Healthy and refreshing, start off your day with this quick and easy Avocado Green Smoothie!
Avocado Green Smoothie
A smoothie is as simple as tossing ingredients into a blender, whizzing until smooth and silky, pouring into a cup and enjoying! The amount of liquid you use in a smoothie is important. It helps the ingredients blend together forming a perfect marriage.
For this avocado green smoothie we’ve cleaned out the refrigerator adding in fresh, crisp cucumber, fresh mint and lime juice offering freshness and zing, spinach and avocado for the health benefits and chia seeds cause we like chia seeds! Plus they are good for you1
Start your day with a good breakfast
Some days we sleep in or at times oversleep ending up frazzled and rushed to get out the door. Can anyone relate? But having a time-crunched morning doesn’t mean you should skimp out on breakfast. Breakfast fuels our body and that’s where creating a quick, simple avocado green smoothie can help you start your day with energy.
Several years ago I tried out the Body For Life fitness program. Breakfasts were easy and consisted of smoothies or shakes with the addition of protein. Throughout the years smoothies have stayed with me as a quick alternative to breakfast, lunch or even a snack. And when I am in workout mode, I am always adding protein powder to my smoothies when I can find one I like.
Adapting to life changes
When I had my babies, smoothies were part of the rotation and they started to love them as much as I did. I would make them with a little water, fruit juice or coconut milk and any kind of frozen fruit I had available. Cinnamon, spinach and whatever else I could find like a fresh banana would always be the base for my smoothies.
My kids have gotten older I do not use fruit juice any more but rather cold green tea, water or coconut milk to decrease any added sugars. Always using frozen fruit ensures a thick smoothie.
A Green Smoothie Affair
This smoothie was a combination of all things green I could find in my fridge. Lime juice was a natural choice to finish it off. If you ever find your smoothies too thick, whiz in a little water to thin it out.
When we make smoothies we use either our blender or immersion blender. If you wanted to make this one for the kids, you might want to add in a little maple syrup for sweetness but its not necessary. Mine have never had added sweeteners so they do not miss it.
Love smoothies as much as we do, give these a go!
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- 1 cup fresh spinach packed
- 1 cup cucumber chopped
- 8-9 mint leaves
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 cup water
- Toss everything into your blender and puree until smooth. Add more water if you want a thinner smoothie. Pour into a to go cup or drop in a straw. Enjoy.