Avocado Smoothie Recipe

3.12.2021

This avocado smoothie’s got it all: creamy, tropical, slightly nutty, and oh so good. Enjoy on your own, or share this at your next brunch.

avocado smoothie

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 proteins. This avocado smoothie recipe actually keeps me full for hours, which is impressive!

whole food ingredients for an avocado smoothie

Health Benefits of an Avocado Smoothie

To make this avocado smoothie 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?!

Avocado is the rawkstar of this smoothie. It contains 26% of the recommended daily intake 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, as well as boost the vitamin C in 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 are technically nuts, they are often associated with tree nut allergies, so keep that in mind when blending this avocado smoothie.

Other smoothie ingredient swaps

If pineapple isn’t available, then try mango or a stone fruit like peach or nectarine. Swap cashew milk with a refrigerated 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 in this avocado smoothie.

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!

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avocado smoothie

Avocado Smoothie


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

Description

With just 5 simple ingredients, this nutrient-packed avocado smoothie recipe blends up in minutes for a satisfying breakfast or hearty snack.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup cashew milk
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 tbs cashews
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1 serving Protein Smoothie Boost (optional)

Instructions

  1. Blend the spinach, cashews, and cashew milk together.
  2. Add the avocado and pineapple and blend again. 
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Avocado smoothie, low sugar smoothie

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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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  1. Kat says:

    I love adding my protein smoothie boost to this so it’s a complete meal. Easy breakfast on the go!

  2. Kim says:

    I love this recipe. It’s so creamy and delicious. Making this one again!

  3. Sheryn says:

    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.

  4. Erin says:

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

  5. Sandra Trombas says:

    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

  6. Marie Fraser says:

    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;)

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      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?

  7. Jennifer A. says:

    Smooth, creamy and not overly sweet! The pineapple adds a nice tropical flair.

  8. HELEN says:

    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!

  9. Jennifer says:

    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!!

  10. Dora Suarez says:

    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.

  11. Susan Turner says:

    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!!!!)

  12. Susan Turner says:

    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!

  13. Erim says:

    I’m lovin’ these low sugar recipes, keep them coming!

  14. Barbara says:

    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.

  15. Karen says:

    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!

  16. Anita says:

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

  17. Teresa McClennen says:

    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

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