Creamy Avocado Banana Green Smoothie

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Two serving glasses filled with vibrant Avocado Green Smoothie and surrounded by avocado, banana, and kale

Whenever we travel, the one thing I’m usually able to find, wherever we go, is a smoothie.

Thankfully, they seem to be readily available and a great way to get in some vegetables and fruit, which helps me feel a bit more “in my routine” even when I’m not. This creamy avocado smoothie was inspired by a recent trip to Iceland, where I hit the smoothie jackpot. Let me show you how it’s made!

Avocado, bananas, chard, vanilla protein powder, almond milk, and maca laid out for making our Creamy Avocado Green Smoothie recipe

This creamy avocado smoothie is easy to make, requiring just 5 ingredients, 1 blender, and 5 minutes.

The base is frozen banana, which creates a creamy, naturally sweet base. Next comes the star ingredient: avocado! Full of fiber and healthy fats, avocado makes this smoothie creamy and dreamy and thick, almost like a milkshake.

Ingredients for our vegan Avocado Green Smoothie recipe in the blender

Next comes dairy-free milk for a smooth and dreamy texture and some greens of choice for fiber, nutrients, and a beautiful green hue. Protein powder is the final ingredient, which takes this smoothie into meal territory. I’ve done a whole review on protein powders, so give it a look to see my favorites.

Pouring a glass of Creamy Avocado Green Smoothie for a plant-based snack

I hope you all love this smoothie! It’s:

Thick + Creamy
Satisfying
Naturally sweet
Gorgeous
Full of vitamins and minerals
Fiber- + Protein-rich
Versatile
& Super delicious

Try making this smoothie in the morning for a quick on-the-go breakfast. It would also make a delicious snack or even healthier “dessert” in the evenings. Throw in a little peanut butter for more of a “milkshake” vibe. Serious yum.

For more smoothie ideas, check out my Ginger Colada Green Smoothie (from our cookbook), Gingery Mango Berry Smoothie, Banana Split Smoothie, 5-Ingredient Detox Smoothie, Pumpkin Pie Green Smoothie, or Carrot Ginger Turmeric Smoothie!

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, friends!

Close up shot of two glasses of our healthy and satisfying Avocado Green Smoothie recipe

Creamy Avocado Banana Green Smoothie

Creamy, nutritious, 5-ingredient Avocado Banana Green Smoothie loaded with greens, healthy fats, and protein. The perfect plant-based way to start your day.
Author Minimalist Baker
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Glasses and a jar of our Avocado Green Smoothie alongside ingredients used to make it
4.89 from 36 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 (smoothies)
Course Beverage, Breakfast
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 2 Weeks
Does it keep? 24 hours

Ingredients

SMOOTHIE

  • 1 large frozen banana (ripe // peeled // sliced)
  • 1/4 – 1/2 medium ripe avocado (more avocado = creamier, thicker smoothie)
  • 1 scoop plain or vanilla protein powder (see my Protein Powder Guide here)
  • 1 large handful greens of choice (spinach, kale, rainbow chard // I like mine frozen)
  • 3/4 – 1 cup unsweetened plain almond milk (or any dairy-free milk)

ADD-INS optional

  • 1 Tbsp seed of choice (hemp, flax, sesame, sunflower, chia, etc.)
  • 1/2 tsp adaptogen of choice (maca, ashwagandha, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup sliced frozen (or fresh) cucumber or berries (organic when possible)

Instructions

  • To a high-speed blender, add frozen banana, avocado, protein powder of choice, greens, and dairy-free milk. At this time, add any desired add-ins, such as adaptogens, seeds, or additional fruits and vegetables (such as berries or cucumbers).
  • Blend on high until creamy and smooth, scraping down sides as needed. If smoothie is too thick, add more dairy-free milk to thin. If too thin, add more frozen banana or avocado.
  • Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more banana for sweetness, avocado for creaminess, or greens for vibrant green color. Protein powder can also be used to add more sweetness (depending on brand / flavor).
  • Divide between serving glasses and enjoy! Best when fresh, though leftovers will keep covered in the refrigerator up to 24 hours or in the freezer up to 2 weeks.

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Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with vegan protein powder and without additional add-ins.

Nutrition (1 of 2 servings)

Serving: 1 smoothie Calories: 146 Carbohydrates: 18.2 g Protein: 6.9 g Fat: 6 g Saturated Fat: 1 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 138 mg Fiber: 5.3 g Sugar: 7.4 g
CREAMY Avocado Green Smoothie! 5 ingredients, GREEN, SO healthy + satisfying #vegan #banana #plantbased #smoothie #greensmoothie #avocado #glutenfree #minimalistbaker

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  1. May says

    Perfect breakfast smoothie. Had frozen avocado and fresh banana, but otherwise followed the recipe. Added baby super greens mix (chard, kale & spinach), and flax seed.

