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Tropical California Smoothie

Total time:

10 min

Prep time:

10 min

Cook time:


Nutritional Highlights (Per serving) See Full
340 Calories
10 g Fat
13 g Fiber
70 mg Sodium
62 g Carbs
Tropical California Smoothie


California Avocados and frozen fruit or veggies make delicious, creamy smoothies in an instant. With tropical fruits like pineapple and mango, you get almost three times (260% DV) the vitamin C.


Serves: 1

1 cup coconut water
1/2 ripe, Fresh California Avocado
2 cups chopped or sliced mixed tropical fruits, frozen* (such as sliced banana or diced pineapple)
Stevia, to taste, optional
1 Tbsp. chia seeds, optional
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper, optional

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 340
Total Fat 10 g (Sat 1.5 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 1 g, Mono 7 g)
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 70 mg
Potassium 1282 mg
Total Carbohydrates 62 g
Dietary Fiber 13 g
Total Sugar 44 g
Protein 2 g

Vitamin A 72 mcg ; Vitamin C 238 mg ; Calcium 79 mg ; Iron 1 mg ; Vitamin D 0 mcg ; Folate 61 mcg ; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.08g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 8%; Vitamin C 260%; 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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