Today I’m sharing a delicious recipe for a banana and avocado smoothie recipe – made a little more aqua, courtesy of Blue Majik powder (the same kind I used to tint my turquoise smoothie bowls)! This avocado smoothie actually looked really aqua until I added another 1/2 cup of avocado and then it became more green (and even more creamy and delicious).
Confession: I don’t really love avocado, and neither does hubby, but I still buy them and try to get us to eat them. Hubby’s verdict: slimy, lol. Lately I’ve been buying all of my groceries online and that’s how I stumbled across frozen avocados! I clicked “add to cart” and, surprisingly, we LOVE frozen avocados. First of all, we no longer have to stare at these weird dinosaur egg shaped things, wondering if they’re ripe. That’s a relief! Usually I’m terrible at picking a good avocado but otherwise pretty skilled at picking good produce (I have a trick for mandarins!). Frustratingly, ordering groceries online has been super disappointing for fresh produce because everything I get is bruised or sour or just bad, so shifting to frozen produce has been a good substitute but finding frozen avocados was a surprise – I had never thought to look for them. As an added bonus, because they’re frozen, they’re the perfect addition to our summer smoothies – they add a little creaminess and substance but, thanks to the banana in this smoothie, we can’t realllly taste them. There’s a hint, but overall this avocado smoothie with banana recipe is sweet and satisfying. So basically I’m hiding avocados in our food buy hey – at least we’re eating them, right? We’re getting the benefits of those healthy, beneficial fats! Adding avocado (and a bit of protein powder) definitely turned this into a way more filling smoothie idea.
Ingredients for Banana & Avocado Smoothie Recipe:
- 3 cups frozen sliced bananas
- 1 cup frozen chopped avocado
- 1/2 cup yogurt (plain or vanilla)
- 2.5 cups almond milk (or milk or other non-dairy alternative)
- 3 small scoops Blue Majik (optional)
- 1/2 scoop Vanilla protein powder (optional)
- Turquoise striped paper straws (definitely not optional, lol)
How to Make an Avocado Smoothie with Banana:
I love making smoothies! In the summer we enjoy them so often – especially if it’s a hot day and we’ve been working outside or boating. I even made them for the roofers when they were here a couple summer ago, but they seemed super confused by them. I’m not sure those guys eat a lot of fruits and veggies when left to their own devices…
I normally make up my recipes based on what’s in the fridge/freezer and start by adding the frozen ingredients and then I add the almond milk. I use my ice crush button on the blender, but frozen fruit can be harder then ice, so go easy on your blender. Once it’s more blended, I switch to a frappe or blend setting and then I add the yogurt, protein powder, and Blue Majik powder. Click this link to read more about Blue Majik powder – what it is and why it’s beneficial. I blend until totally smooth and give it a little taste test – we found this avocado smoothie recipe to be sweet, but you can always add a tbsp of honey or another 1/2 cup of banana. This banana avocado smoothie recipe makes a blender FULL of smoothie and fills two or three big milkshake glasses (or mason jars) – or can make smaller servings for a family of four.
If you’re making your own smoothie recipe, my tip is to start small: don’t fill the blender right away. Add a small portion of fruit with some liquid and blend and then keep alternating between adding solids and liquids – that way you can keep the ratio even and add more frozen fruit if it’s too runny or more liquid if it’s too solid. Paper straws are a must! I hate drinking smoothies out of a glass without a straw, but plastic straws are a no-no because we are really, really trying to cut back on plastic waste.
Hopefully you like this sweet and delicious banana and avocado smoothie recipe as much as we do! Summer is just around the corner and we can’t wait. Click here for more smoothie recipe ideas.
Today I’m joined by some of my blogging friends who are also sharing their summer drink recipes with you!
Just click the links below the images to be taken to their post…
Sugar Free Raspberry Syrup Gin Soda Cocktail – The Happy Housie
Salty Dog Grapefruit Cocktail – Jenna Kate at Home
Blueberry Lemon Summer Cocktail – My 100 Year Old Home
Easy Summer Cocktail Recipe – Modern Glam
Simple Mojito Recipe – Inspiration for Moms
Summer Tropical Berry Slushie – Cassie Bustamante
How to Make Whipped Coffee – She Gave it a Go
Avocado Banana Smoothie – Dans le Lakehouse
Coconut Milkshake – Life is a Party
Lemonade Float Bar – Clean & Scentsible
Peach Ice Tea – Paint Me Pink
Peach Lemonade Spritzer – Nick and Alicia
Kitchen Bar & Free Margaritas – My Sweet Savannah
Strawberry Lemon Tea with a Hint of Mint – Amber Tysl
Summer Beer-Ritas – This is Our Bliss
And be sure to pin this photo so you can find this list of delicious summer recipes more easily! Once that temperature soars, I know you’ll want to try some of these…