So What Are We Putting in the Blender Today?

January 31st, 2012 | Posted by Alison Spath in Breakfast



That’s right. We’re putting avocado in the blender this morning ’cause we’re making a chocolate avocado smoothie for breakfast.

Avocado Smoothie

Aren’t you excited?! I’m excited too.

See, I’ve never used avocado in a smoothie before because avocados usually don’t make it past salads, bean burritos or stay-at-home burrito bowls around here.

But today, half an avocado is going into the blender with one banana, a good pour of almond milk and a couple teaspoons of cocoa powder. Maybe some spinach too if you feel like it.

Once you puree up your banana, avocado and milk of choice, but before you add the cocoa powder, I highly suggest taking a sample of it at this stage so you can roll your eyes back into your head and moan over how creamy and rich and delicious this is already.

Taste Test

Things that taste this good are not supposed to be good for you.

But it is! It is good for you! Healthy fats, potassium, vitamin E, magnesium, folic acid. The list of nutrients is so long I’m starting to daydream and doodle (artichoke) hearts on my paper here.

In the case that you’re not satisfied with all the awesomeness that an avocado has to offer, throw a handful of spinach in too. Just because you can.

With Spinach.  If You Want.

Sweet, rich chocolate avocado goodness for breakfast.

Chocolate Avocado Banana Smoothie

Aren’t you excited?! I’m excited too.

(I’m also hungry.)

Don’t concern yourself too much about the fat content of an avocado, fat can totally be your best friend if you let it be. Healthy fat is always looking for new friends.

Don’t be scared away by the calories either because this isn’t even that scary! Half an avocado only has about 150 calories in it. 150 plus about 100 calories from the banana, this ENTIRE smoothie clocks in at under 300 calories even with the almond milk, cocoa powder and spinach.

But if avocado, banana, chocolate and (optional) spinach aren’t your thing, it’s OK.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie for the Kids

You and your pajama clad self can always put strawberries, banana and milk into your blender this morning instead. That works too.

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