This avocado kefir smoothie is soooooo creamy that it will fool you into thinking that you are having the best milkshake of your life. But guess what? It’s actually dairy-free! It’s also packed with nutrients and protein to keep you healthy and happy.
How to Make a Smoothie Creamy without Using Dairy
Making a creamy, dairy-free smoothie is actually simpler than you might think. You only need some avocado and chia seeds.
Avocados are naturally fatty and creamy so, when they get blended, they give drinks the consistency of a milkshake.
Chia seeds are not only full of nutrients but also absorb moisture really fast. They are a popular ingredient in smoothies because of their health benefits and because they help to thicken drinks.
How to Make a Healthy Smoothie that will Keep You Full
In addition to the healthy fats from the avocado and the nutrients found in chia seeds, this avocado kefir smoothie also features some almond butter and collagen powder.
Almond butter is great to add to smoothies because it is packed with protein, so it helps to keep you full longer. Just make sure to buy good quality almond butter with no sugar or salt added.
Collagen is an important part of a healthy body. It helps to keep your tendons and ligaments working, and it is also associated with skin health. Adding a little extra to your diet can give you healthier skin and hair and might also relieve joint pain. If you would like to know more about the benefits of collagen, check out this article.
What is Kefir?
Kefir is a probiotic drink thought to be good for gut health. It is made out of fermented kefir grains and milk and tastes similar to yogurt.
For this recipe, I used kefir made from coconut milk, which makes it dairy-free. If you can’t find kefir at your local grocery store, you can always make your own. You just need to buy some kefir grains and follow the directions on the package.
Creamy Avocado Kefir Smoothie with Collagen
- 1 cup coconut milk kefir (or milk kefir)
- 2 tbsp collagen powder
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 avocado pitted and scooped out of its skin
- 1/2 cup ice
- Place of all the ingredients in a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth.
- Transfer smoothie to a tall glass and garnish with chia seeds if desired.
- Serve immediately.
Here are other healthy drinks you might enjoy:
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