Smooth Smoothies with Avocado

Avocado is one of my favorite ingredients to add to a healthy smoothie. They create a silky texture and add all kinds of wonderful nutrients. In addition, the flavor of an avocado is mild and doesn’t dominate the flavor of your drink.

Avocados are considered a super food. They are rich in healthy fats which may help reduce cholesterol. In addition, avocados are known to have anti-inflammatory properties because of the high vitamin C and vitamin E content. Avocados contain lutein which is essential eye health and they are full of omega-3 fatty acids which boost brain health.

Here are a few of my favorite avocado smoothie recipes.

Tip: Keep your avocados in the fridge. They will last longer and cold avocados make better smoothies.

40berries

More than Berries- Mixed Berry Smoothie

1 handful of greens (kale, spinach or mixed)

1 frozen banana

1-2 cups frozen mixed berries

4 slices cucumber

1 small avocado scooped out of the skin

1 tsp cinnamon

1 small slice of peeled ginger root

Pure water- enough to achieve your desired texture

Peaches

Tropical Peach

1 handful of greens (kale, spinach or mixed)

1 frozen banana

1-2 cups frozen peaches, mangos, and pineapples

4 slices cucumber

1 tsp cinnamon

1 small slice of peeled ginger root

Pure water- enough to achieve your desired texture

Whiz this all up in your blender or Nutribullet.

chocolate drink

 

Decadent Chocolate Smoothie

1 frozen banana

1 small avocado

2 TBS of a high quality, Dutch-process cocoa powder

¼ plain greek yogurt

½ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp vanilla extract

Almond milk- enough to achieve your desired texture

Optional add ins- handful of greens to add nutrition, honey to sweeten, cayenne pepper for a little kick

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