Avocado, Banana and Spinach Smoothie

A creamy, super nutritious avocado, banana and spinach smoothie.
Avocado Banana and Spinach Smoothie

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

I love this avocado smoothie, it’s a real powerhouse of goodness! We all know avocados are good for us, don’t we? And spinach, Popeye and his inflated biceps? Yeah, that one’s been hammered into our brains since we could toddle, I suppose.

I also love this avocado smoothie for its taste; it’s so creamy, almost as if I’ve added some ice cream or cream to it. Seriously. All you vegans out there are probably nodding your heads sagely and thinking of all those times you have in fact used avocado in place of real cream. Aren’t you?

This avocado smoothie is full of vitamins, minerals, fibre and good fat. Don’t let the high fat content and calories scare you though, it’s all good stuff. Without getting too technical, avocados are high in oleic acid, also known as Omega-9, which in layman’s term is the good fat mentioned earlier, just like fish oil, which is Omega-3. It’s good for your heart, it’s good for your arteries, it’s good for metabolism; you get the picture – it’s good for you!

What about the calories, I hear you ask, because let’s face it, that’s a whole lot of calories in a single glass. I consume this avocado smoothie as a post workout drink, with some added protein powder. I have 2 intensive gym workouts a week that last about 2 hours, during which time I probably burn about 500 calories. So ingesting calories is the last thing I’m worried about, if anything, I need to replace them.

If it’s consumed on a light workout day, I tend to have it as a meal replacement, which it really is perfect for. It gives me what I need in terms of nutrition and it fills me up for a long time after.

So if you are counting calories, this would be perfect for you as lunch, it’s not going to be weighing your system down and lulling you to sleep like the usual carb heavy lunches. If you replace the milk with water, you are cutting down on those calories even further.

Don’t really fancy avocado? Well, let me assure you, you can hardly taste it, it’s just there in the background, chilling away despite doing some seriously healthy jiving. And if you add a teaspoon of honey into this avocado smoothie, it disappears even more into obscurity.

And for all my readers around the world who observe Ramadan, which starts this weekend, I promised you some nutritious and easy to make recipes for suhur (sehri) and iftar, so here we go. This is good for both, especially at suhur, when you don’t always have the appetite for anything substantial. I hope this becomes a regular for you.

Do you like avocados? What’s your favourite way with them?

Now, let’s get our aprons on!

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Lin xx

Avocado, Banana and Spinach Smoothie

A creamy, super nutritious avocado, banana and spinach smoothie.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: International
Keyword: smoothies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 335kcal
Author: Azlin Bloor

Ingredients

  • 125 ml semi-skimmed milk (or milk of your choice)
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 30 g fresh spinach leaves

Instructions

  • Place everything in a blender and blend to a smooth consistency and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 1252mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 3163IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 198mg | Iron: 2mg
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22 thoughts on “Avocado, Banana and Spinach Smoothie”

  1. Thanks. Drinking this for Breakfast. Don’t feel sluggish anymore.

    (1 avocado, 1 banana, 1/2 cup of spinach, 1 teaspoon of monk fruit sugar, ice cubs and 1 cup of water)

  2. Such a great source of healthy fats and protein! I will definitely be using this smoothie as a post workout snack. Looks so creamy and indulgent (without the regret!).

  3. I LOVE avocados! I’ve never had them in a smoothy but I just know it would be good. My favorite way to eat avocados are in guacamole!

  4. This looks so good. I book marked it because I want to try it this weekend. I always want to make smoothies but am not really sure which combos to put together. I’d never think to put avacados with bananas but, it sounds and looks so delicious.

  5. Elizabeth O.

    That looks so good! I love avocados in shakes and in smoothies! It’s very filling and it does go well with banana!

  6. This is the first time I’ve heard of Avocado Banana Smoothies. I will give it a try and have my little girl share it with me.

  7. ooohhh. Avocados. yum. My co-author wrote something about Dark Chocolate Avocado Cake with Chocolate Avocado frosting on our blog. Have you tried one?

  8. Enricoh Alfonzo

    this looks so healthy and refreshing. thanks for the recipe, will definitely have to try it out this weekend during my workout

  9. I love adding avocados to my smoothies for added creamy texture. I have never tried adding banana and spinach with it though so I really want to try that now.

  10. Tiara Wilson

    This looks absolutely delicious. I bet it is. I am not a big fan of avocado, but wonder since it’s mixed with banana and spinach if I could pass over the taste!

  11. Claudia Krusch

    I love to start my day with a delicious smoothie. I have been looking for ways to fit avocados into my diet. I will have to give this recipe a try.

  12. I’m a major fan of smoothies as a meal replacement because then I can take my lunch on the go when I’m picking up my kids from school during those months. But smoothies are still good in the summertime too, when it’s too hot to work up much of an appetite (or to feel like cooking even if the appetite comes). I’ll have to try this one – it looks good!

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