Cayenne pepper and fresh ginger give this avocado smoothie the afternoon pick-me-up you need! The mango adds 25% of your daily value for vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant. You can freeze your own mango cubes, or purchase pre-frozen from your grocery freezer aisle. Add more or less water depending on desired thickness.
Power Hour Pick-Me-Up Smoothie
Total Time: 10 min
Vitamin A 433 IU; Vitamin C 18 mg; Calcium 59 mg; Iron 0.3 mg; Vitamin D 0 IU; Folate 29 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.03 g
% Daily Value*: Total Fat 5%; Vitamin A 8%; Vitamin C 30%; Calcium 6%; Iron 0%
Ingredients1/4 ripe Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and diced 1 Tbsp. minced ginger 1/2 cup frozen mango cubes 1/3 cup plain, nonfat yogurt 1 Tbsp. lemon juice Cayenne pepper, to taste 1 cup water 1 cup ice cubes
- Combine all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth.
- Serve immediately.
Copyright © 2014, Katie Ferraro, MPH, RD, CDE
*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.
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados