potassium than a banana (for real!).
  • Cashews + cashew milk are another healthy fat and provide great protein for this smoothie. When trying to make any smoothie creamier, I often throw in a handful of cashews.
  • Spinach is a powerhouse leafy green that shines in this avocado smoothie. Rich in antioxidants, it provides 2.9 grams of protein per serving, plus a mild taste that is easy to add to many smoothie recipes.
  • Pineapple provides the tropical kick to this smoothie. It pairs so nicely with the avocado + cashews, and pineapple is naturally boosted with vitamin C, bringing that powerhouse vitamin to this smoothie.
avocados are a delicious + nutritious ingredient

How to Make an Avocado Smoothie

When making this smoothie recipe, I use frozen pineapple. It cuts down on my prep time + when I get a big bag of frozen pineapple at Costco, I save money too.

First blend the cashew milk, spinach, and cashews together. Once creamy, add in the remaining ingredients and blend again.

This 2x blending process helps all the ingredients to break down properly in most standard blenders. If you have a high powered blender, then just dump all 5 ingredients in at once and watch the magic happen.

Allergic to nuts?

Although I love the pairing of nutty cashew milk and tropical pineapple, you can easily swap out the cashew milk for an equal amount of oat milk or flax milk. Also, a tablespoon of organic flaxseed replaces the cashews if you need to be nut free.

While cashews aren’t technically nuts, they are often associated with tree nut allergies, so keep that in mind when blending this avocado smoothie.

Other Ingredient Swaps

If pineapple isn’t available, then try mango or a stone fruit like peach or nectarine. Swap cashew milk with a carton coconut milk (not full fat), or almond milk.

Swiss chard or baby kale is a great swap for spinach. Cashews can be swapped with hemp hearts to keep up the healthy fat content.

creamy avocado smoothie

More Smoothies with Avocado

I love using avocado in smoothies as a healthy fat, to up the cream factor, and for more nutrients. Here are some of my other fave smoothies that use avocado:

Don’t be afraid to take any of my green smoothie recipes and toss in 1/4 to 1/2 avocado per serving, to get some great fat benefits. Your skin and body will thank you!

Don’t forget to rate + review this recipe once you’ve tried it. I love getting your feedback!

avocado smoothie
4.93 from 13 votes

Creamy Avocado Smoothie

With just 5 simple ingredients, this nutrient-packed avocado smoothie recipe blends up in minutes for a satisfying breakfast or hearty snack.
Prep: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Author: Jen Hansard
Course: Breakfast, Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based, Vegan
Serves: 1 smoothie

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Blend the spinach, cashews, and cashew milk together.
  • Add the avocado and pineapple and blend again. 

Notes

  • Use at least 1 frozen fruit for a refreshingly cool smoothie.
  • Swap spinach with the leafy greens of your choice.
  • Swap the cashew milk for any dairy-free milk and the cashew for hemp hearts to make this recipe nut-free.

Nutrition

Calories: 331kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 13g, Sodium: 194mg, Potassium: 901mg, Fiber: 10g, Sugar: 18g, Vitamin A: 3056IU, Vitamin C: 97mg, Calcium: 67mg, Iron: 3mg
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About the Author

Jen Hansard

I went from exhausted mama to running across the Grand Canyon, riding & hiking to the top of the tallest waterfall in North America with my kids. How? I fell in love with the smoothies and plant-based meals you can find on my blog.

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  1. 5 stars
    I tried this with almond milk and almonds instead of cashews… AMAZING ! I was so surprised by the texture and the fact that the avocado just blended perfectly with the taste of other ingredients. Really creamy and tasty, just perfect.

  2. 5 stars
    I was nervous that this smoothie would be avocado flavored, but it wasn’t! Super creamy and fruity

  3. Hi Jen, wanted to ask you if your smoothie recipes will help me and a friend to loose weight? They look delicious.
    Regards
    Sandra
    Johannesburg, South Africa

    1. Hi Sandra,

      Green smoothies can be a great way to help you reach a healthy weight. Whether that’s by adding a green smoothie to your daily diet or using your green smoothie as a meal replacement, green smoothies help your body love those healthy greens and is the first step to making healthier choices. If you’re interested in using your green smoothie as a meal replacement, we suggest simply adding protein and healthy fats to ensure you’re fueling your body with a complete meal. We’ve made this even easier with our BRAND NEW Protein Smoothie Boost. I’ve included a few links below to help you reach your green smoothie goals! Happy blending!

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  4. I tried the Avacodo smoothie today, although I had to substitute almond milk as I didn’t have any cashew milk! It’s a great smoothie, altho one cup of pineapple seems to give it a weird texture(from the pineapple) but I love the taste;)

    1. Marie, you could always use less pineapple if you weren’t keen on the texture. Did you use fresh or frozen? If you used fresh, maybe frozen will help with the texture?

  5. I tried this smoothie using almond milk as I didn’t have any cashew milk on hand. This is an outta this world smoothie. The blend was smooth with just the right amount of sweetness. This will surely be added to my smoothie arsenal. It rocks, thanks SGS!

  6. Tried the Avocado Smoothie yesterday. I love cashew milk, cashews and avocados so I was excited to try this new smoothie recipe from Simple Green Smoothies. The pineapple gave it the sweetness and the added spinach the green hue. Delicious and smooth! I love receiving new smoothie recipes weekly! They never disappoint!!
    Thanks SGS!!

  7. 5 stars
    Simply delicious. Tastes like I should be by the beach. I used almond/coconut milk instead of cashew milk and all other ingredients as noted + Vanilla Flavored Protein. This is without a doubt a new FAVE, this should be a recipe in a future green smoothie challenge. OMG crazy good, now I want to buy or make some cashew milk.

  8. 5 stars
    I forgot to leave my star ratings! This was a 5 in my book— I love that it was balanced with sugars, fats and protein. (And still tasted amazing!!!!)

  9. This looks more like a cocktail than a smoothie— I LOOOOVE it!!!! I didn’t have cashew milk on me, so I used almond milk and I thought it was so dang good (and I love that it wasn’t sickly sweet). Another win in my book!

  10. This recipe came at the perfect time, I just bought cashew milk for another recipe and am glad I had another use for it. As always, this recipe was delicious. My daughter and I love trying new smoothie recipes together.

  11. 5 stars
    Hi Jen! Just made this smoothie. I had everything in the house except for cashew milk, so I just used my oatmilk. Delicious! There’s nothing like a nice cold breakfast when it’s 112° in Mesa, AZ!

  12. 4 stars
    Needed something different today and this smoothie did not disappoint. Smooth and creamy.

  13. 5 stars
    I absolutely loved this smoothie! I was hesitant about not adding a banana but this was absolutely delightful! I am definitely going to add this one to my favorites! Thanks so much for sharing this amazing recipe!

    Teresa