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Tropical Avocado Smoothie Recipe

I have a secret… I HATE avocado. I know. I’m the worst plant based diet follower EVER. And apparently, according to my little brother, a total failure as a female because, ‘every girl likes avocado‘. I’ve literally tried everything to like it. I ate it over and over again in hopes of developing a taste for it. I put crunchies on it to change up the texture. I tried it in numerous different forms. And I still can’t eat it. Guacamole? Nope. Not that either. Unfortunately for me, avocado is SO damn good for you. The healthy fats are off the charts, and it’s packed with filling fiber and nutrients. And of course, Ben can eat it without blinking an eye. So what’s an avocado hating girl to do? Ta-da! AVOCADO SMOOTHIE!

avocado smoothie

Our avocado smoothie is creamy and delicious. And no, it doesn’t taste like the liquified version of guac. This cool, creamy treat belongs nowhere near your burrito. In fact, it’s tropical as hell and seriously tastes like summer in a cup.

Which is amazing, considering it’s loaded with green things.

We also chose to use unsweetened coconut water, instead of almond milk or regular water. Coconut water is uber hydrating, and filled with nutrients including potassium, magnesium, and manganese (just to name a few). It also gives you an extra hit of fiber, which is always a bonus.

avocado smoothie

Being a teacher, I don’t get to drink nearly as much water as I want (due to seriously limited bathroom breaks), so I try to sneak in extra effective hydration whenever I can. Coconut water is an awesome way to go about this.

And here’s a public service announcement: MOST Americans are ridiculously, habitually dehydrated (whether they’re a teacher or not). You NEED to properly hydrate your body. If you’re going pee every 15 minutes, pat yourself on the back. If not? Step up your H2O game.

avocado smoothie

Not only is it delicious, but this avocado smoothie is also a perfect way to start your day since it’s jam packed with greens and fiber. I mean, who can argue with getting in an avocado and spinach first thing in the morning?!ย Revving up with this bad boy will give you an amazing natural energy boost (who needs coffee??), and keeps you full for hours.

Honestly, after drinking this, we weren’t hungry again for a solid 4 hours. Veggies for the win.

avocado smoothie

Oh, and in case you were wondering, getting those stupid decorative strawberries stuck onto the sides of the glass was annoying as sh*t. Turns out all you have to do is slice them super thin and they stick wonderfully. Good thing we spent a solid 20 minutes figuring that out.

But hey, anything for a good pic, right?

Plus, food tastes better when it looks fancy AF.

Tropical Avocado Smoothie

Ingredients

1/2 Avocado

3/4 Can Coconut Water (unsweetend without pulp)

2 Cups Spinach

1 Cup Frozen Pineapple

1 Tbsp. Flax Seed

Instructions

1. Add all ingredients into a blender.

2. Blend (don’t forget to put the top on silly).

3. Enjoy! (Instagram strawberries optional.)

64 Comments

  • Emily

    February 11, 2018 at 1:26 am

    This looks so yummy! I’ve been eating a lot of avocados lately, but I wasn’t sure how good they would be in a smoothie! I love the strawberries on the side of the glass too. ๐Ÿ™‚

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 11, 2018 at 11:35 pm

      They’re SO good in a smoothie! It just makes it super creamy and delicious. And the strawberry decoration definitely make it taste better haha

  • Radi

    February 11, 2018 at 7:20 am

    I’m with you, I’m also not a big fan of avocados. Love the touch of strawberries, my favorite.

    http://www.fashionradi.com

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 11, 2018 at 11:36 pm

      Right?? I’m not sure what it is but I struggle. We liked them too!

  • Heather Rowland

    February 11, 2018 at 9:20 am

    Oh my goodness I love the look of this recipe and it’s so simple too!! Will definitely be giving this a go and it’s amazing that you managed to find a way to like a form of avocado too!!

    Heather xoxo
    https://www.hefafa.me.uk

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 11, 2018 at 11:37 pm

      It’s SO simple! Which is key since I’m running late 99% of the time in the morning :). So glad I did since they’re so good for you!

  • Nevena Krstic

    February 11, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    This looks so good! I think I’ll try it next time I go shopping! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 11, 2018 at 11:38 pm

      Yay! Hope you love it!

  • Kelsey!

    February 11, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    Honestly, I’ve never even tried avocado before. But I do love a good smoothie so thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 11, 2018 at 11:39 pm

      Haha well this is a perfect way to introduce yourself to it!

