Avocado Smoothies: Delicious and Nutritious

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I follow a TON of food blogs (and other ones as well).  My Google Reader probably has close to 300 individual blogs.  Many of the food blogs have been highlighting smoothies: a variety of concoctions that take minutes to prepare and are oh so portable for morning commutes, post-run refuelings, or a quick snack. 

Enter: the world’s perfect food: a deliciously ripe avocado.  (Honestly, for me, may be the next power food!)

Here is what went into mine for a quick dinner last night and what benefits are in the ingredients:

(serves 3 – I got 2 large servings out of it and shared with a friend)

1 avocado – 11 benefits besides yummy

1/2 naval orange – my parents have them growing in their backyard

1 cup pineapple chunks – could eat this all the time!

11 oz unsweetened NAKED coconut water – didn’t really care for it by itself, but has tons of nutrition!

Ice to your liking

1 tsp of agave nectar (use this stuff more than honey now)

Blend.  Drink.  Enjoy.

Another way I can now eat my new healthy food fave!  My only problem with avocados is that they turn brown too quickly…oh, well.

2 Responses

  1. If you’re ever in my area in avacado season give me a call 🙂 We had a lot of avacado trees and I haven’t been won over yet.

  2. I keep seeing the avocado smoothies around the blogs too! I’m going to have to make one soon 🙂 Especially now that the weather is getting summer-y again!