This Strawberry Avocado Smoothie recipe is like a snug in a bowl. It is creamy, satisfying, nourishing, or just plain delicious! Now, I know what you’re thinking? You love the idea of a smoothie for breakfast, but would a strawberry avocado smoothie be good enough?
If I was to tell you the truth, I’m really not a “smoothie person”. Don’t get me wrong, many of them are absolutely delicious. It’s just that they are typically filled with bananas and sweeteners and way too sweet for my liking. More often than not, I much prefer to eat my calories, versus drink them.
This unusual smoothie has a crunchy top so you have the best of both worlds, smooth and crunchy, sip and chew, creamy and crispy. Avocado strawberry crumbles smoothie is the answer to all things healthy.
Dubai gets super hot in the summer, and few things can beat an ice-cold strawberry avocado crumble smoothie!
Why do we love avocados?
Avocados are low carb and nutrient-dense. They are rich in a variety of vitamins and minerals (particularly B vitamins!), and both soluble and insoluble fiber.
In addition to all of the health benefits of this avocado smoothie recipe, the avocado adds a perfect creamy texture that makes it almost like a dessert instead of a fruit smoothie. And who doesn’t love dessert for breakfast?
How do you go about choosing berries for a smoothie?
Raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries are all great options for your smoothie recipes.
Strawberries are not only delicious, but they are sweeter than other berries so you will use less sweetener which is why we are using strawberries in the recipe.
What sweeteners should you choose?
Use whatever you have, and adjust it to your taste. You can even omit sweetener altogether if you don’t want it very sweet, and depending on how sweet your strawberries are.
Are you ready to whip up a storm?
Take your frozen strawberries, your milk of choice, your peeled and pitted avocado, and your sweetener, and drop them into your blender. And blend.
BAM! So easy, right?
Few things I learnt while making this smoothie
Not using ripe Avocado: I thought blending avocado in a high-speed blender would get the smoothie together as this was the only avocado in the house. But I was wrong. The bits of unripe avocado did not work well in the smoothie and it was far from the creamy texture. It was chunky, not creamy at all.
Not using the right honey: A friend had gifted me a bottle of honey from her farm but it had undernotes of many flavors. I thought the honey would work fine. It would give more character and flavor to the smoothie. But here as well was mistaken.
Making the crumble in the oven: I put the crumble in the oven and started preparing the smoothie and completely forgot about the crumble. The best is to make the crumble on the stovetop.
Not using frozen strawberries: Using tart unfrozen strawberries was again not a great idea. The smoothie did not have much texture and the tart strawberries called for way too much honey.
Avocado Strawberry Crumble Smoothie
- 1 cup of canned coconut milk or milk of your choice
- 2 cups strawberries frozen
- ½ medium avocado
- ¼ cup rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 -3 teaspoons honey
- 1 cup fresh strawberries halved
- Crumble Topping
- ½ cup ground almonds
- ½ cup l rolled oats large size
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 2 teaspoons butter
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon powdered
- Make crumble. Mix almond flour, oats and butter and stir fry in a cast iron skillet at low heat. Keep an eye as the crumble it burns quickly.
- Once it changes colour after 2-3 minute, remove from heat, add honey and cinnamon.
- To make the smoothie reserve 1 tablespoon of coconut milk. Blend remaining coconut milk with frozen strawberries, avocado, oats vanilla and honey in a high-speed blender until smooth.
- Pour in two serving bowls. Top it with crumble, fresh strawberries and drizzle the reserved coconut milk and serve immediately.
- Adjust sweetness in the smoothie as per the tartness of strawberries.
- Cinnamon can also be added in the smoothie if you like more cinnamon.
- Do not store this smoothie as the avocado tends to brown quickly
- Frozen berries of your choice can be used as per choice.
- Bananas can be replaced by avocado to get a different variation along with some cinnamon.
- The crumble can be used on grilled fruit, ice cream topping.