If you’re a fan of avocados and love a good smoothie, then you’re in for a treat. This Avocado Shake is perfect for breakfast, snack time, or any time of the day really.

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I was kind of shocked when I discovered that in Brazil and other South American countries, avocados are used primarily in sweet dishes like ice cream and dessert mousses. In America, I feel like we’re much more accustomed to them popping up in savory dishes like guacamole or sliced on a sandwich or salad. I was super inspired to work avocados into something sweet and came up with this simple to make avocado shake!

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Avocado Shake Ingredients

  • Ripe avocado: Avocados are so good for you! They’re rich in nutrients such as fiber, potassium, vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin B6. Plus, the fiber and healthy fats in avocados can help you feel full and satisfied and not to mention are great for your hair and skin!
  • Ripe banana: The banana in this is not only good for you, but provides a bit of natural (and delicious) sweetness for this shake.
  • Milk of choice: Gotta have milk for a shake! Duh! You can use any milk you prefer: cow’s milk, almond, oat or rice milk work great!
  • Ice: This ingredient thickens up the shake a bit and gives it that thick milkshake texture. You can leave it out if you want it to be thinner, or if you add frozen banana you can skip the ice.
  • Honey: A little more natural sweetness from some honey takes this shake to the next level of deliciousness!
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More Naturally Green Recipes

This recipe is great for any time of year, but I especially love making it for a fun, green St. Patrick’s Day breakfast. Here’s more naturally green recipes you can make for St. Patty’s Day!

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Get Your Kids Involved!

Want to get your young kids involved in the kitchen more? This recipe is a great one to start with! Let them peel and break apart the banana and scoop out the avocado. And of course, they get to press the button to whiz up the shake (the most fun part!).

This mean, green, vitamin-packed drink is the perfect sweet snack for any time of the day! Let me know what you think of this recipe in the comments and tag me on social media if you make it!

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Avocado Shake

If you're a fan of avocados and love a good smoothie, then you're in for a treat. This Avocado Shake is perfect for breakfast, snack time, or any time of the day really.
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Servings: 2
Prep Time 1 minute
Total Time 2 minutes

Equipment

  • blender

Ingredients  

  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 cup milk of choice (This recipe is for a thick shake. Add more milk if you want it thinner.)
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1 large hand full of ice
  • honey, to taste

Instructions 

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and puree
  • Serve.

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Nutrition

Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 704mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 184IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 1mg
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

Comments

  1. We just freeze bananas when they get nice and ripe and use a frozen banana in place of banana+ice. My kids like the consistency better without the ice, this way it’s like a milkshake. Yum!

  2. […] week, but suffice to say it’s a lot. We use them in tons of recipes like guacamole, (yes, shakes!), sandwiches, dips, quesadillas, sushi, salads and more. Avocados are a superfood that should be […]

  3. […] bit different from the rest (no spinach), but still nice and green nonetheless, is the too easy avocado shake from kiddie food blogger (and published cookbook author) Catherine at Weelicious. Who would have […]

  4. We added a couple tablespoons of cocoa powder and a tablespoon of brown rice syrup…yum! Drinkable chocolate pudding!

  5. […] minute I saw this avocado banana smoothie recipe, I grabbed my flip flops and headed out the door to pick up avocados and […]

  6. My two & three year old girls loved this yummy shake! I wasn’t sure how they would respond to the color, but my oldest claims it reminds her of Tinkerbell’s wings. 🙂

  7. Update- we’ve been adding a handful of either raw baby spinach or raw chopped kale to the smoothies and they haven’t detected it (woo hoo- drinking our greens).

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