A healthy, low carb Avocado Blueberry Smoothie, made high in protein with healthy fats for staying power. This delicious green blueberry smoothie is the perfect breakfast or snack.
Blueberry Spinach Smoothie with Avocado
This smoothie is power-packed with everything you need to start your day off on the right tone.
It’s not a sugary-sweet dessert smoothie, like my Dreamy Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie. There is a time and place for dessert-like smoothies, even at breakfast. There’s also a time for a serious smoothie, like this Avocado Blueberry Smoothie.
Avocado, spinach, and blueberries are all nutrient-packed superfoods, and combined into a creamy smoothie make breakfast magic.
This is not a very sweet smoothie. To keep it lower in carbs, I left out banana, which I almost always add to my smoothies. It’s creamy from the almond milk and optional whey protein, and the perfect way to power up before a workout or if you know you need a little extra to make it all the way to lunch.
Ingredients in an Avocado Blueberry Smoothie
- Frozen blueberries
- Spinach – just a handful to keep this from being too thick!
- Almond Milk
- Whey protein (I love this brand because it gives smoothies the best light and creamy texture).
- Yogurt – use what you love. I typically buy a full fat organic yogurt. Use Greek yogurt to up the protein even more.
- Unsweetened Coconut – I love the texture this adds but it’s optional if you don’t love coconut!
- Optional: Honey or your favorite sweetener – I like this Monk Fruit Sweetener from ZenSweet.
How to Make a Blueberry Smoothie
- Either buy frozen blueberries or freeze your blueberries prior to making this smoothie. Frozen blueberries are actually sweeter than fresh! It’s also okay to freeze avocado halves that are about to go bad and use them up for smoothies! Fresh or frozen avocado is fine here.
- Add all ingredients to a blender, and process until thick and creamy. I like my smoothies very thick, but if you prefer thinner, add more almond milk or less ice.
- Taste, and adjust by adding sweetener or additional milk.
Mix up your Typical Morning Smoothie
Smoothies can be a very healthy breakfast, or a calorie and sugar bomb. Choosing to add veggies and healthy fats, like spinach and avocados, helps bulk up your smoothie without adding the sugar of multiple servings of fruit.
Make your smoothie even healthier by using almond milk instead of a juice, which only adds more sugar. Most of the time, you’ll find you don’t need the extra sweetness anyway.
Other healthy additions to a blueberry smoothie:
- Instead of adding avocado, try adding a tablespoon or two of cashew or almond butter.
- Instead of spinach, try some shredded kale, or chopped cauliflower or zucchini. Cauliflower and zucchini are great additions to smoothies for kids because they don’t add any flavor or color so are mostly undetected! I would use about 1/2 cup of either veggie in place of the spinach in this recipe.
- Add a tropical twist and a little more sweet by adding 1/2 a frozen banana or 1/2 cup frozen mango.
Avocado Blueberry Smoothie
- Vitamix or high speed blender
- 1 1/2 cups blueberries frozen
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1/2 avocado peeled
- 1/2 cup ice
- 3/4 cup almond milk unsweetened
- 1/2 cup yogurt unsweetened, or Greek (full fat preferred)
- 2 tablespoons coconut unsweetened
- 10 grams whey protein
- Add all ingredients to a blender, and process until thick and creamy.
- Taste, and use 1-2 tablespoons of your favorite sweetener, if necessary.