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Cardamom Avocado & Blueberry Smoothie

5 min


10 ingredients or less

Avocados, bananas and blueberries are all very nutrient-dense fruits with amazing health benefits. This smoothie is equally filling, delicious, and nutritious.



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  • ½
  • 1
    frozen banana
  • 1 cup (240 mL)
    unsweetened oat milk
  • ½ cup (120 mL)
    unsweetened soy yogurt
  • 1 cup (150 g)
    frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup (75 g)
    frozen pineapple chunks
  • 2
    cardamom pods, seeds only (optional)
  • ⅛ tsp
    ground cinnamon

Optional garnish


  1. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the smoothie in tall glasses and top with desired garnish. Enjoy!


  • Nutrition tip: aim to use plant-based milks and yogurts that are fortified with calcium.
  • We used frozen wild blueberries, which we find gives a more vibrant purple colour once blended.


  • Smoothies are best enjoyed immediately.

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Elyse - March 28, 2024, 2:32 a.m.

One of my new favorite smoothies (other one being the Orange Ginger Sunrise)! The cardamom flavor is amazing. I didn’t have pineapple, but still really wanted to make it and it was delish. Definitely want to try it again with the full ingredients.

PUL Team - March 28, 2024, 5:14 a.m.

So glad you enjoyed the smoothie, Elyse!

Genevieve - March 15, 2024, 2:09 p.m.

The cardamome gives it a unique exotic taste. Loved it!

Gliselle Marin - March 14, 2024, 1:34 p.m.

Why have I never put cardamom in smoothie before?! This was so delicious!

Nicole Mostofa - Feb. 22, 2024, 5:45 p.m.

Had to sub frozen raspberries for pineapple. It wasn't my favourite smoothie. But it was good. Maybe too thick.

Nicole Mostofa - March 3, 2024, 11:20 p.m.

Made it a second time with all the right ingredients. It was better. 😋

PUL Team - March 4, 2024, 2:36 a.m.

So happy to hear, Nicole!

Mairi - Jan. 16, 2024, 4:44 a.m.

Can't believe I haven't rated this one yet... I make it all the time, it's my absolute go to smoothie! I use ground cardamom and just do a little less than 1/4 teaspoon and love it!

Mairi - Jan. 16, 2024, 4:46 a.m.

Oh and I'd recommend going with wild blueberries if available, they're just more flavorful!

PUL Team - Jan. 16, 2024, 4:53 a.m.

Thanks for taking the time to leave the review, Mairi!

Khalidi - Dec. 24, 2023, 1:54 p.m.

What are the possible side effects of articial colouring to consumers??

PUL Team - Dec. 26, 2023, 9:31 a.m.

Hey Khalidi, this recipe doesn't contain any artificial colouring :)

Devi - Oct. 19, 2023, 6:13 a.m.

Your recipes are easy, delicious, nutritious and very attractive. Keep going and reach new heights ❤️

alice - Sept. 18, 2023, 9:25 p.m.

i just made it with 1/4 of fresh ananas and , as always, adding extra 1 small cup water to milk coco/rice milk and Sojade yoghurt, as your smoothies are always too thick xd, BUt delicious ! It was a bit too sweet and 'ananasy' that ways,
I made it before with mango and preferred it that way ;)

Silke Bossier - Aug. 9, 2023, 10:42 p.m.

The taste with the cardamom was so new to me! I really liked it! Great recipe!

Leslie Reed - July 24, 2023, 12:13 a.m.

Delicious!! Don’t sleep on this one!! So good!! (I added both extras to the smoothie).

Leslie Reed - July 24, 2023, 12:15 a.m.

Also, I used almond milk and almond yogurt (because that’s what I had available).

Sowmya - July 19, 2023, 5:04 p.m.

I am a new subscriber and must say I’m watching your videos right from the time I wake up. I tried this today and came out so well and shared with my friends too..gone a little crazy putting up on my Watsapp status 😉 Thank you Sadia and very well done PUL team, each one of your efforts is really commendable thank you again ..continue the great work team

PUL Team - July 22, 2023, 10:19 p.m.

