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Tropical California Avocado Smoothie

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Total Time:

5min

Prep Time:

5min

Nutritional Highlights (per serving)

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240
Calories
10 g
Total Fat
38 g
Total Carbs
5 g
Protein
210 mg
Sodium

A three-layer vegan smoothie using two key ingredients, California Avocado and coconut water. By adding pineapple, mango, spinach, spirulina and dragon fruit, you get sweet and savory all in one drink and we don’t know where to start on the nutrition. Cholesterol free and a good source of protein (10% DV) and potassium (15% DV), and an excellent source of fiber dietary fiber (29% DV), vitamins A, C, and a high potency of vitamin B12 (240% DV).

Ingredients

Serves: 2
    For yellow layer:
1/4    ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded and peeled
1/2  cup  coconut water
1/2  cup  frozen pineapple
1/2    frozen mango
tsp.  maple syrup
    For green layer:
1/4    ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded and peeled
1/2  cup  coconut water
cup  packed spinach
1/2  cup  frozen pineapple
tsp.  maple syrup
    For teal layer:
tsp.  spirulina powder
1/4  cup  coconut water
1/2  cup  dragon fruit chunks, as garnish

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

Instructions

  1. In a high-speed blender, add all the yellow layer ingredients.
  2. Blend on high for 2 minutes, then pour contents into a glass.
  3. Add all the green layer ingredients to the blender.
  4. Blend on high for 2 minutes and pour half of the contents over yellow layer, reserving the other half in the blender.
  5. Add the teal layer ingredients to the blender and blend.
  6. Top the smoothie with the teal layer, garnish with dragon fruit chunks, swirl together if desired, and enjoy!

Serving Suggestion: Make this your breakfast drink or afternoon pick-me-up.

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
PER SERVING
Calories 240
Total Fat 10 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Total Carbs 38 g
Dietary Fiber 8 g
Total Sugar 19 g
Protein 5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 210 mg
Potassium 760 mg

Vitamin A 366 mcg; Vitamin C 57 mg; Calcium 72 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 84 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.09 g.

 

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 40%; Vitamin C 60%; Calcium 6%; Iron 10%; Vitamin D 0%.

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

Jen Beauchesne

Jen Beauchesne (pronounced Bō-shane, and don’t worry you will not be the first or the last person to mispronounce it) is a food stylist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her career started on the photography side but after working alongside many amazing photographers and stylists Jen realized food styling was her true calling, merging her two great loves photography and cooking.

Jen is a brand advocate. Their content on the California Avocado Commission website and/or blog is part of their partnership with our organization.

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