Blueberry Avocado Smoothie
Made with ripe avocado and frozen blueberries, this blueberry avocado smoothie is rich, creamy, and filling, making it the perfect snack to keep you going for your day.
Smoothies are perfect for a quick snack or on-the-go breakfast, and this blueberry is an incredibly filling one! Although smoothies can sometimes seem light and unsatisfying, when made with protein, fibre and healthy fats, they can become an incredibly satisfying meal. This blueberry avocado smoothie is packed full of fruit, healthy fats and a punch of protein to create a well-balanced meal that will keep you fueled for hours to come.
Not only are they easy to transport, but they are quick to prepare and can actually be made ahead of time if needed. When it comes to making smoothies, one of the most common mistakes people make is forgetting to add fat to their smoothie. That is not to say a fruit-filled smoothie is not a healthy choice, but drinking all of those natural sugars will end up giving you a quick hit of energy by spiking your blood sugar, leaving you hangry shortly thereafter. If you want to ensure you are making the most of your smoothie, it is best to add a source of fat to help keep you satiated and slow the absorption of sugar to the bloodstream. Nuts and seeds are a great way to add fat to a smoothie, however, I often like to add avocado; with its rich texture, it provides a creamy consistency to any shake.
This blueberry avocado smoothie works equally well with fresh or frozen blueberries and serves as a great mid-morning or afternoon snack. If you want to use this smoothie as a breakfast, be sure to add a little extra protein so you can master your morning smoothie to keep you going all day long.
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Blueberry Avocado Smoothie
Feel free to use fresh or frozen blueberries in this blueberry avocado smoothie recipe, both will work equally well.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 smoothies 1x
- Category: Smoothie
- Method: Blender
- Diet: Vegetarian
- 1 avocado
- 1 1/2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
- 1 banana
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup spinach, fresh (optional)
- 1 teaspoon ground flax (optional)
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 2 cups almond milk (or milk of your choice)
- In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.
- Depending on the size of your avocado, the smoothie might be a little thick, so just add some extra milk to help thin it out as needed.
- Pour into glasses and serve.
- Serving Size: 1 smoothie
- Calories: 363 calories
- Sugar: 19 grams
- Fat: 22 grams
- Carbohydrates: 43 grams
- Fiber: 14 grams
- Protein: 6 grams
Keywords: banana, spinach, healthy