  2. Deb says

    I’ve been making this for the past 6 months as my breakfast go-to! I use rice milk, and add a small steamed sweet potato instead of the greens. Absolutely delicious!

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review and for sharing your modifications, Deb. We are so glad you enjoy it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  3. Terri says

    I made it with just half an avocado and just half a banana, so the avocado would come through more predominately. Creamy and delicious!

  4. NanaT says

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I do smoothies all the time but this recipe was a first for me and it turned out great! It was so creamy and I love the color. Ooh so delicious. Instead of mixed green I used spinach and added a pinch of flaxseed. Thanks again for sharing.

  5. Kim says

    This smootie was actually really yummy! ?
    I used sweet almond vanilla milk instead of plain, spinach as my greens and added a tablespoon of peanutbutter! I almost drank both servings! Im fairly new to smoothies but this one is very good.

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Lisa Smaller says

    I put TWO stalks of kale in and it was too bitter – my fault. I put x3 shakes of Stevia in to try and alleviate the bitterness, but it was very KALEY !!!! Lesson learnt. I’ll do better next time – definately not your fault :-P

  7. Victoria Burrow says

    Would it be ok to use frozen avocado when a recipe calls for it? I just found out that Costco carries bags of frozen avocado which would be immensely cheaper and would insure I always had ripe avocado. But would it blend and be creamy the same?

  8. Alexandra says

    Great recipe! I added Collagen peptides instead of protein powder and about a quarter cup (or 4 pieces) of frozen pineapple for sweetness and to brighten it up a bit, turned out delicious! Great post work out snack! Thanks ?

  9. Faith says

    So good! I added some strawberries and used Complement protein powder (almond, chia seeds, hemp seeds, pumpkin seed, watermelon seed, yellow pea). Delicious and a super way to start the day. Thank you!

  10. Amrit Kaur says

    I like this smoothie but next time I shall freeze the banana and i also added a bit of maple syrup for sweetness cuz the Kale was super bitter for some reason.

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Amrit, Thanks for sharing your experience! Sometimes the harvesting time and variety of kale can make it more bitter. The maple syrup should help or you could try another variety of kale? Or sub baby spinach!

  11. Kathy says

    Hi Dana, I’ve just finished this delicious smoothie!
    I always make at least two large ones, so doubled most of the ingredients…oh, and also added the Peanut butter…great addition!
    I substituted kale for the spinach, but will try spinach the next time…oh yes ..there WILL be a next time!! LOL
    I love adding avocados to green smoothies, they’re perfect to keep them from being frothy.
    It was creamy, thick and yummy!!! Definitely 5 stars!!
    Thank you!

  12. Maninder Kaur says

    DELICIOUS! I replaced the vanilla powder and almond milk by using the silk almond vanilla flavored milk and it was amazing. Also added strawberries!

  13. jsherry says

    Hello can you send me some more avacado smoothie recipes please, an some beets smoothies an drink recipe please thank you

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hmm, we aren’t sure how that would taste! If you give it a try, we would love to hear!

  14. Annette says

    What can you use in place of the protein powder that would take the place of it. Can you any other fruit or vegetable that can take the place of the protein powder?

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Annette, though not quite as much protein as a protein powder, you could try using kale and hemp seeds for protein! Hope that helps!

    • Jacqueline Church says

      In place of protein powder, try mashing soft tofu into small ice cube trays (or mash and freeze flat so you can break of chunks) This gives you protein, fiber and smooth texture. Works in all smoothies.

    • Alondra says

      Use plant based protein powder! They have a Vegan one in Costco called, Vega plant based protein smoothie.

  15. Christine Lacey says

    Think I could make a bunch and freeze them? I did that this week a smoothie of yogurt, banana, yogurt and some chia. Would it freeze OK if it had avocados?

  16. Tara says

    This has always been my go-to recipe that I thought I had come up with myself! LOL… I love it. I do add cinnamon to it, which adds a nice flavor.

