Just as you wouldn’t judge a book by its cover, don’t judge a smoothie by the ingredients. We know avocado may seem like a strange smoothie ingredient, but it gives the smoothie an incredibly creamy, rich consistency. The avocado is very flavorless compared to the banana and pineapple, which give the smoothie a tropical sweetness. Try it out and it will most likely become a household favorite!
When it comes to making a smoothie with fresh ingredients, we recommend that you freeze some of them overnight. Frozen bananas and avocados will make your smoothie incredibly creamy and thick. If you simply use fresh ingredients and add ice cubes, the smoothie will taste slightly watered down. Cut up your fresh fruit and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Make sure that the pieces are not touching each other to avoid clumping. Place the fruit in the freezer overnight and then remove in the morning. At that point, you can add fruit straight to the blender, or you can bag the fruit to save for future use.
Although this smoothie contains one teaspoon of grade A maple syrup, you don’t have to include it if you don’t like adding sweeteners. The banana and pineapple offer natural sugars, so you can lay back on the sweetness if you prefer smoothies that are not as sweet. If you prefer the sweetness that dates offer, add a single date to the smoothie and sweeten it that way! We hope you enjoy this highly nutritious creation that will satiate you between meals.
- Prep Time:5m
- Total Time:5m
- 1 1/2 c homemade almond milk
- 1 avocado, pitted, peeled, and cubed
- 1 banana, peeled, sliced, and frozen overnight
- 2 c pineapple, cubed and frozen overnight
- 1 tsp. grade A maple syrup
- Add all of the ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust the level of sweetness if necessary.
- Pour into two cups and enjoy the smoothie.