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Creamy Avocado Smoothie

By Emma :

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Creamy Avocado Smoothie

First off, a heartfelt thank you to all my beloved readers who have been eagerly awaiting this week’s recipe! Your enthusiasm and feedback fuel my passion, and I’m thrilled to share another delightful concoction with you. This time, it’s all about making greens not just bearable, but utterly delicious. Say hello to the Creamy Avocado Smoothie—a blend that’s as nutritious as it is mouthwatering!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple, cubed
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, packed (or 1 cup frozen spinach)
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3/4 cup light coconut milk
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice + 1/2 tsp zest
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder (optional)

How to Make

  1. Prep Your Ingredients: Gather all your ingredients. This step makes the blending process smoother and ensures you don’t forget anything.
  2. Blend the Greens: Begin by blending the spinach and coconut milk until the mixture is smooth and creamy. This technique ensures that your greens are perfectly integrated, avoiding any leafy chunks!
  3. Add Fruits and Flavors: Add the frozen pineapple, banana, and avocado along with the lime juice and zest. Blend again until smooth.
  4. Sweeten and Season: Sprinkle in the sea salt and drizzle the maple syrup to enhance the flavors. Adjust according to your taste.
  5. Ice It Down: Toss in the ice cubes and blend until the smoothie reaches your desired consistency.
  6. Protein Boost (Optional): If you’re adding protein powder, include it last to maintain the texture of the powder and blend briefly.

Helpful Tips

  • Chill Your Fruit: Using frozen fruits not only chills your smoothie but also gives it a creamy texture without diluting the flavor.
  • Spinach Swap: If you’re not a fan of spinach, kale makes an excellent alternative with a slightly earthier flavor.

Substitutions/Variations

  • Nut Milk Delight: Swap out coconut milk with almond milk or cashew milk for a different kind of creaminess.
  • Citrus Twist: Replace lime with lemon for a tangier taste.
  • Sweetness Swap: Agave syrup can be used in place of maple syrup for a smoother sweetness.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I make this smoothie ahead of time? A: Absolutely! You can blend it up to a day in advance—just keep it refrigerated and give it a good shake before serving.

Q: What if I don’t like bananas? A: No problem! Try substituting with mango for a similar texture and a tropical flair.

Storage Instructions

This smoothie is best enjoyed fresh, but if you have leftovers, they can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Make sure to stir or shake well before drinking.

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FAQs

Can this smoothie serve as a meal replacement? Yes, especially if you include the protein powder, this smoothie is hearty enough to be a meal replacement. It’s packed with vitamins, minerals, and good fats, making it a balanced option for a busy day.

So, blend up this creamy, dreamy smoothie and start your day with a burst of flavor and health! Anything but boring, this Creamy Avocado Smoothie is a testament to how fun and tasty eating well can be. Cheers to good health and great flavors!

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Creamy Avocado Smoothie

Creamy Avocado Smoothie


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  • Author: Emma
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x

Description

Dive into a glass of Creamy Avocado Smoothie, where health meets indulgence in a blissful blend of fresh greens and tropical fruits. This smoothie isn’t just a treat for your taste buds; it’s packed with nutrients to kickstart your day.


Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple, cubed
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, packed (or 1 cup frozen spinach)
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3/4 cup light coconut milk
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice + 1/2 tsp zest
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine spinach and coconut milk. Blend until smooth to ensure no leafy chunks remain.
  2. Add the frozen pineapple, banana, and avocado to the blender, followed by the lime juice and zest. Blend again until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Add the maple syrup, sea salt, and ice cubes, blending until you achieve a creamy consistency.
  4. For a protein boost, add two scoops of vanilla protein powder last and blend briefly until just mixed.

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Notes

For a lower-calorie option, replace coconut milk with almond or cashew milk.

Lemon juice can substitute lime for a different zesty flavor.

Agave syrup can be used in place of maple syrup for a smoother sweetness.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: International

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 glass (approximately 1/2 of total)
  • Calories: 320 (may vary based on protein powder use)
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Sodium: 150mg
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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