Lean N’ Green Spinach & Avocado Smoothie Recipe (aka The Hulk)

Glass of spinach and avocado smothie Avocados are hailed for their rich and creamy flavour but did you know they are also considered the world’s healthiest fruit? The health benefits in avocados comes from their high nutrient content. Packed full of vitamin K, dietary fiber, potassium, folic acid, vitamin B6 and vitamin C, eating avocados has shown to lower cholesterol and help regulate blood pressure and evokes a reaction in women comparable to that of chocolate. Did we also mention that they taste sensational?!

An avocado sliced in half with the pit showing Almost every Asian nation makes their own version of a fresh avocado shake. Now we know what you’re thinking. Avocados sweetened and blended into drink form seems like an odd way to prepare this usually savoury ingredient.  Believe it or not, avocado shakes are all the rage throughout Southeast Asia and Brazil. The most common recipe combines avocados, condensed milk, ice cubes and milk.

Our version however comes with a green twist. Now don’t get us wrong, we’re not health nuts by any means. We treat Ben and Jerry’s ice cream as a food group, consider wine as an excellent source of fruit and would never be caught dead at a gym! That being said, the addition of fresh spinach and the substitution of the condensed milk with a much leaner vanilla yogurt is a much lighter alternative. cubed avocado, spinach and milk The result is a rich and creamy refreshing avocado smoothie recipe that is wonderfully nutritious and  dangerously addictive! An indulging source of refreshment on those hot summer days. We couldn’t resist the urge to call this shake “The Hulk.” We’ll keep you posted on our looming lawsuit with Marvel. Glass of spinach and avocado smoothie

Lean N’ Green Spinach & Avocado Smoothie (aka The Hulk)

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • Half a ripe avocado, halved and pitted
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 3/4 cup milk (can be substituted with almond or soy milk)
  • 3 tsp honey

Method

1) Combine avocado, spinach, yogurt and honey into a blender.
2) Blend, slowly adding in the milk until desired consistency is reached.
3) Reserve enough ingredients to make a second shake. Repeat steps 1-2. You can thank us later ;)

Here’s a little tip. Let your avocado shake sit for 10 to 15 minutes in the fridge. The buttery, avocado flavour will become more pronounced resulting in a tastier shake.

What is your favourite way to prepare avocados?  Got any great recipes with avocados? Post your answers below!

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33 thoughts on “Lean N’ Green Spinach & Avocado Smoothie Recipe (aka The Hulk)

  1. WOW! This smoothie truly looks delicious. I have been in such a smoothie kick lately, and I can’t wait to try this out. I love anything with avocados – I recently created a portobello mushroom burger with avocado cream. The avocado cream is unreal – it could honestly be spread on just about anything. Here’s the link for the recipe: http://strawberrymint.org/2012/08/18/portobello-mushroom-burger-with-avocado-cream/

    I’ll trying this smoothie out tomorrow morning for breakfast – yum yum!

    • Thanks Kelsey for that yummy recipe, sounds delish and cannot wait to try it out! Keep the recipes coming! We love finding new ones all the time!

  2. Definitely going to try this one as soon as my spinach gets a little bigger. :) (we need to get together soon –maybe next week?– and talk about places to eat here. I’m feeling mucho disappointment lately!!)

  3. I have to admit, I’m a little scared of this smoothie. I’ve put spinach and kale in my smoothies, and I love avocado. But generally in my green smoothies, I add lots of bananas and and berries, which mask the spinach/kale. I am intrigued though. One day soon I will have to muster up the guts for this one!

    • you dont have to muster up the guts, just try it like right now. i just did and its heavenly. i did cheat by adding extra honey but i swear its lovely

  4. Thank you so much for this! I was unsure what do with all the avocados I had sitting around. This is tasty! It tastes like avocado milkshakes (the super decadent ones made with condensed milk). I used vanilla almond milk, vanilla extract since I only had plain fage yogurt. I used liquid stevia instead of honey since I didn’t need the extra sugar before bedtime (this is my post dinner snack). I will make this again and again!

