Avocado Banana Smoothie

1.6.2021

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


  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Description

This avocado 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.


Ingredients

Scale

Instructions

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

Notes

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

  • Category: Drinks, Breakfast
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: avocado banana smoothie, smoothie, green smoothie, spinach, avocado, banana

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About Jen Hansard

Mom of 2, ran across the Grand Canyon and lover of smoothies, coffee & tacos. I transformed my family's health with a plant-based diet. I also found myself again along the way.

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Recipe rating

  1. Mary says:

    I have to admit that I was skeptical about this smoothie. But the past has taught me to not judge until the end. Well, after I blended and tasted this beauty it was amazing. I even ramped it up to a meal replacement for breakfast-added protein powder and chia seeds. It’s now lunch time and I’m still feeling full!!! Thanks for turning me into a green smoothie believer!!! ❤️

  2. Sue says:

    This certainly is creamy though I think I would like to add some sort of berry to ‘up’ the taste. I did add chia & flax.

  3. Precious says:

    Wasn’t a big fan of this one. I wanted to be able to taste all the fruit I put in it & it came out so creamy I had to add another full cup of water. But hey, maybe my avocado was too big, even though I only used half. Having to add the extra water took away some of the flavor..

  4. Janie says:

    Today’s smoothie was really creamy, with a nice green color. Loved it!

  5. Christine says:

    My avocado was totally brown and mushy, so i replaced it with pineapple. not my absolute favourite so far, but still a very enjoyable drink.

  6. Atlanta says:

    I used kale instead of spinach and added glow protein powder. It’s a pre long run smoothie. I also had to add some peach as I ran out of mango. It was great.

  7. Angeline says:

    It was good and creamy but not my favorite, I like it more sweet and fruity.

  8. Joy says:

    This is very creamy, but not much flavor. Only drank 1/2 of it and stopped. May add more berries or pineapple to it to bring up the flavor. Or maybe I will add cocoa powder and stevia for a dessert drink!

  9. Marcie says:

    Very creamy, but I found it a little bland. I added chia seeds and cinnamon to boost flavor and nutrition.

  10. Karen R says:

    Day 6
    I really enjoyed this smoothie with protein powder added! Yummy!

  11. Susan Garcia says:

    I subbed papaya for the mango and added some cacao for a chocolate flavor. This was pretty good!

  12. Leesa A Stevens says:

    This one took a minute to decide if I liked it, and turns out, I do! Not as well as yesterday’s, but it is very filling and tasty

  13. Pei says:

    Yummy! I am mongo lover!

  14. Heather Smith says:

    Pretty good after added more sweetness.

  15. Lori says:

    Avocado makes the smoothie very creamy, but often leaves an odd after taste. With both banana and avocado being quite unassuming in taste, there is nothing to mask the bitterish after taste.

  16. Melanie skinner says:

    I added organic raw cacao and organic bing cherries. It was delicious

  17. Kimberly Watt says:

    Ooooo…so creamy and good!

  18. Pam T says:

    Rich and creamy! I added a piece of fresh turmeric and ginger.

  19. Shawn says:

    Not bad tasting but I’m not sure if I will repeat this one.

  20. Joy Spencer says:

    This is a very creamy smoothie! I would use a little less avocado next time. However, it does taste delicious

  21. Ashley Smith says:

    This one was not my favorite taste-wise. I loved the creamy texture, but it seemed bitter to me. However my one year old son loved it!!!

  22. Melinda N says:

    Although I love avocado, it is not my favorite in a smoothie, so I left it out and used a whole banana instead.

  23. Esther says:

    Very nice and creamy

  24. Fiona Gough says:

    Really liked this smoothie, so creamy and tasty.

  25. Mary Anderson says:

    Delicious! I added two turmeric smoothie cubes.

  26. Jen Hart says:

    This one is so tasty! It’s really smooth so it seemed perfect to add vanilla vegan protein powder to for extra creaminess. It was like having a dessert or a milk shake that is good for you.

