Creamy Blueberry Avocado Smoothie

This blueberry avocado smoothie recipe is so simple, quick, and easy to make. It’s gluten free, dairy free, plant based and loaded with healthy beautifying omega-rich fats! 

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The Dreamiest Blueberry Avocado Smoothie

 

When it comes to the world of smoothies, the sky’s the limit!

We’ve come a long, long way from the typical strawberry banana smoothie I used to always get at Orange Julius as a kid (anyone else a huge fan of those??). Nowadays I consider myself a master at making delicious homemade smoothies that aren’t sugar bombs, but are nutritionally balanced with a mix of whole food ingredients containing all of the macronutrients (healthy fats, carbs, and proteins) and loads of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals)

This blueberry avocado smoothie recipe is filling, refreshing, and contains a nice blend of healthy omega-rich fats, protein power, energizing carbohydrates, and filling fibre. The avocado is the secret to this smoothie’s dreamy, delicious creamy texture and it’s barely noticeable in taste. 

Creamy Blueberry Avocado Smoothie in a glass with a straw, avocado on the side

Using Avocado in Smoothies 

 

Avocado hasn’t always been considered a common smoothie ingredient but it’s a fantastic addition to almost any smoothie as it’s virtually tasteless and brings in such a great, rich, creamy texture. When it comes to using avocado in smoothies, I recommend going with 1/4 of an avocado per serving of smoothie as to not overwhelm the smoothie but add just the right dose of green, avocado goodness. 

Avocado goes especially well with fruit-filled or chocolatey smoothies as the texture and flavours blends wonderfully with these ingredients. 

 

What Part of the Avocado Should You Use?

When adding avocado to smoothies use only the soft green flesh and discard the thick, leathery skin and the pit. The pit could definitely do some damage to the blades so be sure to remove the pit before adding the avocado to your blender! 

Flatlay of Creamy Blueberry Avocado Smoothie ingredients - blueberries, dates, avocado, cinnamon, banana, protein powder on a wood platter

Health Benefits of Blueberries & Avocado 

 

Blueberry and avocado are both considered superfoods. 

superfood:

a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being.

They each have incredible health benefits and can be enjoyed in so many ways. Here are just some of the health benefits of each:

Avocado Health Benefits: 

 

  • Contains potassium which helps reduce blood pressure and support overall heart health. 
  • Contains unsaturated fats with anti-inflammatory properties and benefits for skin, brain, and heart health. 
  • Is a great source of fibre which helps improve digestion, detoxification, and supports heart health. 
  • Can help improve cholesterol levels. 

 

Blueberry Health Benefits: 

 

  • Are a great source of antioxidants that help against disease and with cancer prevention. 
  • Regular blueberry consumption has been linked to lower blood pressure. 
  • Contain antioxidants that support brain health and function. 
  • Are naturally high in water and fibre content which supports good digestive function. 

(source)

 

Flatlay of Creamy Blueberry Avocado Smoothie ingredients - blueberries, dates, avocado, cinnamon, banana, protein powder

Blueberry Avocado Smoothie Ingredients

 

To make this delicious and healthy smoothie you need only 7 ingredients! These whole-food, natural ingredients bring in sweetness (but not too much!), just a little tartness, and a touch of earthy flavor to every creamy avocado smoothie.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • Ripe avocado 
  • Banana (frozen)
  • Pitted dates
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla almond milk (unsweetened)
  • Vanilla protein powder or unflavoured collagen peptides

How to Make Blueberry Avocado Smoothie

Place all of the ingredients inside of a high-speed blender and pulse together until creamy and smooth.

If needed add in more milk to thin down the smoothie to your desired thickness.

Pour into glasses and serve immediately to serve cold.

Enjoy.

 

Creamy Blueberry Avocado Smoothie in a glass with a purple straw

The protein powder in this smoothie is optional but I highly recommend adding it. The protein helps to make the smoothie more filling, balances the natural sugars from the fruit and dates, and brings in all the benefits that protein does, making this smoothie a well-rounded, well-balanced meal or snack. 

We do not need any ice cubes in this drink but if you’d like to add some in you may.

For a sweeter smoothie, you can add in a little bit of maple syrup or agave to taste but this smoothie should have plenty of natural sweetness from the fruits used.

 

 

 

Have you ever made or tried a smoothie with avocado? Isn’t it absolutely delicious?

Tell me about it in the comments and be sure to pin the photo below the recipe to save this one for later. 

Creamy Blueberry Avocado Smoothie in a glass with a straw, avocado on the side

Creamy Blueberry Avocado Smoothie

Yield: Serves 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A delicious and healthy smoothie loaded with unsaturated fats, protein, and fibre. Gluten free, dairy free, and a vegan option!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 of an avocado (green flesh only)
  • 1/2 banana, frozen*
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 large pitted dates
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla plant protein powder of your choice (1/4 cup) or 2 heaping tablespoons unflavoured collagen peptides (not vegan)

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender or Vitamix and blend until completely smooth.
  2. Enjoy immediately.

Notes

*peel and freeze chunks of banana ahead of time, frozen banana creates a great creamy consistency.

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More Healthy Smoothie Recipes To Try:

Citrusy Banana Peach Smoothie

Best Green Spirulina Smoothie

Fresh Lemon Ginger Detoxifying Smoothie

Banana Almond Butter Date Smoothie Recipe

 

Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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  • Hi Christal, Brian and I have been drinking a smoothie every morning for about 6 weeks now. Really enjoy it. I got the recipe from a Reiki Master. She called it a good liver detox
    Cucumbers, celery, parley, spinach or Kale, green apple, Avocado, chia seeds and cinnamon.
    It’s our new routine and love it. Thanks for all your great info! Btw, your family is beautiful ❤️❤️❤️

    • That’s awesome Wendy! Smoothies are such a great way to get in those nutrients, I love the sounds of this smoothie. Yum! And thank you so much!