Delicious Avocado Banana Smoothie Recipes

(Last Updated On: August 3, 2018)

Why are so many of us choosing to have smoothies now, often on a daily basis? Well a better question might be to ask why not? There are so many reasons to have them that it would be silly not to. Especially when you choose one which is packed full of both color and goodness like a banana and avocado smoothie.

Smoothies can be bought in so many different places now. But how do you know what is really in them? To get the maximum choice and freshness it is a good idea to make your own. You can choose either vegetables or fruit, or perhaps have a mixture. You can also make them to the thickness that you prefer so good all round.

There are, of course, many flavors of smoothie. With an array of ingredients to choose from. But banana and avocado are some of the tastiest smoothies you can make. There are many reasons to choose both bananas and avocados. So let’s have a look at some of them:

BANANAS:

Banana smoothie

Bananas are a lovely creamy colour. It isn’t too strong and it doesn’t take away the vibrant colour of other fruits when they are put together in a smoothie.

Bananas taste great. They have a wonderful smooth texture and smell lovely. They are sweet enough to hide the taste of some strong vegetables if you have them together in a smoothie. They also work incredibly well with other fruits.

Eating a banana between meals can help to stabilize blood sugar and can reduce nausea from morning sickness. 

Bananas are an excellent source of both potassium, fibre, and vitamins B6 and C. 

Studies point to the conclusion this fruit prevents high blood pressure and a potential lessened risk of cancer of the kidney. Bananas promote the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria.

Bananas have a antacid effect, so a smoothie made from this fruit would be just the perfect concoction to help with your heartburn.

Bananas help restore lost electrolytes after diarrhoea. 

Eating bananas helps to restore the electrolyte balance in your body which is important after a strenuous workout. So they are great for athletes. 

The inside of a banana peel can help to alleviate itching when rubbed on bites or irritated skin

Bananas contain Tryptophan which is a natural mood enhancer. So can help to relieve symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder. Tryptophan is a key element in helping to produce more Serotonin.The Tryptophan in bananas helps to aid restful sleep. 

Bananas are a rich source of Fructooligosaccharide which helps to nourish helpful bacteria in your digestive tract. 

Bananas also play a role in the improved absorption of minerals such as calcium. 

The antioxidant phenolic compounds in bananas play a role in protecting against kidney disease and cancers. They also aid cell to cell signaling. 

Bananas are low on the glycemic scale so a great food for those with diabetes. 

AVOCADOS:

Avocados taste great. They are a wonderful smooth consistency and their texture is great for helping to make smoothies smooth!

They have a great nutrient value, and contain 26% of the RDA for Vitamin K, 17% of the RDA for Vitamin C, 14% of the RDA for Potassium and 13% of the RDA for Vitamin B6

They also contain small amounts of Iron, Zinc, Phosphorous, and Vitamin A

Avocados are also full of mono-unsaturated fatty acids which are better for your heart

Eating avocados can lower Cholesterol and Triglyceride levels

Compared to other fruits avocados contain very little sugar

They also contain carotenoids which help with eye health

So let’s look at some great recipes:

This first smoothie is smooth and creamy. It is great for breakfast, lunch, or a snack so why not go right ahead and make one today?

 

AVOCADO, BANANA SMOOTHIE

Creator – Chef Mark Bailey

Preparation time – 5 Minutes

Servings – 2

Ingredients

3 ripe bananas

500ml of coconut water

½ an avocado

2 tablespoons of honey

12 ice cubes

1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Dash of salt

Banana slices

Crushed almonds for topping (optional)

 

Directions:

In a blender combine bananas and coconut water and purée until smooth

Add the other ingredients and continue to blend until smooth

Serve in a frozen mug or glass and top with banana and crushed nuts if desired

 

Nutritional value per serving:

Calories 272

Total fat 1.1g

Saturated fat 0.6g

Sodium 332mg

Potassium 1242mg

Carbohydrates 67.5g

Sugars 44.2g

Protein 3.7g

 

PINEAPPLE, BANANA, AVOCADO SMOOTHIE

PINEAPPLE, BANANA, AVOCADO SMOOTHIE

Creator – The Lemon Bowl

Preparation time – 7 minutes

Servings – 2

Ingredients

½ a banana

½ an avocado

1 cup of pineapple

½ a cup of plain yoghurt

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

½ a cup of water

2 handfuls of ice

 

Instructions

Place all ingredients into a large blender and purée until smooth

This smoothie would be great served in a cocktail glass with a piece of pineapple on the rim

Nutritional Value Per Serving:

Calories – 161

Total fat 6.8g

Saturated fat 1.2g

Carbohydrates 22.7g

Fibre 4.2g

Protein 4.1g

Cholesterol 4mg

This smoothie is a good source of Vitamin C so great for your skin!

