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Easy Peanut Butter Avocado Smoothie

This refreshing peanut butter avocado smoothie recipe is the perfect filling healthy breakfast! Lightly sweetened, creamy, and totally satisfying.

Two glasses of smoothies, one pale green and the other brown, with black straws on a pale white and grey background.

Why you’ll love it

  • It’s full of healthy plant-based fats and will keep you full for hours.
  • No need to freeze the ingredients (though you can if you want to).
  • You just need five ingredients (or add cocoa to make it chocolatey with a sixth one!).
  • Swap the banana for frozen courgette if you want to make it keto.
  • It’s vegan.
  • You can use your sweetener of choice.

And if you like this then you might want to try my creamy vegan strawberry banana smoothie.

Ingredients and substitutions

Take a quick look at the image below to see what ingredients you’ll need, and scroll down beneath the photo to see substitutions to suit your dietary needs.

Labelled ingredients for peanut butter avocado smoothie including sweetener, avocado, peanut butter, milk of choice, and a ripe banana.

Sweetener of choice: You can use sugar, maple syrup, rice syrup, agave, or stevia. Non-vegans can use honey.

Avocado: Use a small ripe avocado for this recipe, save the big juicy expensive ones for your salads (or use them in these easy sweet potato sushi rolls or in this fresh green sauce for pasta). As this recipe is blended, it’s pretty forgiving if the avocado is also a bit overripe.

Peanut butter: Use high-quality peanut butter, the type that is just made of peanuts with no added oils or additives.

Milk of choice: To keep it vegan, use whichever unsweetened plant-based milk you prefer. Personally, I like to use unsweetened almond milk.

Ripe banana: Use a small ripe banana for this recipe. I like slightly over-ripe brown-spotted ones as they’re a bit sweeter. You can freeze your banana beforehand if you have time for extra creaminess, just peel and slice thickly and store overnight in a freezer-safe container or freezer bag and add when blending the other ingredients.

How to make it

Like most smoothie recipes, this avocado peanut butter smoothie is a cinch to make.

  1. Halve your avocado, remove the pit and the skin and add the flesh to a high-speed blender. Peel and chop the banana and add it along with the peanut butter, plant-based milk, and sweetener of choice. If your blender has a smoothie jar, use this when making this smoothie.
Top-down view of a blender with milk, avocado, banana and peanut butter.
  1. Blend until smooth. To make a chocolate peanut butter avocado smoothie add two tablespoons of pure cacao powder, blend until well incorporated, and enjoy.
Top-down view of a blender with a greenish creamy liquid in it.

Enjoy! Serve as is in a tall glass (this is a single serving recipe) by itself, add ice cubes to cool it even further, make it ahead the night before for breakfast, or serve it in a bowl and top with:

  • Granola
  • Desiccated coconut
  • Chia seeds
  • Hemp seeds
  • Cacao nibs

Equipment notes

What you’ll need:

  • A sharp knife.
  • A chopping board.
  • A high-powered blender.
  • A tall glass or a smoothie blender cup with a lid to serve.

Expert tips

  • If your smoothie is too thick, thin it with a little more plant-based milk.
  • If you like it super thick and creamy and you have the time, freeze the banana before blending it.
Glass with cream light green and beige liquid and a black straw on a white background.

Enjoy!

Serving suggestions

Serve as is in a tall glass (this is a single serving recipe) by itself, add ice cubes to cool it even further, make it ahead the night before for breakfast, or serve it in a bowl and top with:

  • Granola
  • Desiccated coconut
  • Chia seeds
  • Hemp seeds
  • Cacao nibs

For a thick bowl of delicious smoothie-style oats, you can also add a quarter to half a cup of old-fashioned oats overnight to soak in your smoothie mix.

Storage

Like most smoothies, this one can be stored tightly covered in the fridge for up to 48 hours, however, it’s best to drink it within 12 hours if possible as that’s when it tastes the best. Note that as this smoothie contains nut butter, it can thicken while sitting, and while most people like it thicker, you can simply thin it with a little water or additional plant-based milk if you want a silkier smoothie.

Once made, this smoothie can be frozen and will keep for up to three months in the freezer. to defrost, leave in the fridge overnight and whisk or briefly blend again in the morning.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Does avocado and peanut butter go together in a smoothie?

You wouldn’t think so as in real life they’re not often paired together in their whole forms, but yes they are amazing together in smoothies, adding creamy dimension upon creamy dimension and really deepening the flavors!

What does adding peanut butter to a smoothie do?


It makes it even creamier, thicker, more nutritionally balanced, and more filling.

Why do you put avocado in a smoothie?

Great question, avocadoes add creaminess

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Yield: 1 large serving

Easy Peanut Butter Avocado Smoothie

Two glasses of smoothies, one pale green and the other brown, with black straws on a pale white and grey background.

A super filling healthy peanut butter avocado smoothie full of plant-based fats that will keep you going until lunchtime!!

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup non-dairy unsweetened milk (300ml)
  • 1 small-medium avocado, 5.8oz unpeeled (165g)
  • 4 Tablespooons peanut butter (64g)
  • 1 small banana (about 4.5oz/127g unpeeled)
  • 2 Tablespoons sweetener of choice (maple syrup, stevia, agave etc.)

Chocolate option

  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

Instructions

1. Halve the avocado and remove the skin and stone. Peel and roughly chop the banana.

2. Add all the ingredients, with the peanut butter last to stop it from sticking to the bottom, to a high-powered blender.

3. Blend until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately or chill for up to 48 hours, keeping in mind it tastes better before the 12-hour mark.

Nutrition Information

Yield

1

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 1279Total Fat 94gSaturated Fat 19gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 62gCholesterol 20mgSodium 736mgCarbohydrates 88gFiber 23gSugar 37gProtein 43g

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