  27. Annette says:

    Loved this! I’ve used avocado in shakes before but I added too much previously. This recipe was perfect with the right amount.
    Tasty and creamy. Thank you

  28. Ame W says:

    I’ve decided I love the smoothies that incorporate bananas or avocado. Creamy is dreamy!
    Avocado is going to be an addition to my future smoothies.

  29. Christine says:

    Nice & creamy. My husband really liked it. I did toss in a little bit of kale and okra in this one!

  30. Frances says:

    Very smooth. Very creamy. I loved it. Had it at work.

  31. Cassi Griswold-Lintz says:

    Both my husband and I really enjoyed this smoothie. It has a richness and creaminess — I’m sure that’s why it’s named “Cream Machine.” We added parsley to this smoothie which probably helped enhance it’s beautiful green color. Who would think we would like green smoothies?? We love them!! So glad we decided to participate in this 10 Day Green Smoothie Challenge. I am setting up my prep for another ten days of Green Smoothies today as the Challenge ends Friday.

  32. Peggy says:

    Truly not a fan of this recipe. I added chia seeds to make it a meal. Since I had doubled the recipe, I gulped half and froze half in ice cub trays to be added to smoothies in the future.

  33. kp says:

    I added about 1.5-2c spinach and used half of a small avocado and the avocado flavor still shown through. Not my favorite recipe as it was more bland, but the smooth, creamy texture was great.

  34. Nichole says:

    Not my favorite. It was creamy but I could barely get this one down.

  35. EricaRuth says:

    Kinda bland on its own but definitely fixable… Maybe less avocado and more banana? Or coconut milk instead of water…

  36. Susan Williams says:

    Easy and delicious! Very smooth and beautiful green color. I’d make this any day. Thanks!

  37. Li'l Green Man says:

    Awesome smoothie recipe!
    Having previously used used them in smoothies, I doubled the quantity of avocado to create a very rich and dense smoothie.
    I think I’ll call it a Whipped Green Dream

  38. doris says:

    I didn’t like this one so much. Possibly because the avocado was really brown when I cut into it. Also, the avocado as part of this smoothie, is not present on the “grocery list” for days 5-10. If I had not perused the ingredients before hand, I would not have had it on hand>

  39. Melissa says:

    This is a winner! Such a vibrant green smoothie and it is delicious.

  40. Marguerite C says:

    So thick, I ate it with a spoon. This one’s may favorite, so far.

  41. Thick, creamy, tropical, delicious

  42. Sylvia Pedlar says:

    Smooth but not my favorite. I guess I would have liked it a bit sweeter.

  43. Teresa says:

    Not a fan of avocado and my tasters can taste it. RAWK on!

  44. Susan says:

    Very creamy! A nice change to the traditional green smoothie.

  45. Laura Podrasky says:

    It’s creamy for sure. I added chocolate protein powder today to make it a meal. I’ve liked the other flavor combos better but my protein powder is chocolate flavored so that could be part of it. But it’s super creamy and that’s awesome!

  46. Cindy A says:

    Very creamy but the avocado taste is almost too much & I love avocados!!

  47. Sandra McGuire says:

    Nice and simple smoothie. It ‘s also a good base to start with to try things like kale and another fruit. I also loved adding a handful of almonds and boom, it was a meal replacement thanks to the avocado being present with healthy fats, Bonus, it’s nice and thick so I think it stayed with me better than most of the other recipes. I love this one.

  48. Jessica Colley says:

    I enjoyed this one!!! Brushed my teeth right before so couldn’t fully taste it at first haha! But I love hw creamy it is! I added hemp into it along with some cut up kiwi which was a nice addition!!

  49. REALLY thick smoothie – a bit bitter, maybe it was the avocado? I’m not a huge fan.

  50. Shannon says:

    I found this one a little bitter. I made it with a collagen powder and it was really bitter, so I remade it without and it was a little better. Also wondering if my frozen mangos were under ripe.

  51. Nickie says:

    My four kids and I did not like this one. Sorry. It was bland to me and not enough sweetness for the kids to take more than one sip.

