Creamy Avocado Kefir Smoothie with Collagen

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.

Overhead shot of creamy avocado kefir smoothie garnished with chia seeds. There is a spoon with almond butter and an avocado in the background.

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.

Overhead shot of avocado kefir smoothie ingredients in a blender with a sliced avocado next to it

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.

Overhead shot of a metal spoon with some almond butter in it. There are chia seeds sprinkled around the spoon.

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.

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Creamy Avocado Kefir Smoothie with Collagen

This delicious avocado smoothie is made with kefir, a probiotic drink that is good for gut health. It's also dairy free and packed with nutrients and protein.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine: American, Dairy-free
Keyword: avocado smoothies, dairy-free smoothies, easy breakfast, kefir drinks, naturally sweetened, probiotic drinks, protein smoothies, smoothies
Servings: 1
Calories: 466kcal
Author: Daniela Miranda

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

This smoothie is meant to be thick and creamy. If you would like your smoothie to be less thick, feel free to add more kefir or a bit of water.
 
Please keep in mind that the nutritional values included here are just an estimate.

Nutrition

Calories: 466kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 172mg | Potassium: 581mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 12.8% | Vitamin C: 12.2% | Calcium: 41% | Iron: 8.2%

Here are other healthy drinks you might enjoy:

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14 thoughts on “Creamy Avocado Kefir Smoothie with Collagen”

  • Right up my alley!! Always looking for more healthy recipes and I don’t like smoothies with so much fruit. I’m a big fan of avocados in smoothies for all the reasons you mention and with so much protein from great sources this is going to be an amazing post workout refuel.

  • I still have yet to try kefir but I really want to. This recipe looks like a great way to jump in and try it because I start almost every morning with a smoothie already. I love that you’ve used an avocado in this for creaminess and healthy fat!

  • With summer coming on and all the activities sometime I just don’t feel like time out for a sit down lunch. Now the avocado kefir smoothie sounds like it would be ideal — refreshing and satisfying. I didn’t know you could make your own kefir. I’m going to have to look it to it. Thank you for the tips.

  • Wow, I’ve never added collagen to anything before but I’ve thought about. This sounds so healthy and nutritious, I think now that I have such a great recipe, I’m ready! Thank you!

  • Consider me intrigued. I’ve never used collagen before, but I’m all in favour of amping up the nutritional profile of a smoothie. I love avocadoes though, and I have to say that I just don’t use them often enough in smoothies and sweet drinks. I first learned about it many years ago when I saw avocado bubble teas, but I just haven’t given it a try myself. This looks too good not to make though… so I guess it’s time I get started!

  • Ooooh I love kefir and I love avocados! We always buy the bags of avocados from Costco so there are always a few that get kinda brown before we get to them. This would be perfect for those!

  • Now THIS is a hearty smoothie! I have collagen powder in my pantry and I’ve been trying to figure out some different ways to use it. I’m looking forward to giving this a shot.

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