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

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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. HI Erin, I made this smoothie this morning.  It was very filling and tasted great.  The ingredients didn’t sound like they went together, but they did.  No guilt having this concoction.  Thanks5 stars

  2. Any idea how long this would keep? Could I make the night before? Could I premake for 3-4 breakfasts? 

    1. Hi Andrea! It will keep the the refrigerator for a few hours, but I wouldn’t leave it overnight, because the ingredients separate. I’d suggest cutting the fruits and veggies into pieces, portioning them into individual bags, then freezing them. In the morning, blend 1 frozen bag with enough almond milk to thin it. You’ll need a pretty powerful blender and some extra almond milk beyond what is called for in the recipe, but that should help speed things along.

      1. Hi! 
        Do you think i could make it in the morning, put an ice pack in my bag  and then eat it at lunch (4-5 hours later?) 
        Love this recipe! Can’t wait to try it!!

        1. Hi Hope, it should keep chilled for a few hours. After too long, though, the ingredients will probably begin to separate. I hope you enjoy!

  3. Omg this is so good, thee best smoothie ever!!!! I was never able to stick to recipe for my morning smoothie but this has definitely changed thee game & im so happy I can across this recipe thanks so much!!!!! 5 stars

    1. YAY Lynette, I’m happy to hear you enjoy this smoothie! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this awesome review!

  4. I’m usually not a big fan of avacado but wanted to have some for my health… Loving the smooth, creamy taste the avocado is adding to my smoothie! Thanks! 5 stars

    1. I’m so happy to hear you’re enjoying the avocado, Rebecca! Thanks so much for trying this recipe out and taking the time to leave this review!

  5. creamy, smooth, beautiful color. this smoothie makes you want more.
    will diffently share with friends.5 stars

    1. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this great review, Marcia! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed the smoothie.

  6. I just made this, it’s very good!!  I think my banana was too big though!!  It’s very thick, will probably add a bit more almond milk the next time.  I also left out almonds, didn’t have any.5 stars

    1. Cindy, I’m so glad you enjoyed the smoothie! Thanks so much for giving it a try and taking the time to leave this awesome review!

  7. Do you have the cup measurements in grams? Recipe looks great, but I wish the whole world would give up on ‘cups’!

    1. I’m afraid I don’t James! I’d suggest finding a conversion online. Smoothies are also really flexible, so if you are off by a bit, it won’t hurt the final product.

  8. Just finished the smoothie. Not only did my husband like it my kids did also. They are 11 8 and 4 if you wondering. I used agave instead of maple syrup cuz was out but I am sure it great either way. Looking forward to more of your recipes. Do you have any green smoothies with spinach kale broccoli carrot cumber mixture?5 stars

    1. Hi Felecia, I’m so glad to hear everyone enjoyed the smoothie! I don’t have a smoothie with that exact combination, but I do have a lot of smoothie recipes, including green smoothies! You can find them here: https://www.wellplated.com/category/recipes-by-type/smoothies/

  9. OMG! I’m 35 years old and i can admit i never tried avocado before today. This recipe was soooo good and I’m glad to come across it. I can’t wait to share your recipe with my little one. Thank you5 stars

    1. Denise, I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed the smoothie! I hope your little one enjoys it too. Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try and for leaving this great review!

  10. Delish!!  Makes me feel like I’m doing something good for myself. No guilt attached with consumption–a strange relief!??! 5 stars

  11. Yum. I’m curious, if I make this the night before bed, so in the morning when I’m rushed and have no time to make it, will the avocado in it make it funky? Meaning you know how if you leave an avo out it will get brown. So if its mixed up in a smoothie, and stored in the fridge over night until morning, will it still be fine? The avo still having its nutrients intact etc. :) I’ve made smoothies the evening before, and it tastes yum. But just curious about adding an avocado…. and mixing it before, instead of on the spot.

    1. Dee, I’ve had leftover avocado smoothies before and while the flavor and texture do still change somewhat, I really didn’t mind them the next morning. I think you’d be fine, especially since this smoothie has a lot of other great ingredients, in addition to the avocado. If you try it, I’d love to hear how it goes!

      1. Hey… I did it. :) Just mixed in about 100 grams of avocado into the smoothie. Yum the next morning. :) No weird brown oxidized avocado to be seen… I believe the chlorophyll in the greens as well as the cold temp of the fridge helps in this regard. But it’s totally fine. :) Yum. I never have enough time in the morning to make a smoothie, so always the night before… :)

        thanks5 stars

  12. So I tried the recipe, and I didn’t have enough blue berries, I was about a half cup under, but I did everything else correct. It tasted good, but had a nasty sour after taste. I don’t understand why. I tried adding things to it to make it taste better, but it is garbage now and I wasted all those ingredients. Everyone else is saying it taste good though. What did I do wrong?

    1. Hi Jerry, my guess is that your flaxseed meal may be rancid—it has to be stored in a very cool place and does go bad. I hope if you try it again it’ll be without that aftertaste!

  13. This smoothie turned out great! I have never tried avocado or spinach in a smoothie, but I could not even tell they were in there. I doubled the recipe for two large smoothies and there was still some leftover for the next day. Thanks for the recipe!5 stars

    1. Ana, I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed the smoothie! Thanks for giving it a try and taking the time to report back!

