Creamy Avocado Smoothie

Made with banana and coconut milk, this avocado smoothie recipe is deliciously creamy without any dairy. An easy, refreshing vegan breakfast!

Creamy Avocado Smoothie

A recent trip to Dallas inspired me to make this creamy avocado smoothie recipe. While we were there, Jack and I went to a popsicle shop that had this dairy-free avocado lime pop that I went crazy for. I’ve wanted to recreate it all summer, and I finally did…in smoothie form!

Don’t worry – this avocado smoothie doesn’t taste at all like guacamole. Instead, it’s like a fresh lime sorbet. Thanks to the avocado and banana, it has a delicious creamy texture that makes it a really satisfying breakfast or snack. In fact, it’s so good that I’d even eat it for dessert!

avocado smoothie ingredients

Avocado Smoothie Recipe Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make this delicious creamy green smoothie:

  • Avocado, of course! It gives this smoothie an amazing velvety texture and packs it with healthy fats.
  • Frozen banana – It adds sweetness and makes this smoothie even creamier.
  • Frozen pineapple – For a sweet, tropical flair.
  • Spinach – I always love giving my smoothies extra green power! Trust me, you won’t be able to taste it.
  • Lime juice and zest – They make this smoothie super bright, fresh, and tangy.
  • Maple syrup – I add just a dash for extra sweetness.
  • Coconut milk – It gets the blender moving, adds delicious coconut flavor, and makes this smoothie totally dairy-free!
  • Aloha Vanilla Protein Powder – Made with organic plant-based ingredients like pea, pumpkin seed, and hemp seed protein, it’s packed with tons of omega 3’s and a whopping 9 grams of protein per scoop!

Find the complete recipe with measurements below.

Adding lime zest and hemp seeds to a blender

Blend it all together, taste and adjust, and enjoy! I like to top my glass with a sprinkle of chia seeds or hemp seeds for extra protein.

Avocado, banana, pineapple, and spinach in a blender

Avocado Smoothie Recipe Variations

I love this avocado smoothie recipe as written, but it’s flexible! Feel free to experiment with different variations. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • Change up the greens. Replace the spinach with 1/2 cup kale.
  • Switch the milk. I love the coconut flavor in this avocado smoothie, but if you don’t have coconut milk on hand, almond milk, oat milk, or regular milk would work just fine.
  • Swap the fruit. Replace the pineapple with an equal amount of frozen mango.
  • Add herbs. A handful of fresh mint or basil would be delicious.
  • Make a smoothie bowl. Reduce the coconut milk to make this smoothie extra-thick! Then, top it with chia seeds, hemp seeds, granola, fresh fruit, or nut butter, and eat it with a spoon. You could also top it with chocolate sauce or cacao nibs for dessert!

Let me know what variations you try!

avocado smoothie in glasses

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Creamy Avocado Smoothie

rate this recipe:
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Serves 2 to 3
This creamy dairy-free avocado smoothie is perfect for breakfast or a healthy snack!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cubed frozen pineapple
  • 2 cups packed fresh spinach, or 1 cup frozen spinach
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3/4 cup light coconut milk, canned or from a carton
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus 1/2 teaspoon zest
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder*, optional

Instructions

  • Combine the pineapple, spinach, avocado, banana, coconut milk, lime juice, maple syrup, salt, ice, and protein powder, if using, in a blender. Blend until creamy.
  • Taste and adjust the sweetness to your liking. If you prefer a sweeter smoothie, add more maple syrup. If the consistency is too thick, add more coconut milk, and blend again.

 

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  1. why didn’t I think of that? Avocado and green smoothies are part of my everyday ingredients, but never together and why not? I’m always open to trying a new protein powder too, nice tip, thank you for this recipe!

  2. Juliana
    08.18.2017

    Thank you guys, I’m making this recipe for my friends. They’re really enjoying it, I love your site.

  3. gerry speirs
    08.18.2017

    Yumm! And that color is epic.

  4. ahhh the lime! Now you’re name needs to be love and lemons and lime. Hehe!

  5. Lexi @Lexi'scleankitchen
    08.18.2017

    Obsessed with the flavors in this!! Such a great creamy smoothie for any time of day!! I need to give this a try!

  6. Now I have another excuse to eat avocados 🙃

  7. Joanne
    08.20.2017

    5 stars
    Made this without the maple syrup, delicious and refreshing, thank you!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      08.25.2017

      Hi Joanne – I’m so glad you enjoyed the smoothies!

  8. Thank you so much! My kids loved it. I’m making again next weekend.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      08.25.2017

      so happy to hear that the kids loved it!!

  9. Erin from wellplated.com
    08.21.2017

    Wow! These are beautiful and look SO creamy!

  10. Amy
    08.27.2017

    Hi Jeanine-

    I just bought your cookbook and it brought me to your blog – the opposite of most everyone else here, I think! We lean vegan in our family, and I can see that you do, too. Your wonderful recipes are just how we eat. I have told all my family about your blog – my new favorite! Looking forward to all your recipes.

  11. Marivic
    12.10.2017

    I am currently looking for protein powder to use. Why the Aloha protein powder?

  12. Kenzie from kenzieosborne.com
    06.05.2020

    The first time I tried avocado in a smoothie – I was HOOKED! I love the idea of adding pineapple in here for a lil’ kick of the tropics 🙂 I’m wondering if you’ve had success with other fruits?? Maybe with mango?? Sounds delicious – i’ll definitely be giving this one a try soon!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      06.05.2020

      Mango would be awesome 🙂

  13. Bahareh from baharehabolghasemi.com
    07.05.2020

    5 stars
    Yum, this looks so good! I love avocado. I’ve actually never added avocado to my smoothies so I’m super excited to try this 🙂 I’ve been on the hunt for a new protein powder is the Aloha Vanilla Protein Powder chalky at all? Thanks!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      07.10.2020

      Hi Bahareh, it’s not chalky, I don’t like most protein powders so I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this one!

  14. Rosanne
    10.10.2020

    5 stars
    So very tasty. Even my husband really liked it and he isn’t keen on smoothies. Didn’t realize all the ways can use advocados, thank you for the recipes! Rosanne NZ

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