This avocado smoothie with leafy greens is a great way to add some healthy fats to your diet. Plus, it’s so easy to make — just toss everything in a blender!
I love fruit smoothies, but unfortunately, they can pack in more sugar than I would like. Some are nutritious, but some can be as bad for you as eating a candy bar!
I wanted to create a smoothie that was packed with healthy fats and would also help me control my blood sugars. This dairy-free avocado smoothie with leafy greens was just what I was looking for!
This smoothie is not sweet. Instead, it’s creamy, cool, and tangy thanks to the avocado, mint, and lemon. Plus, you get a healthy serving of greens in each glass.
My husband chose to add some stevia to sweeten his, but I really enjoyed mine without the sweetener. It’s so refreshing!
So if you’ve been looking for a breakfast that will energize your morning and takes only minutes to make, this smoothie with avocado and greens is just what you need.
How to make avocado smoothie with leafy greens
Step 1: Add your spinach, kale, mint, avocado, lemon juice, and water to a high-powered blender. Add the ice cubes last.
Step 2: Blend on high speed until the mixture is smooth.
Divide between two glasses and enjoy!
You can add a few drops of Stevia or a bit of honey if you want to give it some sweetness, but I recommend trying the smoothie first. You may find that you like it without any extra sweetener.
Tips for making the perfect green smoothie
For the perfect texture, make sure your avocado is ripe. This will give you a wonderful, creamy smoothie. If your avocado is too hard, you could end up with a chunky smoothie, which isn’t very appetizing.
I also recommend making the full recipe, even if you only want one serving. Otherwise, there may not be enough volume in your blender to get a smooth consistency.
Just refrigerate the extra and you’ll have tomorrow’s breakfast or a snack ready to go!
To save some time, you don’t need to bother measuring the greens. A cup of greens is a couple of handfuls, so just grab what you want and throw it in! And there’s no need to remove the stems, the blender will take care of that for you.
You’re also welcome to use whatever greens you like (or happen to have on hand). I’ve tried various combinations of spinach, romaine, and kale and each one has turned out well.
If you have any leftover green smoothie, you can store it covered in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
If the smoothie has separated at all, you can throw it back in the blender to get it back to the perfect texture!
Other healthy smoothie recipes
I love a cool, refreshing smoothie… especially one I can enjoy without worrying about spiking my blood sugars! If you’re looking for more smoothies you can enjoy guilt-free, here are a few recipes I know you’ll enjoy:
For even more smoothie inspiration, check out this roundup of the best low-carb smoothies for diabetics!
When you’ve tried this smoothie, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!
Avocado Smoothie with Leafy Greens
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 1 cup baby kale
- 2 mint sprigs
- 1 avocado (peeled and seed removed)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
- 2 cups water
- ½ cup ice cubes
- Add your spinach, kale, mint, avocado, lemon juice, and water to a high-powered blender. Add the ice cubes last.
- Blend on high speed until the mixture is smooth.
- Optional: You can a few drops of Stevia to make the smoothie sweeter
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