A smoothie can be a really nice grab-and-go breakfast, or morning snack…or any time of day snack, really. I’ve tried several varieties, but this one is my favorite. In fact, I never get tired of it and drink several of them most weeks.
It’s one of those smoothies that people look at and ask, “WHAT is THAT?”. Or feel the need to comment, “What are you drinking, it looks GROSS!”. Here’s the thing: It’s green. And for whatever reason, that puts some people off as they automatically think I must be drinking a salad I ran through the blender and am now slurping through a straw. Here’s the other thing: people’s filters are evidently broken because I’m pretty sure commenting on how gross you think someone’s food or beverage looks isn’t etiquette best practice. Aanndd…one final thing…you will quickly learn to brush off the unfiltered comments because this smoothie is so wonderful in both flavor and amazing creamy texture…it’s totally worth it!
1/2 very ripe banana
1/2 ripe avocado
1/4 cup mango (I use frozen)
2 T plain greek yogurt
1/2 of a lime, juiced
1/8 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
put everything into the blender and process until smooth
Since this recipe calls for using half of several ingredients, I prep 2 smoothies at a time and throw the second one in the fridge so it’s a quick grab-and-blend the next day. If you juice the lime over the top of the avocado, the avocado will hold its color well until the following day.
Do you have a favorite smoothie recipe? One that you never tire of and would like to share? I’d be willing to forego my favorite to try some new varieties…share in the comments below!