This avocado citrus smoothie recipe is a refreshing taste of summer you can make at any time. It’s filling and nutritious.
Remember my protest? This is what it was all about.
Snow coming down at the rate of 1-2 inches per hour seemed as good a time as any to make a pretty tropical tasting drink don’t you think? And since I didn’t have any spirulina on hand, this creamy avocado citrus smoothie came to be.
Doesn’t seeing ripe avocados and lemon slices immediately make you think of summer, flip flops, pools and warmth?
I tried to visualize that with each sip instead of the horror scene unfolding outside my window.
I’m not gonna lie, avocados always remind me of Mexican food too but that wasn’t really the image I was going for here.
For those skeptics on adding avocado to a smoothie, you can’t taste it.
It just gives it a really creamy, smooth texture while slipping in some healthy fats, fiber and of course a fun color.
Our power is back, the snow is melting, life has returned to normal, but I’d still make this avocado smoothie again in a heartbeat.
Try cold avocado soup for another summer-inspired recipe. It’s got a gazpacho vibe but with a creamier consistency.
Avocado Citrus Smoothie
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt I used Greek 0%
- juice of half a lemon
- juice of half an orange
- 1/2 teaspoon agave
- 1/2 almond milk
- 1/4 cup water
- pinch of salt
- Combine everything in a blender and blend until smooth.
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Gina Matsoukas is the writer, founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.