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Tropical Pineapple Avocado Smoothie

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Today we are talking smoothies.

Smoothies have become one of my favorite forms of breakfast, lunch, or snacks. There are days where I have a hard time slowing down, unfortunately that means not taking the time to make a decent breakfast or lunch for myself. Dinner, on the other hand, is our golden time. Sure, there are days where I am rushing around the kitchen trying to put a meal together, but I do my best to make sure there’s a meal (hopefully a decent one) on the table for my family to devour after their busy day.

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To make life a little easier on myself, I’ve gotten in the habit of keeping plenty of smoothie ingredients in the house. I have no particular pattern to my smoothie making. I just buy whatever fruit is on sale or what fruit looks fresh. That means buying a whole pineapple because it just looked good (and I never buy whole pineapples), or finally stopping at the avocado stand I drive by every single day on the way home. It’s hard to ignore a sign that says ‘Giant bags of avocado’s for $5’.

One thing I always to do is freeze my bananas. I like to buy tons of bananas and put several aside for smoothies. I chop them up and store them in a freezer bag. They always make the best smoothies.
pinapple avocado smoothie3This Tropical Pineapple Avocado Smoothie is delicious, easy to make, and full of nutrition. It’s a quick and easy way to satisfy a hungry belly.

Enjoy 🙂

Tropical Pineapple Avocado Smoothie

Makes 2 smoothies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chopped pineapple (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 large avocado
  • 1 banana (fresh for frozen)
  • 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/3 cup low-fat milk (almond or soy milk can be substituted)

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender. If all your ingredients are fresh you may want to add 1/2 of ice to thicken the smoothie. Blend all ingredients on high speed until smooth. Pour in a glass and enjoy!

4 Responses

  1. Maryea {happy healthy mama} said on January 13, 2014 at 11:04 am

    I’m feeling rather sick of winter today, so I think I need to try this soon if only to transport me to a tropical place. Yes, I know it will only be in my head. That’s okay! Looks delicious. 🙂

  2. Estela - Weekly Bite said on January 13, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Thanks Maryea! Hope it warms up for you soon!

  3. Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) said on January 13, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    This looks delicious and I’ve never put an avocado in my smoothie. I need to try it!

  4. Estela - Weekly Bite said on January 13, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Hi Kelli! I love putting avocado in my smoothies. It gives them a creamy texture.