I love smoothies, and they are perfect for making a quick snack or having for breakfast. Last week I made this delicious Strawberry Avocado Smoothie for a snack.
So many smoothies use yogurt as a base, and while I love yogurt I don’t like it in smoothies. For this smoothie I used avocado and bananas to get a smooth creamy taste without yogurt or milk.
For this smoothie the ratio of avocados to strawberries is important. The first time I tried it I only used 5 strawberries, and it was a not sweet enough. It was also an ugly puce green color, which made it less appealing! So I added 7 more strawberries to the blender, which gave it a great flavor boost, and made it a pretty light pink color. Trial and error is frequently necessary to find the ideal smoothie recipe.
The smoothie tastes mostly of strawberries and bananas, with just a hint of avocado. I used fresh strawberries, but frozen ones would work just as well, especially since strawberries this time of year tend to not be of the highest quality. If you are using frozen strawberries you could probably eliminate the ice in the recipe.
- ⅓ avocado
- 12 strawberries
- ½ banana
- ½ c. water
- ½ c. ice
- Put all the ingredients in a blender and mix until creamy. Add more water if it is too thick.
What are your favorite smoothies?