Awe welcome to the PUL community, Sowmya! We are so happy to have you here and hope you continue to enjoy the content 🤗

Luci - July 4, 2023, 6:03 p.m.

Wow! This smoothie is so unique and so delicious. Such a welcome change from my standard green smoothies. Love the use of cardamom!

PUL Team - July 6, 2023, 2:37 a.m.

Thank you, Luci! 😃

Tania Allan - June 27, 2023, 12:09 p.m.

Made this today and it’s yummy! Only thing is I wish I’d added more cinnamon and cardamom. I only have ground cardamom…how much would you add? I just sprinkled both spices in but wondering if I should measure out like 1/8tsp (per 1 serving) or less or more? I’ll have to experiment! Even without it’s yummy and filling ❤️

PUL Team - June 28, 2023, 11:27 p.m.

Mmm sounds lovely, Tania! Sprinkling the spices in is totally okay 💛

Sam - June 26, 2023, 2:54 p.m.

My go-to summer breakfast recipe 👌🏼

Carmen Mazurek - June 8, 2023, 3:16 p.m.

Julie - April 14, 2023, 10:56 p.m.

This was delicious! I used almond milk because that was what I had on hand. I loved how creamy and sweet it was, and it was the perfect snack on a warm day.

PUL Team - April 15, 2023, 3:21 a.m.

Woohoo! Thank you, Julie 🙂

Elyse - April 4, 2023, 12:15 a.m.

Gorgeous, delicious and refreshing! The cardamom taste really pops

Martunia - March 17, 2023, 10:56 a.m.

The cardamom in this smoothie makes all the difference! Smoothie good!

Pravita - Nov. 10, 2022, 8:27 p.m.

Just made this smoothie for my morning drive to work today and OMG!!! So delicious and filled with such good vitamins :) I'm really trying to get into replacing coffee and hot chocolate with smoothies now. Thank you so much Sadia for this amazing recipe :)

PUL Team - Nov. 10, 2022, 11:25 p.m.

So glad it was enjoyed, Pravita, it means so much!

Carla - May 7, 2022, 5:50 p.m.

This smoothie was delicious! The texture was ON POINT, thanks to the banana and avocado I believe. I didn't have any soy yoghurt left so I used silken tofu instead, which I guess contributed to the creamy texture. It was just a bit too thick for my liking so I added a splash of water and that was it :)
I might have overdone the cinnamon a bit so be careful not to put too much. Thanks Sadia for the delicious recipe!

PUL Team - May 7, 2022, 8:36 p.m.

Hey Carla, we're so thrilled the smoothie was enjoyed! We love the texture the banana and avocado help give as well. Thanks for sharing your experience with it 😃

Jessy - March 1, 2022, 3:33 a.m.

this looks so delicious. What can I substitute for banana and pineapple ?

PUL Team - March 1, 2022, 5:43 a.m.

Hey there, Jessy! The frozen banana helps give a creamy texture with a touch of sweetness to the smoothie. Some substitute ideas include using an alternative frozen fruit such as mango or berries, adding more avocado or yogurt in place of the banana, or trying soaked cashews to desired creaminess. For the pineapple, you could omit it or use any other fruit with a sweeter aftertaste, such as berries, mango, or peaches. Smoothies tend to be pretty flexible to whatever fruits we have on hand 😃 Do let us know if you give it a try!

Jessy - March 1, 2022, 3:41 p.m.

Thank you so much for the ideas. I will try them out

Aloha - Feb. 9, 2022, 2:15 p.m.

I usually make smoothies with anything healthy in house and manage to make them not only icky but also they take on a swamp color! So I decided to actually follow a recipe for once. OMG! This one is so good! The store did not have one single non-sweetened plant based yogurt, so I bought non-sweetened kefir as a sub. Also didn't have cardamom pods so I used powder instead. Remarkable how well flavors blend when you follow a well orchestrated recipe!! :)

PUL Team - Feb. 9, 2022, 8:14 p.m.

Thank you for the glowing review, Aloha, it's much appreciated!

CDG - Feb. 9, 2022, 1:51 a.m.

