For our Avocado Key Lime Pie Smoothie Bowl, we took traditional Key Lime Pie and gave it an “extreme” makeover, turning it from a decadent dessert to something you could feel good about serving to your family. We love it for breakfast, but by no means should you limit yourself to the morning meal. This smoothie bowl can do double duty as a snack … or triple duty as a better-for-you dessert. Vanilla Greek yogurt and agave add a subtle sweetness to every spoonful, and the nutrient-dense California Avocado provides a pretty green color while contributing good monounsaturated fats and nearly 20 nutrients including vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber.
Avocado Key Lime Pie Smoothie Bowl
Nutritional Highlights (per serving)
|1/2||ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded, peeled, and cut into quarters|
|1/2||cup||vanilla, 2% Greek yogurt|
|1/3||cup||1% low-fat milk|
|4||large mint leaves, plus more to taste|
|1/4||tsp.||lime zest, plus more 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 the avocado, yogurt, milk, agave, mint, vanilla, lime zest, and lime juice in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into individual bowls and garnish with your choice of optional toppings.
Serving Suggestion: Serve with a medley of optional toppings for “decoration” including crushed Graham crackers, avocado, fresh mint, raspberries, unsweetened coconut chips
*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 is for about 1 cup)
Vitamin A 784 IU; Vitamin C 18 mg; Calcium 337 mg; Iron 0.8 mg; Vitamin D 73 IU; Folate 62 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.1 g
% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 15%; Vitamin C 30%; Calcium 35%; Iron 4%