Eliminating grains and other carbs from your diet is easily one of the fastest ways to lose weight. However, when you reduce your carb intake, it’s also important that you increase your healthy fat intake to provide your body with important nutrients and fuel. Avocados are considered a superfood and are an excellent source of monounsaturated fats that can supply your body with the fuel it needs while working to boost the metabolism.

The healthy fats in avocado aren’t stored in the body and are burned quickly for energy. This works to improve the body’s ability to lose weight. Avocados are a very versatile food that you can add to pasta, eggs, rice, salads, and smoothies. In fact, the avocado smoothie recipes for weight loss that I’ve included here will give you a fast and easy way to provide your body with important, essential healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals.

Why Avocados are Vital to Weight Loss

A recommended daily serving of avocados can work to lower bad cholesterol. Studies have found that eating avocado daily can help lower the level of total cholesterol in addition to triglycerides and bad LDL cholesterol.

  • Avocado can also help to reduce belly fat since it’s loaded with oleic fatty acids and monounsaturated fat. Research has shown that by replacing vegetable oil or corn oil with avocado oil, it can significantly help to reduce belly fat while boosting the metabolism.
  • Additionally, avocados can also improve the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. The types of healthy fats found in this fruit work by improving the absorption of fat-soluble carotenoids and nutrients that are both linked to improved fat loss.
  • Free radicals can attack the mitochondria, disrupting the body’s metabolism, which can slow down the weight loss process. The healthy fats in avocado will also protect mitochondria, preventing serious damage.
  • When you first switch to a weight loss diet, the cravings are strong. Since you have to cut calories in order to lose fat, you’re often left feeling hungry in between meals. Fortunately, avocado works to help leave you feeling full, so you can prevent snacking, curb cravings, and stick to your diet.
  • It’s also a great natural source for energy. The oleic acid in avocados will provide a natural energy boost that will allow you to work out for longer and keep your metabolism revved up and ready for weight loss.
  • Because of this, more men and women are turning to avocado smoothies since it provides a fast and easy way to enjoy this important superfood, especially when they’re on the go. There are a variety of green smoothie recipes for weight loss, but recipes that contain avocado will provide the type of creamy texture you’re looking for.

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If you’re not big on cooking and you want a way to enjoy all the benefits of avocados, you want to follow a diet that cuts out grains, and you’re looking for a convenient and fast way to lose weight, then read on to learn about the top avocado smoothies that not only taste great, but can also help aid in your weight loss goals.

Avocado and Berry Smoothie-Energy

To make this smoothie, since it contains spinach, you’ll need to use a high-powered smoothie blender, such as the Blender By Cleanblend. If you’d like to learn more about blenders designed specifically for smoothies, click here to read my in-depth buyer’s guide.

This recipe includes the following ingredients:

  • Honey
  • Protein powder
  • Coconut milk
  • Avocado
  • Spinach
  • Blueberries

If you want to make this into a thick smoothie bowl, use frozen blueberries. This is a great low-calorie high protein breakfast option, or you can drink it after a workout, or as an afternoon snack. The protein powder is optional, but the addition of the protein will leave you feeling full. The combination of the berries and avocado will provide a nice creamy texture that’s very sweet and refreshing. Spinach is very mild in flavor, so you won’t really even notice it. The sweet flavor will help to satisfy any sugar cravings you may have been struggling with, while the chia seeds provide the type of fiber content you need to aid in weight loss.

Avocado and Banana

This smoothie contains:

  • Crushed ice
  • Honey
  • Coconut milk
  • Avocado
  • Banana

This smoothie is perfect if you’re on a paleo diet. The smoothie itself is perfect as an afternoon snack or breakfast on the go. This is a gluten-free, dairy-free option that tastes rich and sweet. The addition of coconut milk adds just a touch of tropical flavor, while the honey and banana will help to curb your sugar cravings, without the smoothie tasting overly sweet. Both the banana and coconut milk are beneficial for weight loss. The fatty acids and medium-chain triglycerides found in coconut milk can boost your metabolism which will boost your body’s ability to burn calories. Additionally, coconut milk can also help to reduce your appetite.

Avocado and Green Apple

This smoothie recipe contains:

  • Ice
  • Milk
  • Low-fat yogurt
  • Green apples
  • Avocado

Green smoothies for weight loss are pretty popular these days, mainly because they work wonders in terms of curbing the appetite, help to boost the metabolism, and can be used as a meal replacement or afternoon snack. The apples in this smoothie provide a creamy texture, while the avocado and yogurt further enhance the creaminess and richness of this drink. Apples are high in both insoluble and soluble fibers, both of which aid in weight loss since it can regulate blood sugar levels and aids in appetite control. The pectin forms a type of gel-like substance and absorbs water in the intestines, so you’re left feeling full.

Avocado and Kiwi

Healthy green

For this smoothie, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Ice
  • Honey
  • Almond milk
  • Lime juice
  • Kiwis
  • Avocado

This smoothie is a great vegan option, if you exclude the honey, since it’s dairy-free, but still has a pure rich flavor. The addition of the lime juice really gives this smoothie a unique flavor and a nice tart taste to it. Kiwi is an excellent source of dietary fiber that will help to suppress your appetite and leave you feeling full. Kiwi contains a digestive enzyme that also helps to break down proteins, allowing the body to easily process them, which helps to boost the metabolism. Kiwi also contains carnitine, which is another substance that aids in weight loss, working to convert stored fat into fuel.

