This easy strawberry avocado smoothie recipe is packed with flavor but only needs a few simple ingredients. Naturally sweet, ultra creamy, and loaded with vitamins and healthy fats to keep you full longer. This recipe is naturally gluten-free and vegan, making it the perfect breakfast or snack for everyone.
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🧾Ingredients & Substitutions
- Strawberries- I prefer to use frozen strawberries for this smoothie. In order to get the cold frozen smoothie texture at least two items need to be frozen. You can use fresh strawberries but you then need to freeze the avocado and the banana.
- Avocado- Avocados are the other star of this show providing healthy fats and a creamy texture. As with our blueberry smoothie, 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 healthy fats and creamy texture. When I don't have an avocado on hand I substitute ¼ cup of uncooked oats. It might sound like an off substitution but oats can give your smoothie a thicker 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. See our tips and tricks below for options on omitting the banana to make this a keto-friendly smoothie.
- Plant-Based Milk- I typically use rice, almond, or other neutral milk in this strawberry smoothie. Canned coconut milk will increase the calories in the recipe but the extra fat makes the smoothie incredibly creamy. The type of milk is a matter of preference. You could also use a plant-based unsweetened yogurt.
- Vanilla Extract- Vanilla adds an extra flavor element that compliments the strawberries. 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 strawberry flavors.
Combine all the ingredients in a blender. You can start with half the milk if you tend to prefer a thicker smoothie. See below in our tips and tricks section for how to turn this into a smoothie bowl.
Blend for 60-90 seconds to ensure all the fruits s are totally broken up. Check for texture and add more milk, if needed, and blend for 30 seconds.
This recipe will make one large smoothie or two smaller smoothies.
💭Tips for the Perfect Smoothie
- It is not recommended to make the smoothie in advance, it is best enjoyed right away as the avocados will brown giving the smoothie a funny color
- To make this avocado smoothie for meal prep, freeze the strawberries, peeled and cored avocado, and banana in a Ziploc bag. Add to the blender with the remaining ingredients. The avocado can be tossed in lemon or lime juice before freezing to prevent browning.
- Add a handful of spinach for extra nutrition. We love to sneak in extra veggies.
- To increase the protein add 1 scoop protein powder. (if that is your thing, check out our protein overnight oats!)
- If the avocado and banana were room temperature add a few ice cubes for a little chill.
- Reduce the milk by two-thirds to make a thicker smoothie bowl version of this recipe. You can also add oats along with the avocado.
- To make this recipe low carb/ keto-friendly, eliminate the banana and add ¼ cup canned coconut milk.
🥑More Avocado Recipes
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Strawberry Avocado Smoothie
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ avocado
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. About 90 seconds.
- Serve immediately or keep tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to one day.
- For best results use either frozen strawberries and/or frozen bananas.
- If neither the strawberries nor the banana is frozen you will need to add a handful of ice to the recipe.