  52. Alonzo Marsh says:

    Best green smoothie I’ve ever had! I added some vanilla protein powder to it. The creaminess that they avocado adds makes me want avocado in all of my green smoothies!

  53. JT says:

    This was very creamy but a little on the bland side. Could have used something to balance the avocado.

  54. Bonnie Tallaksen says:

    Yummy and creamy. Hands down my favorite so far

  55. Mary says:

    Delicious! I can’t have banana so I added More avocado and a date!

  56. Kelsey says:

    Very thick and bland.

  57. Susan says:

    I’ve been enjoying green smoothie recipes for a long time. This is the first time I added an avocado. It was delicious!

  58. Mary D says:

    This one was THICK! I had to add extra water, but that was ok. Its not too sweet, which I like. I added some Acai Powder today.

  59. Amy says:

    Definitely creamy. Just felt like it was missing something. Pineapple?

  60. Elsie says:

    Creamy and delicious

  61. Linda G says:

    I think this one would benefit from green apple or a touch of lemon. Otherwise very good. Very spinach flavored.

  62. Jennifer J says:

    Avocado for the win! I’m a lover of all things banana, but the avocado ramped up the creaminess in this smoothie perfectly. While the sweetness is still there with the mango, the freshness from the greens and fruit will make this one a craveable smoothie. Add in some chia seeds to make it a full meal replacement! Delish!

  63. Hilde says:

    Not a favorite.. To bland..

  64. Deborah Jacobs says:

    Maybe it was the baby kale and SuperFoods Green mix. Maybe it was the avocado. This one did not do it for me. I wondered if it would be a good one to add ginger to, then I thought Cumin and maybe some chili spices. It was not sweet, so why not make it savory.

  65. Jeanette says:

    This smoothie was creamy and oh so good. I was hesitant on the avocado in it but really tasted so good. I definitely recommend this recipe.

  66. FNU says:

    So so creamy and delicious
    I replaced banana with avocado, my favorite
    Thanks so much

  67. Lolita Wallace says:

    Love it!

  68. Brian says:

    Thanks Jen! Good information on storing avocados! I’m a Florida ‘neighbor’ over in Orlando!

  69. Leah says:

    A creamy, filling smoothie. Banana is not my favorite but this is a nice balance with the mango.

  70. Amber says:

    Creamy and good but this smoothie is not my favorite.

  71. Marie Davino says:

    Wow, so good! It is amazing how the avocado does not change the flavor but adds such creaminess to it

  72. Laura says:

    This tasted like a sweet liquid avocado, since I replaced the banana with the avocado, lol. It was simple to make, but taste wise it was just alright.

  73. Nidia Gago says:

    Very smooth, love it

  74. Dianna Ebright says:

    Made this smoothie a meal replacement with chia seeds and coconut oil. Really upped the creaminess, had to increase water to make drinkable instead of spoon-able. Really tasty..

  75. Andrea says:

    Light yet creamy and not overly sweet. Good stuff!

  76. Elizabeth says:

    Excellent… and then it became 10 Stars after I re-made it with a few Tumeric Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie Cubes! Thank you again for another wonderful smoothie 🙂

  77. Stephanie says:

    Creamy with that Avo!! Never had before. I like. Daughter doesn’t. Swapped mango out for peaches in mine.

  78. Deborah Gilbert says:

    Super yummy. I had to make some modifications due to food issues. So I swapped out banana and had extra avocado. But because I took the sweetness of the banana away I added some more mango and a bit of maple syrup.

    I also added almond butter to keep me full longer.

  79. M.I. Kenison says:

    This smoothie is creamy and filling. It’s sweet and very bright. It’s one of my new favorites!

  80. Jeannette P. says:

    Very creamy! I would use coconut water in place of plain water next time. Tasty way to benefit from healthy fats of avocado.

  81. Lalannie Knoll says:

    Most beautiful looking smoothie I have ever made. Lush green and tastes like a dream. Very creamy and not sweet at all.

