This is the story of how I married two of my favorite things in one delicious smoothie. Check out this ridiculously creamy and thick Avocado Date Smoothie.
Ok, so you may never have put an avocado in your smoothie, but give it a chance. It’s so good! And then add a couple of sweet dates and a bit of banana, and you will be in love.
Smoothies are my go-to snack when I am busy working in my kitchen. I have exactly 4 hours during the day to get about 6-8 hours of work done while Little One is in preschool. I have to be super organized and efficient. So whipping up a quick smoothie to help me get through is the perfect solution.
And this is my new smoothie crush:
I like to consider avocados a SUPERFOOD.
They are loaded with amino acids and healthy fats to keep me fueled and full for hours. Like olive oil, avocados are said to boost levels of HDL (the “good” cholesterol.) They are also full of carotenoids (good for boosting the immune system) and anti-inflammatory powerhouses like vitamins C and E, selenium, zinc, phytosterols and omega-3 fatty acids. And oleic acid (the primary fatty acid in avocados) has been shown to be super awesome for the heart.
And when you blend them into a smoothie, what you get is an incredible creamy, smooth, and thick smoothie that almost needs to be eaten with a spoon. Trust me. It’s so good!
Add in a few dates, a banana, coconut milk, and a titch of vanilla, and what you have is a happiness in a glass. I have even been known to sprinkle on a few cacao nibs and some dried coconut flakes. I’m pretty serious about my smoothies. Can you tell?
- Place all ingredients in blender.
- Process until creamy smooth.
- Garnish with cacao nibs and coconut flakes, if desired. Enjoy! (I like to eat this smoothie with a spoon....)
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What’s your favorite smoothie recipe???