I got the idea of adding avocados to my smoothies from The Baltic Maid. Thanks Baltic Maid, for making it easier to eat green things! I tried the whole spinach smoothie thing, but it wasn’t for me. Fresh spinach is difficult to find here so I used frozen spinach and… no. Does anyone have a way of making spinach edible? Please share if you do!
This isn’t much of a recipe. Just throw stuff in the food processor / blender and that’s it. Add more fruit, less fruit, different fruit, it doesn’t matter. :)
I also dislike plain yogurt so these are nice. Three servings of fruit (I wish avocados counted as vegetables!) and yogurt.
Just ignore that sunken raspberry in the back. And the fact that I had to use soggy frozen raspberries because the fresh raspberries I found at the store today were moldy, which happens to be a normal occurrence around here (okay, yeah, I could have gone to one of the expensive stores to get them but I was being lazy).
- 1 cup frozen raspberries (about 130 grams)
- 1/2 – 1 avocado (mine was a Hass but you can use any type; mine weighed 130 grams)
- 1 frozen banana, optional*
- 1 cup (250 grams) plain yogurt
- honey / Stevia / sugar / whatever sweetener you like
- milk, optional
I like my smoothies really thick so I use all yogurt but if you like, you could do half yogurt, half milk. Blend all ingredients, starting with only 1/2 an avocado, in your blender or food processor. My blender can’t handle recipes without lots of liquid, so I have to do this one in the food processor. Taste it and if you want the other half avocado, go ahead and add it in and blend some more. Add sweetener to taste. I add about 1 tablespoon of honey. Yields one large serving or two smaller ones.