9 Healthy Avocado Smoothie Recipes for Summer
By: Julie Hand
Avocado smoothie recipes are a delicious way to start your morning. Avocados add a rich, creamy consistency to your smoothie, without upping the sugar content, like yogurt or bananas do. Meaning, they’re the perfect smoothie ingredient for those on a Paleo, Whole30, keto or Bulletproof Diet.
Technically a fruit, though more like a vegetable in nutrients, avocado is chock-full of fiber, potassium, vitamin B, and vitamin E, and healthy fats.
Because avocados are high in inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids, be sure to increase your omega-3s to balance the 6s. Think: salmon, grass-fed beef and butter and eggs. Then you’ll be fine to eat up to a couple of avocados a day. And with the variety of avocado smoothie recipes in this roundup, you’ll have no problem with that.
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If you seek an avocado smoothie recipe that is sweet and moderately tart, this dairy-free, low-carb raspberry version is for you. Raspberries are indeed sweet, though not as sweet as strawberries, and they’re one of the most micronutrient-dense fruits you can eat.
This creamy and dreamy avocado smoothie combines whole foods like cucumber, spinach, and avocado into an all-star beverage. With grass-fed collagen peptides and healthy fats in the coconut cream, this smoothie is an exceptional keto-friendly treat.
Coconut Almond Coffee Smoothie
Looking for an avocado smoothie recipe that tastes more like a dessert? This one’s for you. Exquisitely flavored with almond butter, sea salt, cinnamon, and cacao, this smoothie is the perfect substitute on the day you want something other than coffee. In fact, it packs the same caffeine punch as a standard cup of Bulletproof Coffee.
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Here is a low-carb, paleo, and keto-friendly smoothie that conjures creaminess sans the dairy. Strawberries, coconut milk and lime make this morning beverage taste more like a grown-up milkshake. Though trust that your kids will love this one, too.
Rich and creamy, high in protein and healthy fats, this avocado smoothie recipe brings back memories of the neighborhood ice cream trucks. With 36 grams of net carbs, it’s the perfect post-workout drink, or a treat for your Bulletproof Diet carb refeed days.
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Many berries, including blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries, are keto-friendly and Bulletproof. If you want to mix and match your berries, consider this your go-to recipe. You can add or skip the ketone powder, called for in this recipe, depending upon your ketogenic goals. To keep it Bulletproof, lightly steam your spinach.
Nothing goes together as well as mint and chocolate, making this avocado smoothie recipe absolutely decadent. It tastes like a Girls Scout Thin Mint cookie, though good news, is it’s much healthier for you — with just 1 gram of net carbs. The shredded coconut adds a hint of the islands to your smoothie to boot.
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A smoothie with a punch, this recipe combines ginger and turmeric for a spicy and fresh taste and an anti-inflammatory kick. It’s keto-, Whole30-, and paleo-friendly, as well as sugar-free and high in healthy fats. If you’re looking for a cleansing drink, this smoothie will do the trick.
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Sweet strawberries and silky chocolate come together in this avocado smoothie recipe to make chocolate-covered strawberries in a drinkable form. Genius. To stay Bulletproof, use raw honey or skip the honey entirely, as it’s optional in the recipe.
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