Tropical Avocado Smoothie Recipe
I have a secret… I HATE avocado. I know. I’m the worst plant based diet follower EVER. And apparently, according to my little brother, a total failure as a female because, ‘every girl likes avocado‘. I’ve literally tried everything to like it. I ate it over and over again in hopes of developing a taste for it. I put crunchies on it to change up the texture. I tried it in numerous different forms. And I still can’t eat it. Guacamole? Nope. Not that either. Unfortunately for me, avocado is SO damn good for you. The healthy fats are off the charts, and it’s packed with filling fiber and nutrients. And of course, Ben can eat it without blinking an eye. So what’s an avocado hating girl to do? Ta-da! AVOCADO SMOOTHIE!
Our avocado smoothie is creamy and delicious. And no, it doesn’t taste like the liquified version of guac. This cool, creamy treat belongs nowhere near your burrito. In fact, it’s tropical as hell and seriously tastes like summer in a cup.
Which is amazing, considering it’s loaded with green things.
We also chose to use unsweetened coconut water, instead of almond milk or regular water. Coconut water is uber hydrating, and filled with nutrients including potassium, magnesium, and manganese (just to name a few). It also gives you an extra hit of fiber, which is always a bonus.
Being a teacher, I don’t get to drink nearly as much water as I want (due to seriously limited bathroom breaks), so I try to sneak in extra effective hydration whenever I can. Coconut water is an awesome way to go about this.
And here’s a public service announcement: MOST Americans are ridiculously, habitually dehydrated (whether they’re a teacher or not). You NEED to properly hydrate your body. If you’re going pee every 15 minutes, pat yourself on the back. If not? Step up your H2O game.
Not only is it delicious, but this avocado smoothie is also a perfect way to start your day since it’s jam packed with greens and fiber. I mean, who can argue with getting in an avocado and spinach first thing in the morning?! Revving up with this bad boy will give you an amazing natural energy boost (who needs coffee??), and keeps you full for hours.
Honestly, after drinking this, we weren’t hungry again for a solid 4 hours. Veggies for the win.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, getting those stupid decorative strawberries stuck onto the sides of the glass was annoying as sh*t. Turns out all you have to do is slice them super thin and they stick wonderfully. Good thing we spent a solid 20 minutes figuring that out.
But hey, anything for a good pic, right?
Plus, food tastes better when it looks fancy AF.
Tropical Avocado Smoothie
3/4 Can Coconut Water (unsweetend without pulp)
2 Cups Spinach
1 Cup Frozen Pineapple
1 Tbsp. Flax Seed
1. Add all ingredients into a blender.
2. Blend (don’t forget to put the top on silly).
3. Enjoy! (Instagram strawberries optional.)