1.6.2021

Avocado Banana Smoothie

The cream factor in this avocado banana smoothie is a 10/10. The perfect combo of sweetness + healthy fats, this green smoothie is delish!

Rich and creamy green smoothie recipe

In 2013, I came up with this avocado banana smoothie as a way to boost my healthy fat intake. It remains a favorite to this day because it is thick and creamy, and just plain delicious. This smoothie is packed with healthy fats to curb your appetite as well as nourish your skin. If you like creamy smoothies, this should be your next blend!

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Avocado banana smoothie benefits

I’ll just come right out and admit that I adore avocados (looooong before they were trending on IG). I’m a California girl living in Florida. Avocados are a major part of my diet. Guacamole is my love language, and I’m not afraid to shout about it. But avocados are good for other things besides chip dip.

Avocados are more than just a pretty face…

Did you know avocados contain more potassium than bananas? Crazy, right? Potassium is essential for heart health. A diet rich in avocados may also help lower bad cholesterol and triglyceride levels due to heart-healthy monounsaturated fat.

1 serving of avocado contains 7 grams of fiber, which is an important part of any healthy diet. By getting enough fiber, we make sure our digestive tract can stay healthy. It even acts like a little scrub brush to keep things humming along. The combination of healthy fats and fiber also helps keep you feeling full for longer after eating. So get ready for a delicious + nutritious avocado banana smoothie!

A balanced banana smoothie

I know many people either love or hate bananas… there seems to be no middle ground when it comes to this fruit. Yet they shine in this smoothie, adding just enough sweetness to balance out the avocado. They also contain antioxidants and folate, which keeps us healthy and energized.

Avocado banana smoothie swaps

If bananas just aren’t your cup of fruit, then swap them out for another 1/2 cup of mango, or 1/2 cup of peaches. You can use any variety of avocado you can find, just know that if you go big, you may need 1/4 of that avocado instead of half. If you’re all out of spinach, any leafy green can be swapped.

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How To Store Avocados

I know you feel me on this one. You buy a bag of unripe avocados and it seems like they never ripen, until BAM! they ripen all at once. It’s more than you can eat at once. What to do? Avocados are a fruit that freezes exceptionally well, probably due to the healthy fats. (When frozen, they make a tasty avocado banana smoothie like the one below)

Freeze the avocados on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, then transfer to freezer-proof bags or other airtight containers. The frozen avocados will keep up to six months or more in a deep freezer, or several months in a regular freezer.

Once avocados have ripened sufficiently, they can also be placed directly in the fridge where they will stay good for a few days longer. Unripe avocados can also be refrigerated and brought out to the counter to ripen at room temperature. While room temp avocados can be used in this avocado banana smoothie, I think frozen ones add a little bit extra to this blend.

Get ready for a whole food, plant based smoothie recipe that wows.

How to make a creamy smoothie

I don’t like to blend our green smoothies with dairy products. Yet while I prefer not to, it’s totally fine to do what fits your lifestyle best.

That being said, there are plenty of ways to make a smoothie creamy using fruit + veggies. If a too-liquid smoothie has caused a #smoothiefail in the past, then have any of these options on hand to add to your next blend:

  • Avocado – so much creaminess from avos, not to mention healthy fats; avocados also thicken smoothies, as well as turn your smoothie into a meal replacement.
  • Mango – mango blends up really creamy and thick, so you don’t need much – even a quarter or half cup will cream that smoothie up.
  • Banana – this one is kind of a no-brainer, but I’m adding it to the list anyway. This avocado banana smoothie just wouldn’t be the same without the banana!
  • Coconut milk – swap the liquid base in your smoothie with a little coconut milk; the high (healthy) fat content adds loads of creaminess.
  • Nuts, seeds, and butters – nuts and seeds, especially cashews and hemp hearts, whether blended whole or as a “butter” will add mega creaminess and also a boost of protein and vitamin E.
  • Protein powder – add a plant-based protein powder to thicken your smoothie and make it extra creamy.
  • MCT oil – the medium-chain fatty acids in refined coconut oil are great for a fast energy boost, but adding 1-2 tablespoons makes a smoothie really creamy too.
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Avocado Banana Smoothie

