Basic California Smoothie

Total Time: 10 min

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 300
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 1.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 15mg
Total Carbs 52g
Dietary Fiber 13g
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 1g
Potassium 881mg

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%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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.

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Serves: 1

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
  1. 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.
  2. Taste smoothie and add sweetener and add-ins, if desired. Blend until incorporated.
  3. 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.

Did You Know?

There are lots of quick and easy recipes on this site. Some have more than 7 ingredients, but most can be prepared in 15 minutes or less. Even with simple recipes it helps to know how to store avocados before you use them and if you have any left over.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


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