  14. Thanks for this recipe! I substituted chia seeds in this recipe and I found that I needed to add 2 cups of almond milk as it was too thick, but it tasted delicious! 4 stars

  15. Thank you for this recipe! Both of my kids really enjoyed it. It is really creamy and I like how many things I can sneak in it. The cinnamon really adds a nice touch as well.5 stars

    1. Katherine, thank you so much for giving the smoothie a try and taking the time to leave this wonderful comment! I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed it.

  16. Earlier I complained about the blandness of this recipe. Turns out I was only using half the recommended amount of blueberries. I also failed to add cinnamon and almonds (readin’ is hard Y’all). It makes quite a difference.4 stars

    1. Martin, that would have made a HUGE difference! Thanks for giving it another try and I’m glad the recipe was to your taste once followed.

  17. I just made this a few minutes ago. My mom has advanced Alzheimer’s and I am on the search for a better “brain” diet. Of all the smoothies I have tried before this one is my go to now!! Its delicious. I will be trying to make it at night thinking I will pop the avocado in the next am to give it another whirl. Thanks for sharing!5 stars

  18. All my four kids love it!  And it’s so healthy too.  I found I have to add a lot more almond milk to get the consistency the way they like, probably an extra cup.5 stars

  19. This tasted really nice. I forgot the cinnamon and used an almond milk-cashew milk blend but it was worth the effort!5 stars

  20. Hi Erin!

    I loved this smoothie! But I had to add an extra half cup of milk (I used coconut) and a tablespoon of water. I don’t know if that’s just because of my nutribullet or what, even with that it was still very thick and creamy! I added a teaspoon of maca powder as well.

    One thing about your site–I was bombarded and halted from my scrolling with four pop ups! One was a video, another a prompt for e-mails, another an ad, another my browser wanting me to get notifications–I’d love to keep visiting your recipes, but is there a way to turn that off? It would be much appreciated when I revisit!5 stars

    1. Hi Jessie! THANK YOU for telling me about the pop-ups. I’ve been reformatting some of my ads and it’s been a work in progress. I’m also happy you loved the smoothie. It’s super duper thick, but you can enjoy it at any consistency you like. Adding more liquid is the perfect thing to do.

  21. This recipe is a keeper! I just made this smoothie for myself and my elderly parents a few days ago. I did have to increase the milk to 2 cups, as the original was too thick for my 25 year plus blender to handle. I also froze the spinach the night before as I read that it would be easier for a basic blender to handle. I added the ingredients one at a time and blended after each addition. My yield was 4 small smoothies. We all loved them! My dad, who’s not a fan of many salads had some greens and other healthy foods without even realizing it. Thanks so much.5 stars

  22. Just blended this wonderful concoction and I’m throughly impressed. It was so refreshing and delightful and I will definitely be having this smoothie for breakfast a couple times a week. I used the nutri ninja and everything blended very well. 2 thumbs up!!!!5 stars

  23. It’s pretty good!! I didnt any almond milk, or spinach, but i made it work!!! I used apple juice instead of almond milk. Its tasty!
    I LOOOOOVE avocado, and i wanted to find something good to put it in. Thanks!

  24. Before finding your recipe I have been making a similar smoothie but I like the idea of adding almond butter and cinnamon. Can’t wait to try yours. Thanks!5 stars

  25. I liked this so much yesterday, I made it again today! Tastes nice and kept me full till 11:30am. Not as retry to look at but I can always garnish it w a few things.
    And I look forward to my skin picking up a bit!
    Thank you 5 stars

  26. This smoothie was delicious! Super filling too. Everyone except the green smoothie skeptic in the family loved it. Since it is very thick and creamy, I may add some ice or almond milk (per your recommendation) to make it a slightly bigger batch next time, but those just making the smoothie for themselves should just leave as is :)

    I wasn’t sure about how to grind the flax seeds I bought, but ending up being able to use a coffee grinder/small food processor for both them and the almonds.5 stars

  27. This recipe turned out way too thick without adding three or four times the liquid. Next time I make this, I will do only 1c blueberries and 1c almond milk. The flavor was good, not too sweet. Happy to use all the ingredients that I already had.

    1. Hi Michelle, I’m so glad you enjoyed the flavor of the smoothie! You can definitely adjust the consistency with more liquid next time. Thanks so much for giving it a try!

  28. This was so good!! I didn’t have flaxseed meal so I added whey vanilla protein powder and i recommend doing that! When you blend it, it looks like it’s a lot but once you pour it into a cup, it’s a meal.5 stars

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. 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

  36. 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

  37. 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

  38. 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

  39. 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

  40. 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

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

  42. 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

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

  44. 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!

  45. I’ve only been serious about making smoothies a viable source of my fruit and veggie intake for a few months. I had reached the point where I was tired of lying to myself about salads. I hate them. Anyway, I have been batting around the idea of adding avocado to my smoothie options for awhile now. Now that I have, I kinda feel foolish for waiting as long as I have. In my mind, I was worried about the taste, because I’m not a huge guacamole fan and I didn’t want to guac my smoothie up. However, the avocados blandish flavor is easily overpowered by everything else. Oh that texture though. The texture improvement alone is worth the avocado addition. It’s nutritional value is just an awesome welcomed bonus. Kind of like when you first start dating someone, and you notice they know how to load a dishwasher properly. Great recipe. Great content, very well done.5 stars