Today is my kids’ last day of school. But they get out so early today, that I’ve asked my self why they call it the Last Day when the kids are in school for about 3 hours? In any case, summer vacation is starting and all of us are ready for it. Everyone else in the US seems to be sweating it out right now, but here in San Diego we are anxious for things to warm up enough so we won’t freeze at the beach.
Not that I’m complaining. This California Golden Sun is the envy of the world and my family and I are blessed to live here, amongst the ocean and avocado groves. And speaking of avocados, heh, heh! Did you like that transition?
Avocado smoothie? Yes, no joke. I put the avocados sent to me by the California Avocado Commission to good use. Besides making Avocado Hummus and Avocado Coleslaw, I decided to branch out of my own comfort zone and make a smoothie. Maybe it’s because smoothies remind me of summer sunshine? And, I certainly wasn’t ready to branch out and try an Avocado Twinkie.
This is a simple recipe. I chose to add only green fruits: avocado, kiwi, green grapes and granny smith apples. I also added a bit of mint. This smoothie was nice and creamy even with the absence of milk and yogurt. I just thinned it out with a bit of water and ice and I was sipping my tangy Kiwi Avocado Smoothie.
I loved that tart taste, but it was a bit too sour for my boys. The Princess loved it, of course. Feel free to throw in a banana, drizzle of honey or some protein powder if you want.
Now all I need is a beach chair, my toes in the sand and I’m set and ready for summer vacation!
- 1 avocado, peeled and seeded
- 2 kiwi fruits, peeled and halved
- 2 cup green grapes
- 1 granny smith apple, peeled and cored
- 1/2 cup crushed ice
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup fresh mint
- In a blender combine all ingredients and purée until smooth.
- Divide into 4 glasses and serve.
You can also add banana to sweeten the smoothie. Great with protein powders, too!
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Serving Size:1 glass
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 188 Total Fat: 10.3g Saturated Fat: 2.1g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 8mg Carbohydrates: 26g Fiber: 6.7g Sugar: 17g Protein: 2g