Need a new breakfast smoothie recipe? Here’s 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!
Healthy Raspberry Avocado Smoothie Recipe
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 an avocado as a thickener, but they were 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 low carb sweetener as well.
Ingredients For Avocado Breakfast Smoothie
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.
The lemon juice brings out the flavors of the raspberries and helps all the ingredients mix together really well.
To get the best texture, use frozen raspberries, not fresh. They make everything nice and creamy – it’s delicious!
Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low carb recipe.
- Make freezer smoothie packs. If you are a fan of “dump and blend” recipes, this low carb raspberry avocado smoothie is for you. You just dump all the ingredients into your blender and meal prep smoothie freezer packs for quick breakfast options.
- 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.
- Get a good blender! 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.
How To Make A Low-Carb Avocado Smoothie
You’ll get a thick and creamy dairy-free raspberry 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!
There really isn’t much more to say about how to make it. In fact, you don’t even have to really measure the ingredients exactly. Just mix it all together, taste it, and adjust everything to your taste.
When you use frozen raspberries, you don’t need to add any extra ice to it. The smoothie purees to the perfect texture every single time.
Scroll down to get the entire recipe. You are going to love it!
What To Serve With A Raspberry Avocado Smoothie
This is a high-fat and nutrient-dense snack or even a healthy breakfast.
The combination will keep you full until lunch!
Frequently Asked Questions About Avocado Smoothies
Before we get to the recipe card at the bottom of this post, I want to answer some questions people have about keto smoothies.
Are smoothies keto-friendly?
Yes, smoothies are an excellent food for keto dieters! You just need to be careful with what you add to your smoothie. Every single fruit and vegetable has a different amount of carbs in it.
When you are on the keto diet, you need to stay in ketosis to burn fat. That means you should only eat a certain amount of carbs so that your body burns fat for fuel. Use a keto calculator to figure out how many carbs your body needs to stay in ketosis.
What can you use instead of avocado in a low-carb smoothie?
If you don’t want to use avocado, you can still enjoy a low-carb smoothie. Use your favorite nut butter instead! It still has lots of healthy fats and that creamy texture.
Be careful if you try to use a banana. Half an avocado has 2 grams of net carbs, but one banana has 24 net carbs! This is not a good idea on keto.
Is frozen avocado good in smoothies?
Yes, frozen avocado tastes delicious in a smoothie. Store your chopped avocado in a freezer bag. Some people also store pureed or smashed avocado in a silicone ice cub tray and use a few frozen avocado cubes in their smoothies.
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?
Dairy-Free Low-Carb Raspberry Avocado Smoothie
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?
More Keto Drinks
If you enjoyed this sweet avocado smoothie recipe, then you will love these low-carb drink ideas next. These are some of my favorites!
- Iced Keto Matcha Green Tea Latte has so many amazing flavors in it that you will want to drink it every day.
- Coconut Milk Strawberry Smoothie is another sweet drink that tastes refreshing and gives you a boost of healthy fats.
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake is a way to enjoy a delicious dessert on the keto diet.
- Avocado Mint Smoothie is a refreshing green smoothie that tastes as good as it looks.
- Sparkling Raspberry Limeade tastes perfect on a hot day or when you just want something fun and fruity to drink.
Raspberry Avocado Smoothie – Dairy Free
Recipe Video (Click on Image to Play)
- 1 ripe avocado peeled and pit removed
- 1 ⅓ cup water
- 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp low carb sugar substitute I like to use ⅛ teaspoon liquid stevia extract
- ½ 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!
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Last updated on January 5, 2021, with additional recipe information and enhanced photos. First published on December 23, 2015.