The 5 Ingredient Avocado Breakfast Smoothie

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Written by our friend Roni of GreenLiteBites, TheUnworldlytravelers and Roni’s Weigh

There are lots of the things that help make smoothies taste great — bananas, pineapple, berries, mango.

The only problem is it’s fruit, fruit and more fruit.

Don’t get me wrong, fruit is fantastic! But if you are anything like me throwing a bunch of fruit in the blender for breakfast leaves me hungry well before lunch. I need something with more substance. Something that balances fat and protein to help me feel full.

All that fruit also requires quite a bit of prep work and let’s be honest, when I’m making a smoothie for breakfast it’s probably because I’m running out the door like a hot mess.

I’ve made it my personal mission to create a perfect quick breakfast that satisfies the trifecta of awesome smoothie making: 1.) it takes minutes to makes, 2.) fills me and up, and 3.) it has to taste great.

At first I thought this mission was impossible

Then I remembered our old friend, the California Avocado.


Avocados make a wonderful smoothie addition for myriad of reasons but the top three in my opinion are:

  • They add a wonderful texture.
  • They are loaded with nutrients.
  • Their healthy fat content helps you feel fuller longer.

Combine the awesomeness that is avocado with a touch of sweetness and some protein and my mission was accomplished.


The 5 Ingredient Avocado Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

Serves: 1

Prep time: 3 minutes
Total time: 3 minutes


½ ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded and peeled
1 ripe banana, peeled
½ cup pasteurized egg whites from a carton
1 tbsp. cocoa power, add more to taste
½ cup ice, add more for texture


  1. Blend all ingredients together in a blender and enjoy!

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Did You Know?

There are lots of quick and easy recipes on this site. Some have more than 7 ingredients, but most can be prepared in 15 minutes or less. Even with simple recipes it helps to know how to store avocados before you use them and if you have any left over.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


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