Avocados are the new banana.
Okay, maybe not.
I mean, I am not going to try to tell you to make avocado bread instead of banana, although that does provoke curiosity within me.
I am going to say, however, that avocados so good in smoothies, and in my opinion, so much better for you. Don’t get me wrong, I make smoothies with bananas all the time, but when I am going for the healthiest start to my day, I like to swap the banana for an avocado. They have as much potassium, if not more, and a million other health benefits that banana’s simply can’t boast of.
And don’t let them (whoever they are) scare you about the fat- it’s good fat, and unlike bananas, avocados are not loaded with sugar.
This smoothie is simple, so easy, and so delicious- and like almost all smoothies, the fruit can really be swapped out for just about anything you want to make it taste exactly like you like it!
Creamy Avocado Smoothie
1/2 medium ripe avocado
1c frozen strawberries
1/2c frozen pineapple*
2tbsp almond butter
1c soy milk**
Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy. Use more or less milk to create desired thickness.
*The frozen pineapple can be substituted- I just like to give this smoothie a little tang!
**I use soy milk for added protein since I don’t do dairy milk, but you can use any milk of your choice depending on your desired taste as well as nutritional needs!