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Avocado Citrus Smoothie

This avocado citrus smoothie recipe is a refreshing taste of summer you can make at any time. It’s filling and nutritious.

Remember my protest? This is what it was all about.

Snow coming down at the rate of 1-2 inches per hour seemed as good a time as any to make a pretty tropical tasting drink don’t you think? And since I didn’t have any spirulina on hand, this creamy avocado citrus smoothie came to be.

Avocado Citrus Smoothie

Doesn’t seeing ripe avocados and lemon slices immediately make you think of summer, flip flops, pools and warmth?

I tried to visualize that with each sip instead of the horror scene unfolding outside my window.

Avocado Smoothie

I’m not gonna lie, avocados always remind me of Mexican food too but that wasn’t really the image I was going for here.

Citrus Avocado Smoothie

For those skeptics on adding avocado to a smoothie, you can’t taste it.

It just gives it a really creamy, smooth texture while slipping in some healthy fats, fiber and of course a fun color.

Avocado Smoothie with Citrus

Our power is back, the snow is melting, life has returned to normal, but I’d still make this avocado smoothie again in a heartbeat.

Try cold avocado soup for another summer-inspired recipe. It’s got a gazpacho vibe but with a creamier consistency.

Avocado Citrus Smoothie

This avocado citrus smoothie recipe is a refreshing taste of summer you can make at any time. It’s filling and nutritious.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving


  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt I used Greek 0%
  • juice of half a lemon
  • juice of half an orange
  • 1/2 teaspoon agave
  • 1/2 almond milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • pinch of salt


  • Combine everything in a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1SERVING | Calories: 641kcal | Carbohydrates: 121g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 478mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 89g

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Cuisine American
Course Drinks
Keyword avocado citrus smoothie

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Gina Matsoukas is the writer, founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.

Recipe Rating

Heide M.

Monday 28th of January 2013

Clever idea of using avocado in a smoothie. I'l have to try this.


Tuesday 1st of November 2016

I LOVE avocados & use whoever possible & especially in my smoothies! It gives such a wonderful creaminess to smoothies!!

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Tuesday 9th of October 2012

[...] Avocado Citrus Smoothie  Use any combo of citrus that comes in the bag and your avocado for a vitamin packed smoothie you can sip on your way to work or at your desk. [...]


Tuesday 3rd of January 2012

I was in search of a smoothie recipe with avo to try with my new blender this morning. I decided on this one, and I'm enjoying my AWESOME smoothie now! I substituted some frozen mango chunks for the almond milk because I didn't have any. SO GOOD! Thanks Gina!

Running to the Kitchen

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012

Awesome! So glad you liked it :) Mango sounds like a great substitution.


Wednesday 2nd of November 2011

I love spinach in smoothies, but I've never thought to add an avocado! Must try soon, thanks :) !

kari @ Running Ricig

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011

I was just thinking avocado in a smoothie sounded really weird, but I trust you.