**This recipe was originally posted Oct. 2015 and updated Jan. 202**
I first had this smoothie when I was single in San Francisco living with one of my favorite roommates, Mamta. It actually originated from her when she made it post workout. I had it and fell in love instantly (though I did think she was a bit crazy for putting an avocado in a smoothie, now I think I was crazy for thinking that!).
This smoothie is a perfect post workout, morning breakfast, or afternoon snack option. It’s filled with energy and protein (a little over 13 gm!), and plenty of macro and micronutrients. And what a healthier alternative to a glass of juice that is probably more heavy on the sugar.
Since first having Mamta’s smoothie, I’ve made it countless times, adjusting the ratios and slightly changing the original recipe to suit my taste. I don’t use any sweeteners in this smoothie. Instead, I save my extremely ripe bananas and use them to naturally sweeten this drink. If you don’t have a ripe banana, feel free to add 1-2 tsp of maple syrup or honey.
I really hope you enjoy this as much as I do!
From my kitchen to yours, I hope you enjoy this Avocado Banana Smoothie!
Avocado Banana Shake
- 1 avocado
- 1 banana, ripe
- 1/3 c walnuts
- 1 1/2 c Almond milk, or any milk of your choosing
- Add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes.
- Transfer to glasses and enjoy!
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3 thoughts on “Avocado Banana Smoothie”
I first thought adding avocado would be bananas! But it gives it a smoother texture.
I thought the same too but it really does make the smoothie that much creamier!
Healthy, tasty, and filling! What more can I ask for. Also, sometimes I add some cut up walnuts after the blend for added texture.