They may be tiny in size but Naturipe® blueberries are big on flavor! Both avocados and blueberries are cholesterol-free, and when blended with a frozen banana they make an excellent smoothie. This low sodium smoothie an excellent source of vitamin c (73% Daily Value), dietary fiber 58% DV, magnesium 55% DV, vitamin k 32% DV, folate 26% DV, vitamin B6 25% and potassium 22% DV. It is also a good source of vitamin B5 (17% DV)), magnesium 15% DV) niacin 13% DV and riboflavin 12%.
Avocado Banana Blueberry Bang
Nutritional Highlights (per serving)
|1||frozen banana, peeled and cut in chunks|
|1||ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and quartered|
|2||cups||fresh Naturipe® berries (use your favorite combinations of blackberries, blueberries, raspberries or strawberries)|
|As needed||Ice water|
|Agave or maple syrup, to taste|
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados
- Place frozen banana chunks, berries, and avocado in a blender and puree until smooth, adding a 1/4 cup of ice water at a time as needed to achieve desired consistency.
- Taste, and if desired sweeten with agave or maple syrup. Pour into smoothie glasses, discarding any berry seeds at bottom of blender.
Tip: Freeze the banana the day before you prepare these tasty smoothies.
Serving Suggestion: Garnish with fresh mint sprigs and additional berries if desired. As a variation, omit ice water and serve as a frozen dessert. Just grab some spoons and dig in!
*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.
(Nutrition information does not included sweetener or syrup.)
Vitamin A 188 (IU); Vitamin C 44 mg; Calcium 45 mg; Iron 1.5 mg; Vitamin D 0 (IU); Folate 105 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.26 g
% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 70%; Calcium 4%; Iron 8%