Smooth and creamy Avocado Banana Smoothie. Packed with vitamin B from the mighty banana and plenty of good healthy fats from Avocado. Smoothie is a great way to keep you cool during hot Summer day, and also a great option for breakfast drink. It is easy to make and very customizable to your preference. This Avocado Banana Smoothie is quite thick and filling. A great option for grab and go breakfast smoothie when you are in a hurry.
How do you make Avocado Banana Smoothie?
This is no different from other smoothie. Simply add all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. You can add the milk gradually so that you can adjust it to your preference. You can have it thick or thinner but just simply controlling the amount of liquid. You can also use other sweeter like honey or any plant based sweetener. Add gradually and adjusts as each type of sweetener requires different measurement. This smoothie is going to be really thick and creamy and quite filling because of the use of Avocado and Banana. You can always add more liquid if you want to thin it out. I often divide this into 2 serving because it is quite filling.
Do’s and Don’t of Making Breakfast Smoothie
Breakfast smoothie are great grab and go quick breakfast option, until you get the chance to sit down and eat proper breakfast. It can be as delicious and nutritious as any solid breakfast food, but it is also easy to sabotage it and turn it into a high calorie sugar loaded breakfast drink. To avoid getting to that route, here are some tips to get a delicious and nutritious breakfast smoothie. After all, what is the point of having a breakfast smoothie when what you are getting is a high sugar loaded breakfast drink?
Measure it out
It is so easy to get carried away and just throw everything in the blender, right? I’m guilty of that too. But although that is probably the fastest and easiest way to make smoothie, that could also be dangerous as you might end up with a breakfast drink that has more calories and even less healthy than a normal solid breakfast. Measuring the ingredients also give you a consistent and delicious and most of all nutritious smoothie.
DON’T: Throw everything into the blender.
DO: Measure your ingredients. Best way and efficient way to do this to have them in packs and keep it in the freezer or refrigerator until ready to use. This way, you only must measure the liquid and sweetener when you out it in the blender.
Think about liquid
There are variety of choices when it comes to the kind of liquid that you can use for smoothie. The addition of liquid is very important in making smoothie as it helps blend the ingredients easily. If you care about drinking a healthier smoothie that is not loaded with sugar, then use low calorie, reduced sugar or sugar free liquid. Fruit juices are usually high in sugar, unless you can find sugar free one.
DON’T: Add fruit juice.
DO: Use Greek yogurt or coconut milk or almond milk or even coconut water
Play with protein
Looking for ways to get more protein in your smoothie? Although there are tons of protein powder available for smoothie, using an ingredient with natural protein is still the best way to go. I do not have anything against protein powder, but for me natural is always the best way if you can go that way. Aim for a protein intake in your breakfast smoothie of about 15 to 30 grams, depending on your size and activity level.
DON’T: Pour in protein powder.
DO: Try nut butters, flax seeds, or tofu.
Too much fruit
If you are drinking smoothie for a healthy option snack or meal, do not go overboard with using too much fruit. Use a balance choice of fruits, about 1.5 cups of fruit per smoothie. And go for options that are high in fiber and antioxidants, such as berries rather than fruits that are high in sugar.
DON’T: Use less high sugar fruits
DO: Use high fiber and antioxidants fruits
Feeling like going green? If you are one of those people who like green smoothie, then go for it. But since green leafy vegetables tend to be bitter, try to use a milder green leafy vegetable and a mix of different others. Kale is not the only one that you can use, using a stronger green vegetable will most likely drive you to add more sweetener to remove the bitter taste. mix and match, and do not be restricted to one type of vegetable.
DON’T: Reach straight for kale.
DO: Start with spinach.
This post is NOT to encourage anyone to make smoothie as meal replacement. Make and drink your smoothie according to your preference and health condition.
- 1 cup Full Fat Milk
- 1 Medium frozen Banana (85g)
- 1 Small frozen Avocado (75g)
- 3 tablespoon frozen Greek Yogurt
- 2 – 3 tablespoon Honey (or any sweetener of your choice)
- 1/2 teaspoon pure Vanilla Extract (optional)
- 1 teaspoon Sliced Almonds – optional for toppings
- 1 teaspoon Shredded Coconut – optional for toppings
Pour the milk in the blender, then add honey, yogurt, avocado and banana. Blend until smooth and creamy. Transfer in a glass an sprinkle top with sliced almonds and shredded coconut or any toppings of your choice.
For quick and easy preparation, measure the banana, avocado and greek yogurt and transfer in a freezer bag. Freeze overnight or until ready to use. On the day you are using it, simply add the liquid and sweetener in the blender and add the frozen fruit and yogurt.
Makes medium size 2 cups
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Categories: Drinks, Frozen Treats, No Bake, Recipe
This is a wonderful idea with lots of possibilities!
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great for breakfast smoothie or snack drink
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When I ran the inn, I often used smoothies made with seasonal fruit, served up as a chilled soup, all dressed up, for a starter. Folks were delighted!
like a smoothie bowl 🙂 Love that
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