Avocado Smoothie

5 from 15 votes

This Avocado Smoothie combines creamy avocados, coconut water, pineapple, and kale into a delicious and healthy smoothie that's just so good!

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With tropical flavor and loads of nutrition, this Avocado Smoothie is the best way to start the day! No need for a banana here—avocado adds all the creaminess you need, along with a good dose of healthy fats. A handful of kale brings fiber and nutrients to the table, while pineapple makes it perfectly sweet and tangy. If you’ve been looking for an avocado smoothie recipe without banana, this is it!

Avocado smoothie divided into to glasses.
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If you’ve never had an avocado smoothie before, you might be approaching this recipe with skepticism. Stay with me! The avocado is here mainly for texture, giving this smoothie a rich, creamy consistency and healthy fat to make it extra satisfying.

The flavor of this avocado smoothie is pure tropical goodness, thanks to a combination of coconut water, pineapple, and lime juice. There is some kale too, but it adds just a bit of earthy flavor without dominating. 

Between the coconut water and pineapple, I think this avocado smoothie is sweet enough on its own, but if your tastes tend towards the sweet side, you can add that extra tablespoon of maple syrup. 

Recipe At a Glance

Cuisine Inspiration: American
Primary Cooking Method: Blender
Dietary Info: Vegan, Gluten-Free
Key Flavor: Tropical
Skill Level: Easy


  • A Smoothie With Staying Power: This smoothie is relatively low in sugar and high in healthy fats, which means it’s much more satisfying than a smoothie made with fruit only.
  • Easy: There’s minimal prep work involved in making this smoothie—you don’t need to hull a dozen strawberries or peel and dice a bunch of fresh fruit.
  • Versatile: Like most smoothie recipes, there’s lots of room to put your own spin on this avocado kale smoothie. I’ll share some of my favorite ideas later in this post!
  • Balanced Flavor: Bright, tropical, tart, and sweet-but-not-too-sweet, this avocado pineapple smoothie has layers of flavor that work together beautifully. It tastes vibrant and delicious!

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make This Avocado Smoothie

Ingredients for recipe: honey, coconut water, kale, 2 avocados, lime, and pineapple chunks.
  • Coconut Water: Coconut water is a natural way to balance electrolytes and it’s super hydrating.
  • Ripe Avocado: Here’s How to Cut an Avocado.
  • Frozen Pineapple Chunks: Using frozen pineapple is convenient, and it also makes for a creamier avocado smoothie.
  • Kale: Curly kale or lacinato kale both work in this recipe.
  • Maple Syrup: Add this for a sweeter smoothie. Honey also works.
  • Lime: Use fresh lime juice, which has a brighter flavor than bottled.
  • Add Protein: A scoop of vanilla or unflavored protein powder will give your avocado pineapple smoothie an extra boost of nutrition.
  • Blend in Some Seeds: Chia, flax, or hemp seeds will add even more healthy fats, along with some extra protein.
  • Swap the Pineapple for Banana: As written, this is an avocado smoothie is made without banana, but you can use a small frozen banana in place of the pineapple if you’d like. Another option is to use half the amount of pineapple and add half of a small banana.
  • Use Spinach Instead of Kale: Bagged baby spinach will save you some of the prep time needed for kale, plus it adds no flavor at all to this avocado smoothie recipe.

How to Make an Avocado Smoothie

  1. Add all of the ingredients to the jar of a high-speed blender.
  2. Blend until the mixture is smooth.
2 image collage showing ingredients before and after being blended in a blender.

Tips for Making the Best Easy Avocado Smoothie

  1. Add the Liquid First. Pour in the coconut water and lime juice, then add everything else. Layering the liquid at the bottom of the blender creates a vortex that sucks the solid ingredients towards the blade, minimizing the need to stop the blender to shake or stir.
  2. Use More Liquid If Needed. Depending on the size of your avocado, you may need to pour in some extra coconut water to create a sippable consistency.
  3. Stir Before You Pour. It’s easy for unblended avocado chunks to hide in this smoothie! Stir the mixture in the blender to make sure there are no unblended pieces before pouring the smoothie into glasses.
  4. Clean Your Blender the Easy Way. Add water and a small squirt of dish soap to the blender jar, then blend on high to clean the inside of your blender.
Avocado smoothie being poured into two glasses from blender.

How to Store Avocado Smoothies

This avocado smoothie is best enjoyed immediately, but you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator if you don’t finish it right away.

How Long Will an Avocado Smoothie Last in the Fridge?

Leftover avocado kale smoothie will last up to 24 hours in the refrigerator.

Can I Freeze This Avocado Pineapple Smoothie?

Yes, you can freeze your avocado smoothie for up to 3 months. Store it in an airtight container or freezer bag, then thaw it in the refrigerator before enjoying.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use milk instead of coconut water?

The avocado makes this smoothie creamy and rich, which is why I like using coconut water instead of milk. If you do use milk, I recommend a plant-based milk or skim milk.

Will this smoothie turn brown?

The lime juice should keep this avocado smoothie from turning brown right away, but if you store it in the refrigerator for a full 24 hours, it may be discolored by the time you drink it. It’s still safe to drink, though!

I cut my avocado, and it’s not ripe. Can I still use it to make an avocado smoothie?

Yes! Unlike guacamole and salads, you can use unripe avocados in smoothies.

Avocado smoothie in a clear class with a straw dipped in.

Start your day with this creamy avocado smoothie! It’s loaded with healthy fats, electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals, and the tropical flavor will have you feeling like you’re on vacation—even if it’s the middle of winter!

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Avocado Smoothie

This Avocado Smoothie combines creamy avocados, coconut water, pineapple, and kale into a delicious and healthy smoothie that's just so good!
5 from 15 votes
Servings 2 servings
Course Smoothies
Calories 286
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
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  • 2 cups coconut water
  • 1 ripe avocado pitted, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • ½ cup kale leaves packed
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup optional
  • ½ lime juiced


  • Place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender, and blend for 60-120 seconds until you get a smooth and creamy texture.
  • Taste the smoothie, adding more coconut water if it is too thick or adding more sweetener if it’s not sweet enough for you. Pour into a cup or mason jar. Enjoy immediately, or store in fridge for up to 24 hours.


Serving: 1glass, Calories: 286kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 10g, Sodium: 270mg, Potassium: 1275mg, Fiber: 12g, Sugar: 21g, Vitamin A: 1876IU, Vitamin C: 76mg, Calcium: 139mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

Cuisine American
Course: Smoothies

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  1. Tracy says:

    OMG, this is the best avocado smoothie I’ve ever had. Thank you a thousand times! I’ve tried and had great success with your other smoothie recipes as well.

    1. Yumna J. says:

      Aww thank you so much, Tracy! I’m happy to hear you enjoyed it!!

  2. Lily says:

    My husband hated avocado and after testing the smoothie he is loving it and I am enjoying the taste and creaminess 👌✨️🫠🫠🤌🤌😋😋

    1. Yumna says:

      So glad to hear, Lily!

  3. Maria says:

    It’s so delicious!!everything where’s avocado 🥑 is very delicious 🙏thank you

    1. Yumna says:

      I agree! The more avocado the better 🥑

  4. Cheryl says:

    i do not digest anything coconut or dairy. what are the best replacements.

    1. Yumna says:

      You could use your favorite nut milk!

  5. Suzanne says:

    I tried this. Delicious. I followed recipe exactly. Soooo yummy
    Thanks Yumna