  82. Tanya says:

    Alas, a creamy smoothie and I are not meant to be. The hubs and kiddo loved it but although I love avocado the texture of this made me want to gag. I found the taste ok. Never again lol

  83. Cory says:

    Definitely creamy but a little bland. Still loved it though!

  84. Shari C says:

    YES, YES, YES!!
    Creamy and delicious

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Shari,

      Yesssss!!!! This makes me want to get up and cheer!!

  85. Tanya says:

    Yum! I love avocados!!! With both this and banana it’s extra creamy & delicious.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Tanya,

      This recipe is super creamy and delicious!! =P

  86. Anita says:

    Three stars. Omitted the banana as I did not have one at home. I did enjoy the creamy texture.

  87. Cecily says:

    This smoothie had a very mild flavor, which I liked. I also really loved the creaminess of this smoothie. So good even my hubby liked it!

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Cecily,

      It’s always a win when you convert a member of your family to a green smoothie lover!!!

  88. Karen M-A says:

    Like this one, Jen. It was creamy and green-tasting. Not too sweet but just right. I have enjoyed this challenge and will continue with the green smoothies for sure. Thanks for the fun!

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Karen,

      Glad this recipe was just right for you!

      So happy you joined us for this challenge!!

  89. Kelly says:

    Yes to this one!!! I love the creaminess and the fact that it is not overly sweet.

  90. Sandra S says:

    I enjoyed the Cream Machine but I had to tweak the recipe. I followed the recipe then added a whole banana , 3 strawberries , a squeeze of Meyer lemon juice and 1/4 cup ice to thin it out.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Sandra,

      Way to make this your own where it works for you!!

      Happy blending!!

  91. Bethany Vines says:

    Not enough flavor for me. But I loved the creaminess! I’ve always wanted to try avocado in a smoothie, but never have. That’s why I like challenges! They push me to try new things.

  92. Amber says:

    I was out of mangos so I used peaches….i also added some protein powder to it. It was super yummy

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Swapping with peaches sounds super delicious too! So glad that you made this work with what you had on hand 🙂

  93. Bonnie says:

    Nice and creamy with both the banana and avocado…it’s like having a dessert for breakfast! RawkOn Rawkstars 🙂 🙂

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Now that sounds like my kind of breakfast!! 🙂

  94. Katie Gehrke says:

    The avocado makes this smoothie so creamy. It tastes great!!

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      We are all about the avocados here! There is nothing better than a delicious creamy smoothie =P

  95. Valerie W says:

    I added a little less avocado than called for as I like the creaminess it adds, but did not want the flavor to be too pronounced. Definitely makes it more filling, too.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Valerie,

      Sounds like you are a pro at this already! I am so glad that you were able to make this smoothie work for you.

  96. Rebecca Knievel says:

    I like Avis or banana in my smoothies but both is just a bit too much like drinking a dip. Taste is good on this but texture is meh for me.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Rebecca,

      Feel free to leave some of the avocados out if you are not feeling it. You will still be getting plenty of plant power goodness!

  97. K D says:

    We loved this one so much, we made it two days in a row. So comforting and creamy on two sub-zero days!

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey K D,

      That is so awesome that you had to drink this one two days in a row. Yay!!

  98. Kathy Overstreet says:

    Made this one to take to work today as I work from 11 am to 7 pm! Based on its thickness, I am sure it will hold me through my very busy day! PS….I licked the edge of the blender after making it – absolutely delicious and very thick and creamy!!

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Haha That is when you know your smoothie is a good one. When you are licking every last drop

      Love it!

  99. grace says:

    Yumm, I added pineapple because I have them. My son is loving it too — can’t never go wrong with spinach and avocado and pineapple – my fav combo!! 😉

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      I have to agree, Grace!

      Way to make this recipe your own 🙂

  100. Ozgur says:

    Can we use almond milk instead of coconut milk?

    • Jen Hansard says:

      Of course Ozgur. Just look for a brand that is unsweetened since we’re naturally sweetening with fruits. Happy blending!

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