Avocado Pineapple Smoothie Bowl

This avocado pineapple smoothie bowl is packed full of superfoods for a healthy start to the day. The topping choices are endless!

You know those certain food items you just can’t function for a single meal without? Yeah, avocados top that list for me. Ever since doing this macro thing diet wise, they’re my go-to fat (unless it’s my last “dessert” meal of the day, then bring on the nut butters!). If I don’t have at least 1/2 an avocado to accompany my usual egg and veggie breakfast scramble, heads are gonna roll.

*Thanks to the California Avocado Commission for sponsoring this post and being a 2016 advertising partner of Running to the Kitchen.
This avocado pineapple smoothie bowl is packed full of superfoods for a healthy start to the day. The topping choices are endless!

Luckily, with a case of them arriving every month thanks to the California Avocado Commission, that hasn’t been much of a problem lately. The obsession can live on.

Avocado Pineapple Smoothie Bowls are a healthy way to start off your day

Speaking of obsessions, besides avocados there are two more recent ones we need to discuss.

First up, Brothers Osborne. You guys, I am full out OBSESSED with this duo. Their first single, Stay A Little Longer from a few months back started it all but their newer one, 21 Summer has me in full blown fan girl status right now. I must’ve listened to it on YouTube at least 150 times this weekend (I’m not even exaggerating in the slightest either). It’s basically everything you want out of a summer country song; good beat and lyrics so relatable and nostalgic you’re literally transported right back to that exact memory and time in your life. Summer concerts have already been googled and if I’m not in the grass ticket section, beer in hand, screaming that song at the top of my lungs at some point over the next few months, we’re going to have an “omg, we’re out of avocados” situation on hand.

Avocado pineapple smoothie bowls are packed with superfoods and perfect for breakfast!

Secondly, smoothie bowls.

Here’s the thing though, I was a smoothie bowl fan long before it was even on trend. In fact, I was sitting here trying to persuade the haters (you know, those people who were all “why put your smoothie in a bowl when you can just drink it?” pshhh) how much better smoothie bowls actually were before the internet went all berserk about them.

So here I am, a true fan from the beginning and then I realized I don’t even have a smoothie bowl on this site. Sadness.

Why drink your smoothie when you can have this Avocado pineapple one in a bowl with endless toppings!

To remedy that, I combined two of my obsessions into one with this avocado pineapple smoothie bowl. The thing about smoothie bowls that sets them apart from their drinkable cousins is obviously the toppings. If you’re not into toppings, just use a glass and drink the thing. If you’re into toppings (and who the heck wouldn’t be?!) grab a bowl and start pulling out pretty much every nut, seed, fruit in your pantry and fridge. Heck, go pick some flowers from your garden bed (that’s where these pansies came from) even. And if you’re the fancy kind (clearly, I’m not), you could attempt one of those gorgeous avocado roses on top. The possibilities are endless.

No matter what you decide on, you’ve got one superfood packed bowl of green goodness (thanks to California Avocados, spinach, kiwi and pineapple) as an excellent breakfast option to start off your day.

Need help with smoothie ideas? Check out my How to Make the Perfect Healthy Smoothie post!

Serves 2     adjust servings

Avocado Pineapple Smoothie Bowl

Prep Time
Preparation 10 min Cook Time
Total Time 10 mins Total Time

This avocado pineapple smoothie bowl is packed full of superfoods for a healthy start to the day. The topping choices are endless!

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 tablespoon xanthan gum
  • 3-4 leaves mint
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond coconut milk
  • 1 cup ice
  • Topping options: sliced almonds, chia seeds, blackberries, hemp seeds, sliced kiwi, sliced bananas, edible flowers (pansies)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour smoothie into bowls and garnish with desired toppings.

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17 Comments

  1. Kristen

    Totally with you Gina, I could eat Avocados all day long!! What a great idea to turn this into a smoothie bowl!

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  2. Maria

    This smoothie bowl is beyond beautiful! It is so elegant and I love the pineapple/ avocado combo– so creative!

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  3. Danae @ Recipe Runner

    This is a gorgeous smoothie bowl Gina! I’d love starting my day with these, plus avocados are such a great healthy fat. I do actually have a question, what is the xanthan gum for? Creaminess or something else?

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    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      It just thickens it up so nicely. Totally not necessary, I just like it for bowls so that the toppings stay on top rather than sinking to the bottom :)

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  4. Vicky @ Avocado Pesto

    Avocados are the best in EVERYTHING but so good in smoothie bowls too. Totally with you btw – all for smoothie bowls with lots of toppings loaded on instead of just a smoothie in a glass to sip on : )

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  5. Cassie Autumn Tran

    I only JUST got my frozen fruit a few days ago after being deprived by frozen fruit AND fresh fruit for a week. BOO. I’m so excited now! Anyways, I never actually tried putting avocado in a smoothie, but I bet it will lend such a wonderful and creamy texture! It may sound weird and all, but I’m all about that creamy smoothie life!

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  6. Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen

    I saw you making this on Snapchat I think! Gorgeous. I always prefer smoothie bowls, because the act eating them with a spoon imitates ice cream to me. Also, I’m the same way about avocados and eggs. It’s just a necessity and I rarely go a day without enjoying avocado toast.

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