I’m pretty sure we’ve discussed my dislike of the humble avocado.
The only way I like it, is when it’s all dressed up in chocolate and pureed to creamy pudding perfection. Try to give it to me straight up, and I’ll push it aside or offer it up to the nearest avocado aficionado.
All of this to say, I have to find ways to sneak avocado into my diet.
Enter the smoothie.
A favorite breakfast treat that makes it incredibly easy to hide good-for-you ingredients like spinach, kale, and avocado. The thick + creamy texture of the avocado is the perfect addition to a smoothie, something you would expect to be thick + creamy.
And with your favorite fruits added into the mix, you’ll never know it’s there.
This particular smoothie was a nice change of pace from the carb-heavy breakfasts I’d been partaking in for the better part of three months. Homemade fresh bread will do that to you.
So, yeah. A hearty dose of (green) fruits and vegetables were required.
After that, a theme started to develop: how many green things can I put into one smoothie?
Turns out, only four: green grapes, green apple, avocado, and spinach. I know, lame. But that’s all we had in the house.
I was debating whether or not to add in a banana, but decided against it. It’s not green.
I have to admit, I wasn’t so sold on this one from the first sip. It actually took a few more to get full on this-smoothie-is-awesome into it. But I did get there. And I think you will too.
Besides, how can you not love something that green?!
- ½ avocado
- ¼-1/2 cup green grapes
- ½ green apple, cored and sliced
- ½ cup baby spinach
- ¼-1/2 cup almond milk (or favorite milk)
- Optional: 1 tbs chia seeds
- Combine all ingredients into a blender or Vitamix.
- Puree until smooth and creamy.
- Pour into your favorite glass.
- Sip until you reach the bottom of your glass.