Friday, January 2, 2015

Avocado Banana Smoothie Recipe

Avocado Banana Smoothie is a creamy, rich and nutritious beverage consisting of the main ingredients banana and avocado along with milk some chia seeds, and milled flax seed. This can be made Vegan by using Almond or Soy milk. Its a great breakfast or snack option and is one of my go to smoothies for my daughter. Its a very healthy drink not only for kids but also for adults. 

What I love about this smoothie is every ingredient in this (like most smoothies) is packed with nutrients. Both Avocados and Bananas are nutrient dense food packed with fibre, potassium, vitamins minerals and good fats. They are creamy  and their combination together gives a rich thick smoothie with the sweetness imparted by bananas. Chia seeds and flax seeds we all know are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and thus a great addition in Smoothies. I usually skip the sugar/honey as my little one prefers it that way but you can add any sweetener of choice. 

Now to the recipe...

Ingredients (serves 1): 
1/2 Avocado
1/2 Banana
1 tsp chia seeds
1 tsp milled flax seed
3/4 cup milk (using whole milk)
handful of spinach (optional) 
Honey/sugar/dates or any preferred sweetener to taste 
Chopped pistachios for garnishing (optional)

Method: 
In a blender add all the ingredients and blend until smooth. 



Notes: 
  • You can add chia seeds or flax seeds or both. In addition, dry fruit powder can also be added to this smoothie to make it even more richer. 
  • Both avocados and bananas have a tendency to turn black when exposed to air, in other words they oxidize. So try to serve the smoothie as soon as its ready. 
  • This smoothie on it own is very filling but if required you can add some oats too. 
  • Addition of spinach adds a good green color and nutrients to this smoothie and the kids wont even know thats there is spinach in there at all.  


That's it, our Creamy, rich and nutrient dense Avocado Banana Smoothie is ready. Serve for Breakfast/snack. Enjoy!!

Stay Healthy!!
Shweta


3 comments:

  1. What a lovely looking glass of smoothie! Not fair that I am seeing this at office :( I cant wait to make myself this yummy drink and try out this interesting combo! I have never had avacado in anythiong form than guacmole.. time to try! :) Lovely pics.

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  2. though I make avocado smoothie but this looks more healthy n filling with the addition of bananas..yummy!

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