Brighten up your morning (and skin!) with this Avocado Smoothie with Blueberries. It’s thick, creamy, and packed with nourishment.

An avocado smoothie made with blueberries and spinach in a glass with e striped paper straw

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Avocado is one of my favorite ingredients for smoothies.

It makes them lusciously creamy like a milkshake, satisfying enough to keep you full (thank you healthy fats and fiber!), and with their healthy fats, fiber, and omega-3s, avocados are nutrition powerhouse.

While avocado can taste bland and have an odd texture in a smoothie on its own, if you pair it with the right accompanying ingredients, it tastes delicious and luxurious.

  • This Apple Avocado Smoothie and this Mint Smoothie are two of my favorite avocado smoothie recipes. Frozen banana provides sweetness and each has a zippy ingredient to bring the smoothie to life (similar to the idea of adding lime juice to guacamole to brighten it).
  • Another great ingredient to pair with avocado in a smoothie is blueberries. Their tartness livens up the more mild avocado.

As a bonus, blueberries cover up the green color, so if you have skeptics who shy away from a verdant Green Smoothie or Kale Pineapple Smoothie, they will be none the wiser here.

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

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“Just made this and it’s definitely a keeper!”

— Ashley —

I initially picked the other ingredients for this smoothie (blueberries; spinach; avocado; almond butter) because they would make the smoothie filling enough to stand in for a meal and also work well with avocado.

After doing some research, however, I learned that, like avocado, they’re great for promoting healthy, glowing skin!

  • Antioxidants. Such as vitamin C, remove toxins from the body, and fight inflammation. (This Turmeric Smoothie is also good for inflammation.)
  • Fiber. Another inflammation fighter that also improves circulation and boosts the supply of oxygen and nutrients going to your skin cells.
  • Healthy Fats. Help your skin hold on to water and stay moisturized.

Even if you aren’t looking to boost your skin’s appearance, this power-house avocado smoothie is an excellent one to have in your healthy meal routine (right along with this Oatmeal Smoothie).

An avocado smoothie without sugar and naturally sweetened with blueberries and banana

How to Make a Yummy Avocado Smoothie

If you’re asking yourself if avocados are good in smoothies, the answer is: yes!

  • Avocado makes this smoothie ultra-rich and satisfying.
  • Paired with sweet banana and tart blueberries, it’s, without a doubt, one of the naturally sweetest and creamiest smoothies I’ve made in a long time.

This avocado banana smoothie is higher in calories as a result of higher-calorie ingredients like avocado and almond butter, but they are good calories.

Each of these ingredients is nutrient dense and helps this smoothie keep you fuller for longer, so you won’t be reaching for a snack within an hour of drinking it.


The Ingredients

  • Avocado. A great source of vitamins C, E, K, and B6, avocados are also an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and healthy fats to keep you full, and contain zero cholesterol. Use ripe avocados (but not ones whose flesh has begun turning brown and mushy).
  • Blueberries. One of my favorite superfoods (also used in this Blueberry Smoothie) that are jam-packed with antioxidants (like vitamin C and anthocyanin) and other vitamins and minerals (like iron, calcium, and zinc) which offer benefits for both the bones and skin.

Tip!

I like to use frozen blueberries in my smoothies. They’re a great substitute for ice that keeps the smoothie nicely chilled without diluting the smoothie’s flavor.

  • Banana. Up the creaminess factor of this healthy avocado smoothie recipe while contributing extra fiber and tons of potassium.

Sweeten It Up

Banana is all the sweetness I think this smoothie needs, but if you prefer your smoothies on the sweeter side, you can add a few teaspoons (or tablespoons) of your sweetener of choice, such as honey, pure maple syrup, agave or stevia to taste.

  • Spinach. I always like to sneak in a handful of greens into my smoothies (see this Blueberry Spinach Smoothie) for extra iron, vitamin K, and folate.

Market Swap

If you don’t have spinach on hand, you can swap it for kale or other dark leafy green of your choice.

  • Almond Butter. For additional healthy fats and fiber, along with a daily dose of vitamin E, magnesium, and riboflavin.

Substitution Tip

You can swap the almond butter for a different nut butter you enjoy. If you have a high speed blender, you can also swap for whole almonds. Just make sure to blend until completely smooth if using whole nuts or the smoothie with be grainy.

  • Flax Seed. Help thicken the smoothie and contribute additional vitamins, minerals, and omega-3s. Chia seeds or hemp seeds are a nice alternative if you don’t have flax seeds in your pantry.
  • Almond Milk. My vegan go-to choice for countless smoothie recipes (like this Greek Yogurt Smoothie).

