10 Healthy Avocado Smoothies

We make a lot of shakes with Avocado here so I thought I’d do a post with some of the recipes we use.

These recipes are really simple, delicious and Paleo/Primal compliant so you know they are good for the body.

Avocado is kind of an awesome fruit for smoothies for a variety of reason but my top 3 are:

#1. Texture: To make shakes smooth, you need something to bind the ingredients together. Avocado does this perfectly.

#2. Fat: Avocado is high in healthy fat and fat should be a part of every smoothie which I explained in this post.

#3. Fiber: Avocado has lots of Fiber (about 10 Grams in 1 Avocado!) which is really important because Fiber keeps food moving through the digestive tract (very important!) and Fiber also helps us feel full for a longer period of time which can help if you’re trying to control hunger and lose weight.

So if you’re looking to lose weight or just improve health, give these Primal Avocado Shakes a try!

Directions:

The directions are the same for all of these shakes. You can add all of the ingredients at once and then blend until smooth. Add more liquid to adjust the consistency of the shake.

How To Make Them Paleo (not Primal)

I follow a “Primal” diet which is basically Paleo + Dairy. However, if you do not tolerate Dairy well or you prefer a strict Paleo diet, then just remove the Whey Protein form the recipes to make them Paleo compliant.

I believe Protein is a very important component primarily for the positive effects on blood sugar but also for it’s metabolic effects (improved metabolism). So, in order to keep the protein in the shake but keep it “Paleo” then add a Paleo compliant protein like Hydrolized Beef Protein.

Here are the recipes:

1. Avocado, Coconut Oil, Banana, Whey Protein

Ingredients:

1) 1/2 Avocado

2) 1Tbsp Coconut Oil

3) 1 Banana

4) 1 Scoop Vanilla Whey Protein Powder

5) 2 Cups Water

Nutrition Information:

Carbs: 36.2

Fat: 26.1

Protein: 26.7

Calories: 462

 

2. Avocado, Coconut Oil, Strawberries, Whey Protein

Ingredients:

1) 1 Avocado

2) 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil

3) About 1/2 Cup Frozen Strawberries

4) 4) 2 Cups Water

5) 1 Scoop Vanilla Whey Protein Powder

Nutrition Information:

Carbs: 44.5

Fat: 35.1

Protein: 27.4

Calories: 569

 

3. Kale Avocado Green Apple & Kale

1) 1/2 Avocado

2) 1 Green Apple (skinned and cored)

3) 1/2 Cup Frozen or Fresh Kale

4) 2 Cups Water

5) 1 Scoop Vanilla Whey Protein Powder

Nutrition Information:

Carbs:  38.4

Fat:  14.3

Protein:  27.6

Calories: 369

 

5. Kale, Avocado, Strawberry

1) 1/2 Cup Fresh or Frozen Kale

2) 1/2 Avocado

3) 1/2 Cup Frozen Strawberries

4) 2 Cups Water

5) 1 Scoop Vanilla Whey Protein Powder

Nutrition Information:

Carbs:  43.2

Fat:  14.2

Protein:  27.8

Calories: 386

 

6. Avocado, Apple Cider, Coconut Milk, Whey Protein

(thanks to Susan Alexander from App4Mind.com for sending this one to me!)

1) 1/2 avocado

2) 1/4cup apple cider

3) 1/2 cup coconut milk

4) 2 Cups Water

5) 1 Scoop Vanilla Whey Protein Powder

Nutrition Information:

Carbs: 21.9

Fat: 31.6

Protein: 26.4

Calories: 462

 

7. Avocado, Banana, Whey Protein

1) 1 Banana

2) 1/2 Avocado

3) 2 Cups Water

4) 1 Scoop Vanilla Whey Protein Powder

Nutrition Information:

Carbs: 35.8

Fat: 11.9

Protein: 26.6

Calories: 339

 

8. Avocado, Lemon Juice, Coconut Oil, Whey Protein

1) 1/2 Avocado

2) Juice from 1/2 Lemon

3) 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil

4) 2 Cups Water

5) 1 Scoop Vanilla Whey Protein Powder

Nutrition Information:

Carbs: 10.9

Fat: 25.6

Protein: 25.5

Calories: 360

 

9. Avocado, Mango, Coconut Milk, Whey Protein

1) 1/2 Avocado

2) 1/2 Cup Frozen or Fresh Mango

3) 2 Cups Water

4) 1 Scoop Vanilla Whey Protein Powder

Nutrition Information:

Carbs: 21.2

Fat: 11.8

Protein: 26

Calories: 283

 

10. Avocado, Banana, Lemon Juice, Whey Protein

1) 1/2 Avocado

2) 1 Whole Banana

3) Juice from 1 Whole Lemon

4) 2 Cups Water

5) 1 Scoop Vanilla Whey Protein Powder

Nutrition Information:

Carbs: 39.8

Fat: 12

Protein: 26.9

Calories: 351

 

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