 

AVOCADO, BANANA WITH HONEY SMOOTHIE

Creator – Oana McCaffery

Preparation time – 5 minutes

Servings – 1

 

Ingredients

¼ of an avocado which has been peeled, stoned and diced

1 medium banana

2 tablespoons of lemon juice

1 teaspoon of honey

Water to maximum line

Slice of lemon for garnish

 

Directions

Place avocado, banana, lemon juice, honey and water into the blender

Blend for 10-12 seconds or until combined well

Pour into a chilled glass and garnish with a slice of lemon

 

Nutritional Value Per Serving:

Calories – 214

Total fat – 8.0g

Cholesterol 0.0mg

Sodium – 11.0mg

Total carbohydrate – 37.6g

Fibre – 6.6g

Sugars 21.1g

Protein 2.6g

 

AVOCADO, BANANA AND BLUEBERRY BANG

Creator – Californiaavocado.com

Preparation time – 5 minutes

Serving – 1

Ingredients

frozen banana, peeled and cut into chunks

ripe, fresh (Californian) avocado, peeled and quartered

2 cups of fresh berries (Use your favourite combination of blackberries, blueberries, raspberries or strawberries

Ice water as needed

Agave or maple syrup to taste

 

Directions

Place frozen banana chunks, berries, and avocado in a blender and puree until smooth – adding 1/4 cup of ice water at a time as needed to achieve desired consistency

Taste and if desired sweeten with agave or maple syrup and pour into the glass

Additional Notes

Freeze the banana the day before you prepare your smoothie

Serving suggestion – Garnish with fresh mint sprigs and additional berries if desired

Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

 

Nutritional Information Per Serving (Without sweetener or syrup):

Calories – 250

Total fat – 13g

Saturated fat – 1.5g

Cholesterol – 0mg

Sodium – 10mg

Potassium – 780mg

Carbohydrates – 37g

Fibre – 15g

Total sugars – 15g

Protein – 4g

 

The next wonderful recipe is slightly similar to this last one, but so different all at the same time. Enjoy!

AVOCADO, BANANA, BERRY SMOOTHIE

Creator – Healthy Smoothie HQ

Preparation time – 5 minutes

Serving – 1

 

Ingredients

1 cup of water

1 fresh or frozen banana

1/2 an avocado with the seed removed

1/2 a cup of fresh or frozen berries of your choice (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries etc)

1/2 a teaspoon of cardamon

1/2 a teaspoon of allspice

Add-ons – A little honey, maple syrup or stevia to sweeten further

1 cup of leafy green vegetables of choice

1 tablespoon of flax or chai seeds

1 tablespoon of maca

 

Directions

Place the ingredients into your high speed blender and blend for around 30-45 seconds, or until your desired consistency is reached

 

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

Calories – 306

Fat – 15g

Protein – 4g

Carbohydrates – 45g

Fibre – 12g

Sugar – 21g

 

HEALTHY CHOCOLATE AVOCADO SMOOTHIE

HEALTHY CHOCOLATE AVOCADO SMOOTHIE

Despite its title this does have also have avocado in it os is very tasty indeed. It is also must have recipe for chocolate lovers!

Creator – Tastefulventure

Preparation time – 5 minutes

Servings – 2

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups of unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1/2 cup of avocado which has been pitted and scooped out

1 frozen bananas

2 tablespoons of raw cacao or cocoa powder

1 tablespoon of honey

 

Directions

Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

Calories – 246

Total fat – 10.2g

Saturated  – Fat 1.6

Cholesterol – Og

Sodium – 119.1mg

Total Carbohydrate – 41.4g

Dietary Fibre – 7.6g

Sugars – 27.5g

Protein – 3.5g

 

LIME AND AVOCADO SMOOTHIE

This lovely, refreshing recipe also contains bananas and it suitable for vegetarians. So enjoy it and feel refreshed!

Creator – Waitrose

Preparation time – 10 minutes

Servings – 2

Ingredients

2 small bananas

4 large ice cubes, crushed

Juice 2 limes

½ Waitrose Perfectly Ripe Avocado, peeled

200ml reduced fat coconut milk, chilled

1½ tablespoons of clear honey, or to taste

 

Directions

Peel and roughly chop the bananas, then place in a freezer bag and leave to freeze overnight.

The following day, place the ice, frozen banana, lime juice, avocado, coconut milk and honey in a powerful blender with 100ml water and whizz until very smooth. Taste and add a little extra honey if you wish. Divide between 2 small glasses and serve straight away

 

Nutritional Values Per Serving:

Calories – 281

Fat – 13.3g

Saturated fat – 7.1g

Carbohydrate – 38.6g

Sugars – 35.2g

Protein – 1.8g

Salt – trace

Fibre – 2.1g

 

BLUEBERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE WITH SPINACH AND AVOCADO

This sounds a great smoothie without even reading the ingredients!

Creator – Driscolls

Preparation time – 5 minutes

Servings – 2

 

Ingredients

2 packages (6 ounces each) of Blueberries (The recipe says Driscolls but there are many types)

½ Cup of packed baby spinach leaves

½ Cup of water

1 Tablespoon of chia seeds

1 Tablespoon of Honey*

1 Cup of ice

½ Ripe avocado

*For a sweeter taste, add an extra ½ tablespoon of honey

 

Directions

Blend blueberries, spinach, banana, avocado, water, chia seeds, honey and ice in a blender until puréed and smooth, stirring several times. Serve immediately.

