As previously posted, I’m trying really hard to find a way to incorporate avocados into my diet. Little did I know, my dislike for the super fruit runs in the family. My aunt and mom confessed that they, too, are afraid of avocados, but have joined me and challenged themselves to find a way to like them. My aunt discovered the concept of blending the fruits into smoothies, and found it to be a great success. So, I figured I would give it a try. I whipped together 1/2 of an avocado, a handful of blueberries, a banana, some vanilla almond milk, vanilla whey protein powder, and a little bit of Nutella (a smoothie game changer), and the smoothie was a great success! In my opinion, the creaminess of the avocado amplified the smooth texture provided by the banana. Even better – the flavor of the avocado didn’t peak through at all! So, I think I found my way to keep avocados in the weekly rotation via a nutritionally-loaded breakfast smoothie using my Nutribullet. Keep reading for the recipe and nutritional information!
Blueberry Banana Avocado Breakfast Smoothie (dare you to say that 5 times fast – may need to think of a catchier name).
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 30 seconds (really).
1 frozen banana*
1/4 cup blueberries
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 scoop vanilla whey protein
1 tsp Nutella
1 packet Splenda
*Pro tip: Buy a bunch of bananas, peel them, place them in a plastic bag, and keep them in the freezer – this negates the need to ever waste space in your blender with ice.
1) Cut the avocado in half and scoop into your blender.
2) Add the rest of the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.
3) Drink the smoothie and enjoy =)
This is completely customizable – feel free to add your favorite mix-ins like chia seeds, spinach, flax seeds, honey/agave, etc etc etc.
Nutrition Info (as written): Calories: 372, Total fat: 15g, Cholesterol: 45mg, Sodium: 154 mg, Potassium: 815 mg, Total Carbohydrate: 46g, Fiber: 9g, Sugars: 23g, Protein: 21g.
Do you have any creative ways to eat avocado? Are you obsessed with smoothies like me? Let me know in the comments!