Avocado and Mango

This smoothie recipe includes:

  • Honey
  • Chia seeds
  • Milk
  • Greek yogurt
  • Avocado
  • Frozen banana
  • Mango

This banana, mango, avocado smoothie can make the perfect lunch or dinner option when you’re trying to eat whole and raw foods. The addition of mango provides the perfect hint of tropical flavor while the chia seeds provide much-needed omega-3 fatty acids in addition to fiber. Greek yogurt is a great protein source and it adds to the smoothie’s creamy texture. Because mango is considered a low energy density fruit it’s very filling and contains fewer calories. Additionally, it also helps to limit the number of calories you eat per meal which will aid in weight loss. Mangos are also high in fiber which will increase the feeling of fullness while reducing fat absorption and carbs, both of which will also aid in weight loss.

 Avocado and Coconut Smoothie

For this smoothie, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Ice
  • Spinach
  • Coconut milk
  • Honey
  • Greek yogurt
  • Avocado

This creamy avocado coconut smoothie will be the perfect afternoon snack, meal, or just a great late-night option if you’re struggling with sugar cravings. It’s also the perfect way to add more leafy greens and fruits to your diet. The sweetness of the honey and yogurt will balance out the bitter taste of the spinach. The coconut milk and avocado add to the creamy texture of the smoothie. As I mentioned earlier, the medium-chain triglycerides that are found in coconut milk will not be stored in the body as fat. Instead, it’ll be directly transported to the liver where it will then be converted into fuel. Coconut milk works to reduce your appetite and curb hunger while boosting the body’s fat-burning potential.

Avocado and PineappleFresh green smoothie

Gather the following supplies for this tropical smoothie:

  • Ice
  • Spinach
  • Avocado
  • Pineapple
  • Water

This smoothie is a great choice if you’re looking for a detox smoothie that contains avocado. Spinach, pineapple, and avocado all work together to promote weight loss and cleanse the body. The addition of tropical flavors combined with the creamy texture of the avocado can help to curb cravings and provides the perfect creamy texture. Thylakoids, which are found in spinach help to aid in digestion while producing a feeling of satiety, helping to prevent cravings. Bromelain, which is found in pineapple will help aid in digestion, leading to a boost in metabolism for improved fat burning.

Avocado and Kale

For this smoothie, you’ll need:

  • Lime juice
  • Frozen banana
  • Avocado
  • Kale
  • Coconut water

Green smoothies aren’t only used for detoxing, they’re actually a great way to incorporate more leafy greens into your daily diet. This kale and avocado smoothie is loaded with fiber, nutrients, and hydrating fluids which makes it very filling. The sweetness of the lime and banana will help to cut back on the pungent taste of the kale. The addition of coconut water is very hydrating while also adding a touch of tropical flavor. Kale is a type of leafy green that is loaded with isothiocyanates which will boost the body’s ability to detox while also revving up the metabolism which will result in faster calorie-burning. Additionally, the dietary fiber will aid in digestion while improving bowel regularity.

Avocado and Key Lime Smoothie

This smoothie requires the following ingredients:

  • Ice
  • Agave nectar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Bananas
  • Avocado
  • Lime juice
  • Granny Smith apples

This movie is very refreshing and packed with citrus flavors. The combination of lime and avocado provides a nice creamy texture with a tart taste. The apple and banana will add a subtle fruity flavor and subtle sweetness that’s perfect for those craving a dessert. The lime juice is a great source of vitamin C that can promote weight loss by boosting the absorption of calcium and fat cells. Additionally, calcium tends to play a major role in how fat is stored and processed by the body. A higher level of calcium in fat cells can promote improved fat-burning abilities.

Avocado and Strawberry

Organic drink

For this smoothie, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Water
  • Banana
  • Strawberries
  • Avocado

This is another great vegan smoothie option that uses bananas and avocados as the base, however, the texture is so rich and smooth that you’d think it also contained milk. The juicy strawberries will give the smoothie a great flavor boost, while the banana provides the perfect creamy texture. The vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are found in strawberries will help to boost the body’s production of certain hormones that suppress hunger while stimulating the metabolism. Additionally, the fiber will slow down the digestion rate of starchy foods while increasing a feeling of fullness.

Avocado and Raspberry Smoothie

Gather the following ingredients for this smoothie:

  • Frozen raspberries
  • Sweetener
  • Lemon juice
  • Water
  • Avocado

This is a type of low carb smoothie that will work as a dessert or snack and since it’s so low in calories you can have it anytime you want. This creamy sweet smoothie is a healthy and smart way to satisfy any type of sugar cravings you may be having as you lower your caloric intake. The tart and sweet taste of the raspberries blend well with the creaminess and richness of the avocado, while the lemon juice adds a nice burst of tartness to this smoothie. The enzymes found in raspberries aid in weight loss by breaking down any accumulated fat cells in the body. Additionally, these berries are also loaded with manganese and fiber, both of which play a crucial role in weight loss.

Final Thoughts

These avocado smoothie recipes can be used as a meal replacement, dessert, or an afternoon snack. Avocado is an important superfood that contains healthy fats that are designed to aid in weight loss, however, it can also help to leave you feeling full between meals, which will help to combat cravings and prevent you from cheating on your diet. As you can see, avocado is a very versatile fruit and one that can provide the perfect type of creamy texture to any smoothie.