  • Nancy

    February 12, 2018 at 1:20 am

    Ok, I can’t eat an avocado on its own but I can have it in a form of a smoothie, avocado toast, guacamole, and etc. It’s great that you found a way to make avocado taste great and YAS!!! Coconut water IS LIFE.

    I love how easy it is to make the tropical avocado smoothie. I actually haven’t tried this with coconut water before. Definitely something to try out!

    exquisitely.me

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 12, 2018 at 2:36 am

      Haha I know it’s crazy but I haven’t tried avocado toast! Maybe that’ll be my next step on the road to avocado recovery :). And we think that the coconut water really adds a more tropical flavor!

  • Eena

    February 12, 2018 at 4:43 am

    This sounds so good! But girl, have you ever just had some avocado blended with coconut/almond milk and some ice?! HANDS DOWN THE BEST.

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 13, 2018 at 3:40 am

      NO! I have not… It sounds scary Eena! Haha so much unmasked avocado… BUT, after this smoothie, I’m totally game to try it. I will report back!

  • jane

    February 12, 2018 at 5:48 am

    I am a fan of avocado and i think I might enjoy this one.
    Great recipe!

    Much Love, Jane | The Bandwagon Chic
    New Vlog Entry!

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 13, 2018 at 3:40 am

      Woo hoo! Hope you love it lady!

  • Freeoversea

    February 12, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    To the community of Vegans, you are like an outsider, how can you not like avocado?!?!?! Just kidding ๐Ÿ˜› This is absolutely yummylicious, we are so going to make it during the week ๐Ÿ˜€ try avocado with soy sauce and sesame seeds, japanese style, it’s beautiful!
    Thanks for being such great souls!

    Wishing you all the best,
    xx

    Patricia & Miguel
    http://www.freeoversea.com

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 13, 2018 at 3:41 am

      Hahaha BUT I AM! It’s so bad. Hopefully I can pull it together at some point! That sounds super yummy! I can do avocado in my veggie sushi, so that’s something I may end up liking with the Asian flavors. WE appreciate YOUR beautiful souls as well! Thanks for all the amazing positivity!

  • Agness of a Tuk Tuk

    February 12, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    Such an exceptional recipe for a great start of the day, Susie and Ben! Can’t wait to start the day with such a healthy drink. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 13, 2018 at 3:42 am

      It really does feel so amazing and healthy, and then you’re just all kinds of proud of yourself :). Can’t beat that!

  • Rosanna

    February 12, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Oooh, sounds and looks delicious, thanks for the recipe!!
    Have a lovely day ๐Ÿ™‚
    Rosanna x

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 13, 2018 at 3:42 am

      Thanks Rosanna! You too!

  • Lauren

    February 12, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    Love your smoothie recipes and this one sounds completely delicious!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 13, 2018 at 3:42 am

      Thanks Lauren! We think it’s pretty great!

  • Kelli

    February 12, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    Definitely trying this! I’ve not yet found a smoothie that actually fills me up in the morning, sounds like this may do the trick!

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 13, 2018 at 3:43 am

      I’ve run into the same thing! I’m usually pretty hungry only a couple hours later. I think the fatty avocado and leafy greens help. You could also add a scoop of protein to seriously fill yourself up!

  • Rowan Sims Travel Photography

    February 12, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    Wow, this looks divine. I will definitely be trying this. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 13, 2018 at 3:43 am

      Thank you! We hope you like it!

  • Elijah

    February 13, 2018 at 2:20 am

    Love this. Aside from a friend’s homemade guac recipe, I’m in the same boat as far as not having the palette for avovados! Definitely will try this one out!

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 13, 2018 at 3:44 am

      Haha well we hope that this helps add at least one more thing to your avocado rep!

  • Sheena Sy Gonzales

    February 13, 2018 at 3:16 am

    This looks so yummy and honestly, looks easy to do also! Thanks for sharing.

    Sheena | http://sheenalovessunsets.com

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 13, 2018 at 3:44 am

      It’s SO easy! Quickest part of our mornings!

  • Len Parent

    February 13, 2018 at 3:26 am

    Looks delicious! Love this! Thanks for sharing babe.
    Hope you’re having a great week!
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com
    XO

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 13, 2018 at 3:44 am

      Thanks lady! We hope you are too!

  • Kasie

    February 13, 2018 at 4:47 am

    I’m not going to lie, I think you might be the first person I’ve ever encountered who doesn’t like avocado! I get it though, sometimes if the ripeness isn’t quite ripe I can’t get them down. I’ll definitely have to try this smoothie recipe out, it sounds delicious!

