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Avocado Smoothie Recipe

This Avocado Smoothie recipe is a creamy, refreshing treat that’s packed with healthy fats and tropical flavors. It’s so easy to make, and it’s the perfect way to start your day or to enjoy as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. You’ll love the rich, smooth texture and the vibrant, refreshing taste.

Avocado coconut smoothie with an umbrella and sliced avocado in the background.
This avocado coconut smoothie is creamy. refreshing, and has the perfect consistency.

Why This Recipe Stands Out

Looking for a smoothie that’s as delicious as it is nutritious? Look no further than our Avocado Smoothie:

  • Nutritious: This smoothie is packed with the goodness of avocado, Greek yogurt, honey, coconut milk, and spinach – a powerhouse of nutrients!
  • Easy to Make: All you need is a blender and a few minutes to create this delicious smoothie, just like our Tropical Mango Smoothie!
  • Versatile: Whether it’s breakfast, a post-workout snack, an afternoon pick-me-up, or dessert, this smoothie fits the bill.
  • Tropical Flavors: The combination of avocado and coconut milk gives this smoothie a wonderfully tropical flavor.
  • Right Amount of Sweetness: You can control the sweetness according to your preference with honey or agave nectar. Plus, agave nectar allows you to make it vegan too, like with our Creamy Vegan Ice Cream.
  • Healthier Choice: We’ve used unsweetened coconut milk instead of sweetened condensed milk, making it a healthier option. We also love using it in our Fluffy Coconut Pancakes!
  • Sneaky Greens: We’ve added baby spinach leaves for an extra dose of antioxidants. The best part? You can’t even taste the spinach!
  • Perfect Consistency: With the optional addition of crushed ice, you can achieve your desired smoothie consistency.

Key Recipe Ingredients

A can of unsweetened A Taste of Thailand coconut milk and avocados.
  • Avocado – The star ingredient of this recipe, a just-ripened avocado, adds a creamy texture and a rich, buttery flavor to the dish.
  • Whole Greek Yogurt – We use whole Greek yogurt, either vanilla or honey flavored, to add a tangy sweetness and a smooth, creamy consistency.
  • Honey or Agave Nectar – Depending on your desired sweetness, we use honey or agave nectar. These natural sweeteners add a touch of sweetness without an overpoweringly sweet taste.
  • Unsweetened Coconut Milk – This ingredient adds a tropical twist to the recipe, providing a creamy base and a subtle coconut flavor.
  • Baby Spinach Leaves – A cup of baby spinach leaves not only adds a vibrant green color to the dish but also provides a dose of healthy nutrients.

Substitutions And Variations

This Avocado Coconut Smoothie recipe is wonderfully flexible, and there are numerous ways to add your own twist to it. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Yogurt: If you’re not a fan of Greek yogurt, you can absolutely swap it with a dairy-free yogurt or even a protein-packed skyr yogurt.
  • Sweeteners: Honey or agave nectar gives this smoothie a lovely sweetness, but feel free to experiment with other natural sweeteners like maple syrup or stevia, like we recommend with our Homemade Cranberry Sauce.
  • Milk: If you’re not into coconut milk, almond milk or regular dairy milk can also work well in this recipe.
  • Greens: Not a fan of spinach? You can substitute it with other leafy greens like kale or even add in a handful of fresh herbs like mint or basil for a unique flavor twist.
  • Flavor Variations: The star ingredient of this smoothie is the ripe avocado, but if you’re out of avocados, you can try using ripe bananas or even a scoop of your favorite protein powder for a different take on this nutritious smoothie. We love adding ripe bananas to our Tropical Green Smoothie as well!

Easy Recipe Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. If desired, add crushed ice and blend until desired smoothness.

For full list of ingredients and instructions, see recipe card below.

How To Prep Ahead

This avocado coconut smoothie is not only delicious but also super easy to prepare. Take a look at our best prep-ahead strategies for this recipe:

  • Freeze the Avocado: To make your smoothie preparation even quicker, you can peel and pit the avocado, then freeze it in a ziplock bag. This way, you’ll have a ready-to-use avocado that also adds a nice chill to your smoothie.
  • Prep the Spinach: You can wash and dry the baby spinach leaves in advance. Store them in a sealed container with a paper towel to absorb any excess moisture. They’ll stay fresh in the fridge for a few days, ready to be added to your smoothie.
  • Blend Ahead: If you prefer, you can blend all the ingredients except the ice ahead of time. Store the smoothie in the fridge with cling wrap directly over the surface to prevent discoloration. When you’re ready to enjoy it, add the crushed ice and give it another quick blend for a refreshing, chilled smoothie.
Two glasses of avocado coconut smoothies with a straw.
This avocado coconut smoothie is the perfect way to start your day or to enjoy as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up.

What To Serve With Avocado Smoothie




Commonly Asked Questions

What is the best type of avocado to use for this smoothie?

The best type of avocado to use for this smoothie is a large, just ripened one. It provides the perfect creamy texture and rich flavor that makes this smoothie so delicious.

Can I use a different type of yogurt?

Yes, you can. While we recommend whole Greek yogurt for its thickness and protein content, you can substitute it with any yogurt of your choice. Just remember, the flavor of the yogurt can affect the overall taste of the smoothie.

Why do we add baby spinach leaves?

We add baby spinach leaves to increase the nutritional value of the smoothie. Spinach is packed with vitamins and minerals and its mild flavor blends well with the other ingredients.

Is the crushed ice necessary?

The crushed ice is optional. It’s used to make the smoothie colder and thicker. If you prefer a thinner smoothie, you can leave it out.

How long does this avocado coconut smoothie keep?

The avocado coconut smoothie is best enjoyed immediately after it is made. If you need to store it, it can keep in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Just make sure to place cling wrap directly over the surface of the smoothie to prevent it from turning color.

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Avocado coconut smoothie with an umbrella and sliced avocado in the background.

Avocado Coconut Smoothie

5 from 22 ratings
A richly refreshing blend of fresh avocado and coconut milk. It’s dessert-worthy, like a milkshake. Yet, it’s healthy with all-natural ingredients that are totally guilt-free.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Amy Dong


  • 1 large avocado, just ripened
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt, vanilla or honey
  • 6-8 TB honey, or agave nectar. Adjust to desired sweetness
  • 1 ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves
  • ½ – ¾ cup ice, crushed (optional)


  • Combine all ingredients except ice in blender. Blend until smooth. If desired, add crushed ice and blend until desired smoothness.
  • Serve immediately or chill serve. If serving later, place cling wrap directly over surface of smoothie to prevent any turning of color.


  • For the best avocado coconut smoothie, make sure that you pick a just ripened avocado. It should feel slightly soft when you press it, but not mushy.
  • The amount of honey or agave nectar you add depends on your personal preference for sweetness. Start with 6 tablespoons and add more if needed.
  • To control the sugar content in your smoothie, we recommend using unsweetened coconut milk. It adds a creamy texture without extra sugar.
  • Adding baby spinach leaves to your smoothie is a great way to sneak in some extra nutrients. You won’t even taste it!
  • If you prefer a thicker smoothie, add crushed ice. However, if you like your smoothie more on the liquid side, you can skip it.
  • This avocado coconut smoothie is best served immediately. However, if you need to store it for later, place cling wrap directly over the surface to prevent the smoothie from changing color.
  • Feel free to experiment with different flavors by adding ingredients like vanilla or honey Greek yogurt. They can add an extra layer of flavor to your smoothie.
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Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 616mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 791IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Method: blender

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