Eating in Color: Avocado Smoothie

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!

AvocadoSmoothie

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

What you’ll need:

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

18 Responses

  1. Great idea! I love putting spinach in my smoothies. I don’t like to eat cooked or raw spinach (it’s a texture thing), but I don’t hesitate to put a handful in my blender when I’m whipping up a protein smoothie. It’s tasteless, and really helps me get an extra serving of hardy veggies. You can still see it in your cup, so if that bothers you try an opaque cup!

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