#FoodFocus – The Amazing Avocado – The Smoothie

On this first week of my food blogging adventure, the focus has been on the avocado. What an incredibly nutritious and versatile fruit! When perfectly ripe, it can be sliced and added to a salad, mixed in with other vegetables and served as a side, or blended into a delicious smoothie like the one featured on this page.

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Avocado, banana and strawberry Smoothie

Start off your day with an easy-to-prepare, antioxidant-rich smoothie, packed with vitamins, minerals, protein and calcium.

Ingredients
1 banana
1/2 avocado
4-5 strawberries
1/2 cup plain low fat yogurt
3/4 cup milk (or substitute soy, almond, coconut)
1-2 tsp ground flax
Honey to taste plus some for drizzle

Slice up the fruit. Put all ingredients in a blender, add a few ice cubes and blend until smooth. You can always prepare your fruit ahead of time, portion per smoothie and freeze. In this case, you might not need the ice.
Pour into a glass, drizzle some honey over the top and enjoy!

If you want to speed up the ripening of the avocado, put it in a paper bag with an apple or a banana for a couple of days. There you are! Ready to add it to your smoothie!

This is just one my favourite smoothie recipes. You can start with this basic recipe and change it up to make it your own! As long as it contains fruit and some liquid, the possibilities are endless! Many more smoothie recipes will be featured throughout this blog. Feel free to share your faves with me in the comment section below!

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