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 14, 2018 at 3:27 am

      Haha I KNOW! It’s terrible. I don’t mind the taste, but it’s definitely a texture thing! I’m trying though. This smoothie definitely helps!

  • All That I’m Eating

    February 13, 2018 at 11:10 am

    This comes out such a fantastic colour! I’d love this to start the day right.

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 14, 2018 at 3:27 am

      Isn’t it beautiful?!

  • Amy

    February 13, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    Iโ€™m not a major fan of avocado either. I can have a little bit in a sandwich mixed in with the salad, but canโ€™t eat large amounts of it. It tastes really strange. This smoothie looks great though! I love what youโ€™ve done with the strawberries – definitely worth the twenty minutes it took!

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 14, 2018 at 3:27 am

      It’s definitely an… interesting taste. Maybe acquired?! Who knows haha. And thanks! Good to know our efforts paid off haha!

  • Viola

    February 13, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    mmmmmmm Great tips! <3 very inspiring!
    Please check out my blog too. That are absolutely stunning photos!

    violaroth.com

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 14, 2018 at 3:28 am

      Thanks Viola! We will!

  • Lindsaya

    February 14, 2018 at 1:55 am

    Love this! Drinking enough water is one of my biggest challenges. So I agree, sneaking in smoothies with tons of nutrition is a great helper! Love the color of this!

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 14, 2018 at 3:28 am

      Right? So much easier said than done. And it’s a super pretty one for sure! Thank you!

  • Gabrielle

    February 14, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Okay, this sounds sooooo good! I’ll admit, I only have smoothies during the warmer months of the year and keep winter for water and hot chocolate (wild child, I know…) but I’ll keep this in mind for summer, for sure! I’d never thought of putting avocado in a smoothie before!

    Happy Valentine’s Day guys!

    aglassofice.com
    x

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 15, 2018 at 3:00 am

      Hahaha we feel that! I definitely crave smoothies more when it’s NOT 20 degrees out. But avo in a smoothie is delicious!

  • Gemma

    February 14, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    This looks so delicious! I’m definitely going to try it out! Have a lovely week.

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 15, 2018 at 3:00 am

      Woo hoo! Hope you love it! You too Gemma!

  • Carly

    February 14, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    The first sentence of this post made me smile. I totally thought the same thing……Avocado? I’m glad you found a way to incorporate avocado into your diet. I love guacamole, although that’s full of salt, so maybe it’s not the healthiest option.

    Carly at A Modern Mom Blog

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 15, 2018 at 3:01 am

      Haha me too! It really is too good for you to pass on. And hey…. Guac totally counts!

  • Valerie

    February 14, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Wow, this looks amazing! I love that it is both hydrating and filling, so I definitely want to try this! I am such a fan of your healthy eating tips! Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://roadesque.com

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 15, 2018 at 3:01 am

      Thanks Valerie! It’s definitely both and we’ve been addicted to starting our mornings with it lately!

  • jane

    February 15, 2018 at 6:06 am

    I’m n avocado fan so it’s a yessss!

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 17, 2018 at 3:31 am

      Haha thanks Jane!

  • Miriam – londonkitchendiaries.com

    February 15, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Love the strawberry decoration inside the glass – thanks for the tip for cutting them really thin – will try that one out in the future. What a shame that you don’t like avocado, this smoothie looks so healthy and delicious! I tend to make a ‘chocolate mousse’ with avocado and so far no one could tell there is avocado in it – very healthy as well and a real treat ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 17, 2018 at 3:32 am

      I’ve heart about chocolate mousse with avocado! I definitely want to try it. Chocolate is a great flavor for cover up haha, and I bet the avocado makes is super creamy!

  • Lorna

    February 15, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Oh my gosh! That looks delicious! I love the way you put the strawberries in there too!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 17, 2018 at 3:32 am

      Thanks Lorna!

  • Len Parent

    February 16, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    This one looks delicious and amazing! Love your photos!!! Great job, babe!
    Have a fabulous weekend ahead!
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com
    XO

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 17, 2018 at 3:40 am

      Thanks lady! You too!

  • Leslie

    February 17, 2018 at 6:31 am

    Looks delicious and refreshing!

    http://wonderlelay.com/

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 17, 2018 at 7:45 pm

      Thanks Leslie!

  • the adventurer

    February 17, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    This sounds so good! Also you may be the first person I know who doesn’t like avocado haha. But love that you have found a way to incorporate it into your diet like this =o)

    https://dreamofadventures.com/

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 17, 2018 at 7:47 pm

      I KNOW! It’s so bad. I knew I HAD to do something though. All those delicious good fats. This smoothie is success!

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