My latest obsession is smoothies. I’ve been making them every morning and downing them post-workout. I’ve got any number of combinations. In fact, I’ve listed a few, including a Green Smoothie and my Coconut Blueberry Smoothie on this blog. This time we are going to play with avocados. I’ve been trying to work healthy fats and protein into my diet. So for this smoothie, I am throwing healthy fats (avocado) and protein (in the form of a naturally flavored vegan powder) into a silky and satisfying breakfast. I must credit my friend Caitlin with introducing me to the avocado smoothie. I’ve modified it slightly here with some pineapple to sweeten it. But you don’t have to if you’re sweet enough.Print
I’ve been trying to work healthy fats and protein into my diet. So for this smoothie, I am throwing healthy fats (avocado) and protein (in the form of a naturally flavored vegan powder) into a silky and satisfying breakfast or midday snack.
3/4 cup Vanilla Soy Milk
1/2 a ripe avocado (should be slightly soft)
3 heaping tablespoons of non-fat, plain Greek yogurt
2 scoops protein powder (or whatever the serving size listed on the packaging indicates)
1/2 cup chopped pineapple
1 tablespoon Chia seeds (they’re good for you – helllloooo Omega 3’s!)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
Do you have a blender? If not, go get one.
Throw everything in the blender (see that’s why you need one). Blend until you can’t blend anymore. Or until everything is properly mixed up – whichever comes first.
If the consistency is too thick, you can add some water or ice cubes.
Pour into a glass, add a straw and sip away!