Hey friends! Here’s a smoothie recipe I put together that includes avocado! In a smoothie!? Whaaaat? Yes! It adds a nice, rich creaminess to any smoothie recipe and I promise you do not taste the avocado. The best part, you get all the added benefits of the avocado. Avocados provide heart-healthy fats, dietary fiber, Vitamin K, and folate, among other things. With a food as nutrient dense as the avocado, it’s easy to throw in a smoothie the next time you decide to whip one up. Here’s the recipe:
- 1/2 of an avocado
- 1/2 of a banana
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup of frozen strawberries (more or less depending on your taste preference of the strawberries)
- Scoop of vanilla protein powder
- 1 cup chocolate almond milk
- 3 ice cubes
- *optional: I added 1/2 teaspoon of reishi medicinal mushroom powder (Currently experimenting with the benefits of medicinal mushroom powder. See last post here. You do not need to add this as it does not affect the flavor of the smoothie).
All you have to do is combine everything in a blender and blend until smooth! I snapped a shot of the frozen strawberries, banana, and avocado before adding the rest in. So pretty!
Here is the finished smoothie! During the blending process, I added just a splash more of chocolate almond milk to make is slightly less thick, but it still comes out thick and creamy and delicious!
This smoothie is so good! The strawberry goodness with the slight hint of chocolate from the almond milk makes me feel like I’m drinking a milkshake! The avocado adds such a wonderful thickness to this decadent smoothie. No green seen here, and it’s healthy and nutrient dense. I prefer to enjoy this after working out, but I would also have this as a meal replacement for breakfast or lunch. It’s filling and satisfying. I’m happy to have shared this recipe with you and I hope you enjoyed 🙂
On another note, I’m leaving for Spain on Wednesday for a week.EEEEEEEEEEEEH! I’m SO.EXCITED. Perhaps I should document all the cerveza food I consume. I’ll be sure to share parts of my trip on here when I return. Until then, enjoy your weekend!!! Thanks for reading =D