Nutritious Avocado Seed Green Smoothie Recipe

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Last updated: June 27, 2020

Did you know that avocado seeds are edible? I can’t blame you if you didn’t, but these dark, bulky seeds in avocados actually offer a good amount of nutrients.

And the best way to eat an avocado pit? As an ingredient in a super nutritious green smoothie recipe!

I’ve been blending avocado seeds for quite some time now, and today I’m sharing my favorite smoothie recipe with an avocado pit as one of the ingredients.

Please find the printable version of this recipe further below.

Ingredients

Let’s have a closer look at all the goodness that goes into this green smoothie. I did tell you that there’s tons of different nutrients to enjoy!

I must say though that to be able to crush an avocado seed, it’s best to try this with a high-end blender that is able to deal with tough ingredients.

I have had the Vitamix 5200 for many years now and it’s still going strong.

 

Avocado Seed Green Smoothie:

 
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 avocado seed
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • 2 mint leaves
  • 1/2 lemon (or lime) (optional)
  • 1 large cup water
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes

Why Avocado Seeds?

Let me explain a bit more about consuming avocado seeds.

As I mentioned, I’ve been blending the occasional avocado pit for some time now, after doing a bit of research on the health benefits.

The pits in avocados are rich in antioxidants. In fact, the pit contains more antioxidants than the actual flesh of an avocado.

Avocado with seed on plate

They also contain a good amount of dietary fiber which supports a healthy digestive system, helps to lower cholesterol and helps to keep our blood sugar stable. One seed of an avocado can give us the recommended fiber intake for one day.

However, while avocado seeds certainly have nutritional benefits, it’s not as if they have nutrients that you can’t find in other food sources.

In short, there is really no need to start stocking up on avocado seeds for consumption. But if you do have a high-powered blender, why not try out this recipe and see what it tastes like for you?

I also put spinach in this smoothie, as that is my favorite green, but of course you’re free to experiment with kale or any other vegetable. I just love adding spinach to smoothies, because it always works really well with other greens and fruits.

Baby spinach in bowl

Verdict

This particular green smoothie recipe with an avocado seed as a core ingredient is packed with nutrients, which is why I love it so much.

It’s not for everyone though, as the seed adds some bitterness to this smoothie. If you find that it is just a little too bitter for you, simply add more sweet fruits to balance the flavors a bit more.

Green smoothie with avocado seed and spinach

I personally love experimenting with smoothie add-ins such as mint, lemon and ginger, as they offer amazing health benefits.

Just don’t add too much of these types of extra ingredients because they have quite strong flavors.

Are you thinking to buy a new quality blender?
Please check out my list of best blenders for green smoothies.

Avocado Seed Green Smoothie
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

A simple recipe for a nutritious avocado seed green smoothie. Take advantage of the nutrients in avocado seeds by blending them with fresh fruits and vegetables.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: International
Servings: 2
Author: Donna Harrison
Ingredients
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 avocado seed
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • 2 mint leaves (optional)
  • 1/2 lemon (or lime) (optional)
  • 1 large cup water
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Add all the ingredients in the blender in this order: banana, strawberries, spinach, mint, avocado, avocado seed, lemon (optional), water and ice cubes.

  2. Blend at high speed for 1 minute, followed by 30 seconds at lower speed.

  3. Ready to serve!

 

Avocado seed green smoothie recipe

 
 
Donna Harrison

I created Healthy Food Tribe because I am passionate about discovering new foods and learning everything about them. I am also a smoothie fanatic and I document all my favorite recipes here on my blog.

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