Today’s avocado green smoothie recipe features a delicious concoction of several fruits and veggies. It’s creamy, thick, and tastes amazing.
Is This Avocado Green Smoothie Healthy?
If your plate is frequently devoid of fruits and vegetables, our smoothie can be a lifesaver. It includes avocado, banana, pineapple, kale, spinach, and a pinch of ginger, all of which contribute essential nutrients to your diet.
It’s also quite filling at 247 calories per serving.
Each serving is sweetened with 1/2 teaspoon honey, which contains approximately 9g sugar. This is considered added sugar, rather than naturally occurring sugar, so the recommended amount varies according to your calorie target.
If you aim for 2000 calories per day, for example, no more than 200 should come from added sugar, which is less than 52 g.
Our avocado green smoothie recipe calls for avocado, banana, pineapple, leafy greens, milk, honey, ice, and chia seeds. The abundance of fruit and vegetables results in a delicious smoothie that is filled with nutrients.
We chose spinach and kale as our leafy greens. They can be added to virtually any smoothie without altering the texture or flavor.
All of these ingredients were mixed at room temperature. If you use frozen fruits instead, the smoothie becomes thicker and can be eaten with a spoon, much like ice cream.
As the base, we stuck with regular whole milk just to keep things simple. You can substitute it with half and half, skimmed, or even nut milk if you wish.
Smoothies are best served cold, so we blended our fruits and vegetables with some easy-to-break ice nuggets. If you only have large ice cubes, throw them in a bag and crush them with a pestle first; otherwise, your smoothie will contain ice chunks. We’re aiming for a smoothie, not a chunkie.
Because our selection of fruits was not particularly sweet, we added a drizzle of honey. If you prefer to tweak the final sweetness, add your honey in small amounts until the smoothie tastes right.
If you’re not familiar with chia seeds, they resemble black sesame seeds and are delicious to chew on. They can be used to boost the nutritional profile of any smoothie, adding omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and fiber.
Finally, we garnished the drink with mint leaves to give it a fresh appearance.
How Long Does It Last?
The smoothie mix will darken rapidly, but if refrigerated immediately after preparation, it should remain edible for up to 5 days. You may use any container you wish, as long as it seals tightly.
To prolong its shelf life, we recommend freezing each portion in a Ziploc bag. They’ll keep for up to 3 months and can be defrosted individually in the refrigerator overnight.
Because three months is a long period of time, we recommend marking each bag with a date, so you’ll know if yours expires.
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.
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Natalie Butler is a registered dietitian nutritionist with a passion to help others live their best life through food, fitness, safer beauty and a healthy lifestyle. She has expertise with a variety of diets and diseases and believes that there is no one-size-fits-all approach for health.
It will be great for a healthy breakfast or snack. A good balance of savory and sweet flavors, plus it has all the benefits of avocados!