Avocado Smoothie (Greens)


We're really into avocados at my house. Between me, my husband, and my son, Leo, we eat several each week. They usually get diced and tossed into salads and tacos, or smeared onto bread, but it wasn't until recently that we started to drink them. An avocado might not seem like a go-to smoothie component, but when it's blended with ingredients that are sweet, it provides body and richness. With its super-high potassium content, it's just the right thing, along with banana, to enjoy after a tough workout. If you want to make this a vegan smoothie, just omit the yogurt, or use cultured coconut or almond milk.

Serves 2


½ ripe AVOCADO, pitted and peeled
½ large BANANA
¼ cup low-fat VANILLA YOGURT
¼ cup ICE (about 2 cubes), plus more for serving
¾ to 1 cup COCONUT WATER, depending on your preferred thickness
1 teaspoon AGAVE NECTAR (light or dark)
¼ teaspoon ground CINNAMON, plus more for sprinkling


Combine all of the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth and frothy. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon on top and serve.

Fat 8g(Sat 1.5g, Mono 5g, Poly 1g)
Protein 3g
Carbohydrates 20g
Fiber 5g
Cholesterol 1.5mg
Iron 0.6mg
Sodium 90mg
Potassium 569mg
Calcium 81mg

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