I didn’t have the avocado or yogurt but I substituted the avocado for cashews to add to the creaminess of the avocado and yogurt. I did however, have the cardamom pods and cinnamon. I didn’t have the pineapple but mangos. Nevertheless this was a hit. The cardamom and cinnamon are the keys to making this amazing smoothie. This is my JAM!!!

PUL Team - Feb. 9, 2022, 2:02 a.m.

Woohoo! Thanks for sharing the modifications, CDG, we're beyond thrilled the recipe was enjoyed 😊

Candace Gaiters - Feb. 9, 2022, 2:24 a.m.

I can’t believe I didn’t need anything extra sweeter other than the banana. I was thinking maybe a date or 2 but nothing. Can’t wait to add the pineapple s/juice to see how it’ll be. Thanks again.

Gabie - Nov. 13, 2021, 5:21 p.m.

What a solid smoothie ! This time did it exactly as the recipe says to and it is a real delight 😍 Filling, so creamy, surprisingly tasty, fresh, beautiful and nutritious, perfect to start the day. Mine turned out a bit to thick so I added a bit of cold water. Thanks PUL xoxo

PUL Team - Nov. 13, 2021, 11:43 p.m.

We're so happy to hear the smoothie was enjoyed, Gabie, thank you for taking the time to share the review 😊

Lizanne - Sept. 21, 2021, 11:44 p.m.

I made this smoothie for my family today and it was a hit! The rich color, creamy texture and comforting taste was the best. Next time I will add even more cardamom - it was SO good. We didn't have any fresh pineapple, but last night I remembered we had some pineapple juice, so a froze a few mini cubes - Delish!

PUL Team - Sept. 22, 2021, 4:57 a.m.

Mmm a lovely idea to freeze some juice! So happy the smoothie was enjoyed, Lizanne 😃

Cath - Sept. 14, 2021, 6:39 p.m.

This is 100% my new favourite smoothie. So fragrant with the cardamom, rich from the avocado, and just delicious from the blueberries! <3

Charlotte - Aug. 20, 2021, 2:27 p.m.

Aahhh, I am such a fan of this smoothie recipe! ❤ I absolutely love the combination of the frozen fruits and the subtle cardamom taste and it is such an ingenious way of boosting the flavour by adding a little spice. This was one of my first times using avocado in a smoothie and I love how thick and creamy it is. Also the colour....what's not to love? 😍🫐

PUL Team - Aug. 23, 2021, 9:29 p.m.

Ooo we're so happy the avocado was a success, Charlotte, we appreciate the review and feedback so much 🥰

Louise Magnusson🇸🇪 - Aug. 18, 2021, 8:41 a.m.

A beautiful smoothie, which is very filling and creamy. It’s a nice variation to add avocado instead of nuts to achieve a good texture and nutritious fats. I loved PUL’s previous blueberry smoothie, and maybe I think it’s more decadent, but this smoothie has a wonderful freshness and healthy vibe😊

PUL Team - Aug. 19, 2021, 11:34 p.m.

Aww so glad you enjoyed the smoothie, Louise!

Michelle - Aug. 4, 2021, 3:38 a.m.

Oh my goodness this smoothie is amazing 🤩 it’s so smooth and creamy (and not too avocado-y for people like me who aren’t fans of strong avocados) and the cinnamon and vanilla are such wonderful additions! Not only does it taste good but it’s such a beautiful colour too, it just made me so happy 😊

PUL Team - Aug. 4, 2021, 4:32 a.m.

So thrilled you enjoyed the smoothie, Michelle, thanks for the review!

Swati - Aug. 3, 2021, 10:05 p.m.

Great recipe!
The PUL smoothie recipes in general use frozen fruits or veggies. Is that a crucial requirement or just enhances taste and texture? Do I need to add some chilled water to the smoothie in case I don't have frozen fruits ?

PUL Team - Aug. 4, 2021, 4:24 a.m.

Hi Swati ☺️ Frozen fruits and veggies can help give smoothies a delicious creaminess and cold temperature that we enjoy (they also may be cheaper and last longer than fresh options depending on where home is for you!). Totally okay to use fresh ones instead. If you're finding the smoothie too runny or warm for your liking, adding some ice to the recipe may help 🧊

David B Jones - July 31, 2021, 2:33 a.m.