 

Nutritional Value Per Serving

Calories – 305.34

Total fat – 12.5g

Saturated fat – 1.67g

Cholesterol – 0.00mg

Sodium – 69.84mg

Total carbohydrates – 50.21g

Sugar – 26.97g

 

RASPBERRY AND AVOCADO SMOOTHIE

Creator – Nadia Lim

Preparation time – 4 minutes

Servings – 2

Ingredients

1 ½ – 2 cups of frozen raspberries

Flesh of 1 firm, ripe avocado chopped

1 frozen banana

1 ½ cups of milk (either cow’s, almond or soy)

 

Directions

Blend all ingredients together in a blender or food processor until smooth. |Then pour into glasses and serve

 

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

Calories – 329

Carbohydrates – 36.8g

Sugar – 25.3g

Total fat 15.5g

Protein – 12.1g

 

STRAWBERRY, BANANA AND AVOCADO SMOOTHIE

Creator – Organize Yourself Skinny

Preparation time – 12 minutes

Servings – 1

 

Ingredients

2 cups of frozen strawberries

1 medium bananas

½ cup of plain greek yoghurt

¼ – ½ an avocado, peeled and pitted

2 cups of unsweetened almond milk

2 teaspoons of pure maple syrup

Water if needed

 

Directions

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend. Add water until you get the consistency you would like

 

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

Calories – 209

Fat – 7g

Carbohydrates – 29g

Fibre – 4g

Protein – 11g

 

So we can see that there are a lot of different recipes where both bananas and avocados can be put together beautifully. The fact that they can also be combined with so many other delicious ingredients is an added bonus.

A smoothie is a great start to the day. They can also be enjoyed throughout the day at any time. They are so easy to carry around too. So a great way to get your 5 a day in a tasty and easy way.

The beauty about banana and avocado smoothies (or any type), is that so many other nutritious ingredients can be added so easily to them. There is a great choice of them. So let’s have a look at some of them:

 

Hemp Seeds

Hemp seeds are a good vegan protein source. They have a mild, nutty flavour and are great to add to a smoothie. The protein in hemp seeds is more digestible than any in meat, cheese or cow’s milk. They are also rich in Vitamin E and can be eaten by those who are unable to tolerate things like lactose or sugar. Hemp seeds are also associated with a more rapid recovery from injury or disease, reduction in poor circulation, and less incidence of disease.

 

Flaxseed

Flax seeds are a really rich source of fibre, protein and omega-3s. The omega 3s is considered a ‘good’ fat which is more healthy for your heart. Flaxseed also contains Lignans. These contain anti-oxidant qualities which are so good for your general health. Flaxseeds also contain a great source of fibre so really good for your digestion.

 

Wheatgerm

Wheatgerm is really tasty and contains a gram of fibre in each tablespoon. They have anti-ageing properties and can affect the healing rate of wounds. They are also positive for your mental agility and are a great boost to your digestive system. They can also affect muscle development and stamina. So have great health properties.

 

Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds are great to add to a smoothie as they have a firm texture (so add interest), and are a great nutty taste too. They are also a great source of polyunsaturated oil. Also containing selenium which is good for cognitive function. They are a great source of Vitamin E.

 

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are low in calorie but pack a serious nutritional punch. They are also a wholegrain food and often grown organically. Like flaxseeds they contain a good amount of anti-oxidants. They are also an excellent source of protein. So are a gift for those who don’t eat meat. Because they contain a high amount of fibre they should also help you to feel fuller for longer. This could help if you are trying to lose weight. Chair seeds are also a good source of calcium so good for your bone health. This is especially important for women in their menopause. As well as to a smoothie Chia seeds can be added so easily to numerous foods such as porridge or soups.

Sometimes we can be scared of making smoothies for the first time. But they are really so easy to make. The list of ingredients you can add is almost endless. Plus they are so tasty and nutritious that it is silly not to. So don’t be afraid. It is time to get brave and try making one. Why not choose your favourite banana and avocado recipe from this list and start today? Your health will benefit greatly and you will feel fabulous!

Written by Irina Radosevic MD
Irina graduated from the University of Belgrade, School of Medicine as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and spent over 3 years working in the Clinical Hospital Center Zvezdara, in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She also undertook a postgraduate in Cardiology from the same University and had previously worked for over a year as a Physician and Nutritionist Dietitian for the Fitness club Green Zone. She eventually left her chaotic but fulfilling job in the ER to pursue her passion of writing, travelling and mountain climbing which has included writing a first aid course for the alpine club of Belgrade. Irina currently works as a VA for PintMedia focusing on medical and travel writing. Feel free to connect with Irina on LinkedIn and FaceBook. Her CV can be seen here.