Avocado + Mint = Love! Make this delicious minty avocado banana smoothie for a refreshing, flavorful smoothie that will keep you fuller longer (thank you healthy fats!).
Healthy Avocado Smoothie – All the GOOD Fats
I’ve always been a good eater, interested in different flavors, and a lover of food. In high school I loved making my family dinner, especially stir fry (see my favorite stir fry recipes here)!
Things are still relatively the same. Stir fry is my JAYUM and I’ll pretty much cook for anyone. One of the best parts about growing up has been experiencing my love for food become even more intense. i just love food.
I know I’ve been a food lover since the womb, but never in a million years did I think I’d be drinking avocado-based smoothies! One, because avocados are vegetables, right? (jk they are fruit) and two because avocados are full of fat.
That’s right. I use to be one of “those.” A fraidy f(c)at! Guess what, that’s not me anymore. I am all about those healthy fats and feeding my body the nutrients it needs to survive and make sure I am strong enough to climb those hard routes at the climbing gym.
This Avocado Banana Smoothie was born out of my desire to make a green smoothie that had some personality. IE: wasn’t actually made with “greens” but other ingredients to make it green!
Insert: AVOCADO + MINT + CHOCOLATE CHIPS + Banana
Now, beore you go BANANAS over this avocado smoothie, let’s chat about the best fruit from the fruit gods—> AVOCADO.
Avocado Smoothie Q & A
Is an avocado a fruit or is an avocado a vegetable? It’s a fruit, people. A savory, creamy, delicious fruit that is packed with monosaturated fatty acids (the good fat).
Avocados are great on toast, smashed into guacamole, and in smoothies! We know you have questions when it comes to avocados, so here are some answers!
Can you taste avocado in smoothies? Every taste pallet is different! The flavor of an avocado smoothie is very heavily based on what else you include in the smoothie. If you only add almond milk and avocado, you will end up with an avocado tasting smoothie.
We love to incorporate a little something sweet like bananas, maple syrup, dates, or honey into avocado smoothies to offset the earthiness of the avocado. In this Green Smoothie Recipe we use avocado, cauliflower, and spinach and because we added a little sweet you would never know you’re drinking a glass of vegetables. #boom
What fruits go well with avocado? When making an avocado smoothie, it is all about your personal taste pallet. Bananas and avocados go very well together because the sweetness of the bananas off set the earthiness of the avocado.
However, get creative and throw an avocado into any of your favorite fruit smoothies. Adding avocado gives a smoothie the creamiest and most delicious texture!
Do you peel avocados for smoothies? YES, never eat the peel of an avocado!
Healthy Green Smoothie Recipes
- The Best Green Smoothie Recipes from Fit Foodie Finds
- Green Smoothie from Fit Foodie Finds
- Peanut Lover’s Green Smoothie from Fit Foodie Finds
- Tropical Green Smoothie from Fit Foodie Finds
- Banana Matcha Smoothie from Fit Foodie Finds
- Detox Green Smoothie Bowl from Fit Foodie Finds
- Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie from Fit Foodie Finds
- Cold-Busting Green Smoothie from Fit Foodie Finds
- Berry Green Layered Smoothie from Fit Foodie Finds
Minty Avocado Banana Smoothie
- 1 cup frozen sliced banana
- 1/2 medium avocado peeled and pitted
- 3 Medjool dates pitted
- 4-6 leaves of mint
- 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips
- 1 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
- Place ingredients into a high-speed blender.
- Blend on high until smooth.
- Serve immediately.
I omitted the chocolate chips for cacao chips.
I haven’t made smoothies before and this is delicious. I like how it has mint in it. I omitted the dark choc chips but added chia seeds instead. Thank you!
Supposedly, you can eat the seed of the avocado! If you boil it beforehand and blend it into a flour, it’s great for baking and integrating in salads, stir-fries, dips, sauces, and so much more. Plus, it contains a lot of micronutrients and healthy fats! Who knew, right?! Anyways, I have made and tasted avocado pudding before and it was actually pretty nice! I might have tried an avocado smoothie once or twice, but it was supposed to taste a LOT like a sweet avocado!
This recipe is a great healthier treat option. My kids are pretty good about fruits and veggies, but neither would try avocado. This was an awesome way to sneak one in on them. I made this using chocolate mint and my son loved it. Bachmann’s has an awesome assortment of different mints if you haven’t got your yet.
OMG this makes me so happy!!!!!!!
Uhhh. You’re a genius. That is all.
Yummm I love adding avocado to my smoothies–it makes em so creamy!! I’ve never tried adding mint though, or dates!!
Yes. oh yes. Why did I ever underestimate the power of an avocado in a smoothie. And mint too. Dates? need to jump ship on that one!
haha I think jump ship means to quit something. It’s okay though, we know you’re from Australia. 😉
love those glass bottles.
definitely in the mood to try an avocado smoothie!
Um I could bathe in this. Is that weird? Imma say no.
HAHAHA. Not weird at all. I feel like Davida has bathed her face in this before #facemaskfriday
I hatechu cause it’s the truth….
UGH POSTED BEFORE I FINISHED. Let’s get this challenge started!
I am all about those healthy FATS these days and especially recipes that involve avocados! This looks delicious. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Heart healthy fats and heart you.
I love adding these ingredients into my smoothies: the avocado makes it so creamy and decadent and love the freshness of the mint! It tastes great with cacao in it too!
RIGHT?! o0o I need to try it with cacao!
HOLY YUM. Avocado in smoothies is the best! Super creamy, super delicious.
Can’t wait to see more from the new campaign as well!
I love avo mint smoothies. perfect way to use all the mint growing in the yard.
I wish I had a yard. With an excessive amount of mint.
Mmm…love this smoothie for summertime! Mint is one of my favorite summer flavors. I grow a pot of it on my deck! 🙂
I have a deck. I just need a pot!