This looks delicious! Is there a substitute for bananas? I love smoothies and would love to try it, but I have a family member allergic to them.

PUL Team - Aug. 4, 2021, 4:30 a.m.

Thanks for the question, David! The frozen banana helps give a creamy texture with a touch of sweetness to the smoothie. Some substitute ideas may include using other frozen fruits with a sweet aftertaste (such as mango, pineapple, pumpkin, or berries), adding more avocado or yogurt in place of the banana, or trying soaked cashews. Do let us know if you give the recipe a try 😃

Mélanie - July 26, 2021, 4:24 p.m.

I love this recipe! The addition of cardamon and cinnamon add a little spicy taste that wakes up all my mouth. Its fresh and cool and a perfect summer breakfast. I ate it as a smoothie bowl and I add a little bit of granola, hemp seed and dried coconut.

PUL Team - July 27, 2021, 6:20 p.m.

We're so glad you're enjoying the smoothie, Mélanie! Love the smoothie bowl ideas 😍

Steph - July 25, 2021, 9:29 p.m.

This was super easy and super yummy.

Vivian - July 24, 2021, 7:22 p.m.

This is a really great smoothie! Loved this recipe !

Anna - July 14, 2021, 11:37 p.m.

It is delicious. Thanks for sharing! I love your passion.

Nadia S - July 9, 2021, 5:09 p.m.

This was so yummy!

Jamie Ngo - June 12, 2021, 7:23 p.m.

Your recipes never let me down. I never knew how good cardamom could be in smoothies! It makes this recipe stand out from others. Also, the mint goes beautifully with this!

PUL Team - June 13, 2021, 1 a.m.

This means so much, Jamie, thank you! 🤩

Cris S - June 5, 2021, 5:56 p.m.

Very hearty, filling and delicious tasting! 😁

Esha Kode - June 2, 2021, 10:46 p.m.

I made this for myself today and I loved it! I was a bit afraid at first because I've never used cardamom in smoothies before, but the combination of the cardamom and cinnamon was so good! Thank you for the recipe :)

PUL Team - June 5, 2021, 7:53 p.m.

Love the experimenting, Esha, and so happy you enjoyed the smoothie! Thank you for the review 😃

Amelie - June 1, 2021, 10:34 a.m.

I would love trying this smoothie but don’t really like pineapples... is it just a subtile flavor of it? Or does anyone has suggestions what I can swap it with? I have already tried the raspberry lemon smoothie and I love the diversity these compositions have! It just tasted like eating ice cream for breakfast. 😍 Thank you!

PUL Team - June 4, 2021, 3:37 p.m.

Hey there, Amelie! Great question. The pineapple isn't too overpowering as it's meant to add a touch of sweetness. Feel free to add less pineapple, omit it, or substitute it with another sweet fruit, such as mangoes, strawberries or whatever you have available to you 🤗 We hope you enjoy the recipe!

Amelie - June 4, 2021, 5:10 p.m.

Thank you! That's a great idea, I will definitely try that smoothie!

Tashkin - May 30, 2021, 8:33 a.m.

Delicious! The cardamom is subtle but interesting different and the avo give a lovely creamy texture. I have a good appetite & this kept me full for the whole morning. Very impressed!

PUL Team - May 30, 2021, 3:55 p.m.

We appreciate this so much, Tashkin, and so happy the smoothie was enjoyed 😃

Ridhi M - May 23, 2021, 11:42 a.m.

Tasted amazing!!
Quick one, where are those glasses from? I can't get them out of my head!

PUL Team - May 24, 2021, 7:26 a.m.

Hey Ridhi, so glad you enjoyed it! The jars I believe I got from a thrift store, but they are very similar to the tall hourglass-shaped Weck jars - I hope this helps for now 😊

Nithya - May 15, 2021, 10:26 p.m.

Perfect. I really happy because found a best recipe website in the world. Keep inspiring people.Thanks.

Ruth - May 15, 2021, 7:57 p.m.

Great smoothie from a non-fruit eater!!
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