delicious and creamy avocado smoothie in a glass

Delicious & Creamy Avocado Smoothie Recipe

Looking for an easy-to-make and healthy breakfast? Try this delicious and creamy avocado smoothie recipe, which will fuel you with energy to start your day the right way.

I) The ingredients you’ll need

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 banana
  • 1 1/2 cup almond or coconut milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)

    II) What are the benefits of each of these ingredients?

    an avocado cut in half and a banana

    1. Avocado:
    • Supports the health of the eyes: Thanks to containing vitamin E, as well as carotenoids such as lutein and zeaxanthin, avocados help maintain the health of the eyes.

    • Promotes heart health: Avocados are high in fat, with 60% of it being monounsaturated fats, as well as potassium, folate and fiber, which support heart health by reducing the risk of heart disease as well as lowering blood pressure.

    • Helps promote a healthy body weight: The high fat and fiber content in avocados help decrease hunger by creating a feeling of satiety.

    • Is beneficial for gut health: Due to their high fiber content, avocados help promote the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut.  

    2. Banana:
    • Promotes heart health: Due to their high potassium and magnesium content, bananas help lower blood pressure as well as the risk of heart diseases.

    • Improves blood sugar levels: Bananas are rich in soluble fiber and resistant starch, which can regulate blood sugar levels as well as your appetite.

    • Supports digestion: Fibers found in bananas, such as resistant starch and pectin can support digestive health, while also protecting against colon cancer.

    • Provides antioxidant protection: The antioxidants found in bananas can prevent cells from oxidative damage caused by free radicals.

    3. Almond milk:
    • Is highly nutritious: Almond milk contains several vitamins, minerals and nutrients, such as Vitamin E, Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Riboflavin and Phosphorus. 

    • Does not raise blood sugar: When unsweetened, almond milk does not affect your blood sugar levels, which makes it suitable for people with diabetes.

    • Supports heart health: Almond milk contains Vitamin E and polyphenols, which both have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to support heart health.

    • Improves bone health: Almond milk can be a great alternative for those who cannot consume regular dairy products but still want an excellent source of calcium to maintain the health of their bones.

    4. Protein powder:
    • Promotes muscle growth: Protein powder is a rich source of protein. When combined with strength training, protein powder can help with muscle growth, as well as improved strength.

    • Helps lower blood pressure: Protein powder, specifically whey proteins contain ACE-inhibitors, which have been shown to lower blood pressure.

    • Supports weight loss: Protein powder is highly satiating, which can help suppress hunger and reduce overall calorie intake. Moreover, it also helps maintain muscle mass when losing weight.

    III) How to prepare the smoothie

    1. Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

    2. Depending on your taste, you may add more avocado and banana to thicken the consistency or more dairy-free milk to thin it.

    3. Enjoy your smoothie!


    a glass of healthy avocado smoothie prepared
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