This delicious peanut butter avocado smoothie is a healthy way to start the day and is so quick and easy to make!
We never knew how delicious peanut butter smoothies were until we made this healthy peanut butter avocado smoothie! It's definitely a smoothie for peanut butter lovers!
But, it's not simply all peanut butter in flavor. There's also a hint of chocolate (from the cocoa powder) that shines though. You'll likely have no problem sucking it down.
We love adding avocado to smoothies since it creates a thicker, creamier texture and is a good source of fiber and healthy fats. Besides, you don't really taste the avocado in the smoothie. You may notice a slight hint of it if you're sensitive to it.
It's only five ingredients, and you likely already have most, if not all, in your pantry. Ingredients include peanut butter, avocado, ice, almond milk (or other preferred milk), sweetener (we use sugar-free erythritol), and cocoa powder.
It's a good take-and-go breakfast option or afternoon snack since it takes just 5 minutes to prepare. Just put the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. And that's it, you're done!
Most of all, it's a sweet, yummy smoothie that's healthy, filling, and low in carbs. Enjoy!
Sugar-free peanut butter: We use Santa Cruz Organic Light Roasted Creamy Peanut Butter since it has no added sugar. It's a natural, runny-style peanut butter that we buy as creamy.
Avocado: Just a ¼ cup is needed to create a smooth, creamy consistency. We don't like to add much more since it can become more apparent in flavor.
Unsweetened, vanilla almond milk: We use unsweetened, vanilla almond milk since it's sugar-free, low in carbs and calories. However, you may substitute with another milk of choice.
Swerve Granular Sweetener (Erythritol): We sweeten the smoothie with Swerve erythritol sweetener (granular) to make it sugar-free. However, you can sweeten with another sweetener of preference. Just be sure to check a sweetener conversion chart.
Unsweetened cocoa powder: We add cocoa powder since it adds a hint of chocolate and improves the overall flavor of the smoothie.
Ice cubes: We use 9 medium-size ice cubes, which is about 1 cup. Ice cubes help create a thicker consistency. They're key to flavor, too, since they help mellow out the flavors.
A few pinches of salt: Yes, a few pinches of salt is needed to balance the flavor!
How to Make
STEP 1: Add all the ingredient to a blender. Before adding peanut butter, be sure it is soft and creamy (if not, soften in microwave until creamy). Blend all ingredients on high until smooth in consistency.
STEP 2: Pour into one large glass and serve immediately.
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Peanut Butter Avocado Smoothie
- ¼ cup avocado
- 2 tablespoons Santa Cruz Organic Light Roasted Creamy Peanut Butter (or other no-sugar added creamy peanut butter)
- ¾ cup unsweetened, vanilla almond milk
- 1 cup ice cubes, about 9 medium-size cubes
- 2 tablespoons Swerve Sweetener, Granular
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- Few pinches of salt
- Blend ingredients: Add all the ingredient to a blender. Before adding peanut butter, be sure it is soft and creamy (if not, soften in microwave until creamy). Blend all ingredients on high until smooth in consistency.
- Finish and serve: Pour into one large glass and serve immediately.