You can’t get much healthier than this creamy Blueberry Avocado Smoothie. Its packed with super foods, filling enough to call a meal, and tastes delicious!
Avocado in a smoothie. Say what? Maybe its a common thing and I just don’t know it. Maybe its not very common at all and you think I’m crazy for putting it in my smoothie. Well, let me tell you this: avocado in a smoothie is YUM.
I love smoothies and I consume them often. I think my Blendtec tally number is 700+ now (Did you know it keeps track of how many times you use it? I’m full of interesting tidbits, eh?). Despite the fact that I make smoothies frequently, I had never put an avocado in it until recently. I was visiting my dad in Southern California where, during the summer months, you can get like 20 avocados for a buck. I exaggerate, but only slightly. They’re pretty cheap compared to the $1 each price they cost in Oregon. Anyway, my dad was making a smoothie and he threw in a ripe avocado and a small handful of walnuts. I didn’t drink my portion until it had been sitting in the frig for a couple hours. I think smoothies rapidly decline in taste and texture after they’re blended and should pretty much be consumed right away, but for whatever reason I waited that morning. I tell you this because by the time I drank it, hours after it had been blended, it was still creamy and delicious and well blended. The avocado adds the most delicious creamy base to your smoothie that once you try it, you’ll have a hard time not using one again. If you’re like me and live in a part of the country where avocados aren’t cheap, now you know what to do with the one sitting in your frig that’s just a wee bit too ripe to eat because you forgot to eat it.
For this particular smoothie, I paired it with kale (I always throw in a dark leafy green), blueberries for flavor, grapes for sweetness, walnuts for a bit of chew and lasting fullness, and coconut water for a flavorful liquid.
Blueberry Avocado Kale Smoothie
- 4 cups loosely packed kale
- 1 cup frozen grapes
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 11 ounce single serving container coconut water
- 1/2 avocado skinned and pitted
- small handful walnuts
- Add all ingredients to high power blender, ensuring that the blade is in contact with both kale and frozen fruit.
- Blend once if you want a somewhat chunky smoothie, twice if you prefer it to be more smooth and creamy.
- Garnish with frozen blueberries, if desired.
- Makes 4 cups.