People are always telling me how much they love avocados. I suppose it’s because I’m a foodie, but self proclaimed avocado fanatics tend to bring it up in conversation more than I’d expect.
But in my book, you aren’t a true avocado fanatic until you’ve embraced the avocado smoothie. Or the mousse. Or any other delectable sweet avocado concoction that, when mentioned, elicits a look of disgust from the aforementioned “avocado fanatics.” It’s as if non-savory avocado dishes are some kind of taboo; but come on people, they’re fruits!
My family, who are pretty neutral on the avocado-loving spectrum, thought I was crazy when I mentioned that avocado smoothies should be a thing. After two minutes searching for recipes, I found that it was indeed a thing, and decided to make my own: basically just avocado and milk (with some flavorings of course). And my family actually ended up liking it.
This recipe is a slightly more complex version of my original avocado smoothie (which I might also be sharing if people want it), and is pretty much a healthy-skin cocktail: it’s chock full of healthy fats and antioxidants. I’d imagine it’d also be a great pre-workout snack because of the combination of available carbs and fats!
Makes one smoothie.
The amounts are estimates, so play around with the ratios until you get your favorite combos!
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries (or fresh berries + 3 ice cubes)
- 1/2 banana, pre-sliced and frozen
- 1-3 tbs protein powder (optional)
- 1 tbs acai powder (optional, but delicious)
- 1/4 cup soy yogurt
- 1/3 cup non-dairy milk (or more to your desired consistency)
- Dash vanilla
- ~1 tsp lemon (or lime juice). If you have a bitter avocado, add more to taste
- Agave nectar if desired
- Handful of kale, oats, or other add-ins
Combine all ingredients in blender, and blend until smooth, without chunks of frozen fruit or ice. Play with the amounts to find your favorite ratios!