Need a new breakfast keto smoothie recipe? Here's a dairy-free 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 about their nutritional benefits and healthy fat, I have grown to love them. Lately, I've been eating one almost every day!
When I go grocery shopping, I usually pick up at least 4 or 5 organic avocados. Typically, I just slice them onto a green salad.
I wanted to try something a little different with them. 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 keto avocado smoothie! It uses just a little lemon juice and lots of water. However, you can substitute with your milk of choice but I like to use dairy-free milk.
To offset the tartness of the lemon, I've also added some low carb sweetener as well. What you get is an amazing avocado shake with so much delicious fruit flavor!
You can use any sweetener you'd like in this simple recipe. Liquid stevia or monkfruit 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. You can also use lime juice but it has more natural sweetness and therefore a little more carbs.
To get the best texture, use frozen raspberries, not fresh. They make a thicker smoothie without the need for ice cubes and they can help hide the green color. The result is a refreshing drink that's absolutely delicious!
Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low carb recipe.
💭 Quick tips
- Make freezer smoothie packs. If you are a fan of "dump and blend" recipes, this delicious avocado smoothie is for you. You just dump all the ingredients into a high speed blender until you get the desired consistency. You can even meal prep smoothie freezer packs for a quick breakfast option.
- You can turn this into any berry smoothie you'd like. Just change up the frozen fruit used! Although I added raspberries, frozen blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries are also great options. Just make sure the change in carbs meets your keto macros.
- Get a good high-speed blender! The amount of ingredients is sized just right for a Small Blender which is a perfect blender to use for all my smoothies. A Vitamix Blender is on my wish list, but my cheaper blenders are working okay for now.
- Up the nutrition. You can add in almond milk or coconut milk and a vanilla protein powder to make the drink more of a meal. Chia seeds are a great way to add in fiber too!
Your keto smoothie will have a delicious creamy texture thanks to the addition of the avocado. I'm not sure why it took me so long to make a simple 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 instead of fresh fruit, you don't need to add any ice cubes to it. The smoothie purées to the perfect silky texture every single time.
Scroll down to get the entire recipe. If you love avocado this will be your go to smoothie!
🍽️ Serving Suggestions
This is makes a great afternoon snack that's high in good fats with low carbs and nutrient-dense snack. It's such a delicious smoothie that you'll feel like you're eating dessert.
It's the perfect breakfast smoothie too! Try adding in some protein powder, almond butter, natural peanut butter, or fresh spinach. This will make a more well-rounded meal.
You can also enjoy this super creamy avocado smoothie with a high-protein recipe like ham and cheese frittata muffins. If you want something really easy, fry up some almond flour pancakes to serve with it in the morning.
The combination will keep you full until lunch!
Before we get to the recipe card at the bottom of this post, I want to answer some questions people have about keto smoothies.
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.
If you don't want to use avocado, you can still enjoy a super delicious low-carb avocado smoothie. Use your favorite nut butter instead! It still has lots of healthy fats and a creamy texture. Many use frozen banana but with 24 net carbs each, that is not a good idea for keto.
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.
💛 Why you'll love it
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 keto raspberry smoothie. In fact, my three year old refuses to eat avocados plain, but sipped up this fruity berry avocado 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. But I could make her a sweeter smoothie by adding frozen pineapple or frozen mango since she isn't on low-carb.
Who doesn't love fruit in smoothie form?
📚 Related recipes
If you enjoyed this sweet 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.
Avocado Smoothie With Berry (Keto)
- 1 ripe avocado peeled and pit removed
- 1 ⅓ cup water
- 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice about one medium lemon
- 2 tablespoons low carb sweetener about ⅛ teaspoon liquid stevia extract, adjust to taste
- 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 December 31, 2021, with additional recipe information and new photos. First published on December 23, 2015.