Blueberry Banana Avocado Breakfast Smoothie

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).

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

1/2 avocado

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.

Directions:

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 =)

avocadosmoothie

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!

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