This Blueberry Avocado Spinach Smoothie is one of my all-time favorite “green” smoothies! Packed with lots of green goodness, protein, and healthy fats. I make this ALL the time, you’ve gotta try it!!
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TODAY WE’RE MAKING EASILY THE MOST-MADE SMOOTHIE RECIPE IN OUR HOUSE – BLUEBERRY AVOCADO SPINACH SMOOTHIES!
Meet one of my fave “green” smoothies – that just so happens to not be green in color. Tastes like sippable blueberry pie in cold + refreshing smoothie form, with all those classic good and green ingredients blended right in.
It’s packed with antioxidant boosted blueberries, naturally sweetened with frozen bananas, and finished off with a squeeze of tart lemon juice to bring it all together. Plus the creamy avocado and leafy green spinach keep it nutrient dense and vitamin rich.
You’ll love this as a:
- deliciously portable + drinkable breakfast
- sweet mid-afternoon pick me up snack
- quick + protein-packed way to get some good whole food fuel in you before your next workout
Check the recipe swaps section at the end for what ingredients you can use to make your pantry + any special dietary needs work!
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Does it matter what order I add ingredients to the blender?
If you have a high-speed blender maybe it’s not crucial, but if you don’t then the short answer is – yes!
I do have a high-powered blender – adore this Vitamix. But I like to add things to the blender first that are easiest for the blender to breakdown.
First up – add liquids and soft ingredients (like fresh fruits or veggies or leafy greens). Then I pile in any extra add-ins like nut butters, maca or cocoa powder, spices, protein powders, yogurt, oats, or seeds. Lastly I add in the frozen fruit or veggies and blend away.
Should I add ice to my smoothie?
I like using frozen fruit instead of adding in ice because it gives me that cold, frozen texture I love without watering down any of the flavors.
Mine came out brown, is that normal?
Yep! Mine comes out different colors depending on the blueberries, spinach, and avocado. Yours may come out a brownish purple shade. But not to fear – it’ll still be delicious!
Ingredient Swaps + Ideas
Now let’s talk add-ins. All the extra goodies or boosters that make you feel like you have your very own froyo toppings bar situation happening. You could even serve this poured into a bowl with fresh sliced fruit and granola on top and have yourself a big breakfast smoothie bowl.
- If you get tired of spinach, try adding baby kale! I like to store greens in the freezer for easy add-ins to smoothies and to free up fridge space
- If you don’t want to use vanilla protein powder, you can use Greek yogurt or collagen peptides (I find these to be totally tasteless and are great in smoothies!)
- If you want to keep the recipe vegan-friendly, then choose a protein powder that is plant-derived
- If you want to keep the recipe dairy-free, use a coconut milk or soy milk based yogurt instead of dairy yogurt
- If you don’t want to use protein powder or yogurt, you can double up on the frozen banana until you get the creamy consistency you like
- If you don’t like to use almond milk, you can use regular dairy milk, coconut milk, oat milk, cashew milk, or any variety you choose. They should all work great here
- If you don’t have avocado, add a tablespoon or two of your favorite nut butter so you can still get a serving of healthy fats! Coconut oil is also an underappreciated add in and can make your smoothie taste super creamy too!
- Other fun add-ins: hemp hearts, chia seeds, ground flaxseed, nut butter, dessicated coconut, rolled oats, maca powder, supergreens powder,
Here’s a list of the tools + ingredients I like to use for this recipe:
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Healthy recipe for a creamy Blueberry Avocado Spinach Smoothie. Just blend + eat!! Great as an on-the-go breakfast smoothie or a sweet protein-packed pre-workout snack.
- ½ ripe avocado
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- ½ frozen very ripe banana
- ¾ c almond milk
- 2 c spinach
- juice of 1 lemon
- pinch of cinnamon
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (or half a cup of Greek Yogurt)*
- scroll up to see blog post for a list of fun ideas!
- ASSEMBLE INGREDIENTS: Layer ingredients in the blender. In the first layer add the liquids – almond milk, lemon juice. Then add the cinnamon, protein powder (or Greek yogurt), and any other add-ins you will be using here. Then add spinach and avocado. And finally add the frozen ingredients – blueberries and banana.
- BLEND IT ALL UP: Attach lid securely and blend all ingredients. Turn off blender and scrape down the sides once if needed. Then blend again, pour into a glass and serve immediately.
*see blog post above for notes on ingredients swaps & ways you can customize this smoothie to work best for you!