Absolutely delicious strawberry avocado smoothie with creamy texture that is extremely easy to make requiring just 3 ingredients. No added sugars or other additives!
What I especially love about this silky strawberry avocado smoothie recipe:
- consists of exclusively healthy whole food plant-based ingredients,
- the recipe takes only about 5 minutes of your time,
- you end up with simply divine flavours and creamy texture.
The Ingredients in My Strawberry Avocado Smoothie
As mentioned above, this smoothie includes only whole food plant-based ingredients. So, you will not find any added sugars or oils in the list of components.
Let’s start with one of the main ingredients, i.e. strawberries. I definitely recommend using fresh berries, but if this is not an option, also frozen strawberries would work. However, you’d most probably need to add a bit of liquid like almond milk (or any other plant milk) to ease the blending.
Strawberries are awesome, because they are low in calories and rich in fibre and vitamin C. However, eating too much strawberries at once can cause diarrhoea, abdominal pain, and cramps. Therefore, if you tend to react to excessive amounts strawberries, try to stick to a cup per day.
In addition, some people may have allergic reaction to strawberries. So, be cautious, if you experience hives, itchy skin, a rash, swelling around mouth and tongue, coughing, difficulty swallowing or talking, or wheezing within 5-15 minutes after consuming strawberries. [source]
The next crucial ingredient in this delicious smoothie recipe is avocado. Obviously we owe the smoothie’s silky consistency to this heavenly fruit.
Avocado is a quite rare fruit being high in fats and low in carbohydrates. As far as vitamins are concerned, you can count on vitamins K, C, B5, B6, and E. Furthermore, avocados are rich in potassium containing even more of that mineral than bananas.
Avocados are high-fat food, 77% of calories coming from fat. However, the healthy fats in avocados are monounsaturated, which have been associated with reduced inflammation. Furthermore, the fats in avocado help you absorb fat-soluble vitamins like A, E, D and K from other plant foods.
Finally, avocados are also high in fibre both soluble and insoluble.
I included banana in this recipe to add some natural sweet taste as strawberries tend be of sour side.
Bananas are a healthy source of fibre, vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium, and various antioxidants and phytonutrients.
Should you be concerned about the high-carb content of bananas, choose unriper ones that are higher in resistant starch. The latter is a type of carbohydrate that our digestive enzymes cannot break down in the stomach or small intestine. They, therefore, reach the colon intact, “resisting” digestion and feeding our good bacteria as well as keeping blood sugar stable, among other things.
Mint and Lemon Juice
Finally I added some lemon juice to boost and balance the flavours, and some fresh mint leaves that match perfectly with strawberries. Also peppermint and basil leaves work very well in this smoothie recipe.
To be honest though, you might as well leave the last two ingredients out, especially if you don’t have them on hand as the recipe will be delicious anyhow.
My silky strawberry avocado smoothie is:
- vegan Candida diet friendly (use unripe banana)
- nut-free and peanut-free
Finally, do let me know in comment section if you have any questions or wisdom to share!Print
Delicious strawberry avocado smoothie with creamy texture that is extremely easy to make requiring just 3 ingredients. No added sugars or other additives!
- 350g (12.3oz) strawberries
- 2 medium avocados (160g, 5.6oz with peel)
- 1 big banana (219g, 7.7oz with peel)
- 1 tbsp lemon juice (optional)
- A few fresh mint or peppermint leaves (optional)
- First, wash strawberries thoroughly and remove the stems.
- Then, peel the banana and avocados, and squeeze juice out of lemon (if you decide to add it).
- And finally, throw all ingredients in a blender and process until you have a smooth mass. You may also use immersion blender.
I don’t recommend adding lemon juice, if you use unripe banana.
Feel free to use frozen strawberries instead of fresh ones, but I prefer the latter whenever possible.
This smoothie is best consumed fresh, but if necessary you can also store it in an airtight container or jar in fridge for up to 12 hours.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Method: Blender
- Serving Size: 1/3 of recipe
- Calories: 148 kcal
- Sodium: 4.8mg
- Fat: 6.4g
- Saturated Fat: 0.9g
- Carbohydrates: 18g
- Fiber: 6.3g
- Protein: 2.1g
Keywords: smoothie, strawberries, avocado
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