I had never tried using avocado in my smoothies before. I was concerned about flavor and texture. It seems as though it would make a good “base” for a smoothie because of its smooth texture. I usually use banana when wanting a creamy, not too thin, smoothie.
Comparing the two for nutrients: Bananas have a higher carb content, where avocado have a higher (good) fat content. Bananas are known for their potassium content and avocados contain almost the same amount! Avocados also have some anti-inflammatory components, whereas bananas do not and are mucus forming. Protein quality in avocados is also higher in avocados.
I recently started getting mine shipped fresh from California! From Avocado Diva! Here is the link if you are interested, they also have an avocado of the month club!