This easy blueberry avocado smoothie recipe is packed with health benefits but only requires a few simple ingredients. Naturally sweet and loaded with healthy fats, protein, and antioxidants. Ready in 5 minutes making the perfect breakfast for busy mornings.
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This creamy avocado smoothie recipe is loaded with fruit for a healthy breakfast. I am obsessed with using my leftover avocados in smoothies. If you haven't tried my avocado and strawberry smoothie or my chocolate avocado smoothie, well bookmark those for later.
📖Why This Recipe Works
- Naturally sweet with no added sugars.
- The protein and fiber in the chia seeds paired with the fats in the avocado will keep you full until lunch.
- This recipe is gluten-free and vegan as written.
Blueberries- I prefer to use frozen blueberries for this smoothie. In order to get the cold frozen smoothie taste at least one item needs to be frozen. You can use fresh blueberries but you then need to freeze the avocado or use a frozen banana.
Out of blueberries? You can substitute any type of frozen berries, mangos, or peaches for the blueberries in this recipe.
Avocado- Avocados are the other star of the show providing healthy fats and a creamy texture. You can use fresh or frozen avocados. I actually started making this recipe with overripe avocados. You know the ones that are still okay to eat but don't look pretty enough for a salad? This is a great recipe for those bruised fruits!
And don't worry about the avocado taste, you can't taste it. We use avocado simply for its health benefits and texture.
Banana- The riper the banana the sweeter the flavor of the smoothie. Along with the avocado, the banana adds creaminess. Out of banana? Substitute frozen peaches or mangos. See our tips and tricks below for options on omitting the banana to make this a keto-friendly smoothie.
Chia Seeds- Chia seeds are optional but if you have them they are a great addition. They add texture and much-needed fiber to this smoothie. You can substitute for an equal amount of ground, not whole, flaxseed.
I know some people substitute hemp seeds or hemp hearts for chia. And while I love hemp hearts, they are too savory for this smoothie.
Plant-Based Milk- I typically use rice, almond, or other neutral milk in this blueberry smoothie. Canned coconut milk is too heavy but unsweetened coconut beverage-style milk works well. If you are using oat milk double-check that it is gluten-free.
The type of milk is a matter of preference. You could also use regular milk or a plant-based unsweetened plain yogurt but it will make the smoothie a bit thicker.
Vanilla Extract- Usually I skip spices in smoothies just for ease, but here it makes a huge difference. I just love the extra vanilla flavor. I always add it unless I am using macadamia nut milk which has natural vanilla flavors, just like in our strawberry tahini smoothie recipe. You can use vanilla paste or powder as well.
Salt- Just a pinch but it makes a world of difference. Even a tiny amount of salt will offset overly sweet bananas and bring out the blueberry flavors.
See the recipe card for exact quantities.
- Add a handful of fresh spinach for extra nutrition.
- To increase the protein add 1 scoop of protein powder. (if that is your thing, check out our protein overnight oats!)
- Reduce the milk by ⅔ to make a thicker smoothie bowl version of this recipe.
- To make this recipe low-calorie, use half an avocado and half a banana and add 2 cups of baby spinach.
- To make this keto smoothie recipe, eliminate the banana and add ¼ cup of canned coconut milk.
⏲️How to Make a Blueberry Smoothie
Combine all the ingredients in a high-speed blender. You can start with half the milk if you tend to prefer a thicker smoothie.
Blend for 60 to 0 seconds to ensure the blueberries are totally broken up. Check for texture and add a small amount of liquid, if needed, and blend for 30 seconds. This is a very creamy smoothie but it should not be so thick you need a spoon to eat it.
This recipe will make one large smoothie or two smaller smoothies.
👩🏻🍳 Expert Tip
If the avocado and banana were at room temperature add a few ice cubes for a little extra chill.
It is not recommended to make the smoothie in advance, it is best enjoyed right away as the avocados will brown. To make this avocado smoothie for meal prep, freeze the blueberries, peeled and cored avocado, and banana in a Ziploc bag.
You can also add chia seeds, salt, and vanilla extract to the bag or wait until blending.
Add to the blender with the remaining ingredients, or just your milk of choice. The avocado can be tossed in lemon juice or lime juice before freezing to prevent browning.
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💬Frequently Asked Questions
Blueberries are incredibly nutrient-dense and loaded with antioxidants and avocado is a source of vitamins and healthy fats. While chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. The banana naturally sweetens the smoothie without the use of sugar, honey, maple syrup, or agave.
Be sure to use a ripe banana. You can also use wild blueberries or in-season fresh fruit to make the smoothie sweeter. Finally, you can add up to a tablespoon of honey (not vegan) or agave syrup.
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Blueberry Avocado Smoothie
- Add all ingredients to the blender. Blend on high for 60 to 90 seconds, or until smooth.1½ cups frozen blueberries, 1 avocado, 1 banana, 1 teaspoon chia seeds, 1 cup almond milk, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, pinch of kosher salt
- Add additional milk, ice, or water to the desired consistency if needed.blueberries and shredded coconut