In Brazil and other countries around the world, avocados are used as the main ingredient in many sweet dishes. After that discovery, we immediately started adding avocado to our morning smoothies and it was an instant game-changer. Our kids felt like they were getting dessert for breakfast, and, after just one taste, it was clear why they were so happy.
Avocado adds all the decadent creaminess you’re used to having in milkshakes, only it’s a great deal healthier than using ice cream. It’s no wonder this superfood is often nicknamed “vegan butter”. You get all the luscious texture and rich flavor without any of the refined sugar and heavy cream.
Plus, avocados are filled with tons of vitamins and minerals. Consuming just half an avocado in your breakfast will deliver a serious nutrient punch. And given our bodies need to consume healthy fats, it’s hard to do better than avocado.
We keep things simple in this Vanilla Avocado Greens Smoothie. You can really see the difference it makes, but you should certainly get creative and see how versatile avocado can be.
And if you ever find yourself with an avocado that’s about to be too ripe, just halve it, remove the pit, scoop out the flesh, slice or dice and freeze in a zipper bag so it’s on hand when every you want to add it to a smoothie or milkshake.
Vanilla Avocado Greens Smoothie
- 1 avocado, peeled and pitted
- 1 frozen banana, sliced
- 1 handful kale or spinach (about 1 loose cup)
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tsp bee pollen
- 1 1/4 cups milk of choice
- Place all the ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth.