This harsh Wisconsin winter has not been kind to my face. I never imagined I’d be battling adult acne, wrinkles, and dry skin at the same time, but apparently that’s what a combination of being in 30s and living in the tundra can do to a girl. Today’s Blueberry Banana Avocado Smoothie recipe is one of the ways I’m fighting back to protect one of my most important and most personal assets—my skin.

beautiful purple colored smoothie in a glass - Hydrating Blueberry Banana Avocado Smoothie

My skin isn’t an area where I’ve ever had much confidence. I battled severe acne through high school and college. Every morning, I’d meticulously apply my foundation, trying to hide every pockmark and scar. My skin looked cakey and flat, and I was constantly checking the mirror to see if my makeup needed to be reapplied. I usually decided that it did.

Now that I’m in my 30s, although I’ve left acne *mostly* behind, I’ve moved onto other stresses.

According to glossy magazines, I should have started my anti-aging skincare “regimen” ages ago (<—did you see what I did there?). According to prime time commercials and mailbox flyers, I should be talking to my doctor about “options” to “smooth the appearance of fine lines” that have begun to form at the corners of my mouth and along my forehead.

It’s tempting to believe that, if I could only find the right medication or combination creams, my skin would magically become as bright and dewy as a girl in a Neutrogena ad. It’s why I don’t go into Sephora on days when my self-esteem is low. Know thyself.

Blueberry Avocado Banana Smoothie in a glass, surrounded by some of the ingredients needed to make it

While I certainly think that some skincare products are important (I wear sunscreen every single day, even in the winter), in recent weeks, I’ve been paying more attention to what I’m putting inside my body, not just outside of it.

Avocado Smoothie for Healthier Skin

I did some reading about different ingredients that can help promote healthy, glowing skin, and although the lists I found varied here and there, all of them included foods that are rich in antioxidants (which remove toxins from the body and fight inflammation), fiber (another inflammation fighter), and healthy fats (which help your skin hold on to water and stay moisturized).

While not all of the ingredients I read about made the recipe cut (oysters, I’m looking at you), I am happy to report that many skin-boosting foods taste delicious blended together in my new favorite avocado smoothie recipe, this Glowing Skin Blueberry Banana Avocado Smoothie.

close up photo of a glass with a Glowing Skin Blueberry Avocado Banana Smoothie, garnished with fresh blueberries

Blueberry Banana Avocado Smoothie Recipe Health Benefits

Check out this smoothie powerhouse: On the healthy fat side, we have almonds, avocado, and flax. On the fiber/antioxidant/vitamin side, we have blueberries, spinach, and banana.

Avocado is one of my favorite smoothie additions as evidenced by the growing number of avocado smoothie recipes on my site (including this amazing Cleansing Apple Avocado Smoothie and this Avocado Mint Smoothie!).

Ingredients to make a hydrating blueberry banana avocado smoothie recipe

Even if you aren’t battling the winter-skin blues, this avocado smoothie recipe is still absolutely worth making.

It’s sweet, fruity, filling, and one of the tastiest, creamiest smoothies I’ve made in a long time.

If you are looking for more creamy smoothie recipes, especially ones like this that sneak in an extra serving of veggies, a couple of my favorites are the sweet, fruity Strawberry Smoothie and Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie or this Beet Smoothie.

This Blueberry Smoothie is also delicious (it tastes just like blueberry pie!).

Clear glass holding a Blueberry Avocado Banana Smoothie garnished with fresh blueberries and a blue and white striped straw

Get your glow on, you beauty you.

Hydrating Blueberry Banana Avocado Smoothie for glowing skin! With antioxidants and healthy fats from ingredients like spinach, blueberries, almond milk, avocados, and flax, this green smoothie is DELICIOUS and a natural way to promote beauty and health. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Blueberry Avocado Banana Smoothie {Glowing Skin!}

4.9 from 46 votes
Blueberry Avocado Banana Smoothie. With antioxidants and healthy fats from spinach, avocado, and flax, this vegan smoothie promotes glowing skin.

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins

Servings: 1 large or 2 small smoothies

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or milk of choice
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 medium ripe banana peeled
  • 1/2 ripe avocado peeled and pitted
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter or whole almonds if you have a very high-powered blender that will ensure the mixture is smooth
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Place all the ingredients in your blender in the order listed: almond milk, spinach, banana, avocado, blueberries, flaxseed meal, and almond butter.
  • Blend until smooth. If you'd like a thicker smoothie, add a small handful of ice. For a thinner smoothie, add a bit more almondmilk. Enjoy immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1(of 2)Calories: 283kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 6gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 60mgFiber: 11gSugar: 23g

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  1. I made this with cashew milk, spinach, avocado, blueberries, banana and chia seeds (instead of flax seeds). I didn’t have almond butter and also omitted the cinnamon. It was SO amazing! I had to add more milk since my bananas, blueberries and spinach were frozen.5 stars

  2. Soooo yummy! Making smoothies has changed my life and the way I think about veggies! Hiding them in smoothies is the trick! Thank you for the recipe.5 stars

  3. Wow!! I made This on a whim thinking it was going to be nasty! But oh my gosh it is sooo good! Thanks for posting the recipe!5 stars

  4. This smoothie is wonderful! I really loved the contrast that the tart blueberries and banana made. The avocado created a smooth and creamy texture, I was overwhelmed with joy! Definitely going to be making this again, gotta keep up the immune system with a healthy dose of spinach for breakfast:) Thank you so much for posting this recipe, is definelty an all time favourite!!!!5 stars

  5. I didn’t have all the ingredients, so I improvised, and it was still delicious!
    I used coconut milk instead of almond, and chia instead of flax seeds. I didn’t have almond butter. None of my ingredients were frozen, so I added a handful of ice.
    Yummy?5 stars

  6. Just made this and it’s definitely a keeper! I just added a touch of honey & Greek yogurt for extra protein. I’ve only tried 2 from this site so far with the kale being my favorite..I have a feeling I’m going to love them all! P.S. I made the kale 3 days in a row, I had to finally switch it up lol..please don’t stop making smoothie recipes :)5 stars

  7. I am satisfied with the taste. It is creamy due to the avocado and nice amount of nutritions. I needed a large to fill me up and keep me full. I did not have almond milk so I used 1% milk.5 stars

  8. So good! I used chia seeds instead of flax seeds and natural peanut butter instead of almond butter (because that’s all I had!). Loved it! So creamy!5 stars

  9. I’m obsessed with this smoothie!

    I make mine with 1 cup of milk. chia seeds instead of flax, 1 tbsp of coconut oil, and 3 pitted dates. Everything else is the same!

    Thank you so much for this amazing recipe!!!5 stars

  10. Such a yummy recipe. Easily one of my favourite smoothies I’ve made so far. I used frozen banana, frozen avocado, and fresh blueberries. Instead of flaxseed, I had chia seeds and I added half a teaspoon of almond extract to bring out the almond flavour. It was delicious. Next time I will try adding 2 cups of spinach to pack even more veggies into this recipe.5 stars

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