This avocado banana smoothie recipe is loaded with healthy fats are a great way to nourish and hydrate the skin. I didn’t take it easy on the avocado for that very reason! Enjoy this creamy smoothie and keep blendin’ to see your skin celebrate it too. This smoothie is also known as Cream Machine.
4.23 from 250 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Beverage / Breakfast
Cuisine: Plant-Based
Servings: 1
Calories: 270kcal
Author: Jen Hansard

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Blend spinach and water together until smooth.
  • Add remaining ingredients and blend again.

Notes

  • Use at least one frozen fruit to make the smoothie cold or serve over ice.

Nutrition

Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 1005mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 3890IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2mg
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Mom of 2, ran across the Grand Canyon and lover of smoothies, coffee & tacos. I transformed my family's health with a realistic plant-based diet. I also found myself again along the way.

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  1. Likitha gowda says:

    It’s good for health

  2. Janice says:

    Creamy and delicious!. I used a whole banana since my avocado was small.

  3. Amy says:

    Tasty and Tummy green smoothie! Unfortunately I didn’t have a mango on hand but was eager to try because I had a avacado that was in need of being eaten so I substituted the mango for some pineapple chunks! It was amazing for my liquid diet I’ve been on since I had jaw surgery. Will be making this again!

  4. Tracy Warner says:

    I enjoyed the smoothie. It is definitely better cold in my opinion.

  5. Caroline Hileman says:

    Made the mistake & put the full avocado in…next time I’ll just add 1/2 like the recipe says

  6. Alannah says:

    Very creamy, but I should’ve used frozen banana so it was a little bit colder. The flavors were on point though! I love how filling this was too.

  7. Amy B says:

    Banana and avocado makes it creamier

  8. Jamie E says:

    This one was really good. Smooth and creamy

  9. Melanie says:

    I forgot to rate the smoothie

  10. Ren says:

    Very creamy

  11. Grace says:

    I agree with the other comments that this smoothie was a bit subdued, at least in the first few sips, but the flavour grew on me part way through. I think I may have not put in enough mango. I added lime, cilantro and cucumber for some extra nutrients.

  12. Beatrix says:

    Creamy and nice

  13. Anne says:

    This one was super creamy, good but a little bland, but I felt great after drinking it. Added a little lime juice which helped, and some hemp hearts. Next time will use half the avocado.

  14. Danna says:

    The avocado-banana smoothie is creamy and thick as well as a bit more filling.
    Less sweetness than some of the other smoothies but very tasty!

  15. Susan Smith says:

    This one was not popular in my house. The overall consensus was that it was bland.

  16. Tina says:

    Creamy & delicious!

  17. Sabrina Schroeder says:

    Verrrry creamy!

  18. Melanie says:

    I enjoyed this one too. I love adding avocados to my smoothie.

  19. Judith says:

    Excellent what else can I say

  20. Elizabeth Angie Reyes says:

    Sadly I had to try this minus the avocado because mine was hard! I added pineapple in its place. I will try again because I haven’t tried an avocado smoothie yet!

  21. Laura Hodges says:

    Day 6 Avocado Banana Smoothie
    My first time putting an avocado in a smoothie…very creamy…not sold on the flavor as it was a little bland..
    Will add something else next time

  22. Kim Thompson says:

    The Day 6 Avocado Banana Smoothie was super creamy, a bit too thick and creamy for my preferred smoothie consistency. I ended up adding extra water to thin it out a bit. I also used frozen peaches instead of mango. It tasted a bit bland to me, so I added some extra pineapple and ginger and turmeric to spice it up a bit.

  23. Amanda Fitzsimmons says:

    A little too thick and creamy but good flavor.

