Avocado Smoothie

Who loves smoothies? Who loves avocados? Well, you have got to try this! A delicious smoothie with avocado, kale and tons of berries. Tasty, very satisfying and healthy to boot.

Who loves smoothies? Who loves avocados? Well, you have got to try this! A delicious smoothie with avocado, kale and tons of berries. Tasty, very satisfying and healthy to boot.

Smoothies rule the world, dontcha think? I’ll admit that when I make them I do have a tendency to put everything I have into them. And I don’t mean just in terms of effort. Ingredients. All of them. All aboard! Get into the blender all y’all. And that’s how this smoothie was born.

It’s got Greek yogurt and banana, like many smoothies do. It has kale for all those nutrients that we love to hide in our thick drinks. Tons of berries for fruity flavor. And then. And then. And then. AVOCADO! That’s right. It’s an avocado smoothie. Why put avocado in there? Well, as mentioned, it happened originally because I had avocado in my fridge and I’m prone to throwing everything into the blender. But the result was so good. Really creamy and rich. I also found that the avocado made the smoothie more filling and satisfying for a longer time period. This is a known thing about avocados, their high fat content (healthy fats, don’t forget – read about the healthiness of avocados here) makes you feel satiated for a long time which results in less overeating later in the day.

I just plain loved the combination in this smoothie and I’m betting you will too. Go make it and love it now!

Avocado Smoothie

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 cup ice
  • ½ of a ripe banana
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and cored
  • 1 tsp. lime juice
  • 1-3 Tbsp. honey

Directions:

  1. Measure Greek yogurt into a blender.
  2. Add kale, berries, ice, banana, avocado, lime juice and 1 tablespoon of honey. Pulse the blender. Add 1-4 tablespoons of water to help the blender puree if needed.
  3. Taste. Add more honey if desired.

Christine Pittman

Christine is the Founder and Senior Editor of The Cookful. She also blogs at COOKtheSTORY where she specializes in easy healthy homemade recipes. Healthiness aside, she has been known to shred cheese onto a dinner plate, microwave it for 30 seconds, and then eat the messy goop with a spoon.