Smoothies are very popular in our house. Whether it’s for breakfast or just a snack, anytime I ask, “Who wants a smoothie?” I get a chorus of “me, me, me!” Those would be the voices of my five and three-year old children.
I love making smoothies because they are full of all the good stuff like fruit, yogurt, milk, greens and more. When I’m in a hurry, a smoothie is often my grab and go breakfast. Some of our favourites are the Banana Date Smoothie and a simple, delicious Watermelon Smoothie
Then, when I was contacted by Williams-Sonoma to be a part of their Smoothie Week, I thought it would be a perfect time to share one of the most popular smoothies in our house, the Avocado Smoothie. It also works well with their Not Your Typical Smoothie theme. I mean lets face it, when we think avocados, it’s usually for guacamole, or to add to a salads and sandwiches and even as the perfect baby food, not a smoothie.
But avocados actually taste great in a smoothie! They give it a creamy texture and they are really good for you to boot! Avocados are full of good fat, fibre, anti-oxidants and are said to help lower cholesteral.
So here is the very simple and very delicious Avocado Smoothie.
1 ripe banana
1 ripe avocado
1 cup of almond milk (you can use any milk you like)
1 cup of ice
1/2 cup of greek vanilla yogurt (optional)
1. Cut and pit the avocado. Scoop out the flesh and put it in the blender.
2. Add the banana, milk and ice. (If you want to add some more protein, add 1/2 a cup of greek vanilla yogurt.)
3. Hit the blend button until everything is well combined.
4. Pour and enjoy this refreshing and not so typical smoothie!