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Avocado-Vanilla Smoothie

  • Servings: 2
Avocado-Vanilla Smoothie

Photography: Bryan Gardner

Source: Whole Living, January/February January/February 2012


  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 cup no-sugar-added pear nectar, plus more as needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup ice cubes


  1. Puree ingredients in a blender until smooth. If too thick, add more nectar to adjust consistency.

Reviews (9)

  • MeganRose66 26 Feb, 2014

    Hands down, my absolute favorite smoothie for breakfast, lunch, or a filling snack

  • LittleRedFrog 31 Jan, 2014

    I'd had avocado bubble tea before and it is one of my favourite ones.
    I made the pear juice myself and my smoothie was really too thick, I was more eating it than drinking it.
    But I just realised that it calls for 1/2 avocado per person and I used the whole thing... -_-"
    So for sure I'll be making this again, using the right amounts.
    The flavour is great though!
    Pretty sure it would be great with any type of juice too. Apple, or pineapple (mmmm), etc

  • Mylife0831 14 Jul, 2012

    This smoothie has a mild, smooth flavor. I will be making it again. I used half the vanilla and avocado recommend and I used the juice of two fresh juiced red pears. Yummy

  • R_Lynn 4 Jun, 2012

    I found the vanilla extract in the recipe to be too overwhelming and I was disappointed that I couldn't taste the pear nectar as a result. I think I'll stick to fruit smoothies and leave the avocado for my salad!

  • Blanchea 18 Mar, 2012

    This recipe was Excellent! Love it!!!!

  • Angielup 12 Feb, 2012

    Good smooth flavor and creaminess. I used a third of an avocado, if I would have used the whole avocado it would have been too much.

  • ahall0731 6 Feb, 2012

    Anyone know the nutrition for this one?

  • skspillman 3 Feb, 2012

    The next time I make this I will use less vanilla--I found the flavor to be a bit overpowering.

  • MrsJacobi 18 Jan, 2012

    This is good...odd, but good. I like the creaminess of it; it tastes very rich and decadent, but then, that's not always what I want first thing in the morning. I think I'd rather stick with one of the other smoothies for breakfast.

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