Avocado Superfood Smoothie

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Casey & Cooper do not like avocados. I think we already covered this in my Spicy Sesame Guacamole post. Actually…they DO like avocados because I put it in a lot of their smoothies. HA! I’m sneaky like that.

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I’ve learned that it’s best not to say anything. Just let them enjoy the smoothie and then maybe mention it to them at a later date. Really, I just need someone else in our household to help me dig into my avocado stash. Whenever there’s a sign that says 4 avocados for $3 I’m there for the taking.

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Have you ever put avocados in a smoothie? If you haven’t, avocados make them extra creamy and thick. If you add a bunch of other fruit, you’ll never taste the addition. I’m not a person who generally drinks smoothies for breakfast (they never fill me up!) but this one, with the protein, antioxidants, greens and FRUIT will keep me satisfied til lunch.  And yes, I told Casey it had an avocado (right after he finished!) and I got the WHAAAAAAT?!!  Told you, I’m sneaky.

And we’re off!

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Put those avocados in the blender!

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All the fruits, yogurt & mint goes into the blender. Next comes the OJ.

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Agave nectar up in. WE BLEND.

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LOOK AT THIS HUE! It’s kinda like the 2014 Pantone color, but a little bit darker.

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Pour the smoothie into two tall glasses.

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Garnish with mint!

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Fall in love!

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Get a room, you two!

Avocado Superfood Smoothie

make 2

recipe slightly adapted from Absolutely Avocados

  • 1 Hass avocado
  • 1  1/2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 3 strawberries (stems removed)
  • 17 mint leaves
  • 1  1/2 cups organic orange juice
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries

Cut the avocado in half lengthwise. Remove the pit from the avocado and discard. Remove the avocado from the skin with a spoon and place the avocado flesh in a blender.

Add the frozen blueberries, 15 mint leaves, orange juice, yogurt, agave nectar, and raspberries into a blender. Blend ingredients together for 1 to 2 minutes, until completely smooth. Add more juice if the consistency is too thick. Divide into two tall glasses and garnish with remaining mint leaves.

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  • ALESSANDRA @ THE FOODIE TEEN

    Those faces are the CUTEST! I love the idea of avocado in smoothies, tried it out this morning and it was so creamy! I’m with you on the avocados.. I usually buy 8 or 12 when they have the ‘4 for $3’ thing going on!

  • Jessica Rose

    Smoothie looks delicious…..love the colour…not so keen on green smoothies…I know the colour shouldn’t bother me…BUT!

    http://vodkaandarose.blogpost.co.uk

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Tracy these look so refreshing and awesome! Love Gaby’s book and I missed this recipe – thanks for the newsflash! pinned

  • Maryea {happy healthy mama}

    That’s one pretty smoothie. I have put avocados in smoothies but it’s been a while–thank you for the reminder of what an awesome idea it is!

  • Sophie Harriet

    What a fantastic idea – a great way to incorporate essential fats into the diet, yet sweetened with the delicious vitamins, minerals and natural sugars from the fruit! Perfect way of getting a good start on a busy day!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    Such a fabulous recipe. Avocados in smoothies is awesome!

  • Hilary

    Wow, that color! I’m always leery of smoothies because I like chewing my calories, hah, so maybe someday I’ll actually venture down the smoothie path..

  • Amanda

    Freaking out about this! Can’t wait to try. Lol, love the faces in the last picture!

  • Rachel Taylor

    Those faces are adorable. Thanks for brightening my morning!

  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health

    i do add avocados to my smoothies too and it makes it soooo smooth..also chocolate is nice touch with it.

  • Emily

    Good morning Tracy! I just listened to your blog burnout podcast and immediately chastised myself for not posting on your blog more often. I LOVE your healthy recipes–please keep them coming! I’ve recently been on a smoothie kick as well. I’ve been shoving spinach and blueberries and ginger in a blender like it’s my job. Do you have a good way to add some protein to smoothies without using protein powder to make them more filling? The protein powder I have is soooooooo sweet that I can’t drink a whole smoothie with it…

  • Kelly Feller

    How delicious! Your pictures are always so beautiful and make me hungry! Thanks for the great smoothie recipe!
    http://www.dettecakes.blogspot.com

  • Katelyn

    4 for $3????? We’re paying $1.69 EACH here in VT. Oh, the jealousy and not even a spare avocado to eat to make me feel better.

    • Sarah

      I was thinking the exact same thing! $1.69 here in Ohio normally too, I freak out if they are offering a “10 for $10” deal and go crazy and buy 10 (and eat them all of course!).