  24. Loren says:

    Good, but I didn’t have time to adjust the flavor because I was running late to a meeting. If I had time I would have added my favorite Monkfruit sweetener. I also had to add more water as it was a little too thick. Added pumpkin and hemp seeds for a meal replacement.

  25. Titilola Palmer says:

    I liked this smoothie but it was very thick. I realized I enjoy my smoothies a bit thinner. The flavor was good. The key for me is to use very ripe fruit.

  26. Akasha Villalobos says:

    This was good! Definitely creamy. I appreciate that the avocado makes it a bit more substantial and filling.

  27. Deborah says:

    I think I have had a change of heart. I remember not liking avocado smoothies in the past. This was thicker, creamy and yummy. My avocado was frozen and I am not sure I used frozen avocados before, that may have made the difference. I added hemp seeds too and maybe that made the difference. I will give avocado smoothies a second chance,

  28. Dory says:

    I not only loved the vibrant green colour of this smoothie, but also the taste. The avocado and frozen fruit combo blended so well into creamy perfection!

  29. Ajcdav says:

    I’ll be honest. This is not a favorite. The avocado makes it creamy but found the whole thing too bland

  30. Stephanie H says:

    This was another good one. I love avocado so I like how creamy the smoothie was. I added sunflower seed butter to this and it was good. Next time I will add more mango because I couldn’t taste the mango.

  31. Lynne Miles says:

    Delicious, creamy, thick, could be used to make a smoothie bowl.

  32. Sloane Grey says:

    Creamy and delicious! If you’re not a huge fan of avocado like my husband, you can try what we did – add 1/2 the amount of avocado, a few more pieces of mango, and a little honey! This was a win for both of us!

  33. Sloane Grey says:

    Creamy and delicious!

    If you’re not a huge fan of Avocado like my husband, you can try what we did – add about 1/2 the amount of avocado, a few more pieces of mango, and a little honey! This was a win for both of us!

  34. Shari Guymon says:

    I prepared this smoothie exactly as written with the addition of chia seeds. It was exceedingly creamy which I liked, but I would probably use coconut water or a different base to fill out the flavor. It was a little lacking. It may have been because I only had frozen mangoes instead of fresh. It needed slight boost to flavor.

  35. Aurilia Hill says:

    You cannot tell that there is avocado in this smoothie. It is delicious

  36. Suzie says:

    I swapped the mango for an orange. It was ok. Seems like it was missing something. If I made again I’d tweak ingredients even more.

  37. Vashti Phillips says:

    I really enjoyed this one. It’s creamy, smooth texture and I added 1 prune and ground flaxseed for extra fibre and sweetness.

  38. Laura says:

    This one is just ok. Maybe if I had frozen the banana it would’ve been better, but it was a little overpowering with that flavor. Added chocolate protein smoothie cubes for added boost!

  39. Colleen says:

    I would agree that this is creamy, but I don’t love the taste. For some reason, I am not a big fan of avocado in smoothies. I like a bit more fruitiness in the taste.

  40. Cynthia says:

    Love the tropical flavors combined with the avocado creaminess!

  41. Dora Suarez says:

    Avocado+Banana+Mango, how can you go wrong? This is delicious, the avocado makes it so creamy, I added vanilla protein and some basil, so refreshing.

  42. Sarah Jasinski says:

    I have never put avocado’s in a smoothies before! I mean I LOVE avocados and eat them everyday but never in a smoothie. This is definitely a new favorite!

  43. Courtney says:

    I was fresh out of avocado, so I subbed in a coconut smoothie cube. I’m sure the avocado would have made this creamier, but the texture was still pretty good. I prefer a slightly sweeter, brighter smoothie, so this was just OK for me – I’ll add some pineapple or orange next time.

  44. Tara Pittman says:

    I love how the mango gives a nice sweet flavor

  45. Venetria Patton says:

    Not much flavor. I used plain coconut water. I will use a flavored water and swap pineapple for the mango next time.

