Beverages: Dairy-Based Drinks: Avocado Blueberry Smoothie

This unique smoothie is yummy and healthy, combining the healthy fats contained in avocado with the antioxidants found in fruit.

Author: California Avocado Commission - www.avocado.org
Date: January 02, 2013

Serves: 4 person(s)
Yield: 4 x approx. 1 cup servings

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 0 mins

Ingredients:

    1/2 cup cup ice cubes or crushed ice
    1 (11.5 oz) can peach nectar, no sugar added
    1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    1/2 large, ripe California avocado, peeled, seeded, cut into small chunks
    1 (6 oz) carton nonfat vanilla yogurt
    1 cup fresh blueberries, rinsed, picked over, well-drained
    1/4 ripe California avocado, peeled, sliced lengthwise (optional, for garnish)
    12 plump blueberries (optional, for garnish)

Directions:

    Place all ingredients in blender with lid. Blend on high speed for two minutes or until smooth and creamy. Pour into two tall glasses to serve.

    Optional garnish: Pierce slice of avocado with three blueberries on a tiny cocktail sword or skewer and hang on the side of the glass.

Variations:

    If desired, replace nonfat vanilla yogurt with nonfat peach or plain yogurt, or, nonfat sugar-free yogurt.

    Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:154 cals
Kilojoules:644 kJ
Fat:5.2 g
Carbohydrates:25.0 g
Protein:2.8 g
Cholesterol:0.0 mg
Sodium:35 mg
Saturated Fat:0.7 g
Fiber:3.3 g
Calcium:57.0 mg
Total Sugars:20.3 g

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