This avocolada tropical smoothie is packed full of creamy avocado, frozen pineapple, spinach, kale coconut and lime. It's where pina colada meets smoothie, and you're going to love it. It makes a vibrant vegan breakfast or afternoon snack. And, all with no dairy!
I start every morning with a fresh juice or smoothie, and sometimes I add an added health booster with a shot of turmeric. But, this avocolada tropical smoothie is my hands-down favorite because it's packed full of nutrients, but it tastes a bit like a pina colada . You can even make a double batch for a healthy family breakfast.
Don't worry - this avocado smoothie doesn't taste of avocados. Avocados make smoothies thick and creamy, without adding any avocado flavor. Thanks to frozen pineapple and lime, this smoothie has a sweet, tangy flavor. Give it a try! I think you'll find it will become your new favorite vegan breakfast.
Top Tip: You might also like Homemade Watermelon Juice.
- Avocado: Did you know that avocados top the list of fruits that contain the most protein? In fact, one 50 gram serving of avocado contains 1 gram of protein. Plus, avocados are packed with healthy unsaturated fats that help keep your joints healthy and supple. Aside from the numerous health benefits of avocados, they're creamy and delicious. Basically, they're the perfect candidate for a vegan smoothie!
- Frozen Pineapple: Frozen pineapples are an important ingredient in this smoothie recipe. If you want to get that creamy, frosty consistency that you get at Tropical Smoothie cafe, you will need to use frozen pineapple. Having said that, you can also use fresh pineapple and throw in a handful of ice.
- Kale: Bursting with nutrients, kale and spinach together make this the avocolada tropical smoothie a powerhouse of nutrition.
- Lime: Lime kicks this avocado smoothie up a notch. Not only does it prevent the avocado from oxidizing and turning brown, it adds an amazing zesty taste. We're going to use both the juice and the lime zest for an extra boost of tanginess.
- Coconut Water: Coconut water is what really gives this smoothie that ultra tropical flavor.
- Agave Nectar: I've included a small amount in the recipe for added sweetness, but it's entirely optional. Sometimes, fruit does the trick all on its own. Or, you could substitute maple syrup.
- Spinach: Spinach adds fiber, calcium and Vitamins A, C and K. You could also customize this recipe by swapping kale or Swiss chard for the spinach.
How To Make An Avocolada Smoothie
- Be sure to stick your pineapple in the freezer. You can also buy it pre-frozen.
- All you need to do is put all the ingredients in your blender, and blend until smooth!
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Frequently Asked Questions About This Recipe
Generally, this smoothie is best consumed right after you've prepared it. But, the lime juice will keep the avocado from oxidizing for several hours.
Yes, but you'll need to substitute another liquid. Apple juice would be a good choice.
No, it's totally optional. If your fruit is ripe enough, you probably won't need any extra sweetness. Or, add a date that's been soaked in hot water.
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Avocolada Tropical Smoothie
- 1 cup avocado cut into chunks
- 1½ cups pineapple frozen
- ½ cup spinach
- ½ cup kale
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 cup coconut water
- Put all the ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth. * see note 1
- If you prefer to see no bits of kale and spinach in your smoothie, simply add them to the blender first with a bit of coconut water. Blend until smooth before adding the rest of your ingredients.