This berry avocado smoothie is packed full of sweet blueberries and strawberries, creamy avocado, and the natural protein power of greek yogurt. Delicious any time of the day, make it for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or a post workout boost. Read on for suggestions for substitutions or make it uniquely yours by including your favorite smoothie mix-ins. All you need is a blender and an appetite.
Originally appearing on the blog in January 2016, the recipe was last updated in February 2019.
I can’t resist a good smoothie. There is something about the creamy texture, natural sweetness of the fruit, and simplicity of just throwing it all in the blender that keeps me coming back time and time again.
That’s probably why this berry avocado smoothie has stayed in rotation at my house since it first appeared on the blog in January of 2016. In fact, it’s one of my first recipes to find success on Pinterest and may be how some of you first found me.
While the recipe hasn’t changed, the photos and text were both in need of improvement, which they are finally getting. Also, I’m adding a section on smoothie mix-ins and some substitutions that can take this yummy smoothie uniquely yours.
Making a Berry Avocado Smoothie
When it comes to making smoothies at home, there isn’t a lot to it. You literally throw everything into your blender, process it on high for a couple minutes until all the ingredients are pureed, then pour it in a glass and enjoy.
Most of the questions I’ve received about this smoothie aren’t actually about how to make it, but instead about how to alter it to their own taste. Most commonly, people want to know if they can add, remove, or substitute an ingredient to make it more to their liking.
While the answer is usually yes, I’ve included a few more details in the FAQs below and included a list of common smoothie mix-ins just above the recipe. I hope it helps you in your smoothie making endeavour!
Berry Avocado Smoothie FAQs
Use your favorite non-dairy milk and yogurt instead of dairy products. If your yogurt is a thinner texture than greek yogurt, you may want to use slightly more yogurt and less milk, but you should be adding about 1 cup of milk and yogurt combined.
Coconut, almond, soy, rice, or hemp milk will all work. Substitute with whatever non-dairy alternative you have on hand.
Yes. Avocado peels typically have thick skins that don’t taste very good and won’t improve the texture of this smoothie. Scoop out the flesh and use it without the skins.
This is a berry avocado smoothie, so the avocado is kind of key here. However, there is always room for substitutions! Try substituting with a 1/2 cup of soaked cashews, half a banana, or frozen mango chunks. Each of these will drastically alter the nutrition and flavor of the smoothie, but they should all give good results.
The easiest way to make a smoothie sweeter without adding a sweetner is to add some very sweet fruit. A couple dried dates work well, but you could also swap some of the strawberries for blackberries.
Yes! Frozen fruit works just as well as fresh, and can even give you a smoothie with a thicker consistency if you use it straight from the freezer.
If your smoothie is too thin, try adding in a bit more greek yogurt or some extra fruit. However, if your smoothie is too thick add more milk, or for a calorie free way to thin it out, add a bit of water.
Use frozen fruit and don’t add the milk until after you’ve blended the rest of the ingredients together. Use the milk to thin out the smoothie as needed, once it’s all blended.
Make this smoothie uniquely yours by adding in your favorite mix-ins. While I have tried some of these, some have been suggested by other readers. If I’m missing your favorite, let me know and I’ll add it to the list!
- Leafy greens like spinach or baby kale.
- Coconut oil.
- Flax seed.
- Chia seeds.
- Hemp protein.
- Cacao powder.
- Nuts or nut butters.
- Oats or oatmeal.
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Berry Avocado Smoothie Recipe
Strawberries, blueberries, and avocado taste better together in this berry avocado smoothie. With the natural protein power of greek yogurt, it makes a great way to start your day. You can follow the recipe below or make it your own by adding of the swaps or mix-ins listed in the post.
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- 1/2 of an avocado
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1/2 cup 2% greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup lowfat milk
- 1 tsp raw honey, optional
- Add avocado, blueberries, strawberries, yogurt, and milk to the blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Taste, then add honey if using.
- Serve or refrigerate for up to 2 days.