  17. Dayna says

    I had 2 year old frozen avocado lurking in the bottom of my freezer, and a month old brown banana lurking in the back of my fridge, I googled ‘avocado banana smoothie’ and found this recipe with 5 stars at the top of the list.
    I used fresh spinach, oat milk, a handful of frozen blueberries, flax, Maca and some old coconut protein powder that I had, you guessed it, lurking in the back of a cupboard. Apart from a rather unappetising colour of grey-green clay (probably because of the blueberry addition) it was creamy, filling and bloomin’ delicious! Thanks :)

  18. Andre says

    Delicious! Being new to smoothie making, I was a bit weary of mixing avo and banana,but it tasted fantastic. I added some ice as my banana wasn’t frozen and I used kale for my greens. Added a dash of cinnamon powder too! Thank you for this mouthwatering recipe!

  19. ruben chuquichanca says

    GOOD MORNING! This smoothies is simply delicious. I was looking for morning smoothie with protein, and this one was blessing. Thank you ma’am.

  20. Shanay says

    I just made this simple amazing smoothie for breakfast and it was quick and delicious. I saw that you had different proteins but I tried my own it was vanilla Designer Whey which paired with it wonderfully and spinach but am considering the chard for next time.

  21. Deanna says

    Love this! Instead of milk and protein powder, I put in a protein shake (vanilla premier protein shake). I used frozen kale, avocado and banana with it…. loved it! Thank you so much for sharing!

  22. Brandon Wanthal says

    Was intimidated to use avocado in a smoothie! I used half an avocado, and the result was VERY thick. I ended up adding an extra 1/2 banana, the optional 1/2 cup blueberries, and 1/2 cup more flax milk with a dash of cinnamon. I bet this would be delicious with vanilla – I used hemp protein which usually unfortunately emits a grass-clipping like taste into all my smoothies, but this particular smoothie didn’t pick that up. I was very glad.

    No longer as scared to use avocado in my blender! For me, thats a huge victory because as a plant based runner I eat well above 4,000 calories a day, so finding high calorie recipes that don’t involve nuts is a huge victory. Not that I don’t LOVE nuts, but when everything you eat is caked in nut butter, things can get repetitive :/

    Really love what you put out Dana – Keep it up – I’m a huge fan

  23. Gerry says

    Love this! My first banana avocado smoothie. I used a whole avocado so I had to add a little extra unsweetened almond milk. I added 1 tbsp each of chia and hemp seeds. Very creamy!

  24. Honey says

    Love this! I haven’t been disappointed with all the smoothies I have tried from your website but my favorite is the chocolate smoothie. This one also taste great without adding any form of sugar. I put baby spinach and skipped the protein powder since I don’t have one. Thanks for the great recipes!

  25. Diana says

    Holy smokes, this was incredible – I had no idea it would be so delicious. I made mine with Orgain Slim Vanilla Protein Powder and homemade coconut-cashew nut milk…it turned out so creamy and beautiful. A little too thick for a straw, so I poured it into a bowl, sprinkled it with hemp hearts and ate it with a spoon.
    Home run!!! Adding this to my weekly repertoire.

    Thanks for the amazing recipes, Dana – keep ’em coming!

    • sandra says

      THANK YOU DIANA – I just used to have my half avo everymorning which helps for belly fat. i am trying the avo with banana and greek yogurt as my smoothie this morning.

  26. Donnah says

    I made one and it’s delicious! I used cottage cheese instead of protein powder and I was amazed with the taste after. ?

  27. Sonia says

    This was my first smoothie with avocado and I’m not the biggest fan. But I think it’s my protein powder because I’ve used it in other smoothies and it tastes awful. Any suggestions? Cause I got a run of this stuff to use up

  28. Cheryl says

    I tried it for breakfast this morning using spinach and it was deliciously smooth. I am looking forward to adding a little cinnamon the next time for a little kick but I loved it! Thank you!

  29. lexi says

    This was a bomb smoothie!! full of flavor and definitely filled me up as a breakfast replacement… I decided to substitute the protein powder for a Oikos protein banana flavored yogurt and added some water instead of milk to cut the dairy since I already added the yogurt, thinking maybe a little bit of honey would have been good too.SOOOO Yummmy, definitely making another one soon! thanks

  30. Katie says

    I have heard that you can add bone broth to smoothies for extra nutrients. Have you tried this? What is the amount you would recommend? Love your recipes! Thanks for sharing them :)

  31. Blair says

    I’m trying to lose weight as well as improve my health and would like to know if this smoothie is good for that? Is it ok if I don’t have some of the ingredients for the recipe? I don’t have protein powder at the moment. I would truly appreciate a response! Thanks for your help. :)

  32. Gabriel says

    I know I’m a bit late, but although avocado is the main ingredient here, can I substitute it with tofu? They are incredibly expensive in my country, and I simply do not have access to it. Thanks!

