If you've been reading this blog for a while, then you know how much I love avocados. And that I put them in everything...even smoothies. I would go so far as to say my love of them borders on addiction, and everyone who knows me would probably agree.
Case and point: the other day, I was sitting at my parents' kitchen table and spotted an avo in my mom's fruit basket. During the winter in Oklahoma avocados are hard to come by, so a good one is an absolute treat. And this one looked REALLY good. I couldn't even think straight, I was so excited to cut it open and behold it's beautiful green flesh. See - I really am addicted.
Anyway, while Toby and I were at the market yesterday, I spied some of the prettiest little avos I've ever seen, and just knew I'd bring them home and blend them into our favorite spring and summer treat : the avocado smoothie. I've posted a recipe for one before, but I felt it was deserving of a second post (with a few minor changes).
A note on selecting avos -- the smaller the better. They should be just barely soft to the touch, and still have a tiny bit of green on them.
So here it is, a delicious treat the whole family can enjoy together. Cheers to the incredible avo.
1 ripe avocado
raw almond milk*
raw honey or agave
Begin by cutting into the avocado and scooping out the flesh. In the pitcher of a blender, place the avocado, banana, kiwi (peeled), 2 teaspoons of honey or agave and about 1 cup of almond milk, to start. Blend it up, adding a little more almond milk until your desired consistency is reached (I like mine super thick). Divide between two glasses, and serve.
*feel free to sub the raw almond milk for milk of your choice (soy, hemp, cow's), for a non raw version.