Best Avocado Smoothie Recipes And Their Health Benefits

When it comes to smoothies, avocado is always a good idea. Containing almost 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, avocado is the perfect ingredient for making healthy smoothies because it’s one of the most nutrient-dense fruits and provides a substantial serving of heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, as well as vitamin C, E, B6 and folate to support optimal health and wellbeing. It’s an incredibly versatile fruit that’s a nutritious addition to any smoothie because the healthy fats in avocado help your body absorb the nutrients from other smoothie ingredients. And let’s not forget the wholesome creamy flavour that avocado brings to the party!

Here’s how to make an avocado smoothie in 2 minutes:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 1 banana
  • 1 serving of fruit of your choice (ie. 1 handful of berries or 1/2 a mango)
  • 1 handful of leafy greens (optional)
  • Superfoods like nuts, seeds and superfood powders (ie. cacao or acai)
  • Sweetener (optional ie. dates, honey, agave or pure maple syrup)
  • 1 cup of liquid (ie. nut or dairy milk, coconut water, or water)
  • 1 cup of ice cubes

Method:

Combine avocado, banana, fruit, greens, superfoods, sweetener, milk and ice cubes in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into two glasses.

Want to learn how to make healthy avocado smoothies with banana, strawberry, blueberry or mango? Or maybe you’re interested in a healthy chocolate avocado smoothie recipe? To help you make the most of the avocado season, we’re sharing a selection of our top-rated avocado smoothie recipes which you can expect in a Craft Smoothie box.

Avocado Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

If you want to make an avocado strawberry smoothie or a healthy chocolate avocado smoothie, here’s a recipe that combines the best of both worlds! It’s a delicious refined sugar free blend that’s super creamy and uses the superfood carob to create a nourishing chocolate-like flavour. Not only does carob rival the flavour of chocolate, it’s calcium-rich and blends brilliantly in this recipe with cacao nibs and cashews for a delish magnesium kick – vital for a healthy heart and brain.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 1 banana
  • 1 handful of strawberries
  • 2 Tbs carob
  • 2 Tbs cashew nuts
  • 1 Tbs dates

Method:

  1. Place avocado, banana, strawberries, carob, cashew nuts, dates and ice cubes into a blender
  2. Add water, milk or coconut water and blend until smooth
  3. Pour into two glasses and sprinkle with your choice of nuts or coconut

Avocado Mango Smoothie Recipe

Try this popular avocado mango smoothie recipe for an antioxidant-rich breakfast that has all the benefits of an energising green smoothie. It combines premium organic vanilla powder, plus cashews and coconut for a powerful source of essential vitamins, minerals, nourishing fats and protein. And we can’t go forgetting the immune-strengthening and metabolism-boosting benefits of lime!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 1/2 a mango
  • 1 banana
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 2 Tbs coconut
  • 1 Tbs cashews
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla power

Method:

  1. Place avocado, mango, banana, spinach, lime juice, cashew nuts, coconut, vanilla and ice cubes into a blender
  2. Add water, milk or coconut water and blend until smooth
  3. Pour into two glasses and top with some coconut and a sprinkle of vanilla

Avocado Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

If you want to make a healthy chocolate avocado smoothie, blueberries and cacao are your dream team! Cacao is the richest source of plant-based iron and blueberries are concentrated in vitamin C, which helps your body absorb the non-heme iron in cacao. Learn more about the health benefits of cacao and other superfoods we use in our smoothie recipes.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 1 handful of blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 2 Tbs cacao
  • 2 Tbs almonds
  • 2 Tbs coconut chips
  • 1 Tbs chopped dates
  • 1 Tbs acai (optional)

Method:

  1. Place avocado, blueberries, banana, cacao, almonds, coconut, dates and ice cubes into a blender
  2. Add water, milk or coconut water and blend until smooth
  3. Pour into two glasses and top with some cacao nibs and extra blueberries

Avocado Nutrition

Here’s why avocado smoothies are healthy:

  • Avocados enhance the nutrient density of smoothies because they contain almost 20 different nutrients, including the antioxidants vitamin C and vitamin E
  • Avocados are a good source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids which can help manage the risk of heart disease with the added benefit of keeping you fuller for longer
  • Avocados are loaded with fibre which promotes healthy digestion and weight management
  • Avocados are naturally cholesterol free and low in sugar and sodium, making them an ideal food to support weight loss
  • The healthy fat in avocados can help your body absorb more nutrients from other plant-based foods, which can increase the antioxidants you absorb from other ingredients in your smoothies
  • It’s easy to make vegan avocado smoothies because avocado blended with nuts or coconut serves as a creamy substitute for milk
  • Avocados are an awesome skin food because they’re rich in skin-protecting antioxidants like beta carotene, vitamin C and vitamin E, which can slow down the visible signs of ageing
  • NZ Avocado shares that avocados are a good source of fatigue-fighting nutrients, including vitamin B6, folate, niacin and vitamin C. Vitamin C also helps to absorb iron from food which can support increased energy.

If shopping around for smoothie ingredients isn’t your thing and you want to get smoothies delivered to your door, get started with Craft Smoothie and we’ll deliver everything you need to make avocado smoothie recipes like these at home.

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