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Basic California Smoothie

Total time:

10 min

Prep time:

10 min

Cook time:


Nutritional Highlights (Per serving) See Full
300 Calories
10 g Fat
13 g Fiber
15 mg Sodium
52 g Carbs
Basic California Smoothie


California Avocados and frozen fruit or veggies make delicious, creamy smoothies in an instant. Vary the fruit, liquid and add-ins for hundreds of California smoothie variations.


Serves: 1

1 cup liquid, such as coconut water, juice, cold water, or milk
1/2 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, peeled, seeded and chopped
2 cups chopped fruit, or fruit and veggies, frozen*
As needed sweetener, such as honey, maple or agave syrup, optional
1 Tbsp. "add-in", such as ground flax seed or chia seed, optional
1/4 tsp. spice, such as cinnamon, cayenne or pumpkin pie spice

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.


  1. In a blender place liquid, avocado and frozen fruit. Blend on purée or frappe setting until smooth and creamy. If necessary, stop blender and carefully stir ingredients until they are all blended consistently.
  2. Taste smoothie and add sweetener and add-ins, if desired. Blend until incorporated.
  3. Pour into a large glass and garnish with spice if desired.

*Chop and freeze fruit at least 4 hours before making smoothie, or purchase frozen fruit.

**Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 300
Total Fat 10 g (Sat 1.5 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 1 g, Mono 7 g)
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 15 mg
Potassium 881 mg
Total Carbohydrates 52 g
Dietary Fiber 13 g
Total Sugar 35 g
Protein 1 g

Vitamin A 72 mcg ; Vitamin C 214 mg ; Calcium 76 mg ; Iron 1 mg ; Vitamin D 0 mcg ; Folate 61 mcg ; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.09g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 8%; Vitamin C 240%; Calcium 6%; Iron 6 %; Vitamin D 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

About the author

Created in 1978, the California Avocado Commission strives to enhance the premium positioning of California avocados through advertising, promotion and public relations, and engages in related industry activities. California avocados are commercially cultivated with uncompromising dedication to quality and freshness, by more than 3,000 growers in the Golden State. The California Avocado Commission serves as the official information source for California avocados and the California avocado industry.


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