Avocado in my smoothie?? Yes please! I know what you’re thinking…and yes, avocados are normally reserved for salads and Mexican food. You’ll be amazed what happens to this fruit (not a veggie!) when you add in a little sweetness. This must-try recipe is an amazing way to get your healthy fats, all-over nutrition, and incredible taste in one power-packed smoothie!

If you like this recipe, check out the book it came from, Eating in Color. Each recipe will make your mouth water – not only are they beautifully prepared, but healthy and delicious. Bon appetit!


Avocado Smoothie
by Frances Largeman-Roth, Eating in Color
Serves 2

What you’ll need:

½ ripe Avocado, pitted and peeled
½ large banana
¼ cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
¼ cup ice (about 2 cubes), plus more for serving
¾ to 1 cup coconut water, depending on your preferred thickness
1 teaspoon agave nectar (light or dark)
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for sprinkling

What you’ll do:

1. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender.
2. Blend until smooth and frothy.
3. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon on top and serve.

What’s in it:

Each smoothie contains 155 calories, 3g protein, 20g carbohydrates, 8g fat, 5g fiber, 1.5mg cholesterol.

Find more delicious recipes like this in Frances’ book,
Eating in Color: Delicious, Healthy Recipes for You and Your Family.