Saturday, April 13, 2013

Healthy Life - Avocado Smoothies

With the very last of the seasons mangos, a few spoons of passionfruit pulp & a ripe avocado, we have been whipping up one hell of a smoothie! All thanks to this smoothie genius, I have been experimenting with my favourite fruit, the avocado, in place of banana or yoghurt in my morning starter - mixing in a little LSA here or a spoon of Manuka honey there.

Mango, Passionfruit & Avocado Smoothie

1 ripe mango
1 ripe avocado
 pulp of 2 passionfruits
1 teaspoon of agave nectar, manuka honey or maple syrup (the real stuff!)
a splash of almond milk (or your choice of milk/substitute)
a handful of icecubes
a sprinkle of LSA, bee-pollen, vitamin C powder, etc (optional)
(those last few measurements sound like something from a Julie Andrews movie...)

1. Peel & slice the mango & avocado, scoop the pulp from the passionfruits & place in blender or jug along with ice, sweetener of choice
2. blend until bright green, silky smooth & speckled with passionfruit seeds
3. add almond milk a splash at a time until the consistency you desire 
4. pour & enjoy whilst watching the sunrise, listening to sweet bird-songs...or if you're like me, as you dash out the door still buttoning your blouse & with sleep in your eyes!

I'm completely hooked on avo in my smoothies - next up I think I'll try a lemon & avocado smoothie or perhaps this chocolate & avocado version to satisfy my evening sweet-tooth!
In the meantime, you'll find me drooling over these smoothies

For now, I'll let you be the judge -  you will be surprised at how moreish it is! Definitely my favourite way to start the day!


  1. Sar, your smoothie looks and sounds delicious. I can't wait to make it. Bee pollen hey? My mother uses it in cooking and no-bake crumbles, the vegan variety. So clever!

    You can use avocados in no-bake cakes too, did you know that?


    Bella x

    1. You (& your mama, by the looks of it!) are amazing!
      I'm off to research avocado in cakes - I'm truly atticted to finding new ways to use them, including as an super moisturising hair mask! ;)

      Sar xx


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