Avocado smoothie recipes are packed full of potassium which helps relive fatigue, depression and poor digestion. They are bursting with vitamins A, B, C and E putting it high on the list of anti-cancer foods.
The monounsaturated oil contained in avocados stimulates production of collagen and circulation which in turn is good news for skin and fertility.
All in all avocados are nutritional powerhouses and any rumours that this fruit is fattening should be ignored.
Let’s take a look at some of the best avocado smoothie recipes.
Avocado Smoothie Recipes with Brazil Nut
The silky and thick smoothie below is an excellent for those wishing to build up their strength or after a period of illness.
You will need:
- 1 1/2 cups (12 fl oz/375 ml) milk
- 1/3 cup (3 oz/90 g) plain (natural) yogurt
- 1 small banana, peeled and chopped
- Flesh from 1/2 small avocado
- 5 brazil nuts
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
This recipe is quick and easy. Just throw all the ingredients into a blender and process until silky and smooth. The smoothie may be a little frothy, which is to be expected. This serves 1 person, and makes around 1 Â½ cups.
Avocado Smoothie Shots
Cucumber, lemon and cilantro are a wonderful offset to the creaminess of avocado. It also makes a fantastically fresh tasting drink.
You can serve them as aperitif, pouring the beautiful mixture into small glasses. The frappe should be wonderfully thick, a consistency close to a good yogurt. Add water where necessary to thin the mixture out. However, it is strongly advised not to dilute too much.
You will need:
- flesh from 1 small avocado
- 1 lemon, peeled and seeded
- 1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
- 1/3 cup (1/3 oz/10 g) fresh cilantro
- (fresh coriander) leaves
- 10 ice cubes
Throw all the ingredients together in a blender and blend until the mixture is smooth.
You may be required to stop the blender and mix, making sure to scrape the mixture down from the sides of the container with a spatula.