Sweet Avocado Smoothie

This creamy avocado smoothie is made with just four simple ingredients and no additional fruit, letting the avocado flavor shine through. It is a healthier version of a popular Vietnamese shake.

close-up photo of an avocado smoothieThis post is sponsored by The California Avocado Commission.

My fridge is currently filled with avocados so I have been trying to use them in just about everything, from no-churn ice cream to avocado chips to smoothies. This smoothie is not your typical avocado smoothie. Most avocado smoothies I come across are either green smoothies mixed with vegetables or fruit smoothies mixed with other fruits (which masks the avocado flavor).

This smoothie is a sweet smoothie that tastes like avocados. It may seem unusual to try eating sweetened avocado, but it really works! The drink is inspired by a traditional Vietnamese avocado shake.

Sinh T Bơ is a Vietnamese avocado shake. It’s sweet, thick and creamy and tastes like an avocado-flavored milkshake. The traditional version uses a lot of condensed milk to sweeten the drink and create a thick milkshake-like texture.

However, this is a lightened version that tastes just as creamy and delicious. My version is made with avocado, milk, ice, and just a touch of honey. You can also substitute the honey with other liquid sweeteners like agave syrup. You can also reduce carbs by using a sugar-free syrup.

Avocado in Smoothies

  • Avocado is all you need to create an ultra-creamy base for this shake.
  • Choose avocados that are very ripe. When you gently press on the skin, it should be soft and give in a little.
  • I use California Hass avocados because hass avocados have a creamier texture.

overhead photo of an avocado smoothie

If you like this avocado smoothie you might like my Watermelon Juice and Mango Lassi recipes, too.

Avocado Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2

Sweet, creamy avocado smoothie. This drink is inspired by a popular Vietnamese shake, but made healthier.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large ripe avocado skin and seed removed
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup milk I used fat free milk but you can also use almond milk or other milk substitutes
  • 3 tbsp honey or more as needed (can substitute with sugar free syrup)

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high speed until smooth. Taste and adjust as needed. If you prefer a thinner consistency, you can add more milk. If you prefer a sweeter drink, you can add more sweetener. Serve immediately.

Notes:

  • Use avocados that are very ripe. When you gently press on the skin, it should be soft and give in a little.
  • I recommend hass avocados because they have a creamier texture.
Nutrition Facts
Avocado Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (0.5 of recipe)
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 53mg2%
Potassium 566mg16%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 395IU8%
Vitamin C 10.1mg12%
Calcium 161mg16%
Iron 0.7mg4%
Net Carbs 33g66%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

 

 

2 comments on “Sweet Avocado Smoothie”

  1. 5 stars
    Ah, my favourite smoothie of all time! My family have actually always made this without the condensed milk, despite that being traditional. We use similar ingredients too — avocado, milk and ice, but either white or raw sugar instead of honey. I’ll have to try your version one day!

    • I used to always make it with condensed milk but now as an adult I can’t really indulge in condensed milk as much as when I was young. haha. I really like this version though!

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