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Gabriel! We have not tried tofu in this smoothie and can’t say for sure how it would turn out. Perhaps substitute the avocado for another banana as an option?

  33. Allegra says

    Hi Dana! Your recipes are wonderful and I love your site as well! How do I make this so there isn’t small chunks of kale after I blend? Thank you for doing what you do!

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Allegra! Blend the smoothie ingredients in steps to ensure each ingredient is blended completely before adding the next ingredient. Add the liquid to the blender first, then the fruits or vegetables one at a time. Add ice or frozen fruit to the blender last. Hope this helps!

      • Amy Frahm says

        I have found that freezing your greens helps lots when putting them in smoothies. They basically disintegrate in the smoothie and you end up with no “strings or chunks” of greens in the final product.

  34. Annabelle says

    I had never added avocado to my smoothies and it sure does make it smooth and very thick. Great flavor even with plain, unsweetened protein powder.

  35. Emily says

    This is an amazing smoothie recipe! I didn’t have any protein powder, but I used vanilla extract to give it a little more flavor. I also doubled the amount of kale in the recipe, so I did 1/2 an avocado to balance it out. Turned out super creamy and delicious!

  36. Dunja says

    Hello!

    This smoothie looks so delicious! I love veggie smoothies, but I’m currently following a diet that does not allow bananas. Is there anything I can substitute for bananas to get a similar flavor and/or consistency? Thank you so much!

  37. Mackenzie says

    I tried out this smoothie yesterday with the addition of hemp, frozen berries, and maca – absolutely delicious! I was a little worried there’d be an overwhelming taste of avocado, but the avocado flavour was completely concealed by the other flavours. I loved how creaminess of the smoothie!

  38. Andrea says

    Yum!!!!! This smooth was delish! I tired it yesterday…used everything called for in the recipe (chose hemp hearts, blueberry & macca). Wow. I am making it again today.
    Thank you for such amazing recipes….I’m not vegan/vegetarian/gluten free but I make your recipes often!

  39. Cassie Autumn Tran says

    I bet adding a tablespoon (or two) of cacao powder or peanut butter would jazz things up even more! I don’t think I’ve ever added avocado in a smoothie, but I bet it would add the best creaminess and thickness without too much sugar! Besides, healthy fats and potassium are really important!

    • Dana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Depending on the protein powder yes. Mine adds a little natural sweetness, but not much. Omitting should be fine! Let me know how it goes. xo!

    • Maria says

      I made this smoothie today for breakfast. I didn’t have protein powder either, but I was eager to use some spirulina powder I recently bought. So instead of protein powder, too make up for the protein and sweetness, I used 3/4 tsp of spirulina, 1/2 tsp vanilla sugar and 1 1/2 tsp agave syryp. -This was a bit too sweet, if I’d do it differently, I’d skip the sugar all together, probably go a bit easier on the syryp aswell.
      It’s over all, a very good smootihe! I bet it will be even better when I don’t go off recepie.

  40. hannah says

    I made this for breakfast this morning and it was SO good!! It’s really more like a breakfast milkshake :) I used ripple unsweetened milk for extra protein + added flax and chia seeds. It was a little thick, but I think that was due to the chia seeds and the milk being thick. This has become my breakfast for the week!

  41. Olive says

    Avocado has the best power on skin. this satisfying for body. ;-).
    Ill keep in mind to mix these to my avocado smoothie.

  42. Sreyas says

    Awesome. This is the best recipe of Avocado that i tasted in recent times. Too good. Having this in morning breakfast after a long workout in my garden is so refreshing, Thank you again.

  43. Rhonda S says

    I made this for breakfast this morning! I used the add-ins too! (Maca powder and cucumber). Didn’t have to adjust anything! Tasted absolutely amazing. Thank you for this awesome recipe!

  44. Mike Lee says

    Here’s to old veggies, the human kind that is. Made my first avo/bana smoothy 40 years ago and never grow tired of the smoothest of smoothies.

  45. Kay Schonberg says

    Having just seen you last weekend (I don’t remember if we had met before?), I have to say that if your SKIN is any reflection of the value of your recipes, I need to make your recipes every single day. I hardly got a chance to talk to you, Dana, but I really noticed how beautiful your skin is. Love almost all your recipes that I have tried, and I want to try this one soon! I realized we may need a “results not typical” notation on this advert, as I pondered the difference between your age and mine, but still, it’s got to help, right? Carry on your valuable work!