Creamy Coconut Avocado Smoothie Recipe (dairy free, Autoimmune Friendly)

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Tonight, when I got home from yoga, I was craving two things: a smoothie and an avocado. So, I decided to combine the two.

It turned out amazingly delicious.

This was the first time I had ever included an avocado in my smoothie and I was a little worried at first. I don’t know why though — the avocado was amazing. It makes the smoothie so rich and creamy and smooth.


This smoothie is so full of good fats that it will keep you satiated for hours. I now add avocado to almost every smoothie I make for an extra boost of fat. I also pretty much always include a dollop of coconut oil too. :)

I’m going to share the basic recipe with you and then suggest some additional options for the smoothie. Like all smoothies, you really can tailor this to suit your own tastes and whatever you have on hand!

Shout out to my friend Suzanne from Strands of My Life for shooting the photo for this recipe!

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Creamy Coconut Avocado Smoothie Recipe (dairy free)
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Recipe type: Dairy Free Smoothie
Serves: 1
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • ½ cup coconut water (Taste Nirvana is may favorite)
  • 1 large handful greens (spinach, lettuce, chard, etc.)
  • 2-4 sprigs parsley (stem and all)
  • 1 tbsp. grass-fed gelatin
  • 5-10 drops stevia (or, you can omit if you’re going completely sweet-free)
  • ice
  1. In a high-powered blender (I LOVE my Vitamix!), combine avocado, coconut milk tonic, and coconut water until smooth.
  2. Add the greens, parsley, and stevia and blend.
  3. Slowly sprinkle the gelatin powder into the blender with it running. This will help it blend in w/out becoming lumpy.
  4. Add ice until you reach the desired consistency.
  5. This would also taste great with fresh or frozen fruit added in like berries, pineapple, or strawberries. The smoothie is rich and creamy and gives you another couple servings of veggies and good fats, something we can all use.

Give it a try and tell me your favorite combination. I’d love to hear it!


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  1. That’s awesome! I imagine the avocado puts the “smooth” in the smoothie! Can’t wait to try it.


    Posted 05/18/11

    • It is SO yummy! You will not be disappointed! :)


      Posted 05/22/11

  2. What is coconut milk tonic?


    Posted 02/16/13

  3. Awesome! You should try..Apple Spinach Smoothie
    The blend of apple, spinach, and Greek yogurt makes a rich, savory smoothie recipe. A touch of maple syrup is just enough to balance the flavors without throwing off your blood sugar.
    1 small apple, cored and chopped
    2 packed cups baby spinach (2 ounces)
    1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
    1/3 cup unsweetened apple juice or orange juice
    2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
    1 teaspoon maple syrup
    1 cup ice cubes
    Combine all ingredients except ice cubes in a blender; purée until smooth. Add ice cubes; purée until smooth.
    Serves 2


    Posted 04/15/14

    • Hi Ern – This sounds like it would be tasty with some modifications for blood sugar health. The apple, apple/orange juice, and the maple syrup add quite a bit of sugar to this recipe. In addition, when it comes to carbohydrates they should always be eaten with a good amount of fat to help soften the blow on the blood sugar. I’d probably just use the apple, full-fat yogurt or coconut milk, and skip the juice and maple syrup to make a much more blood-sugar friendly smoothie. Cheers!


      Jessica Espinoza
      Posted 04/15/14

  4. You have gelatin in the ingredients but its not in the method. At what point is this added?
    Do I need to dissolve it in hot water first?


    Posted 04/18/14

    • Hi Georgia – Thanks for pointing that out! I have updated the recipe to reflect the proper steps! It does not need to be dissolved first.


      Jessica Espinoza
      Posted 04/18/14

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