The Californian Smoothie (Avocado-Berry Smoothie) Recipe

The Californian Smoothie (Avocado-Berry Smoothie) Recipe

California dreamin' [Photograph: Robyn Lee]

This rich berry-avocado-date smoothie plays homage to the flavors of the Golden State.

Note: This makes a rich, thick smoothie. If you prefer a thinner texture, add more milk or almond milk to taste.

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  • Yield:serves 2
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes


  • 1/2 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries (about 4 ounces)
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries (about 4 ounces)
  • 4 dates, pitted (about 1 ounce)
  • 1 cup (about 8 ounces) whole milk or unsweetened almond milk, such as Silk brand
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  1. 1.

    Add avocado, raspberries, strawberries, dates, milk, and honey to the jar of a blender. Turn blender to low and blend until roughly pureed, about 30 seconds. Gradually increase speed to high and blend until smooth, about 1 minute longer. Serve.