my latest smoothie adventure combines a few of my favorite ingredients: avocado, bananas and almonds. avocado may seem like an interesting choice for a smoothie ingredient, but the flavor is subtle and is a great complement to the banana and almonds. in addition to a yummy source of fiber, potassium, vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid, avocados are also a “nutrient booster” as they enable the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha and beta-carotene and lutein. you could easily add spinach to this recipe and benefit from a more complete absorption of the leafy green’s beta-carotenes.
- 1/2 – 3/4 cup of almond milk (this depends on how thick you like your smoothies)
- 1 scoop whey protein powder
- 1 heaping tablespoon of ground flax seed
- 1/4 of a regular sized avocado
- 1/2 of a banana
- 1 heaping tablespoon of sliced almonds
the first three ingredients are pretty much the base of every smoothie i make. this smoothie didn’t incorporate frozen ingredients or ice, so the almonds were great to give a slight crunchy texture. to mix it up in the future, i may add a frozen banana or a few cubes of ice.
enjoy this healthy treat!