Blueberry Avocado Protein Smoothie (No Banana)

This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill.

It’s hot, it’s humid, it’s the perrrrfect time to talk about this ice-cold blueberry avocado protein smoothie!

Thick and creamy … delightfully smooth … totally satisfying!

Two glasses of Blueberry Avocado Protein Smoothie with avocado, spinach and blueberries in the background.

And there’s no banana in sight! <— Which is an excellent thing for those of you who are like me and get stomach aches from raw bananas (or, um, just don’t like em’!).

So! Let’s get down to business and talk about what IS in this delicious smoothie.

We have some gorgeous frozen blueberries. Plenty of fresh baby spinach to get in our greens. There’s some dreamy avocado, which makes the smoothie so amazingly creamy (but don’t you worry, you can’t actually taste it!). And of course some almond milk (or milk of choice) to get it all going in the blender.

We throw in a little bit of almond butter for flavor, some optional pitted dates for sweetness and finally, some protein powder to really bring it all home and give you a satisfying drink.

There’s fiber, fat, protein, antioxidants! All sorts of goodness in one pretty purple smoothie.

And, in case you were curious, it just so happens to be one of my favorites things to enjoy after a morning workout. Start the day off on a healthy and excellent foot.

Cut open avocados, blueberries and a bag of Bob’s Red Mill Pea Protein Powder on crinkled parchment paper.

My Thoughts On Protein Powder

Now, let’s pause for a sec and talk a little bit about protein powder. The husband and I live an active lifestyle, so I’m always thinking about making sure that we have enough protein in our diets, especially since we don’t get all of it from animal sources. I’ve found that adding protein powder to our morning smoothies is an excellent way to do just that (not to mention that it gives our smoothies a heck of a lot more staying power).

I’ve tried MANY a protein powder over the years and most I just can’t get behind – either they’re filled with way too many weird ingredients or added sugars and sweetness.

But my favorite, and the one I keep stocked in my pantry at all times (no joke, I order it in bulk ‘cause I’m cool like that) is Bob’s Red Mill Pea Protein Powder. It has ONE ingredient, no added sugars and a smooth and neutral taste, making it perfect for blending into smoothies.

Makes me feel good about what I’m putting into my body and supports our lifestyle. {Side note – I’ve also used their hemp and whey protein powders. My personal favorite just happens to be the pea, but I found the quality of the others to be awesome as well!}

An overhead view of two glasses of Blueberry Avocado Protein Smoothie with veggies and a bag of protein powder to the side.

Tips & Tricks For This Blueberry Avocado Protein Smoothie

  1. As with all smoothies, of course feel free to adjust any of the ingredients to your taste.
  2. If you are like me and don’t like your smoothies very sweet, I would recommend omitting the dates completely and making sure that you use raw almond butter.
  3. Now, if you are using the dates, it does help to have a high-speed blender, which can pulverize the dates and blend them fully into the smoothie. If you have a regular blender, you have one of two options. Either omit the dates and add in another sweetener to taste. OR! Use the dates, knowing that there may be small chunks in the final smoothie (which I’m not gonna lie, I kinda dig). Totally up to you!

So … in need of even more smoothie goodness? I got you covered! This watermelon berry smoothie, this zucchini bread smoothie and this peanut butter and jelly smoothie are all favorites this time of the year!

Side angle view of two glasses filled with Blueberry Avocado Protein Smoothie with spoons.

Did you make this recipe? Rate and review it down below! I’d love to hear from you.

Blueberry Avocado Protein Smoothie (No Banana)

Blueberry Avocado Protein Smoothie (No Banana)

Yield: 2 medium-large servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Healthy blueberry avocado protein smoothie! Filled with fiber, fat, protein and antioxidants, it’s the perfect way to start your morning! With almond milk, spinach and almond butter!


  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup Bob’s Red Mill Pea Protein Powder
  • 1 to 3 soft medjool dates, pitted (optional for sweetness)*
  • 2 tablespoons creamy almond butter
  • ½ of a medium ripe avocado
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries


  1. Add all the ingredients (in the order listed!) to a high-speed blender and process until smooth, adding additional milk if needed to get the blender going. Serve immediately.


*If you don’t have a high-speed blender, I would suggest omitting the dates and adding in pure maple syrup to taste. See above tips & tricks for more info!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 391 Total Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 17g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 280mg Carbohydrates: 49g Fiber: 14g Sugar: 30g Protein: 12g
Nutrition data shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and is for informational purposes only. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.

This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. I received compensation + product for writing this post, however all opinions and content are completely my own. As always, thank you for reading and letting me share brands that I truly love!