Recipe

Avocado Smoothie

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Recipe Information

Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2

Avocados are not just for guacamole. Their rich, sweet flesh blends right into this green wonder, with a touch of vanilla and the hidden hydration of cucumber. Add some honey to taste, if you want it a little sweeter.

Ingredients

  • 1 large cucumber, peeled
  • 1/2 large avocado
  • 1/2 teaspoon matcha powder* (optional)
  • 1 large frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Honey to taste, optional

Preparation

Combine the ingredients in the blender and puree. Take a little taste and add honey if necessary to sweeten it. Serve immediately.

Tips & Notes

Matcha powder is a potent from of green tea, which contains caffeine and antioxidants in abundance. Look for matcha powder in the tea section of your co-op.

Nutritional Information

196 calories, 7 g. fat, 8 mg. cholesterol, 35 mg. sodium, 32 g. carbohydrate, 5 g. fiber, 5 g. protein