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Strawberry Avocado Green Smoothie

Strawberry Avocado Green Smoothie

This week I’ve been unproductive and procrastinating. 

Blah is never a good feeling. It could be the chilly weather and lack of daylight, it could be my recurring insomnia, my weird vivid dreams when I do sleep (I need to get a dream interpretation book) or it could be something else all together.

Other than assembling a blanket fort and watching Netflix, what brightens up my day is making and eating (that’s the best part) food and drinks.

After all, I do run a food blog. It’s even better if it’s healthy, quick, and easy! This Strawberry Avocado Green Smoothie did just the trick! Plus, it gave me the energy to write this post.

What’s in this smoothie recipe?

A plate of sliced strawberries, frozen banana, baby spinach, and half avocado with a cup of almond milk.

This smoothie only has five ingredients! – six if you decide to use a sweetener.

  • Fresh strawberries: sweet and tart with bright citrusy undertones.
    • It’s good for you! It has tons of antioxidant and anti-Inflammatory benefits and is high in vitamin C, fiber, and manganese.
    • Select strawberries that are bright red, firm, and plump with fresh green leaves attached. Also it’s preferred to buy local and in-season; they are not in peak season (April through June) right now (this post was made in mid-January), but they are almost always available at the supermarket.
  • Fresh avocado: buttery in flavour and texture with nutty notes.
    • It has health benefits: high in healthy fats, fiber, full of vitamins and nutrients like vitamin K, vitamin C, and folate.
    • Use Hass avocados (also commonly misspelled as Haas or called “alligator pear”): they are smaller, have pebbly skin that’s dark green to almost black, and have more flavour than Florida avocados.
    • How do I know an avocado is ripe? The skin turns from green and firm to a purplish-black and will “give” slightly when pushed with gentle pressure. A green avocado might take 4-5 days at room temperature to ripen.
A side view of two glasses of creamy strawberry avocado spinach green smoothies with strawberries garnish on glass rims.
  • Fresh baby spinach: mild, clean flavour with soft, tender leaves. It’s what gives the smoothie the lovely green colour!
    • High nutritional value! It’s full of antioxidants and especially high in vitamin K and magnesium.
    • Look for spinach leaves that are dark green and crisp. Avoid yellowing and limp leaves.
  • Frozen banana: sweet with a firm, creamy texture.
    • Use a ripe banana: a ripe banana (bright yellow to many brown spots) is sweeter than a green one. Fun fact: they are many varieties of bananas, but the most common type that we eat (the yellow one) are called Cavendish bananas. Also, there are wild bananas that have big, hard seeds in them. Weird.
    • Remember to peel the banana before freezing. It is a pain to peel a frozen banana, believe me.
  • Unsweetened almond milk: creamy, nutty, and dairy-free. It’s helps thin out the smoothie as the avocado and banana makes this drink thick and creamy.
  • Maple syrup (optional): It has a nice rich sweetness that goes well with the other ingredients. You can substitute with another sweetener if you like though.
A top angled view of two green smoothies made with avocado, strawberries, spinach, and almond milk.

Overall, this strawberry avocado smoothie is:

  • Smooth and creamy
  • Delicious and refreshing
  • Healthy
  • A quick breakfast or snack to make
  • Very easy to prepare
  • Great to take-on-the-go
  • Vegan and gluten-free
Two glasses of strawberry avocado spinach green smoothies with fresh strawberries on the side.

Love smoothies? Check out these four delicious smoothie recipes!

I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you make it, please let me know what you think by commenting below or through any of my social media.

Strawberry Avocado Green Smoothie

Strawberry Avocado Green Smoothie

Yield: 1-2 (makes 2½ cups)
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Creamy and delicious! This refreshing green smoothie features fresh strawberries and avocado that will give you a healthy energy boost for the day!


  • 1 cup (5 oz) fresh strawberries, hulled
  • ½ ripe avocado (preferably Hass), skin removed and pitted
  • 1 cup (packed) fresh baby spinach
  • 1 large banana, fresh or frozen and cut into chunks
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, chilled
  • Optional: 1-3 tsp maple syrup (or sweetener of choice)


  1. Place all the ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Once blended, taste and adjust according to preferences such as adding more strawberries for a stronger strawberry flavour or maple syrup for additional sweetness.
  3. Best served immediately.


  • Substitute the almond milk with a different milk of your choice if you like.
  • Nutritional calories represent one serving with two servings total.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 188Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 6gSugar: 15gProtein: 3g

Nutritional values are estimated based on the ingredients used by the author; your ingredients may differ. These values are calculated using Nutritionix.

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Thursday 30th of June 2022

Hi, I tried your smoothy recipe above, strawberry avocado and followed it exactly, and mine turned out a muddy purple colour and not green at all like the picture???? So obviously, something is not right in the recipe to give it the green colour which is way more appealing than the muddy colour.


Monday 5th of July 2021

Made drink. 1 cup water, 1.5 cups spinach, 1 cup strawberries, 1/2 banana, 1 small advocado, 2 tbsp flax seeds. Blended in vitamix. Will make again!


Sunday 3rd of January 2021

Just made this, strawberry and avocado? What a delicious mix!

I didn’t have almond milk, used whole milk and added heavy cream for more creamy texture. No sweeteners needed. Delicious

Marie | Yay! for Food

Tuesday 5th of January 2021

So glad you like the combination!


Friday 10th of May 2019

can i use regular milk instead of almond milk?

Marie | Yay! For Food

Friday 10th of May 2019

Yes! Use whatever milk you prefer.


Tuesday 5th of March 2019

Mine turned out brown?

Marie | Yay! For Food

Tuesday 5th of March 2019

Hi Emily! It may have ended up brown in colour due to the amount of ingredients use (e.g. extra strawberries) or maybe from an oxidized avocado. I hope you enjoyed the smoothie overall.

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