The thick and super creamy avocado banana smoothie is ridiculously easy and simple kid friendly, gluten free and dairy free recipe put together with just 4 ingredients. Ideal as a filling breakfast or as an after-school snack.
The most challenging part in my house is to make kids eat avocados. My kids don’t think this is a fascinating fruit. They consider it to be tasteless and flavourless! So smoothies and dips such as avocado yogurt dip are the only way to incorporate this fruit into a kid’s diet.
My toddler son’s favourite task is to put the ingredients in the blender jar, rotating the knob to turn the blender on and off. He loves taking turns with his sister. At times it does get messy, but it’s all worth it as kids cherish the time together.
Enabling kids to help in kitchen tasks not only helps them gain important life skills but is a great way to inspire them to foster healthy eating habits from a young age.
Bananas not only act as a natural sweetener but contribute a creamy texture and nutrient boost to the smoothie. Fully ripe bananas are extremely sweet. The more the black spots, the higher the sweetness. Similarly, avocados give a really creamy and smooth texture to the smoothie.
Why you will love this avocado banana smoothie?
Made with just 4 simple ingredients
Perfect for allergens as it is dairy-free and gluten-free
Gets ready in 5 minutes
- Avocado: Large fresh ripe avocado has been used here.
- Banana: I have used a home-frozen banana. Check the FAQ section for the instructions to freeze bananas at home.
- Sweetener: Maple syrup has been used in this recipe but you could use any sweetener of your choice.
- Milk: I have used almond milk feel free to use any milk of your choice.
Find the quantities and a short video in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
How to make avocado banana smoothie?
Place the avocado, banana, maple syrup and milk in the blender jar.
Close the jar with a lid.
Blend for 4-5 minutes.
Scrape the sides of the jar and continue to blend until thick and smooth.
Pour the delicious banana avocado smoothie into glasses and serve.
Substitutions and Variations
Sweetener: Agave syrup, coconut sugar or any other sweetener of your choice could be used instead of maple syrup.
Milk: Any plant-based milk such as oats, coconut or soy could be used instead of almond milk.
Nut Butter: Peanut or almond butter is a great way to add extra healthy fats and protein.
Seeds: Chia seeds or flaxseeds or flax meal (flaxseed powder) are fabulous fiber-rich ingredients.
The avocado banana smoothie tastes best when consumed immediately. However, leftovers could be stored to use later.
Store this green smoothie in an airtight container or a jar with a lid on in the fridge and finish it off in a day. The smoothie turns brown if left longer.
Tips and Tricks
Do not add ice cubes as they alter the consistency of the smoothie and make it thin. Instead, use chilled or slightly frozen avocado along with a frozen banana to ensure the smoothie is thick and super chilled.
Use a food processor or a powerful blender that can handle frozen fruits.
Adjust the milk to get the required consistency.
Too thick: add more milk to thin the smoothie down.
Too thin: add a banana or avocado to thicken the smoothie.
The ripe avocado feels slightly soft but not mushy to the touch and is typically dark green.
The other way to judge how ripe the avocado is by peeling the stem on the top off. If it separates effortlessly and has a green shade underneath, then it’s ripe and ready to devour.
Place unripe avocados on the countertop for 3-7 to ripe. The specific number of days it takes to ripe depends on how unripe the avocados are. Placing them in the fridge slows the ripening process.
The same holds true for ripe avocados as well. Storing them in the refrigerator assists ripe avocados remain fresh for longer and reduces the process of ripening too much.
Both avocados and bananas have the tendency to turn brown, so the smoothie containing these fruits turns brown. Whenever the flesh of these fruits is exposed to air, they undergo an oxidation process resulting in discolouration.
I wouldn’t recommend making it in advance as both fruits cause discolouration. The discoloured smoothie is not so enticing to consume, and the taste might be altered as well. So I would suggest including it in your meal plans to assist you with grocery shopping but make it fresh whenever you plan to consume it.
Peel the banana skin and chop it into ½-inch slices. Place them on a lined baking tray and put the tray in the freezer for 3-4 hours or until banana slices freeze solid. Transfer the frozen banana slices to a freezer bag or zip-lock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months. Ensure to remove the air before sealing the bag.
More recipe ideas to prepare with kids
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Flatbread Pizza: Easy and simple pizza that gets ready in under 15 minutes and makes a fuss-free weekday dinner or weekend supper.
Bread Pizza: This is a perfect recipe to make with kids. With a few ingredients and ten minutes of cook time, this vegetable pizza will become a favorite in your house!
Mango Milkshake: Creamy and delicious mango milkshake without ice cream is made with just 4 ingredients and gets ready in 5 minutes.
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📖 Recipe Card
Avocado Banana Smoothie
- Place the avocado, banana, maple syrup and milk in the blender jar.1 large Avocado, 1 large Banana, 1.5 Teaspoons Maple Syrup, 1 Cup Almond Milk
- Blend for 4-5 minutes.
- Scrape the sides of the jar and continue to blend until thick and smooth.
- Pour the delicious banana avocado smoothie into glasses and serve.
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