Last Updated on May 20, 2020 by Karen Lasta
This Vegan Avocado Smoothie Recipe is an amazing superfood—it’s full of fruits, plus it has ginger and turmeric to boost your immune system. This is the green smoothie for those who hate avocados but still want to enjoy all the health benefits of it.
I have always hated avocado. When I tell people this, I usually get one of two reactions. The first is another avocado hater who is so happy to find a kindred spirit as most people think we are so weird…just because we have an aversion to avocado. We are so happy and revel that we are not the only ones.
The second is when people look at me as if I have 4 heads with their mouths just gaping open in shock! I love when people tell me – oh it’s because it’s a new flavor. You will get accustomed to it.
America has discovered the avocado in recent years, but it is a food that has a long history in the part of the world where my family is from.
My parents are Caribbean and one of those parents was Haitian. For Haitian people, avocado salad is their basic salad. I grew up with avocado on my dinner table every single night and I NEVER ate it. My sisters even used to tease me and say I must be adopted since I don’t like avocado! That is how much of a staple it is in our cultural cuisine.
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A Perfect Smoothie for Avocado Haters
My Mom buys a bag of avocados every single week and has 1/2 an avocado every morning with her breakfast. I stayed with her for some days after she came home when she was in the hospital last month. I decided to use the opportunity to add some avocado content to the site.
There was someone else to enjoy my avocado creations since I wasn’t going to be eating them. But then I thought what if I could come up with a delicious smoothie full of superfood goodness and heart healthy avocado for other avocado haters like me who want all the goodness that avocado provides, but doesn’t want to taste it?
My sister lives just two doors down from her, so I raided both apartments to get as much fruit as I could, hoping it would mask the flavor of the avocado. I added some ginger and turmeric for more superfood goodness and came up with this delicious smoothie that was so good, I barely wanted to share it with my Mom and sister.
This vegan avocado based smoothie is for the avocado hater in your life. With all the fruit, you can’t taste the avocado but get all the health benefits of the avocado.
Why Is The Fat In Avocados So Healthy?
Most of the healthy fat in avocados is monounsaturated, so it’s really heart-healthy. Avocados also have a plant version of cholesterol called beta-sitosterol, which helps lower cholesterol levels.
Is Replacing A Meal With A Smoothie Healthy?
Ideally, not every meal. For example, breakfast smoothies would be awesome if you could also incorporate high protein sources into the mix. The key is to check off nutrient needs that make up a complete meal.
In this green avocado smoothie, you’ll enjoy plenty of fiber, protein, and fat even just from the avocado itself. With all the other fruit ingredients plus the ginger and turmeric, you can have an immune system and energy booster to power up your morning!
Will Green Smoothies Give Me Energy?
Generally, green smoothies give you loads of B vitamins, which can help your body release energy from what you eat.
How Do You Pick A Good Avocado?
If you’re using avocados within 1 to 2 days, pick those with a dark green and black speckled color. You should also notice a slightly bumpy texture on the skin.
Also, if you put some pressure on the avocado, it should still feel firm, so you’d know it can last up to 2 days more.
Avocado in Smoothie Recipe Ingredients
- ground turmeric
- coconut water
- agave nectar
- ice cubes
Vegan Avocado Smoothie Recipe
- Mix all ingredients in a blender.
- Blend till smooth.
Can I Make An Avocado Smoothie The Night Before?
That’ll be helpful if you’re super busy in the morning. If you make your avocado smoothie in advance, try to stir it a little first before serving, then enjoy it all the way.
Can We Keep The Avocado Smoothie in the Fridge?
Yes! You can always make a double batch of your avocado green smoothie and refrigerate some for later. The most recommended way is to keep the fruit smoothie in a glass container that has an airtight lid.
You can keep it in the fridge for 1-2 days.
Can I Put My Smoothie in the Freezer?
Yes, even up to 3 months. Make sure to use airtight, freezer-safe containers.
How Do You Thaw Frozen Smoothies?
- If you’re planning to have a superfood breakfast smoothie in the morning, take out your frozen smoothie and put it in the fridge.
- Allow it to defrost overnight.
- Stir it before taking a sip.
More Vegan Smoothies
Love smoothies? Here are some vegan smoothie recipes for you to enjoy.
- Coconut Corn Smoothie — It’s a refreshing treat for hot summer days! This is a Malay-stye smoothie, by the way, which is why it has corn in it.
- Beet Apple Berry Smoothie — These three fruits combined can give you a surprisingly delish breakfast and still keep up with your weight loss goals!
- Very Berry Banana Smoothie — This vegan smoothie recipe combines the tart and sour taste of strawberries with the sweetness of bananas, resulting in a yummy and rich balance of flavors.
- Goji Berry Smoothie — Goji berries are fantastic sources of antioxidants, too, and having them in a breakfast smoothie gives you a perfect immuno-booster to start your day.
Meanwhile, enjoy this avocado superfood smoothie first!
Vegan Avocado Smoothie Recipe – Your Green Superfood Breakfast
- ½ avocado
- 1 mango
- 1 cored apple
- 2 peeled kiwis
- 1 tablespoon chopped ginger
- ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
- ½ cup coconut water
- 2 teaspoons agave nectar
- a few ice cubes
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
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