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!

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!

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.

Bob’s Red Mill Pea Protein Powder, frozen blueberries and avocado form the base of this delicious and healthy smoothie! Vegan and gluten free!

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!}

Ready to start your morning off on the right foot? Try this thick and creamy blueberry avocado protein smoothie! With frozen berries, spinach and almond milk!

Let’s get to some 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!

Fresh, creamy and filling, this blueberry avocado protein smoothie is a perfect start to the day! Filled with spinach, almond milk and almond butter! Healthy, vegan and gluten free!

Yield: 2 medium-large servings

Blueberry Avocado Protein Smoothie (No Banana)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 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!

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Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  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!

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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!