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Spinach Avocado Smoothie Recipe

Packed with healthy ingredients and tons of flavor, this creamy spinach avocado green smoothie is the perfect breakfast or post-workout snack!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Beverage, Breakfast
Cuisine: American, World
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings: 2
Calories: 297kcal
Author: Farrukh Aziz

Ingredients

  • 1 Ripe Avocado
  • 2 cups Baby Spinach loosely packed
  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • 1 tablespoon Chia Seeds add more if preferred
  • 1 cup Almond Milk or any milk of choice
  • 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup or stevia or honey
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  • To start with peel the avocado and remove the pit.
  • Scoop out the flesh and into the blender along with rest of the ingredients and blend until creamy and smooth.
  • Do the taste test and adjust the sweetness or thickness as per you liking. You can add more maple syrup (or sweetener of choice) and milk if needed and blend again.
  • Pour in glasses and serve.

Notes

Add-ins and Substitutions: One of the beauties of this avocado green smoothie is how adaptable it is. Feel free to up the flavor and nutritional content by adding in:
  • Protein - Chocolate or vanilla flavored protein powder would do nicely. You could also add in powdered egg whites for an unflavored protein boost.
  • Spirulina - Add up to a teaspoon for some more green goodness in your smoothie!
  • Maca, Ashwaganda, or Adaptogenic Mushrooms - There are all kinds of powders and supplements on the market nowadays. Add them to your smoothie for an easy way to get your fix!
  • Greens - I love spinach, but you can feel free to add in (or swap) romaine, chard, kale, dandelion greens or even arugula.
  • Herbs & Spices - Add more freshness to your mix by blending in mint or basil. If you like things a little spicy, try adding ginger, turmeric or even chile pepper to the mix.
  • Dairy Free - While I opted for almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk, soy milk, cashew milk, or vegan plant based yogurt can all be used instead. You can also opt for coconut water or aloe juice if you prefer.
  • Dairy - If you like a bit of probiotic tang, feel free to add (or swap in) Greek yogurt or kefir.
  • Nuts and Seeds - Nuts and seeds have heart healthy fats and fiber that can help you feel fuller for longer. Try pistachios, walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds or hemp hearts.
  • Nut Butter - If you want the benefit of nuts without the texture, try adding peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, sunflower butter, tahini or coconut manna.
  • If you'd rather eat your breakfast with a spoon, turn this avocado spinach smoothie into a smoothie bowl instead! Pour into a bowl and top with muesli, granola, cacao nibs, fresh fruit chunks, toasted coconut or anything else your heart desires.
Serving and Storage
I personally think most smoothies are best enjoyed immediately after blending, as the consistency and flavor are at their peak. That said, any leftovers can keep in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours, though the avocado fruit smoothie *may* become separated and a bit watery.
If you're someone who likes to get a jump on things for meal prep, feel free to make smoothie packs ahead of time! Simply measure out all of your ingredients except the milk into a freezer friendly bag or container. Come morning, just dump it into the blender, add liquid and go!

Nutrition

Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 914mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 3001IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 244mg | Iron: 2mg