Vanilla Avocado Smoothie
This super-simple avocado-based smoothie is creamy and light. You can add a tablespoon of ground flaxseed for additional fiber, protein, and a pleasantly nutty flavor; or a tablespoon of chia seeds for more of the same, plus a thicker pudding consistency. If you prefer a sweeter treat, add a chopped date.
Prep Time2 mins
Total Time10 mins
- 1 1/2 ripe bananas
- 1 bacon avocado
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup non-dairy yogurt plain, unsweetened
- dash Kosher salt
- 2 tsp unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 tsp slivered almonds
- 1 date chopped
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseeds
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
If you add chia seeds, after you pour into two serving bowls, allow the smoothie to rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, up to a few hours. You'll end up with more of a pudding consistency.
This recipe relies on just a few ingredients, so make sure they're good quality. Use pure vanilla extract; since it costs more, I tend to buy a larger size to receive a bulk discount. Look for pitted dates (they're easier to work with), unsweetened shredded coconut (coconut has a natural sweetness), and blanched slivered almonds. We rely on The Forager Project for plain unsweetend cashewgurt, but you can should be able to find soy, almond, coconut, and even oat-based yogurts at your local grocer.
Bacon avocados are lighter in color and flavor than Hass avocados, and they have a higher water content. I like them better for using in sweet recipes, as they have less of a traditional "avocado" flavor but the same creamy, smooth texture.