Creamy avocado smoothie for weight loss is a healthy detox morning drink for easy fat burning and boosting your metabolism.
Also, this refreshing avocado banana smoothie with spinach and almond milk is a fantastic green shake to energize your busy mornings and help you lose weight quickly.
Perfect as a satisfying breakfast, a simple recovery after-workout snack, or a quick meal on the go. It's packed with nutrients, dairy-free, vegan, and made without added sugars.
With only 6 wholesome ingredients and less than a minute of prep time, this yummy avocado smoothie for weight loss is definitely worth a try.
My new go-to recipe though is this cold and creamy avocado banana spinach smoothie you can easily whip up for a nutritious breakfast to keep you full until the next meal especially if you are trying to lose weight.
Don't worry, now you can satisfy your sweet tooth naturally while keeping your weight loss goals in sight with this cleansing green smoothie.
Are avocados good for weight loss?
Avocados are low-carb and a great source of fiber, healthy fats, essential vitamins, and minerals.
But does avocado help with weight loss?
Absolutely! The main reason is that it contains monounsaturated fat and dietary fiber. When consumed in moderation, these heart-healthy fats can decrease belly fat and burn calories faster while fiber keeps you full and satiated for longer periods of time.
Keep in mind that this nutrient-dense fruit can support your weight loss goals only if it is part of a balanced plant-based diet combined with regular physical activity.
Is a banana avocado smoothie good?
Avocados and bananas are one of my favorite ingredients for smoothies. Together they provide that luxuriously thick and creamy texture all the while supplying your body with good-for-you nutrients like heart-healthy fats, fiber, and antioxidants.
Moreover, adding fresh spinach to your smoothie can help you lose belly fat fast. Since it is low in calories and high in dietary fiber it can aid digestion, prevents constipation, and help you maintain good gut health.
In addition, unsweetened almond milk is a fantastic weight-loss-friendly liquid for drinks because it is low in calories and low in carbs.
Actually, losing and maintaining weight is not a complicated process. All you need to do is eat plenty of whole foods, be physically active, exercise regularly, and have a good night's sleep.
You will need a few simple ingredients to make a good avocado weight-loss smoothie.
- Avocado. A superfood that helps create that silky smooth texture and is full of vital nutrients your body needs daily.
- Banana (frozen preferably). It will add natural sweetness and creaminess and make your smoothie more filling.
- Spinach (fresh or frozen spinach work). A nutritious, leafy veggie that will promote a healthy gut, improve eye health, and prevent heart disease and cancer.
- Almond milk. I used homemade almond milk (budget-friendly+refined sugar-free). Feel free to use any dairy-free milk like oat milk or cashew milk.
- Chia seeds. Another fiber-rich staple that is an amazing source of plant-based protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
- Lemon juice (freshly squeezed). This Vitamin C-rich fruit will add a nice tartness and will help you absorb as much iron as possible from your avocado shake.
As always, you can find the full recipe with a list of ingredients with measurements in a printable recipe card at the end of this post.
How to make
Combine. Add avocado, banana, spinach, almond milk, chia seeds, and lemon juice in a high-powered blender.
Blend. Blend all the ingredients together until you get a smooth and creamy consistency. Taste and add a liquid sweetener like maple syrup or agave nectar to adjust the sweetness if needed. Serve cold with crispy granola or fresh fruit.
Substitutions and variations
This recipe is super customizable. You can be creative with the ingredients you choose to make it suit your diet and taste.
- Make it banana-free - to make this avocado smoothie without banana simply replace banana with frozen fruit like mango, pineapple, strawberries, or blueberries.
- Use non-dairy milk of choice - you can swap almond milk with oat milk, soy milk, low-fat coconut milk, or any nut milk.
- Add a scoop of vegan protein powder or dairy-free Greek yogurt - for an extra boost of protein.
- Replace chia seeds with flax seeds, hemp hearts, or pumpkin seeds (pepitas).
- For additional sweetness and flavor blend in 1-2 dates, maple syrup, or agave nectar.
- Add a tablespoon of peanut butter or almond butter for thickness and nutrition.
- Adding a few tablespoons of rolled (old-fashioned) oats will transform your smoothie into a fantastic meal replacement for weight loss.
You will need a high-powered blender to make this smoothie recipe.
For maximum nutrition and taste make sure to enjoy this smoothie as soon as you make it. Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Give it a good shake before consuming.
Alternatively, you can put it in a freezer-safe container or ice cube tray and keep it in the freezer for up to 2 months.
- Use ripe, frozen bananas. Because this smoothie is relying on banana for sweetness I recommend you use a very ripe frozen banana. If it's not sweet enough, simply add maple syrup, agave nectar, date, or stevia and adjust it to your taste.
- Add more liquid to make your smoothie thinner.
- If you don't have a frozen banana at hand, just slice it and place it in a freezer-friendly container or bag in the freezer for 1-2 hours. Otherwise, you can you ice cubes.
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Of course, avocado is a powerhouse superfood you should incorporate into your smoothies. Thanks to its rich nutritional content and texture, avocados will make your homemade shakes luscious, creamy, and super satisfying.
Usually, it is perfectly safe and acceptable to eat ½ to one medium-sized avocado per day. However, the amount of avocado you should use in your smoothies will depend on your taste preferences, gut health, and your daily calorie intake.
Mango, pineapple, strawberries, blueberries, peach, banana, coconut, kiwi, apple, and orange pair well with avocado.
Yes, fresh and frozen avocados both work in this recipe. Just make sure you peel and pit your avocado before using it in a smoothie.
Green weight loss smoothie recipes
Looking for more fat-burning smoothies? Try these:
Avocado Smoothie For Weight Loss (With Banana and Spinach)
- High-powered blender
- ½ avocado peeled, pitted
- 1 banana frozen
- 2 cups baby spinach
- ¾-1 cup almond milk unsweetened (add more for thinner smoothie)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1-2 teaspoon lemon juice freshly squeezed
- Add avocado, banana, spinach, almond milk, chia seeds, and lemon juice in a high-powered blender.
- Blend all the ingredients together until you get a smooth and creamy consistency. Taste and adjust the sweetness if needed. Serve cold with crispy granola or fresh fruit.
- For maximum nutrition and taste make sure to enjoy this smoothie as soon as you make it. Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Give it a good shake before consuming.
- Alternatively, you can put it in a freezer-safe container or ice cube tray and keep it in the freezer for up to 2 months.
- Use ripe, frozen bananas. Because this smoothie is relying on bananas for sweetness I recommend you to use very ripe frozen banana. If it's not sweet enough, simply add maple syrup, agave nectar, date or stevia adjust it to your taste.
- If you don't have frozen banana at hand, just slice it and place it in a freezer-frienldy container or bag in the freezer for 1-2 hours. Otherwise, you can you ice cubes.
- Add more liquid to make your smoothie thinner.
- See the post above for more tips, substitutions, and variations.
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