Our strawberry avocado smoothie recipe is a convenient, delicious way to enjoy both of these fruits in one gorgeous drink.
Strawberries and avocados are packed with nutrients and have complementing flavors. Avocados make an excellent creamy base while strawberries provide a natural sweetness and mild tanginess.
Enriched with Greek yogurt, our smoothie gains a silky texture and for a refreshing cooling sensation, it’s then blended with ice and mint leaves.
If you’ve never tried this combo or managed to find a good recipe, ours is the perfect one to try.
Is This Recipe Healthy?
This smoothie combines the health benefits of many ingredients.
To begin, strawberries and avocados provide us with a good deal of vitamin C, E, K, B vitamins, and minerals like manganese, folate, potassium, etc. Avocados alone contain fiber and healthy monounsaturated fats — both are beneficial to our bodies.
The last thing we’re concerned about is added sugar, which we have kept to a healthy level in this recipe — nearly 9 g per serving. This equates to 18% of the USDA’s recommended upper limit for a 2000-calorie diet.
If you prefer, you can leave the sweetener out. Or conversely, if you want the smoothie sweeter, be sure to keep your daily intake of added sugar below 10% of the day’s total calories.
For this strawberry avocado smoothie recipe, you’ll need strawberries, avocados, honey, milk, Greek yogurt, ice, and mint leaves.
We’re going for a creamy smoothie with sweet, mildly tart undertones so it’s crucial that you choose ripe fruits.
Ripe avocados have a purple skin and give a little when squeezed. Avocados that are browned a little inside also make a great smoothie.
Ripe strawberries have a bright red body and a bright green crown. Their size is irrelevant.
For ice, your smoothie will turn out silky smooth and free of chunks using soft ice, such as ice nuggets. If all you have is hard ice, remember to break it into finer pieces before blending.
We suggest plant-based alternatives, such as soy milk, coconut milk, and almond milk, etc. They’re nutritious, often lactose-free, and some have a delightfully fragrant aroma.
2. Can I Use Frozen Strawberries, Avocados?
Yes, you can, and they will make for a thicker, ice cream-consistency smoothie that you can scoop with a spoon. Using half the amount of ice will result in a much more concentrated flavor.
How Long Does It Last?
Any avocado smoothie turns brown when exposed to air — this is a natural chemical reaction. Brown-tinged avocado smoothies don’t mean that they’re going bad or rancid. In fact, they still retain many of their original properties.
The smoothie should be consumed within 2 hours, however. If you want to keep it from turning brown, seal it in an airtight container and place it in the fridge as soon as possible.
To properly store an avocado smoothie, seal in an airtight container and place it in the fridge as soon as possible. Refrigerated avocado smoothies will last for up to 1 – 2 days and up to 3 – 4 months in the freezer.
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.
This smoothie is a delicious and healthy way to start your day. The combination of flavors is perfect!