Substitution Tip

Feel free to swap the almond milk for whatever “milk” you like to keep on hand in your fridge. For a dairy-free version, stick to cashew milk, soy milk, coconut milk, or oat milk.

  • Cinnamon. For just a hint of warm spice that compliments the blueberries (I also love adding it to this Blackberry Smoothie).

Avocado Smoothie Variations

For more flavor twists, try any of these ingredients.

  • Chocolate Avocado Smoothie. Add 2 teaspoons cocoa powder or chocolate protein powder, and 1 to 2 tablespoons honey or pure maple syrup to taste.
  • High Protein. Add 1 scoop of your favorite chocolate protein powder or vanilla protein powder.
  • Tropical Avocado Smoothie. Swap the blueberries for mango and/or pineapple and use fresh orange juice in place of all or part of the almond milk.
  • Vanilla Kiss. Just about any smoothie tastes excellent with a splash of pure vanilla extract.
Ingredients to make a healthy blueberry banana avocado smoothie recipe

The Directions

  1. Place all the ingredients in your blender.

TIP!

When making smoothies, the order of ingredients matters. When using greens like spinach, place them in the blender first to help them break up completely.

  1. Blend until smooth. ENJOY!

TIP!

If you’d prefer a thicker smoothie, add a small handful of ice. For a thinner smoothie, add a bit more almond milk.

Storage Tips

  • To Store. Smoothies are best enjoyed right after they’re made. However, you can save leftover smoothie for later or make ahead. Store in an airtight container and enjoy within a few hours to best taste and texture.

What to Serve with an Avocado Smoothie

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can Frozen Spinach Be Used In Smoothies?

Absolutely! If you don’t have any fresh spinach on hand, frozen spinach is the perfect swap to use instead.

Will an Avocado Smoothie Turn Brown?

Over time, yes. Just as with fresh avocados, you will find that most smoothies containing avocado will turn brown due to the oxidation of the avocado’s flesh. One nice thing about this particular avocado smoothie is the discoloration is slightly less off-putting since the dark purple color of the blueberries hides some of the discoloration making it less noticeable if you plan to save some of this smoothie for later.

Can I Make an Avocado Smoothie with Blueberries Ahead?

You can. However, please note that the texture will change slightly as well as the color (see above). I’ve certainly enjoyed a leftover avocado smoothie before but I do think they’re best freshly blended. If you’re looking to cut the prep work down, I suggest chopping and freezing the ingredients (other than the milk) in individually portioned bags or containers that you can simply dump into your blender with milk on-demand whenever a smoothie snack attack strikes.

Is This Smoothie Keto Friendly?

Almost. You’d have to remove the banana and use fresh blueberries for this to be a keto avocado smoothie. I haven’t tried this myself, but if you experiment, let me know how it goes!

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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

Avocado Smoothie with Blueberries

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A great-tasting and filling avocado smoothie with blueberries, banana, and spinach that's packed with nutrition. Creamy and delicious!

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: 2gFiber: 11gSugar: 23g

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. I made this smoothie and I really like it. This was my first and a simple smoothie that I ever have made and I must say I am very happy at how it turned out and it even tastes yummy!5 stars

  11. Erin,
    I just finished my first Glowing Skin Smoothie. It is possibly the best smoothie I’ve ever tasted! And with those ingredients I feel so healthy! My only substitution was mixed nut butter for the almond butter. Sorry, but it didn’t last long enough to make it to Instagram. LOL Delicious!!!! :-)5 stars

  12. This is the second time that I’ve made this recipe. Nice consistency and flavor. Will continue to make this recipe.5 stars

  13. I made it with water and a little mango nectar and it was delicious. Next time I will try it with milk. But wow I think this is one of my favorite smoothies!5 stars

  14. Wow, this is the smoothest smoothie ever. I used whole almonds but forgot the cinnamon. It had an unexpected chocolatey overtone.5 stars

  15. THIS WAS THE THICKEST SMOOTHIE I’VE EVER MADE. WE NEEDED TO MORE THAN DOUBLE THE AMOUNT OF LIQUID THAT WAS REQUESTED. Following the recipe might break your blender.

    1. Hi Clancy! We’ve made this multiple times and never thought that it would break my blender, it might just be the type that is being used. Myself (and others) have enjoyed the smoothie, I hope you did too!

    1. Hi Pauline! This recipe makes 1 large smoothie or two small smoothies. Glad you enjoyed it!

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