How to Add Avocados to Smoothies

Make Your Smoothies Better

Looking for an easy way to increase your intake of fruits and vegetables as well as help the nutrient quality of your diet? Try a smoothie.

Avocados are a great addition to smoothies – they can add creaminess to the consistency of your favorite fruit smoothie recipe or be a fresh non-dairy addition to add smoothness to fruit and/or vegetable smoothie recipes. Tasty, fresh and decadent they can also add nearly 20 vitamins and nutrients to aid in the nutrient-density of your smoothie.

Adding Avocado to Smoothies Nutritional Swap

How does adding avocado to your smoothie change the recipe?

Compare the “before” and “after” of this carrot smoothie to see how avocados can upgrade your favorite diet or breakfast smoothie recipe:

Carrot Smoothie Before

4 servings
6oz yogurt, plain nonfat
1 fresh banana, medium sized
1/2 cup apple juice
2 cups carrot juice

Nutrition Information Per Individual Serving:
100 calories
4g protein
0g total fat
0g monounsaturated fat
0g polyunsaturated fat
21g carbohydrates
1g dietary fiber
17g sugar
125mg sodium
0mg cholesterol

Carrot Smoothie After

4 servings
6oz yogurt, plain nonfat
1/2 fresh banana, medium sized
1/4 cup apple juice
1.5 cup carrot juice
1/2 fresh Hass Avocado

Nutrition Information Per Individual Serving:
110 calories
4g protein
4 g total fat
2g monounsaturated fat (increased good fats)
0.5g polyunsaturated fat (increased good fats)
17g carbohydrates
2g dietary fiber (increased fiber)
12g sugar (decreased sugar)
105mg sodium (decreased sodium)
0mg cholesterol

Key Takeaways:

  • Maintained or increased nutrient levels slightly, increasing nutrients such as folate, Vitamin C and Vitamin K
  • Increased nutrient absorption of Vitamin A and fat-soluble nutrients