A dairy free low carb raspberry avocado smoothie that’s sure to be loved by all. So delicious, the kids will never know it has healthy avocado in it.
I was never big on avocados, but after learning how nutritious they are, I have grown to love them. Lately, I’ve been eating one almost every day.
I pick up at least 4-5 avocados on each trip to the grocery store. Typically, I just slice them onto a green salad.
I wanted to try something a little different with the avocado. I saw a few smoothie recipes that used avocado as a thickener, but they were a high in carbs as they also added a lot of fruit juice.
So, I came up with this low carb raspberry avocado smoothie. It uses just a little lemon juice and lots of water. To offset the tartness of the lemon, I’ve also added some sweetener.
You can use any sweetener you’d like in this easy recipe. Liquid stevia is a great option if you want to stay away from erythritol and make this a low carb paleo raspberry avocado smoothie. Sweetleaf even makes a berry flavored stevia liquid that would really enhance the fruit flavor.
I used one whole ripe avocado in the smoothie which is perfect for two servings. I just sliced it in half, removed the pit, and removed the flesh with a spoon.
If you are a fan of quick dump and blend recipes, this low carb raspberry avocado smoothie is for you. You just dump all the ingredients into your blender.
You can turn this into any berry smoothie you’d like. Any low carb berry can be used. Although I added raspberries, you can change it up with any combination of unsweetened frozen berries. Blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries are also great options.
The amount of ingredients is sized just right for a Magic Bullet blender which is a perfect blender to use for smoothies. A Vitamix blender is on my wish list, but my cheaper blenders are working okay for now.
You’ll get a thick and creamy dairy-free smoothie thanks to the addition of the avocado. I’m not sure why it took me so long to make a smoothie out of this healthy low carb high fat fruit. And, yes, the avocado is a fruit!
In the past, I’ve made an avocado chocolate pudding, but it didn’t go over that well with the kids. However, I couldn’t taste the avocado in this raspberry smoothie. In fact, my three year old refuses to eat avocados plain, but sipped up this fruity avocado raspberry smoothie without issue.
After the success of this smoothie, I’m going to look for some more ways to sneak the healthy avocado into my daughter’s diet. She does love blueberries and strawberries so I’ll try those versions next. I’m sure she will love any berry in this low carb avocado smoothie recipe. Who doesn’t love fruit smoothies?
If I wasn’t worried about waking up the house, I’d make one of these low carb raspberry avocado smoothies for the commute to work in the morning. I typically leave the house around 4:30am so I try to be as quiet as I can in the kitchen before heading to work.
I usually just grab some food from the refrigerator and throw it into my lunch bag. Then, brew a quick coffee in the Keurig single cup coffee maker before heading out the door.
I’ve got to find other ways to hide avocados so that the kids will eat them. What’s your favorite way to make avocados undetectable to your kids?
Dairy Free Low Carb Raspberry Avocado Smoothie
Raspberry Avocado Smoothie - Dairy Free
- 1 ripe avocado peeled and pit removed
- 1 1/3 cup water
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp + 1 tsp sugar equivalent I used 1 Tbsp + 1/2 tsp Pyure All-Purpose
- 1/2 cup frozen unsweetened raspberries or other low carb frozen berries
Add all ingredients to blender.
Blend until smooth.
Pour into two tall glasses and enjoy with a straw!
4g net carbs, 17.5g erythritol