• 1 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups ice cubes
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (more or less to taste)
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla (more or less to taste)

My friend, Ashley, has posted often on her blog about these avocado smoothies that her family likes.  I couldn’t imagine how an avocado smoothie could be very appetizing, but I had to give it a try because she knows her food!  I got my 4-year-old all excited about it and she was pumped to help me make it.  She gave it a few sips and said that she liked it, but wasn’t tooooo impressed because she really wanted a vanilla milkshake.  I, however, was delightfully surprised at how good it was!  I was about to drink the whole thing myself, when I looked at my almost 1-year-old who was doing what I like to call “the windshield wiper” with her arms on her high chair tray… knocking all of her veggies to the ground for our dog to eat.  I filled up her sippy cup with the smoothie and she sucked it down, barely coming up for air and then she grunted for more! haha!  Success!

Avocados are packed with tons of nutrients (potassium, folate, fiber, vitamins B, C, E, K etc) and they help your body to absorb nutrients from other foods, too!  No, this smoothie is not quite as sweet as a vanilla milkshake, but I bet it will surprise you with how good an avocado can taste in a smoothie!  If you are craving something sweet, this is definitely a healthy choice (that you won’t end up regretting) and it will satisfy your sweet tooth all while providing your body with nutrients to help you thrive!  Give it a try!

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  Makes about 3 servings. **Banana tastes good blended in, too!  And I think its better with more rather than less ice!

Source: Family Fun