Avocado Lime and Basil Smoothie

August 17, 2016

Avocado Lime and Basil Smoothie

Guys, I think I’m onto something.
Like I know that if you glance at this recipe's ingredient list, it looks like a weird combination of ingredients for a smoothie: Basil? Lime? Avocado?
Wait, what?
But believe me when I say that this is the REAL DEAL.
It’s so smooth, bright, cheery, and refreshing: the perfect antidote to the heat wave we're all experiencing right now.
[On a side note can I just say that I’m so done with this summer. Seriously I’m done. Fall can’t come soon enough. I want to pull out the sweaters, scarves, warm coats, and the fresh smell of hot coffee. Summer begone.]


Anyways, you guys know I love me some basil. Who doesn’t love a good fresh mozzarella, tomato, and basil salad?
But basil ain’t just for salads. It’s for drinking in smoothies too, yo!


Lime, avocado, basil, rice milk come together to form a smoothie that lets you taste the avocado, but also brings an assortment of citrus and herbs.
It’s definitely an intriguing combination of ingredients. And it’s definitely not your average smoothie.
But you have to trust me when I say that this is so worth trying.


It has a delicious creamy texture — generally hard to find in dairy-free smoothies — while the coconut sugar adds a bit of sweetness. But this Avocado Lime and Basil Smoothie truly becomes superb by adding the lime and basil.

Avocado Lime and Basil Smoothie

It’s super refreshing, and it tastes so good that you wouldn’t believe it’s just made with a handful of ingredients that you normally wouldn’t use in a smoothie.

Avocado Lime and Basil Smoothie

That’s the very reason you should make it. This is not just your ordinary smoothie. This is way better. Trust.

Avocado Lime and Basil Smoothie                                                                                                   Print this recipe!

Serves 2

1 large ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and cubed
4 basil leaves
1 cup rice milk (or almond milk)
Juice of 2 limes
1 heaping tablespoon coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
½ cup crushed ice (adjust to taste)


Place all ingredients in blender and pulse until smooth.
Pour in glasses and serve with lime wedges and additional ice.

Nutrition facts

One serving yields 223 calories, 13 grams of fat, 26 grams of carbs, and 2 grams of protein.


  1. Just made this and WOW. I was skeptical about the basil, but I love it so much, and it was perfect for this heat! Thanks, Mike!!

    1. I saw the recipe and was thinking how great it would be to read feedback from someone who tried it. Thank you, Britt, I'm off to get those ingredients. Thank you, Mike, for this very original smoothie recipe. Cheers, Ardith

    2. Thank you Britt for reporting back immediately. You're awesome!

  2. Can't wait to try this tomorrow morning!

    Liv x


  3. I totally trust you Mike and you are incorporating an avocado here, love it!

  4. I trust you when you say this is the "REAL DEAL" - with avocado in it - it must be sinfully creamy - though not really sinful - ok, am stopping my yammering!
    Love that your noggin came up with this REAL DEAL green smoothie - simply genius!

  5. Basil is my favorite herb, but I've never tried it in a smoothie before, I usually just stick to Caprese Salad and pesto - it's definitely time to up my game!