Delicious Avocado Smoothies Alligator Pear Banana Smoothie
Unless you live in Southern California or visit there often, I bet you would never even think of using avocado in a smoothie. Well, let’s get creative, be adventurous to throw an avocado in the blender.
I might as well warn you though.
As soon as you taste these you will be making double batches. This smoothie will keep in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
Do you like melons? Cantaloupe? Honeydew?
You will soon discover aguacate can do no wrong when it comes to terrific blender batches of smoothies.
Avocados are high in protein, potassium, and an incredible source of healthy fiber and fat.
Don’t forget full of folate, vitamin K, E, C, and a host of others.
Sometimes a wonderful recipe doesn’t need to be complicated. Avocado pears are a marvelous addition to smoothies, and this avocado banana smoothie is one of the best.
- ½ large ripe aquacate
- 2 ripe bananas, peeled
- ½ cup milk, low-fat
- 1 Tbl honey
- cup crushed ice
- Put all the ingredients, ripe fruit, milk, honey and crushed ice in a blender.
- Puree until smooth.
- Place in 2 tall glasses
- Garnish with a half slice of lime.
Avocado And Ripe Banana Smoothie In The Morning Weight Loss Drink
Never Too Young to Enjoy California Avocados
Just like adults, most children can benefit from getting at least five servings of colorful fruits and vegetables every day; many children, however, fall short. A study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association reported that 23 to 33 percent of infants and toddlers studied did not even get a single serving of fruit in a day.
Most children need to more than double their daily intake of fruits and vegetables. Keeping your kitchen stocked with a wide variety of produce, including fresh California avocados, is one way to get children to increase their daily consumption of fruit.
Incorporating California avocados into your children’s diet is a great way to give them a healthy start. This delicious fruit is not only great tasting but easy to prepare. A single serving of California avocado (about 1/5 of a medium avocado or about two tablespoons mashed) is 55 calories and contributes essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytonutrients.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that solid foods may be introduced to infants between four and six months of age; and that for the first year foods be mashed or pureed. For a quick snack, just mash a California avocado with a spoon and feed directly to the baby.
For older children, you can try this easy and delicious recipe, featuring California avocados:
Avocado Pick Up Sticks Recipe
Recipe provided by the California Avocado Commission. For more healthy recipes online,
12 long, thin pretzel sticks
1/4 ripe California avocado, seeded, peeled and cubed
6 oz 75% light Cheddar cheese, cut into twelve 1/2 -inch cubes
1/2 large red apple, cored and cubed
12 red grapes
Cube avocado and apple.
Use a wooden skewer to poke holes in avocado, apple, and grape.
Using a pretzel stick as a skewer, thread on one grape, one cheese square, one apple cube, and one avocado cube.
Repeat process making 12 “Pick Up Sticks.”
Nutrition information per serving: calories: 212, total fat: 7.7g, saturated fat: 3.3g, % of calories from fat: 32%, % of calories from saturated fat: 14%, protein: 19g, carbohydrates: 17g, cholesterol: 20mg, dietary fiber: 2g, sodium: 402mg