Monday, June 4, 2012

Avocado Smoothie

Not too long ago I would have recoiled at the suggestion of avocado in a smoothie! But thanks in part to the success of adding oatmeal, I have gotten braver with our smoothie combinations. Here is a current favorite recipe.

The ingredients: milk, banana, oatmeal, avocado, honey, and cocoa powder.

Add the ingredients to the blender (I prefer this order): 2 cups of milk, then 1/2 cup of oatmeal. One whole banana, plus half of a frozen banana. One avocado, one tablespoon of honey, and one tablespoon of cocoa powder. I like to let it sit for a few minutes so that the oats have a chance to soften a bit; I think this helps them to get chopped to a perfect consistency in the smoothie!

Blend until smooth, then enjoy! This makes enough for 2 adult sized portions and 2 child sized portions. We love how creamy the avocado makes this smoothie. And with the cocoa powder and honey, you would never know there was something as healthy as avocado in it unless, well, you knew!

Do you have any other smoothie recipes that use avocado?


  1. Great idea! I will be trying soon. I am loving my spinach smoothies....I always use a banana with it and then a variety of other things like oatmeal, PB, and/or cocoa. I think I will go make one now for my afternoon, pre-workout snack! :)

  2. We made them, but we omitted the honey and oatmeal...I added vanilla yogurt and peanut butter...and ice b/c my bananas were not frozen. It was quite good. the avocado makes it really creamy.

  3. Just made this for my daughter and she likes it! I can NEVER get her to eat avocado. In full disclosure, I doubled the honey to disguise the taste a bit more and make it a little sweeter. I will make this again. Thanks!


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