So I’ve seen recipes for it, I have thought about it but I’ve never tried it. I really like avocados: whole, smashed, sliced, diced… pretty much any way that I’ve ever tried an avocado I’ve liked it. They taste great and are packed with potassium, vitamins and healthy fats.
But in a smoothie? Like to drink? It just never sounded very appetizing. Lucky for me 2017 is the year of getting out of my smoothie rut so today I blended one up… and it was actually pretty dang good. For the base I loaded it up with a fair amount of kale, my go-to super food, and some carrots. I added frozen blueberries to sweeten it up and then finished it off with 1/2 of an avocado. I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk for the liquid, but water would work fine too. The avocado and frozen blueberries really gave it a nice, thick and creamy texture. For the real test I passed it around to the peeps that were home for an official taste test. The results were mixed; wifey liked it but our picky 11 year old was not impressed… you can’t win them all. But overall this was a keeper and there will definitely be more blended avocados in my future.
Blueberry Avocado Smoothie
Blended avocado? It is better than it sounds!
Credit: Andy’s Kitchen
- 2 cups chopped fresh kale
- 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- ½ medium avocado
- ½ cup of chopped fresh carrots
- Wash/rinse the kale and carrots ingredients.
- In a smoothie blender add kale, carrots, frozen blueberries and avocado. Add almond milk to fill line.
- Blend together and enjoy.