Creamy Avocado Lime Smoothie

Avocado, banana & coconut milk make this refreshing lime smoothie deliciously creamy without any dairy. An easy, healthy vegan breakfast!

Creamy Avocado Lime Smoothie

A few months ago, Jack and I were in Dallas at a popsicle shop that had this dairy-free avocado lime pop that I went crazy for. I’ve been meaning to recreate it all summer and, well, summer isn’t over yet… so here we go! Only I recreated it in smoothie form because smoothies are easier to make if you don’t have a popsicle mold… or if your popsicle mold is in storage like mine is.

I promise that this vegan avocado smoothie does not taste like guacamole… it’s a creamy almost sorbet-like drink that contains a good amount of healthy fats. I enjoy it in the morning or mid-afternoon when I need a boost of energy… although I think it would also be tasty as a dessert (if made extra thick) with some chocolate sauce or cacao nibs on top!

Avocado banana smoothie ingredients

The avocado creates a rich & creamy base for this smoothie and the lime peps it up. For sweetness, I added frozen pineapple, banana (also best frozen), and a bit of maple syrup. For a green punch I added big handfuls of spinach, and for an extra boost, I added a few scoops of Aloha Vanilla Protein Powder.

I have to admit that I used to hate protein powders. Most that I’d tried were chalky and had a funny taste that I didn’t want ruining my smoothies. This Aloha Vanilla Plant-Based Protein Powder is the opposite. It blends seamlessly into this lime smoothie, the texture is great, and there is no aftertaste. The vanilla flavor is mild and it has a list of really great organic sustainably-sourced ingredients like pea protein, pumpkin seed protein, and hemp seed protein. It’s packed with tons of omega 3’s and a whopping 18 grams of protein per 2 scoops!

Avocado banana smoothie in a blender Vegan avocado smoothie ingredients in a blender

Smoothie cheers!

Creamy Avocado Lime Smoothie

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Avocado and banana make this lime smoothie deliciously creamy without any dairy! A healthy vegan breakfast.
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Recipe type: Breakfast, smoothie
Serves: 2 to 3
Ingredients
  • ½ cup cubed frozen pineapple
  • 2 cups packed fresh spinach (or 1½ cup chopped frozen spinach)
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ¾ cup light coconut milk (canned or from a carton)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus ½ teaspoon zest
  • 2 scoops Aloha Vanilla Protein Powder, more as desired
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup, or sweetener of your choice
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 8 ice cubes
  • a sprinkle of chia seeds, optional, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender until creamy. Taste and adjust sweetness to your liking. If the mixture is too thick, add more coconut milk as needed to blend. Garnish with chia seeds, if desired

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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

    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?

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