I'm fairly certain I could have an avocado once a day for the rest of my life and never tire of the delicious nutty-flavored fruit.
Some people enjoy the taste of an avocado but not the texture, so this smoothie is a great way to get a no-mush fix packed with nutrients and healthy fats!
YIELD: 1 smoothie
1/2 cup ice cubes
1/2 cup skim or soy milk (plain or unsweetened)
1/2 cup halved strawberries
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 Hass avocado
1 Tablespoon wheat germ
1 Tablespoon oat bran
2 teaspoons ground flaxseed
NOTE: For a less thick smoothie, add extra milk or water, depending on your specific caloric preference.
Combine all ingredients in blender. Blend for 20 - 30 seconds.
18 g fat (2 grams saturated fat)
15 grams fiber
3 grams added sugar (if made with plain soy milk)
11 grams protein
Excellent Source of: Monounsaturated fats, vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid.
Good Source of: Copper, folate, potassium