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 my early 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
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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!).

In this recipe, I took the almond factor a step further by using Almond Breeze Almondmilk Unsweetened Vanilla. This is my second year partnering with Almond Breeze to bring you a series of healthy recipes that will help you be your best self. I love almondmilk in my smoothies and cereal because it’s extra creamy while being low in calories, and it provides an excellent dairy-free option for those who can’t have regular cow’s milk. It’s also delicious. Ben has even started using it in his cereal and smoothies, which means we plow through at least two cartons a week.

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.

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.

Some Unsolicited Skin Care Favorites + Blender Recommendations

  • Current Favorite Face WashThis all in one. A friend gave it to me, and I am in love! I never thought that a moisturizing wash would be important, but I notice that when I use it, my skin is much less dry throughout the day, and I love that it removes makeup too.
  • Current Daily Sunscreen. I’ve been using this one for years and am now wondering if the time has come for me to go with this one. Any fans?
  • Blender. I use this high-powered blender. (This is another excellent and much more economical option.)
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
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Blueberry Avocado Banana Smoothie {Glowing Skin!}

Blueberry Avocado Banana Smoothie. With antioxidants and healthy fats from spinach, avocado, and flax, this vegan smoothie promotes glowing skin.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 1 large or 2 small smoothies


  • 1/2 cup Almond Breeze Almondmilk Unsweetened Vanilla
  • 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


  • Place all the ingredients in your blender in the order listed: almondmilk, 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.


Serving: 1(of 2), Calories: 283kcal, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 60mg, Fiber: 11g, Sugar: 23g
Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: American
All text and images ©Erin Clarke / Well Plated
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