Moroccan Avocado Smoothie

Three glasses of Moroccan avocado smoothie

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 3 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
385 Calories
24g Fat
36g Carbs
11g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3
Amount per serving
Calories 385
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 124mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 14mg 69%
Calcium 309mg 24%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 992mg 21%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

If you're only familiar with using avocados in salads and dips, you'll be pleasantly surprised by how delicious an avocado shake can be. Avocado smoothies—or avocado milkshakes—are an immensely popular beverage in Morocco, particularly during the month of Ramadan. They're quick and easy to make and are both filling and nutritious, all factors that contribute to their appeal during a time of fasting. You don't have to be fasting, however, to enjoy this.

In terms of texture, avocado adds creaminess to this smoothie, but they're not sweet. This traditional recipe is as simple as avocado with milk and sugar. The size of the avocado used will affect how much milk and sugar you need in order to achieve your preferred consistency and sweetness. Please note that Moroccans tend to like their beverages quite sweet, so try adding the sugar in increments and tasting as you go to avoid making it overly sweet.


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  • 1 ripe avocado

  • 3 tablespoons sugar, or to taste

  • 2 to 3 cups cold milk

  • Handful of ice, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for Moroccan avocado smoothie recipe gathered

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  2. Peel avocado and cut it in half. Discard pit.

    Peeled and halved avocado on a plate

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  3. Put avocado and sugar in a blender with 1 cup of milk. Blend until very creamy and smooth.

    Avocado, milk, and sugar in a high-speed blender

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  4. Gradually add another cup or two of milk to make shake as thin or as thick as you like. How much milk you need will depend on size and ripeness of avocado.

    Moroccan avocado smoothie with milk in a blender

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  5. Add a handful of ice to blender and blend for another minute. Taste and adjust sugar if necessary.

    Moroccan avocado smoothie in a blender

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  6. Pour into glasses. Serve and enjoy.

    Three glasses of Moroccan avocado smoothie

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Recipe Variations

  • Many other fruits go well with avocado. Add some bananas, apples, strawberries, or mangos to the smoothie. Skip the sugar if you're going to add other fruit; it won't be needed.
  • To make this smoothie extra green, add a handful of baby spinach.
  • Try a dash of almond or vanilla extract.
  • Use honey or agave nectar instead of sugar, or try adding some chopped dates.
  • Use any kind of milk you like, whether conventional cow's milk or a plant-based milk, such as oat, soy, almond, or cashew.


For an extra-refreshing smoothie and a way to preserve all those avocados before they spoil: Freeze them. Just peel the avocado, cube it, and then transfer the cubes to a zip-close freezer bag. You can use the chunks of avocado right out of the freezer in your smoothie, and it will quickly chill your smoothie and cut back on the need for a lot of ice.