Are you looking for a super tasty avocado protein smoothie recipe? Well, look no further. Check out this healthy avocado smoothie recipe below.
Super Easy Avocado Protein Smoothie Recipe
If you are trying to eat healthier and looking for a great meal replacement, pre-workout, or post-workout drink, this smoothie is a great option.
Not only is it low in carbs, but it’s also packed with nutrients. You’ll appreciate the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants this avocado protein smoothie provides, especially if you follow a low-carb plan.
Is drinking avocado smoothie good for you?
This smoothie is full of good-for-you ingredients, like spinach, for example. Spinach is packed with so many vitamins and minerals.
Some of the vitamins and minerals abundant in spinach include:
- Vitamin K
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
And let’s not forget spinach is also high in fiber. A high-fiber diet has been shown to promote gut health. Fiber can also help you lose weight because it helps feed your good gut bacteria. Researchers have found the better your gut microbe, the better your chances of losing weight.
And, of course, we have the avocado. The avocado is really the star of this smoothie. Not only does it add fiber and healthy fats, but it also adds creaminess to the smoothie giving it a nice flavor and texture.
Benefits of avocados include:
- High in vitamins K, C, E, B6, magnesium, potassium, folate, copper, niacin, and omega-3 fatty acids
- Improves digestion due to high fiber content
- Good for cardiovascular health
- Supports eye health
Overall, this smoothie is good for you because you get your vitamins and minerals, but it also provides balance. When planning your meals, it’s important to ensure they are balanced, and this smoothie does just that.
You get your fiber from the spinach and the avocado. You get protein from the protein powder and healthy fats from the avocado. This smoothie will keep you full for hours.
Also, this is a great option if you are looking for a “fruitless” smoothie that is low in sugar. Technically avocado is a fruit, so it is not fruitless. Still, most people don’t think of fruit when they think of avocados.
And by the way, there is nothing wrong with adding fruit to your smoothies. I love fruit in my smoothies because it helps them taste good. But it is good to have lower sugar options like this avocado protein smoothie that also tastes great.
Does avocado taste good in a protein shake?
Avocados are great for protein shakes because they give them a nice creamy, smooth, and almost velvety texture. They can also be an excellent substitute for bananas, as bananas also give smoothies a nice texture as well. But the avocado will definitely give you a more creamy, velvety texture.
How much protein is in an avocado smoothie?
It depends on the brand of protein powder you use. Consider looking for a protein powder that has between 25 grams to 30 grams of protein powder per serving.
What is the healthiest protein for a smoothie?
I like to use whey isolate protein powder. But you can use any protein powder, including regular whey or plant-based. Check out this post for more information on building the perfect smoothie, including good protein sources.
The protein powder I used for this smoothie is Dymatize ISO 100 Hydrolyzed Protein Powder, 100% Whey Isolate in Gourmet Chocolate.
This brand has 25 grams of protein, 120 calories, only 2 grams of carbs, and less than 1 gram of sugar per serving. I like the chocolate flavor because it turns this smoothie into a chocolate avocado protein smoothie, which I love.
The protein powder is vital to the taste of this smoothie. Make sure you get one that tastes good to you and has the right texture and consistency.
I enjoy Dymatize ISO 100 Hydrolyzed Protein Powder, 100% Whey Isolate in Gourmet Chocolate, which can be found on Amazon. Give it a try if you don’t already have a favorite!
Avocado Protein Smoothie Recipe
Making this avocado smoothie recipe is straightforward; with just 4 main ingredients, you will be in avocado green smoothie heaven in no time.
Prep time 5 minutes
- 1/4 of an avocado cubed
- 1 scoop of protein powder (I use whey isolate as it is less inflammatory) or your favorite plant-based protein powder (aim for a protein powder with 25 grams of protein)
- 10-ounce unsweetened almond milk or your favorite non-dairy milk
- 2 large handfuls of spinach
- shaved unsweetened dark chocolate (optional)
Add the almond milk and the protein powder to a high-speed blender, and blend until smooth. Add the spinach and the avocado to the blender, and blend until creamy and smooth.
Optional: Sprinkle a little shaved dark chocolate for a bit of crunch and some chocolate flavor or as a garnish, and enjoy!
Calories: 251.5 Total Carbohydrates: 9.74 g Dietary Fiber: 6.8 g Sugar: 1.53 g Net Carbs: 2.94 g Protein: 28.8 g Fat: 11.1 g Saturated Fat: 1 g Sodium: 424.5 g Cholesterol: 0 mg
*Nutrition info above is based on the brand of chocolate protein powder I used—Dymatize ISO 100 Hydrolyzed Protein Powder, 100% Whey Isolate in Gourmet Chocolate. This brand has 120 calories and only 2 grams of carbs per serving. Adjust the nutritional content if needed based on the brand you use. Also, the above nutritional info does not include nutritional content for garnish (shaved dark chocolate).
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