Are you looking for a delicious and healthy smoothie recipe that will leave you feeling satisfied and energized? Look no further than the avocado blueberry smoothie! This tasty blend of creamy avocado and sweet blueberries is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients that will help fuel your day. To prepare this smoothie you will need;
Avocado is a fantastic source of healthy fats, fibre, and vitamins C and K. It also contains potassium, which can help regulate blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease. It needs to be medium-ripe. Over or under-ripe will change the taste of the smoothie.
Blueberries are also a nutritional powerhouse, packed with antioxidants, fibre, and vitamins C and K. I prefer frozen blueberries because it gives the smoothie a nice cool feeling that would only be achieved by adding ice cubes. If you have fresh blueberries, you can wash, pat dry and freeze them in batches before use or use them fresh then add a half cup of ice cubes.
You will need ripe bananas. No exemption here. Don’t go too ripe otherwise, your smoothie will have a weird taste. The best bananas are the ones that are medium-ripe with black spots. You can substitute for frozen if that’s what you have on hand. However, I highly recommend fresh bananas. It gives the smoothie a very smooth and nice texture.
You can use whole milk, 2% or whatever percentage you have. Stick to almond milk if you are watching your sugar/carb intake. Almond milk is known to have very few calories and sugar, therefore, a great substitute. Please feel free to substitute with any kind of milk that suits your preference.
Fresh spinach is the way to go here. If you want more vegetables, you can double on the spinach or add kale but this will change the taste a bit.
This is optional but will give the smoothie a very nice texture. It also gives you an extra protein boost. You can add more bananas as a substitute.
This is optional as well. I love my smoothie a bit sweet so you can eliminate it or replace it with your preferred sweetener, honey, agave syrup or sugar.
There are so many things you can add/replace to this recipe to complete your daily goals. Some examples include chia seeds, hemp seeds, plain/Greek yogurt, kefir, peanut butter, kiwi, strawberries, mangos, pineapples, fresh ginger and turmeric etc. Feel free to explore different options.
To make this smoothie, you will need:
– 1/2 ripe avocado
– 1 cup frozen blueberries
-1 cup spinach
-1/2 medium ripe banana
-1 scoop whey protein
– 1/2 cup milk
– 1.5 tablespoon sugar, honey (optional) or sweetener of choice
1. Begin by slicing the avocado in half and removing the pit. Scoop the flesh into your blender.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the blender.
3. Blend on high speed until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
Easy Avocado Blueberry Smoothie
- 1/2 medium avocado ripe
- 1 cup blueberries frozen
- 1 cup spinach fresh
- 1/2 medium banana ripe
- 1 scoop whey protein
- 1/2 cup milk 2% or milk of choice
- 1.5 tbsp honey or sugar or sweetener of choice
- Begin by slicing the avocado in half and removing the pit. Scoop the flesh into your blender.
- Add the rest of the ingredients to the blender.
- Blend on high speed until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
- Serve and enjoy!
If you prefer a thinner smoothie, you can add more milk.
If you like your smoothie sweeter, add more honey or a few pitted dates.
This smoothie is a great way to start your day, but it can also make a delicious and healthy snack or dessert. It’s perfect for on-the-go, too – just pour it into a travel cup and take it with you!
You could also swap out the blueberries for strawberries or raspberries.
No matter how you customize it, this avocado blueberry smoothie is sure to become a new favourite in your recipe rotation. So go ahead and whip up a batch – your taste buds (and your body) will thank you!
You can also try Easy Refreshing Tropical Protein Smoothie as an alternative