Avocado Smoothie

Want some YUMMMM in your life?  I thought so!  And great news is, this YUM is also good for your TUM and won’t add extra pounds to your BUM!!  :-))

Lean & Green Smoothie

Serves 3-4; I often 1/2 the recipe if I know I won’t be sharing or be around to drink 2 in one day.

INGREDIENTS:                                                                                                                    

2 cups unsweetened almond milk

1 banana, peeled

1 cup organic spinach (I often toss in a little more)

1 apple, cored, and sliced (I used Honeycrisp this week-YUM)

1/2 avocado, pitted, peeled

3 Tbsp. ground flax seed (mine is golden flax which I LOVE with the avocado)

2 Tbsp. honey

1 cup ice cubes

DIRECTIONS:

1. Blend all ingredients until smooth. **see note below** Add 1 cup of ice, more or less to achieve your desired thickness and temperature.  I don’t like my smoothies luke warm so ice is imperative for me.  I do store my extras in the fridge until I’m ready for it and typically just stir with a fork or straw.  On occasion I may add ice and re-blend to freshen up the green goodness.

NOTE: You could use any kind of milk for the base.  Skim milk, coconut milk, soy milk, etc.

I had this today for breakfast with 2 slices of cinnamon raisin Ezekiel bread.  Mmmm, good!

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