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 31 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Serves 2 to 3
This creamy dairy-free avocado smoothie is perfect for breakfast or a healthy snack!


  • ½ cup frozen pineapple
  • 2 cups packed fresh spinach, or 1 cup frozen spinach
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ¾ cup light coconut milk, canned or from a carton
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder*, optional


  • Combine the pineapple, spinach, avocado, banana, coconut milk, lime juice and zest, 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.



5 from 31 votes (22 ratings without comment)

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  1. Sara Erickson

    5 stars
    This is SO incredibly delicious and nutritious! I often struggle with the consistency of smoothies, but this one is absolutely perfect: creamy and smooth – like velvet. I love all the healthy fat – I use full fat coconut milk. Yummmmyyy!!!

  2. Danette

    What’s the nutritional content per recipe?

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      I’m sorry, we don’t calculate nutrition facts. There are sites like my fitness pal where you can plug in the ingredients and get that info.

  3. Melia

    Quick question, how much does this make?

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      2 big smoothies or 3 smaller ones.

  4. Martha

    5 stars
    I adjusted for what I had on hand. Included banana, 1 avocado, frozen mango, juice of 1 orange, unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Excellent!

  5. Vanessa

    Can you used canlope fruit to make avocado smoothie if you don’t have pineapple

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      You can if you like it. It’ll be less sweet here but should be good.

  6. Derrick Carroll

    5 stars
    Three words, “Dee Lish -Shush!” My wife and I love it. Will definitely be in the normal rotation for smoothies! Thanks!!

  7. Rosanne

    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

  8. Bahareh from baharehabolghasemi.com

    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

      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!

  9. Kenzie from kenzieosborne.com

    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

      Mango would be awesome 🙂

  10. Marivic

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

  11. Amy

    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.

  12. Erin from wellplated.com

    Wow! These are beautiful and look SO creamy!

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

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      so happy to hear that the kids loved it!!

  14. Joanne

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

    • Jeanine Donofrio

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

  15. Now I have another excuse to eat avocados 🙃

  16. Lexi @Lexi'scleankitchen

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

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

  18. gerry speirs

    Yumm! And that color is epic.

  19. Juliana

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

  20. 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!

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