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Avocado Banana Smoothie

Avocado Banana Smoothie Recipe

Avocado Banana Smoothie Recipe
Rated 4 stars4
Serves
2
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I have to admit when I first heard of a smoothie with avocado in it I really wasn’t sure. Avocados in my salad or on my sandwich are great, but in a drink? Well, I decided to go ahead and give it a try anyway and I am so glad I did. This smoothie was a hit for just about everyone in my family. Even my three and four year old liked it. The real selling point for me is the nutrition that this smoothie offers.

I’ll be upfront though and say that this is more a meal replacement than it would be a snack. It packs a whopping 572 calories and 17.5 grams of fat, but don’t let that scare you off. These really are calories well spent. This smoothie has over 1200 mg of potassium, 10 grams of dietary fiber, 16 grams of protein and more than half the RDA for Calcium. Another plus would be for women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, because the 25.9% of the RDA for folate is vital for early fetal development. It also provides high amounts of vitamins B-6, C, D and E.

Another great tidbit about this smoothie that I didn’t know until I research it, is that avocados have anti-inflammatory properties and even though they are high in fat, the natural raw fat they offer actually help your body absorb fat-soluble nutrients more effectively

Nutrition


Calories 572
Carbohydrates 94.9 g
Protein 16.1 g
Fat 17.5 g
Saturated Fat 2.2 g
Fiber 10.0 g
Sugar 70.6 g
Cholesterol 5.0 mg
Sodium 238.8 mg
Iron 8.6 %
Vitamin A 14.5 %
Vitamin B -12 0.0 %
Vitamin C 31.6 %
Vitamin D 25.0 %

Ingredients


1 Medium Avocado, peeled
½ Cup Greek yogurt
1 medium Banana
1 Cup unsweetened Original Almond Milk
1 tsp Vanilla extract
3 Tbs Honey
6 Ice Cubes

Directions


Prep
8 Mins
Cook
2 Mins
Ready In
10 Mins

  1. Add all ingredients to Blender and blend to desired consistency. Make sure when you peel the avocado that you are careful to just take the skin/shell off, the dark green that is just under the shell contains the most nutrition.
  2. So what’s not to love?? This smoothie is creamy and tastes great. This would be a great breakfast supplement for people on the go or people who just want to be a bit healthier!
    • Kim
    • April 14, 2013
    Reply

    This was lovely!! It didn’t taste much of avocado, unfortunately but it was really great. Almond milk isn’t available where I live though so I used almond flavoured soy milk instead which was still great!

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