Most of us are accustomed to eating avocado in its savory form, usually as guacamole or part of a salad.
In some parts of the world — especially Indonesia and the Philippines — avocado is commonly included in sweet concoctions.
Fret not: although this delicious breakfast smoothie utilizes avocado to achieve a creamy texture, its taste goes unnoticed. The key is to use very ripe fruit in order to provide a good amount of sweetness.
This is one of my favorite breakfast foods whenever I’m in a rush. The combination of healthy fats, fiber, and protein keeps me full through most of the morning!
YIELDS: 1 serving
1 small avocado, sliced (or one half of a large avocado)
1 medium frozen banana (previously sliced and stored in Ziploc bag)
1/3 cup frozen strawberries OR frozen peaches OR frozen pineapple
1 cup milk of choice (choose unsweetened varieties if using non-dairy milk)
1 scoop (or 1/2 scoop) unflavored protein powder (ONLY if using low-protein milk, like almond milk)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon oat bran or psyllium husks
Place all ingredients in blender and process until evenly combined.
For optimal texture, blend for at least 20 seconds.
441 calories (460 if using 2% dairy milk, 485 if made with low-protein milk + protein powder)
2 grams saturated fat (3 grams if using 2% dairy milk)
15 grams fiber
180 milligrams sodium
0 grams added sugar
12 grams protein (24 if made with low-protein milk + 1 scoop protein powder)
Excellent Source of: Folate, manganese, monounsaturated fatty acids, pantothenic acid, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin K
Good Source of: Magnesium, vitamin E