California Avocados and frozen fruit or veggies make delicious, creamy smoothies in an instant. Vary the fruit, liquid and add-ins for hundreds of California smoothie variations.
Basic California Smoothie
Nutritional Highlights (per serving)
|1||cup||liquid, such as coconut water, juice, cold water, or milk|
|1/2||ripe, Fresh California Avocado, peeled, seeded and chopped|
|2||cups||chopped fruit, or fruit and veggies, frozen*|
|As needed||sweetener, such as honey, maple or agave syrup, optional|
|1||Tbsp.||"add-in", such as ground flax seed or chia seed, optional|
|1/4||tsp.||spice, such as cinnamon, cayenne or pumpkin pie spice|
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados
- In a blender place liquid, avocado and frozen fruit. Blend on purée or frappe setting until smooth and creamy. If necessary, stop blender and carefully stir ingredients until they are all blended consistently.
- Taste smoothie and add sweetener and add-ins, if desired. Blend until incorporated.
- Pour into a large glass and garnish with spice if desired.
*Chop and freeze fruit at least 4 hours before making smoothie, or purchase frozen fruit.
**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.
Vitamin A 72 mcg ; Vitamin C 214 mg ; Calcium 76 mg ; Iron 1 mg ; Vitamin D 0 mcg ; Folate 61 mcg ; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.09g
% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 8%; Vitamin C 240%; Calcium 6%; Iron 6 %; Vitamin D 0%