Avocado Banana Spinach Smoothie

Don’t knock it until you try it folks.

Avocado Banana Spinach Smoothie

This is honestly SO good.

I’m biased because I am OBSESSED with avocados. But I’ve made this before for non-avocado obsessed friends at brunch time and they were equally excited.

Avocado Banana Spinach Smoothie

This is a great way to use up those browning bananas and avocados on your countertop. Alternatively, you could use frozen bananas and avocados (yes, just peel the avocados, remove the pits, throw them in a Ziploc bag, and stick them in the freezer), in which case you’ll want to reduce the amount of ice.

I find that it doesn’t need any extra sweetener because the bananas and coconut water themselves are already sweet, but add a dash of honey, or even almond butter, if your little heart desires.

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Take note, this isn’t really a complete meal because there’s no dense protein in the recipe, but if you’re looking for a sweet healthy treat or need to carb-load following an intense workout, or you’re just sick of eating scrambled eggs for breakfast every day (*cough), or if you or your kids just really enjoy the color green, this does the trick.

This recipe makes one ginormous smoothie for one very hungry person or 2 snack-sized smoothies for two people.

Avocado Banana Spinach Smoothie

Enjoy, and happy 1st day of May!


Avocado Banana Spinach Smoothie
Makes 1 ginormous smoothie or 2 small snack-sized smoothies

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  • 1 cup coconut water (or substitute water or almond milk)
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled
  • ½ medium avocado, peeled
  • 1 cup ice (use less ice if using frozen banana or avocado)
  • Optional: 1 tsp. honey (not necessary because coconut water and banana are very sweet)

Pulse all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Add more coconut water, water, and/or ice as necessary to create desired consistency.

12 responses to “Avocado Banana Spinach Smoothie

  1. Talk about creamy! Banana and avocado – what a seriously creamy combination!! You could mix in lots of different ingredients: spinach (which you’ve done), kale, grapefruit, kiwi, strawberry, blueberry… Then go off-road a little: try avocado, banana, and chocolate!

  2. Love the bright green color and the health benefits from this smoothie!!!

  3. This looks so refreshing Meg! I love green juices and smoothies. I may try this tonight as my post workout drink since it hit the 90’s today here is SoCal 😉

  4. I love green smoothies! I’ve never tried avocado in a smoothie though, but I do love them.

    • Meg

      Hi Amber, yeah avocado makes them super creamy and thick!!! Yum. Thanks for visiting the blog, I hope you find some other recipes you enjoy!

  5. I drink a Banana Spinach smoothie most mornings. I use a cup of Almond Unsweetened Vanilla Milk, 2 Large handfuls of baby spinach, a tablespoon of agave nectar (light) and 2 dashes of cinnamon and then 1 frozen banana and viola! An amazing start to your day! THanks for the note on the avocado..i may have to try it!

  6. I just made this its a,axing thanks for all your amazing recipes! Hello from NZ 🙂


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