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California Avocado Spa Smoothie

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Total Time:

15min

Prep Time:

15min

Nutritional Highlights (per serving)

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520
Calories
21 g
Total Fat
59 g
Total Carbs
30 g
Protein
540 mg
Sodium
 California Avocado Spa Smoothie

Treat yourself to this spa smoothie before or after you exercise, or any time you want a quick refresher. This California Avocado smoothie is delicious, providing 30 grams of protein, 18 grams of fiber, antioxidant vitamins A (15% DV), C (120% DV) and E (70% DV), and a medley of vitamins and minerals including a high potency of vitamins B5 (100% DV), vitamin B2 (100% DV), vitamin B12 (210% DV).

Ingredients

Serves: 1
1/3    ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and cubed
  small, fresh cucumber (Persian or kirby type), peeled
1/2    fresh pear, peeled and core removed
1/2    fresh mango, peeled and seeded
  fresh mint leaves
1/2  cup  fresh arugula, loosely packed
cup  unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2    fresh lemon, juiced
1/2  tsp.  real maple syrup or agave (optional)
Tbsp.  chia seeds
Tbsp.  protein powder
  ice cubes

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

Instructions

  1. Combine the above ingredients in the bowl of a blender and blend until combined.
  2. Pour into tall glass and enjoy!
NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories 520
Total Fat 21 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Monounsaturated Fat g
Polyunsaturated Fat g
Total Carbs 59 g
Dietary Fiber 18 g
Total Sugar 34 g
Protein 30 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 540 mg
Potassium mg

Vitamin A 130 mcg; Vitamin C 112 mg; Calcium 852 mg; Iron 12 mg; Vitamin D 3 mcg; Folate 165 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 3.01 g.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Bonnie Taub-Dix

Bonnie Taub-Dix is a registered dietitian and the award-winning author of, “Read It Before You Eat It (Plume),” and owner of BTD Nutrition Consultants, LLC. She is a motivational speaker, freelance journalist and media spokesperson whose messages are laced with her passion as a foodie, her wit and wisdom, and her realistic guidance without gimmicks.

Bonnie has conducted thousands of interviews for all forms of media including television and radio shows and print and online sources such as CNN, “CBS Early Show,” ABC’s “Good Morning America,” “TODAY,” “Anderson Cooper 360,” “Martha Stewart Radio,” “The New York Times” and “The Washington Post,” as well as a variety of national magazines. She is an advisor to global corporations, food companies, and media outlets devising wellness programs, creating media/social media campaigns, and conducting workshops for health professionals and consumers. As a nutrition consultant to The Cartoon Network, she is involved in issues regarding programming and advertising to children.

She is a health &amp| wellness blogger for “US News &amp| World Report” and “Everyday Health” and her stories appear in national magazines and newspapers online and in print. Bonnie was the recipient The Academy of Nutrition &amp| Dietetics’ 2012 Media Excellence Award. She is married and has three sons…all foodies! She can be found at BetterThanDieting.com and on Instagram at @eatsmartbd.

Bonnie is a registered dietitian nutritionist for the California Avocado Commission. Their content on the California Avocado Commission website and/or blog are part of their partnership with our organization..

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