  • Libby

    I love EVERYTHING about this! Very cool font choice! You are an inspiration, Tracy, to my photography, to my love of design, and to my belly.

  • Karly

    Yum! I’ve been making the same smoothie for days now, so I’m definitely switching it up to this recipe next. LOOOOVE avocado

  • Sarah | The Cyclist's Wife

    I put an avo in a smoothie recently and it was great. I can’t wait to try this one!

  • shelly

    if you need help figuring out what to do with those avocados, may i suggest you work on an avocado margarita recipe? i had one in austin (at curras) and it blew my mind! i need to be able to recreate this back at home. KTHANKS!

  • Heather

    Beautiful! I have yet to try putting an avocado in my smoothies, I will change that very soon!

  • Melissa Jensen

    LOVE LOVE this idea! I’m so excited to taste!

  • Taylor

    Yum! I love a good smoothie that doesn’t involve bananas (I hate bananas!)

    xoxo
    Taylor

  • cocinaros

    Una delicia este batido! Muy curioso el toque del aguacate… Lo tengo que probar! Las fotos espectaculares, sobre todo la última. Felicidades!

  • Helen

    Hahaa I love this. May whatever inspired this post – may it continue!
    I love that last picture, made my day (I have terrible morning sickness and this recipe made me want to stare at food more than I have wanted to all day).

    • Tracy

      oh man. Sorry for your morning sickness! I used to smell cumin when I was pregnant with Cooper and I’d want to gag.

  • Taryn @ The Wooden Spoons

    I keep going to add avocados to my smoothies but chickening out at the last minute. I must do it! Love that last photo, super cute x

  • Katie

    I want one. RIGHT NOW! But, I’m at work. Also our husbands have pretty much the exact same taste in food. He thinks avocados are lame and I love, love, love them. Sadly they are never 4 for $3 here in WI.

  • Laura

    I love that your smoothies are in love. Cutest!

  • Amanda Mananda

    As a graphic designer, I’m going to have to go ahead and love you for referencing Pantone colors. -;) I have a few colors in my everyday life that I’ve labeled as their nearest Pantone counterpart … because I’m a nerd like that.

    I love avocado smoothies. They’re one of my go-to breakfast meals. My personal favorite is avocado and frozen mango — with almond milk and greek yogurt; sometimes I’ll soak some chia seeds overnight in the almond milk, as well, for some added nutrition and nuttiness. Fresh breakfast smoothies are just … just fantastic. -;) I’m definitely going to try this. Thanks for providing me with something new to try! -:D

  • Kelsay

    Looks amazing – but could I leave out the yogurt? I’m avoiding dairy at the moment.

  • kaite

    Made this with frozen huckleberries (I live in Montana) for post-dinner snack. Ridiculously delicious. I need to start putting avocados in my smoothies more often ^_^ The texture ends up closer to pudding or a milkshake. NOM.

  • Kasey

    I would have *never* thought to put avocados in smoothies but if tracyshutterbean says it’s a go, it’s a go.

  • Jessica @ Living La Vida Holoka

    I love avocado and this is such a clever way to enjoy it! :)

  • Melanie | Melanie Makes

    I was just thinking this morning that I needed to find a way to use the ripe avocado on our counter besides simply stuffing it into my face. A smoothie it is – this looks delish!

  • Phuong

    Avocados and strawberries are abundant here in Vietnam (blueberries and raspberries are all imported) so I’m going to try this smoothie soon.
    Love the idea of using mint leaves in a smoothie. Do you think I can use honey instead of agave nectar which can be difficult to find here? Thank you. Love.

  • Heather

    Awesome! Almost every smoothie recipe I ever find uses bananas for creaminess and I think bananas are too gross :) Avocado instead? Perfect!

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  • Steph

    I just had to say thank you for this. This is hands down the best smoothie I’ve ever had in my life. I left out the agave nectar because I didn’t have any.. was going to do honey but I didn’t have any of that either. Doesn’t need it! It is sooooo good!

  • Kathy

    I make this but I also add the avocado pit. It is full of antioxidants. You need to have a sturdier blender like a blendtec or vitamix OR break up the pitt with a hammer first. Blend it until it’s ground up then add all your other ingredients. DELICIOUS!

  • Jon Morin

    I use avocados in smoothies all the time. I have to say yours looks delicious. Tropical Smoothie Cafe has an “avocolada” smoothie that I’ve been trying to duplicate at home.

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