Can someone please tell me where summer is? We had one week of sun and it has pretty much rained everyday since. English weather sucks! I find it so much easier to eat healthily in the summer. Who feels like eating salad and drinking juice in winter when you are freezing cold and it’s dark in the evening? Not me!
I have never made a smoothie with avocado before. One because I once tried avocado chocolate pudding once which was rank (because I didn’t put enough sweetener in, I assume), and two because I didn’t want to use a whole one and they go brown if you just leave them in the fridge. What I have learnt is that eating a whole avocado is ok. Yes, they are high in fat and calories, but they are so good for you that there is no real reason not to have a whole one. I made this smoothie for my evening meal and had both servings. Otherwise this recipe will easily serve two. I like to have a squeeze of lemon with my avocado as it cuts through the “butteriness”.
1 ripe Avocado
1 large handful Spinach (I used raw, frozen)
1 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
1 large handful Frozen Mango Chunks
1 cup Almond or Coconut Milk
Scoop the flesh out of the avocado and put in the blender along with everything else. Blend up and add a little more milk if it is too thick.
Use pineapple instead of mango for lower FODMAP. If you can’t tolerate avocado then you can always use banana instead. And if you really are concerned about the calories, use filtered water instead of milk.