Healthy Recipes

Green-is-good smoothie

No mere health fad, a tasty green smoothie is now a firm part of the Australian breakfast landscape. This version with avocado is deliciously creamy.

By Emma Knowles
  • 10 mins preparation
  • Serves 2
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Green smoothies have graduated from health fad to breakfast stalwart. The key is to balance the sweet and savoury elements, and include at least one ingredient that imparts a smooth texture. In this case, ripe avocado does the job. Seek out fresh, cold-pressed almond milks available now (rather than shelf-stable tetra-paks) – they make for a much tastier result.


  • 250 ml (1 cup) almond milk
  • 50 gm baby spinach
  • 1 avocado, coarsely chopped
  • 1⁄2 banana
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (see note)
  • 1 tbsp honey, or to taste
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon, plus extra to serve


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    Process ingredients and a handful of ice cubes in a blender until smooth, and serve scattered with extra cinnamon.


Almond butter is available from select health-food shops and the health-food section of select supermarkets. If it's unavailable, substitute unsalted peanut butter.

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