Maybe it’s because I live in California. Or maybe it’s because they’re just plain delicious. Honestly I don’t know but regardless, I love avocado. I think I eat an avocado every single day when they’re in season. Take that back, I definitely eat at least one daily when they’re in season but one normally turns into two and then all the avocados are gone in like a day from my house.
So it’s only natural I want to have the best avocados in everything I eat all the time when they’re at the peak of their season. Luckily guacamole is an easy go to an an amazing snack, but I'm definitely not above just slicing one of these little green beauties, tossing on some pepper and garlic powder, grabbing a spoon and digging right in.
But coming up with a smoothie recipe that recruits these little gems was a struggle for me. Because avocado can either be a bland kind of ho hum flavor or super over powering. It needs flavors that will enhance its creaminess and wonderfulness, instead of making it all you can taste in a smoothie.
In comes pears. So the key to this really is finding the overlap in the season between summer and fall, when the pears are beginning to be amazing but the avocados are still equally as awesome.
After that, everything is easy. By the way, this is an amazing breakfast because you use half of the avocado in the smoothie and the other half you can put on some sourdough toast and Boom. Breakfast.
Such a great way to start the day, not to mention the benefits of uploading your day with the healthy fat from the avocado will hep you not only stave off hungry cravings in the mid-afternoon (you know what I’m talking about, that midday crash) that lead you to grabbing a cookie, but healthy fat in the morning also (in the long run) has tremendous health benefits, like preventing Alzheimer’s or Dementia.
I did start adding in things to this one as time has gone on, those options are listed but they’re not necessary. The basic smoothie is just enough to get your day going on the right foot, or be the perfect snack or even post workout smoothie.
So grab your blender and let’s go!
Prep time: 5 minutes
1/2 avocado, pitted
1 pear, peeled
1/2 cup Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla)
1 tablespoon honey
1 scoop vanilla IsaPro
1 cup vanilla almond milk
1/2 bunch of spinach (optional)
1 tablespoon ground flax seed (optional)
Put all of your ingredients into a blender, being mindful that the less water you use, the thicker the shake will come out. Blend and enjoy!