Friday, May 27, 2011

Avocado Smoothie

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{taste test approved}

I love avocados. It's fun to find new ways to incorporate them into recipes. You might have noticed I've been on a smoothie kick (here and here). So naturally when I came across Honest Fare's recipe for an avocado smoothie I had to try it. I made a few tweaks to her recipe. I prefer to use honey over agave nectar so I added a bit of honey and less agave. I also added half of a banana to make it even more creamy and sweet. It turned out great and was a nice change from my kale and spinach smoothie. 

Note: I did not throw in the avocado with the skin. I squeezed it into the blender.

30 comments:

Kendra said...
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Kendra said...

Ohh I love avocado and I will use any excuse to eat them!!
 PIECE OF CAKE. PEACE OF MIND.

pigeon pie said...

Yum! I'll have to try that one... my usual smoothies are getting a little boring.

Katie said...

This looks SO good! Do you use smoothies as a breakfast / recover drink after working-out? I'm just wondering when the best time would be to drink up because it looks really filling, but i wouldn't want to miss a meal ;)

PS cute straw!

Katie x
{glass of fashion}

Josie said...

I'm not a huge avocado fan, but this actually looks AMAZING -- creamy and delicious!
xo Josie
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taylor said...

avocados are my favorite! can't wait to give this a try.

the style crusader said...

Whaaat?! Avocado smoothie?! I LOVE avocados and I LOVE smoothies but i wouldn't have thought to put them together... with apple, honey, and banana though it actually sounds like it would be pretty perfect. Now I just need to find myself a striped straw so it will look as cute as yours... xx

jillian m. said...

I'm an avocado lover myself. And like you, I will find any excuse to incorporate them into everything! This sounds very tasty and I like the addition of the apple and banana. I bet that made it taste even more amazing.

CUP OF COUPLE said...

mmmmm yummy yummy! love smothies!!

x
mike

Jen S. said...

That looks so yummy. I know a lot of ppl are probably thinking that avocado wouldn't taste that good with other ingredients that are sweet but there is this yogurt place by my house that has an avocado flavor that I LOVE!!!! It was totally unexpected but its one of the best frozen yogurts that I have ever had.....yummmm

jen
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Louise said...

I love avocados but I never would have thought of having them in a smoothie, it is certainly an interesting recipe!

Mary @Delightful Bitefuls said...

Are you saying I shouldn't be adding ice cream to my smoothies? lol!

This looks like a GREAT post work out drink! Mmm!! :)

Mary xo

Alysson said...

This looks so yummy!!

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Holly said...

i need to go out and buy some avocados now! this looks creamy & dreamy haha!

Gina Michele said...

I love avocados. I never thought of putting them in a smoothie before. Great idea!

♥ Gina Michele
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Julie Khuu said...

Wow avocados and apples?? Why didn't I think of that?? We have a recipe that uses Avocado and condensed milk (very French/Vietnamese)...a total killer combo, but no so friendly on the wasteline...this is great! Can't wait to try it out!

Happy Weekend babe!

xo-Julie
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Natalie Suarez said...

that looks soo good and healthy! :)

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Caroline said...

I am hesitant. But, I do love avocados ... I bet you the apple does the trick to make it fruity. I will trust your word :)!! XO!

Erika of Style Activist said...

Ohhh I will definitely try this. I will eat an avocado in any form. I am not a fan of honey or agave (can only do sweet when it's dessert time) but I think the sweetness in the fruit would do just fine :)

Thanks for sharing! Love your healthy recipe suggestions.

XO,
Erika

Ana said...

I have to try this recipe! I'm not a big fan of avocado as is but I know it's really healthy, so I'm always looking for some good recipes that incorporate it, and I think this is one of those. Besides, it's easy too, so I know I'll be able to make it! :P

Kristen said...

ok that sounds really good! Can't wait to give it a try!

Dancing Branflake said...

Oh yum!

Mallory | The Storm in a Teacup said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm stop making me hungry! I just ate dinner :p

Samantha said...

I love avocado, but I never thought of making an avocado smoothie!

Samantha
Mus(eum)ings: Musings from a Museum Intern
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Emy said...

Interesting!! I have some avocado´s lying around so I´m definitely going to try it!!
xx
Emy

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Allie said...

I'm gonna have to try this. I'm not really a fan of avocado but this smoothie sounds good :) and i'll probably add a banana to it as well.
xx Allie

Contact said...

im obsessed with avocados, but never imagined a smoothie!!

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Caro said...

My friend makes avocado margaritas! They're so delicious. Give it a try -- add avocado to the traditional marg recipe.

Veronica said...

I love avocados too!! One thing you should really try them with is strawberries. The flavors come together so wonderfully. I don't know about in a smoothie, but I've just cut them up into same size pieces and added just a little honey for a salad and have also put that on bread for a super tasty sandwich. Try it!

Heidi Sue said...

Ooh, I will have to try that! I've thought about adding avacado (rather than spinach or kale, ha!) but I haven't actually tried it yet!

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