This healthy and creamy strawberry avocado smoothie is thick enough to scoop; low in added sweeteners, NO bananas, easy to make!
I am currently rotating my breakfasts between two options...
...smoothies and over-easy eggs with Ezekiel cinnamon raisin toast.
Eggs and toast are typically reserved for days when I have a bit more time and can't fathom a cold smoothie on a cold day.
Smoothies are truly my favorite way to begin a day, however. They start my digestion off right and give me the pizazz I need to get going.
My go-to smoothie is a variation of this Choco-Berry delight, but when I'm seeking something cocoa-free, I reach for a fruit-based shake.
I originally found a variation of this on Allrecipes.com and have since adapted it to my own allergies and tastes.
The avocado keeps me full for a good while (not an easy task!), and the flavor reminds me a bit of a strawberry creamsicle.
This one is also a hit with my girls, and it makes a great breakfast for them on days we're running a bit behind.
Seven easy ingredients into the Vitamix, blend, drink (or rather, scoop), and go!
Scoop-able Strawberry Avocado Smoothie
- 1 avocado
- 1 c . orange juice
- ½ c . kefir , yogurt, or coconut milk
- 5 large , frozen strawberries
- 1 (heaping) t. honey
- ½ t . vanilla extract
- handful of spinach , if desired
- 6 ice cubes
- Blend all until smooth and creamy.
Smoothie was made greener with the addition of spinach. Otherwise, it looks like this...
This also makes great popsicles, if you're so inclined.
Adjust the sweetness to your taste by adding in a bit more honey or stevia.
For a dairy-free version, use dairy-free yogurt or coconut milk. Make your own coconut milk with this recipe.
For a lighter version, use 1/2 avocado instead of a whole one (cuts the calorie count to 460 and the fat content to 21.9 grams). It won't be as scoop-able though!
What is your favorite breakfast to have?