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

Blueberry Avocado Banana Smoothie {Glowing Skin!}

4.9 from 48 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


  • 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


  • 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.


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

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  1. I certainly agree that skin care should begin at an early age. I’m in my late 20s and is seeing signs of skin ageing. This is a good way to stay healthy inside and out. Great read.5 stars

  2. I’d totally enjoy the taste of this for breakfast everyday, and knowing that it helps my skin is just a huge bonus!

  3. This looks delicious Erin and I love knowing so much goodness is in it too! I love good smoothies!

  4. I need to get more serious about my skincare regimen… I’m 24, but I’m starting to get little lines on my forehead. I need the nutrition boost of this smoothie!!

  5. I am so going to try this as my husband just said this morning, “We have to use up four avocados,” and I noticed we have a Costco blueberry container in the fridge. Thanks for the recipe.

  6. I’m really looking forward to trying this recipe. The presentation of all of your recipes is excellent. The time you take to present new recipes and add information about your life is greatly appreciated! You are the best!

  7. Looks like a wonderful recipe Erin. I am trying to incorporate smoothies into my diet, so I will give this a try :) As for skincare, I am an avid Cerave user! They have an AM face lotion with SPF and a PM face lotion, I am obsessed with both. I also use their facial cleanser – I highly recommend.

  8. Looking back from over 70, I think that keeping the look of a 20-year old is highly over-rated.  The guy I was dating before I married my husband wanted a woman who always wore her long hair down (even when hiking), always wore makeup, didn’t have any gray hair.  To him, gray hair made a woman look old, but made men look distinguished.  I tried dying my hair and hated it.  I’m proud of my gray.  I earned every single one of those gray hairs.  (Note that I was in my early 60s when dating him.)  From my point of view taking good care of your skin is important; fighting wrinkles is not.  Most wrinkle treatments are over priced and under effective, IMO.  If you take good care of yourself and of your character, you will do fine.

  9. Susan – you have the secret to a happy life! I totally agree with what you have written. If your boyfriend/husband doesn’t love you for what’s on the inside, he is not worth your time. Move on!

    God Bless, Susan, you are a real woman to be admired! For those in their twenties and thirties worried about their skin, don’t be mislead by false advertising which causes you to spend lots of money out of fear of looking older. Best thing for your skin is a healthy diet and limiting your skin’s exposure to the sun.

    1. Thank YOU for chiming in as well, Suzy! It’s so good to have another person reinforce these positive messages.

    2. Absolutely! I have never understood those “men” who expect so much in their partners’ looks but don’t apply those expectations to themselves. We need to stop allowing ourselves to be duped by the media and advertising corps, who want us to feel vulnerable in order to make a profit.

      That aside, a good diet (including delicious, healthy smoothies like this lovely recipe – thank you Erin!) and lifestyle make such a difference to the skin. Sun protection is great, but not to the point of obsession – we DO need vitamin D and some sun exposure is good for us, including our skin. I knew a woman in her 60s who would go for a walk daily, without sun protection, on purpose. She wore sunblock most other times, but was sure to get some exposure. And her she looked fabulous! Not just “for her age”, but good, period. She also wore her grey hair proudly, and had been since her 40s.

      We as women need to respect ourselves and own who we are. Age is just a number, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, quite the opposite!

  10. That is a wonderful blend. I need to have this kind of stuff for lunch more often. Thanks for sharing (:5 stars

  11. 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

  12. Hi Erin,
    I just posted a Blueberry Detox Smoothie on my website I saw you Blueberry Smoothie on Foodgawker and your pics were so gorgeous I had to take a look at your site. Great twist to your blueberry smoothie!
    Juliette at

  13. I say yes to anything that will help keep a glow on my skin! This looks so delicious! It’s a perfect start to my day!

  14. I could get on board with starting every day with this yummy smoothie!  Healthy and helps give me glowing skin…sounds like the perfect smoothie!!!

  15. 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!

  16. 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!

  17. This looks like a great smoothie. Thanks for posting it.
    FYI – When I click to print a recipe from a blog I DO NOT want the whole blog to print out wasting TONS of ink and 12 pages of paper. ALL I WANT IS THE RECIPE.

    1. Hi Nichole, I’m so sorry! It definitely shouldn’t do that—only one page with the recipe is what should be printing. It’s a technical issue and I’m working to get it fixed ASAP.

  18. 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!

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

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

  20. 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!

  21. 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.

  22. 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:

  23. 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!

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

  25. 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

  26. 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!

  27. 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!

  28. 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

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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

  32. 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

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

  34. 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.

  35. 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

  36. 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

  37. Erin, I have used the same Neutrogena sunscreen for my face as you for several years. I recently read an article about Supergoop! and decided to try it. It is heavenly! It’s pricey compared to Neutrogena but you use less than a dime’s worth, it goes on clear, and it feels like silk going on. My daughter used some of mine and it is now part of her daily skincare regimen as well. I can’t recommend it enough! 

  38. 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!

  39. 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

  40. 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

  41. 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

  42. 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!

  43. 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

  44. 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

  45. 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

  46. 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

  47. 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

  48. 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

  49. 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

  50. 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

  51. 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

  52. 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

  53. 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

  54. 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

  55. 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