This creamy avocado strawberry smoothie is a healthy breakfast drink or afternoon pick-me-up. It contains only 4 simple, fresh ingredients and is packed with fibre, healthy fats and antioxidants.
This strawberry avocado smoothie is such a delicious and fruity way to start the day.
I love making smoothies when I don't have much time in the morning. It is an easy and quick way to nourish your body with a large amount of nutrients. And nourish your soul at the same time!
This smoothie recipe is banana-free, but it does not lack creaminess. The secret of this delightfully thick breakfast smoothie is avocado.
I can assure you that you cannot taste the avocado at all. I have added the perfect amount to provide richness without any avocado flavor.
🌟 Why You'll Love This Recipe
- Creamy, silky texture
- Fruity strawberry flavor
- Only 4 basic ingredients
- Filling and nourishing
- Just 5.3g net carbs
- No expensive powders or mct oils, just pure plant based goodness!
Berries contain the lowest amounts of carbs and sugar among all fruits. I eat a few berries almost every day and always have a bag or two in my freezer.
Strawberries are naturally sweeter than raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. This makes them perfect for sweet smoothies that don't require bananas.
Let's take a look at the ingredients. You can always experiment with the amounts and vary your ingredients a little.
But I think I have found the perfect combination, so do try my version first!
I'm using frozen strawberries to make the smoothie instantly cold, but also nice and thick. ⅓ cup or 50 grams of frozen berries are the perfect amount. Any less and the smoothie won't taste very fruity and you'll definitely need to use sweetener. Trust me, I've tried it!
It is possible to use fresh strawberries as well. But as you're lacking the ice, the smoothie will be more liquid. You could add a little more avocado to thicken it.
Or add either 1 tablespoon of whey protein powder or collagen peptides.
I don't recommend adding additional ice cubes - this would make the smoothie taste watery.
To all doubters out there: avocado in smoothies just WORKS. You cannot taste it. But it thickens your low carb strawberry smoothie like a dream.
In my opinion, a much better solution than heavy whipping cream!
I added 30 grams, which is about ¼ small avocado. Apart from adding creaminess, avocado is incredibly nutrient-rich.
In fact, it contains nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, plus plenty of healthy fats.
We're talking about the firm parts from a can of coconut milk here. If you put a can in the fridge, the liquid and the cream will separate. Then, you can just scoop out the cream.
Coconut cream adds more good fats, which helps you feel fuller for longer. It is also gently sweet, but not overpowering.
Plus, it is dairy free!
If you wish, replace the almond milk with another nut or seed milk of your choice. Unsweetened coconut milk would be a good option here.
Sweetness & Flavor
We are talking about additional sweetness and vanilla extract.
Vanilla and strawberry do work very well together, and the extract will also add a mellow sweetness. When I have it around, I often add it.
I've mentioned above that I did not find it necessary to add any sweetener. However, we all have different ideas of how sweet things should be.
If you've been used to drinking smoothies with banana, you may prefer adding a little additional sweetness.
For a low carb avocado strawberry smoothie, I recommend that you add a teaspoon of either powdered erythritol or allulose.
Allulose is great for anything liquid because it dissolves just like sugar. Erythritol does not, which is why you need to use it powdered to avoid grittiness.
Of course, you can also add honey or maple syrup.
You taste and decide!
I think this smoothie is perfect as it is, and I love that I can enjoy a large glass of it at only 5.3g net carbs per serving. But life is more fun when you can experiment a little, right?
I've mentioned a few substitutes above already. Here are some more ideas:
1. Add a tablespoon of MCT oil to up your fats intake.
2. Still not sure about the idea of avocado? Use collagen powder. I love adding collagen peptides to my diet because it’s great for gut health, skin elasticity pus healthy hair and nails.
3. Protein powder will also thicken it nicely, with the benefit of adding a protein boost. For both powders (without the avocado), I’d go with 2 tablespoons.
4. You could also use Greek yogurt instead of coconut cream. Or add a squeeze of lemon or lime! Both of these subs will add more zinginess, which means additional sweetener may be needed.
5. Almond butter - nut butter works in any smoothie!
6. Add a handful of spinach leaves. Tastes great, but you'll have to handle the colour!
Now you've made it through this long post, I'm sure you're ready to run to your kitchen and get out your blender, right? So - how do you make a strawberry avocado smoothie?
Well, you throw all ingredients in your blender and blend. Done!
I make my smoothie in a Vitamix. This is a very powerful high-speed blender and it produces the creamiest and smoothest smoothies.
Here is a tip if you don't have a high-speed blender: Let the frozen strawberries thaw out inside the blender with the other ingredients for a few minutes.
This way, they will soften a little and blend better afterwards.
This strawberry smoothie is best enjoyed fresh. However, you can store leftovers in the fridge for up to 1 day. After that, it will start to separate.
Want to make a larger batch of this recipe? I have a super cool smoothie hack:
You can freeze any smoothies in ice cube trays for up to 3 months. Then, throw the cubes straight into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
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- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Taste and add optional sweetener and vanilla extract if required.