  46. Lesley R says:

    Love avocado in my smoothies, gives it such a nice creaminess! Delicious!

  47. Kathleen says:

    Yummy! Very rich and creamy. Avocado is one of my absolute favorite foods.

  48. Mindy says:

    I personally can not do avocado in smoothies, and I love avocado! So I added pineapple instead and ate my avocado on the side.

    • Shari Guymon says:

      That is a great idea to have avocado on the side. you can get the creaminess with a banana. I love avocado and prefer to eat it in salad or with eggs and toast, or some other way so I can enjoy this expensive treat more fully. I think pineapple would have been a good addition to fill out the weak flavors of this recipe.

  49. Judith Walter says:

    Really great! I used kale and chia seeds

  50. Lauren Hensley says:

    I liked this smoothie a lot. Really creamy!

  51. Susan says:

    Made recipe exact-no additions. Four stars because of the texture. Some may prefer the creaminess from the Avocado but I found it offputting and hard to drink. Flavor primarily banana. Perhaps a larger, riper banana, fresh Mango-instead of frozen, and using coconut water might help.

  52. Amy Wheeler says:

    I wish so bad I liked this one, but I don’t. At all. It could be that my avocados aren’t the ripest, but the all around flavor and texture just didn’t do it for me.

  53. Kathy Overstreet says:

    Today’s smoothie is by far the best of the best!!! Love its creaminess!

  54. Susan says:

    Good smoothie to fill you up! Avocado makes it think and creamy especially with added extra spinach.

  55. Anna says:

    I have to say I was a little nervous about this one, but it turned out well 🙂

  56. Kimberly Wade says:

    I love this smoothie! Super smooth and creamy, it’s not too sweet, and the flavor of the banana comes through. A winner!

  57. Kathi says:

    Thick and creamy!

  58. Eve says:

    I used all frozen fruit and this smoothie is so delicious it’s hard to believe it’s healthy. Love it!

  59. Jess Spitsbergen says:

    Love avocado in my smoothies!

  60. Shelby Foreman says:

    I really like this smoothie! Perfect balance if mango and banana. I left out the avocado but added chia and flax. Will definitely make again!

  61. dominique larin says:

    Oufff. The cream factor was there, but nobody liked it over here! It’s a no from us!

  62. Evelyn says:

    Love this smoothie, it tastes great! It’s so smooth and creamy and the level of banana taste is just perfect. I used both kale and spinach (because I was running out of spinach), and I used frozen fruits. I will make the again, for sure.

  63. Jeanne says:

    I didn’t have any mango so I swapped it for an orange … delicious and more readily available at this time of the year in my part of the world. Very good even though not so fresh because of rhe absence of a frozen ingredient. I could have used ice cubes but I’m used to drinking most beverages at room temperature.

  64. Richard Richardson says:

    I love this smoothie I used Silk Almond insteed of water and a whole Avocado..it was very very good

  65. Catherine Lennon says:

    Every morning I have a smoothie for breakfast
    Today I made this one again for lunch . I use frozen avocado and mangos and come up with a thicker creamier consistency, I found this to be one of the morning “filling” smoothies and actually struggled fitting it all in for lunch .
    Thankyou for these amazing recipes and the free 10 day Rawster challenge xox

  66. Liz says:

    Loved it! Very creamy. And these are things I keep on hand so it’s convenient. Thank you so much! I never would have tried these ingredients together on my own.

  67. Sharon says:

    I never would have thought to add 1/2 an avocado to a smoothie it was great! I used the other half on my toast what a perfect healthy breakfast!!

  68. Cynthia says:

    Surprised at the flavor combination. Very tasty!

  69. KayLyn Fox says:

    This smoothie was super thick…
    Was it the avocado? I also added 2T chia seeds. So I’m wondering if that thickened it up.
    It was tasty though. I pretty much love all green smoothies

  70. Louise says:

    I’m a California girl too. Had no idea avocados have potassium. Love them!

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