Hi, my name is Mike and I’m an addict.
No, this post is not about chocolate or cauliflower as you might assume, it’s about avocado.
What is it about this green fruit that makes me go crazy?
From salads, to hummus, pesto, brownies, mayo, scrambled eggs, ice-cream, pudding, fries, even cream sauce. I put avocado in and on everything.
Actually, I love avocado so much I might write a song about it (if I only knew how to write music). It’s a love affair that runs deep.
With their silky texture and unique flavor, avocados are something that I basically always have a craving for. Which is a good thing.
They are incredibly nutrient dense, meaning that they’re one of those foods that have the max amount of nutrients per calorie.
It's loaded with so many good things our bodies actually need. It's not only rich in fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acid, but also delivers many other essential vitamins and minerals too.
Some people even say that avocados are considered one of the healthiest foods to eat on the planet.
I don’t know about that, but still.
I love avocados so much it was only a matter of time before I would add them to my morning smoothie. Let me rephrase that, to my morning power smoothie.
The way I see it, if you start your day with a power smoothie — made with fruit, veggies, and a bunch of good stuff — you will set the tone for the entire day.
When I say power smoothie, I don’t mean your average banana+strawberry+yogurt concoction. Instead, in a power smoothie you combine specific nutrient-packed ingredients so you can sip your way to good health.
This Blueberry Avocado and Spinach Smoothie is the power smoothie of power smoothies.
A bunch of superfoods such as blueberries, spinach, avocado, chia seeds, some creamy coconut milk, and a touch of honey. Epic.
Prepare to have your mind blown. Trust.
Blueberry Avocado and Spinach Power Smoothie Print this recipe!
1 cup blueberries, frozen or fresh
1 cup fresh baby spinach
1 cup / 250ml coconut milk (feel free to use almond milk or any other milk of your choice)
½ ripe avocado, skinned and pitted
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon honey
½ cup crushed ice
1 scoop protein powder (optional)
Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
One serving yields 201 calories, 7 grams of fat, 28 grams of carbs, 5 grams of protein.