  5. Wow! Thanks for posting this smoothie recipe, it tastes awesome! I only had frozen spinach, avocado, honey, and some rice milk (sweetened with Maltodextrose). I’m vegan so I omitted the Yoghurt also. It’s rich, but its super delicious! I shall make these many more times.

  6. I have been craving an avocado smoothie but not wanting all of the sugar that usually comes along with it (evil boba shop wizards), and this HIT THE SPOT! One of my favorite pregnancy cravings by far. The fact that it grosses my husband out means more for me!! Amazing!

  7. Delicious. Thank you for this recipe. I added some ground flax seed for fiber and a little extra honey since I used plain Greek yogurt instead of low-fat vanilla. I have a feeling this will be my new favorite breakfast. I love that it is creamy but not ice cold!

  8. I like it! Thanks for posting this recipe! I used coconut milk and 1 tbsp of honey, just because I don’t like things as sweet as some people. Also used plain Greek yogurt (full-fat) with a little bit of vanilla extract, since I didn’t have vanilla yogurt. Then I threw in a handful of ice cubes, because I prefer my smoothies to be icy. :)

  9. OMG! I tried this smoothie for breakfast yesterday morning, and it was delicious! I used vanilla soy milk, which added a really good flavor. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  10. I need to do a very low carb diet, so I search for recipes all the time, this seems to be a perfect fit for me after I make a few changes, for example changing the sweetener to stevia thank you so much

  11. really want to try this but I’m not a yogurt fan (which is sad bc I used to LOVE the stuff…but thats a long gross story so I’ll spare you…)
    Do you think it will still be creamy without it?

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  13. I just tried this and I can not believe how delicious it is. There is not an avocado in the US that is safe from me now!(lol)

    • I’m sure you can, but fresh ingredients are what make this smoothie so wholesome and yummi. We recommend you use fresh and ripe avocados for this one.

  14. After 49 years of crawling, walking, and skipping on this earth, I’ve started to take a serious look at my eating habits and what I feed my body. Looking into smoothies and juicing as way to get better stuff, and tasty stuff, into me. Doc says the blood pressure is about to blow and the LDL’s, whatever that is, is too high.

    So, time to get down to brass tacks and start taking control of my health.

    Found your site through a search for smoothies using avocados. I like what I see. Can I hang out for awhile?

    Oh, I gotta know, please, pretty please, tell me, did you get that call from Marvel asking about “The Hulk.” If so, don’t sweat it, once a upon a time a small shepard boy fell a great big giant in the olden days. Nah, not that Jack and the Beanstalk guy, but of David and Goliath fame. Be the Giant Slayer!

    • You are in luck Anthony. This smoothie is healthy without sacrificing flavour. It tastes rich but it isn’t going to mean a prescription for Lipitol in your near future. Marvel called. We bribed them with food.

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  19. Here is a slightly different smoothie. 1 cup spinach, 1/2 banana, 1/2 avocado, 2 tsp grounded flax seeds for a omega 3 boost, 2 pieces of 90% dark chocolate for an antioxidant boost, and 5 tsp honey (for the tongue unfortunately). It is sweet, power packed with nutrients n good stuff, and absolutely delicious.

    Save the other half avocado and mix it up with one tomato to make a salsa for later. Drink this smoothie and eat the salsa everyday for a couple of weeks and see the skin glow. Your bodies will thank you!

  20. Oh, so yummy! My boyfriend linked me to this recipe because he made it and really liked it and I’m one of those weirdos who doesn’t really like avocado so I was a bit hesitant….but oh BABY, does it make it nice and creamy! And I’m glad the avocado taste wasn’t overpowering at all! I’ve been trying to get more fat in my diet and less sweet fruit in my smoothies so this hit the spot!
    I tweaked it to fit my paleo lifestyle by omitting the yogurt, but it tasted as if there was yogurt in it anyways! Sneaky avocado ;)
    I also tossed in a few frozen strawberries in place of the honey and it was the perfect touch of sweet! (Unfortunately it turned my green smoothie brownish, but it still tasted good!) I’ll be making this a part of my foodie routine, for sure, especially when I need a power-packed something extra to accompany a post-workout lunch like today!
    Okay apologies for rambling. Love this recipe, glad I found it! Thanks!!

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