Avocado Smoothie

$2.80 recipe / 2.80 serving
by Jess - Budget Bytes
5 from 4 votes
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Did you know you can freeze avocados? This information was life-changing when I opened my former restaurant, AVO, in Nashville back in 2015; we used frozen avocado in our signature drink, the Avocado Margarita and let me tell you, freezing ripe avocados saved us a bunch of dough! Now, I buy ripe avocados any time they’re on sale, slice them up, and toss them in the freezer for later. This avocado smoothie is the perfect way to use up frozen avocado. I know avocado in a drink might sound crazy, but trust me, it’s the secret to an ultra-rich, dessert-like smoothie. It’s packed with healthy fats and imparts that same creamy texture that avocados (and guacamole) are known for! This is your new favorite green smoothie.

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What Is An Avocado Smoothie?

Citrus and avocado are a classic combination. In this smoothie, I add a creamy, ripe banana and a little extra sweetness from agave nectar, making it an instant winner! Super creamy, bright, and fun, this avocado smoothie is the perfect treat with lots of healthy ingredients involved.


Here’s what you’ll need to make an avocado smoothie:

  • Frozen Avocado: Makes this smoothie lusciously creamy and adds heart-healthy fats, fiber, and omega-3s.
  • Agave: This syrup adds a touch of sweetness to this smoothie to balance out the acidic flavors. Agave is a neutral flavored sweetener unlike maple and honey (which are delicious!) but can sometimes take over flavor-wise.
  • Frozen Banana: Adds flavor, subtle sweetness and creaminess.
  • OJ: Balances the fattiness of the avocado, adding a bright flavor.
  • Lime Juice: Adds a touch of extra acidity to balance out the sweet and creamy flavors.

What Else Can I Add?

This smoothie is a great base to add extra greens or fruit to!

  • I love to add spinach or kale.
  • Frozen blueberries or pineapple make great fruity additions!
  • For a protein boost, add a scoop of peanut butter or vanilla protein powder!
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Avocado Smoothie

5 from 4 votes
This avocado smoothie is my latest obsession. Avocado is packed with healthy fats and is the secret to an ultra-rich, dessert-like smoothie!
an avocado smoothie in a clear glass.
Servings 1 drink (about 1.5 cups)
Prep 5 minutes
Total 5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup frozen avocado ($1.61)
  • 1 Tbsp agave ($0.14)
  • 1/2 frozen ripe banana ($0.41)
  • 1/2 cup OJ ($0.60)
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice ($0.04)


  • Blend ingredients together until smooth. Serve ice cold!

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Serving: 1smoothieCalories: 297kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 3gFat: 12gSodium: 8mgFiber: 7g
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Blend 1/2 cup frozen avocado, 1 Tbsp agave syrup, 1/2 of a frozen ripe banana, 1/2 cup OJ, and 1 Tbsp lime juice together until smooth. Serve ice cold!

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This creamy and refreshing avocado smoothie is the best way to start your morning or rescue you mid-day!

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  1. I love avocados! This is such a good recipe with the banana added. Super smooth and delicious!

  2. Yum. A filling and cool summer drink. Next time, I might add a few cherries or blueberries. As with most of the recipes here, I had all ingredients on hand.

  3. I often freeze avocado–I adore avocado toast, but what to do with the other half? I dice, freeze on a flat pan for a few hours and then dump into a plastic bag. Typically, the bag collects a few leftover avocados, and when I have enough I generally use the frozen bits for guac, but this is another great idea. I always freeze bananas, too, when they start to get too ripe. Same routine–slice, freeze on a flat surface, and dump into a freezer bag. Another tip–Aldi and Walmart always have inexpensive avocados. I buy smaller ones, both because they are cheap, and the size is most convenient for me.

    I always check this website early in the day–made one of these smoothies this morning, but had no orange juice and used apricot nectar instead. Because of the sweetness of the juice and the bananas, I skipped the agave syrup–which I do like, a lot. Maple syrup or honey would both be good substitutions, but I love the wilder flavor of the agave. The smoothie was delicious and probably cost me about half of the prices you listed.

    1. I forgot to say that those diced bits of frozen avocado are also perfect for salads, and to garnish our favorite tortilla soup. While they can be added to soup from a frozen state, for salad, a short thaw is best.

    2. Jan, I’m so glad you were able to try this right away. Thanks for the feedback. I’m glad you liked it.