Tropical Avocado Mango Smoothie
Smoothies have to be one of the easiest “meals” to make - especially when you’ve overslept and need something quick and healthy to take on the go.
Our best advice for making a meal out of any smoothie is to balance it with some protein, healthy fat and pack in as many different kinds of fruits and veggies as you’d like. We keep our freezers stocked with different frozen fruits and veggies to mix and match flavors and nutrients (including diced avocado!). Then blend it all together with either coconut water or almond milk. You could also use regular milk, other non-dairy milks or good ol’ water. If you want to use juice, fresh 100% juice is best. No matter which liquid you choose, just pay attention to the added sugars - they can add up pretty quickly!
For this quick and healthy smoothie, we loaded it with avocado for its creamy consistency and for its nutrition super powers. It’s full of heart healthy mono and polyunsaturated fats (aka the “good fats”), fiber, vitamins, minerals and lutein - a plant pigment important for eye and brain health.
To naturally sweeten our tropical smoothie and add in different colors, we used banana, mango and strawberries:
Bananas - a source of fiber, potassium and prebiotics (fuel for our gut probiotics)
Mangos - full of vitamins A (good for skin + hair health) and C (vital for immunity + collagen production)
Strawberries - provide a boost of antioxidants, vitamin C and phytochemical that help fight inflammation and support heart health.
For the liquid, we used coconut water to add to the tropical flavors as well as add a boost of electrolytes, perfect for refueling after exercise. We also added plain Greek yogurt for added calcium, protein and probiotics.
Tropical Avocado Smoothie
Mango, strawberries and banana are boosted with avocado, coconut water and Greek yogurt for a quick and healthy breakfast on the go!
Makes: 2 Servings
- ½ avocado
- 1 medium banana
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1.5 cups coconut water
- ½ cup plain Greek lowfat yogurt
- 2 whole strawberries for garnish (optional)
- Puree all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
- Add additional coconut water as needed until desired thickness is reached.
- Divide smoothie into 2 large glasses.
- Garnish each with a sliced strawberry.
310 cals, 80 cals from fat, 9 g total fat, 2 g sat fat, 0 g trans fat, 10 mg cholesterol, 230 mg sodium, 53 g carbs, 10 g dietary fiber, 32 g sugar, 9 g protein