Don’t knock it until you try it folks.
This is honestly SO good.
I’m biased because I am OBSESSED with avocados. But I’ve made this before for non-avocado obsessed friends at brunch time and they were equally excited.
This is a great way to use up those browning bananas and avocados on your countertop. Alternatively, you could use frozen bananas and avocados (yes, just peel the avocados, remove the pits, throw them in a Ziploc bag, and stick them in the freezer), in which case you’ll want to reduce the amount of ice.
I find that it doesn’t need any extra sweetener because the bananas and coconut water themselves are already sweet, but add a dash of honey, or even almond butter, if your little heart desires.
Take note, this isn’t really a complete meal because there’s no dense protein in the recipe, but if you’re looking for a sweet healthy treat or need to carb-load following an intense workout, or you’re just sick of eating scrambled eggs for breakfast every day (*cough), or if you or your kids just really enjoy the color green, this does the trick.
This recipe makes one ginormous smoothie for one very hungry person or 2 snack-sized smoothies for two people.
Enjoy, and happy 1st day of May!
Avocado Banana Spinach Smoothie
Makes 1 ginormous smoothie or 2 small snack-sized smoothies
- 1 cup coconut water (or substitute water or almond milk)
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 ripe banana, peeled
- ½ medium avocado, peeled
- 1 cup ice (use less ice if using frozen banana or avocado)
- Optional: 1 tsp. honey (not necessary because coconut water and banana are very sweet)
Pulse all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Add more coconut water, water, and/or ice as necessary to create desired consistency.