Minty Avocado Banana Smoothie

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!).

A photo of an avocado banana smoothie

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!
A photo of an avocado banana smoothie

Healthy Green Smoothie Recipes

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  3. Peanut Lover’s Green Smoothie from Fit Foodie Finds
  4. Tropical Green Smoothie from Fit Foodie Finds
  5. Banana Matcha Smoothie from Fit Foodie Finds
  6. Detox Green Smoothie Bowl from Fit Foodie Finds
  7. Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie from Fit Foodie Finds
  8. Cold-Busting Green Smoothie from Fit Foodie Finds
  9. Berry Green Layered Smoothie from Fit Foodie Finds
Recipe

Minty Avocado Banana Smoothie

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!).

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 2 1x
Category: Drink
Method: No Bake
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen banana, sliced
  • 1/2 medium avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 3 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 46 leaves of mint
  • 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

Instructions

  1. Place ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2
  • Calories: 303
  • Sugar: 41
  • Sodium: 86
  • Fat: 9
  • Carbohydrates: 57
  • Fiber: 8
  • Protein: 3

 

 

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