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You Can't Guess What's In It Smoothie

Updated on February 19, 2015
5 stars from 2 ratings of You can't guess what's in it smoothie

My love affair with avocados

I first tried an avocado smoothie at my friend's house. I thought it was super delicious and it didn't even taste like avocado! I think most people wouldn't think that an avocado tastes great in a smoothie, but it does!

I have always loved avocados with Spanish rice and beans and maybe some pernil(Spanish Roasted Pork). Yummy!! Speaking as a Dominican, I can tell you that It would be hard for you to find any Dominican who didn't like a nice slice of avocado on there plate. We love to eat it alongside breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Although for most of my life, I ate avocados as a vegetable, it made sense to me that an avocado would taste great as a fruit. You see, I once worked for a couple that was from Lebanon and owned a restaurant. They introduced me to eating avocado slices with sugar sprinkled on top. That's when I learned that avocados are great not only with salt sprinkled on top, but prepared in a sweet way too! But then ... I had an avocado smoothie, and that is how avocados became my new favorite fruit!

I tried to re-create the smoothie that I tasted at my friends house as soon as I got home. I took samples of my first attempt around to all my family members and withheld the identity of the ingredients. One by one, they all had a similar experience. First, they all let me know it was yummy and then they guessed (incorrectly) what was in it. Eventually, I took pity on them and let them in on the smoothie's well kept secret. They were all surprised.

I have been playing around with different ingredients to add with the avocado. Everyone loves this particular mix a lot! I hope you enjoy it too!

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Ready in: 5 min
Yields: Makes about 2 liters

Ingredients

  • 1 can coconut creme
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 1 large avocado
  • 1 lemon, just the juice
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp organic brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup organic reduced fat milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 2-3 cups ice
  1. Blend together and serve :)

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      Insightful Tiger 4 years ago

      I love cream of coconut in my avocado smoothies now, because then I don't have to add any sugar. I like 'em sweet:) Although, coconut milk is nice too... but real coconut is nicer... but you have to blend it on high for a longer time period to get a smooth texture. It's all good though!

      20 cents for avocados? That's amazing! I would definitely be drinking smoothies all the time too!! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a nice comment!

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      We also loves avocados in our smoothie (it makes them so creamy). We just moved to an area in Peru where the avocados are sooo cheap---around 20 cents U.S. per avocado! So you can imagine we've been drinking plenty of avocado smoothies. I've never tried this combination, though, and the avocado cream sounds so delicious. Voted up and shared!

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      Insightful Tiger 4 years ago

      I'm so glad you are willing to try it. It really is very yummy! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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      Sharilee Swaity 4 years ago from Canada

      This sounds amazing! I am also a huge fan of avocados, and would love to try them in a smoothie. They taste so, so healthy! I pinning this recipe for future use. Thanks for sharing.

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      Insightful Tiger 4 years ago

      Hey Career Mommy! Tomorrow's another day:) I hope you try it then, ha ha. Thank you so much for reading and commenting!

      I'm going over to your page to see those yummy recipes that you have.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Insightful Tiger, I wish I'd read this before the smoothie I literally just made for my hubby and me. What a great idea! I will add avocado to our next smoothie.

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      Insightful Tiger 4 years ago

      Hi MsDora, thank you for you very nice comment. I hope you enjoy it if you try it!

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      Insightful Tiger 4 years ago

      Hi Alicia, it really is yummy. We made popsicles with this smoothie and the kids love them! It's a great snack that you don't have to feel guilty about. I hope you love it!

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love the sound of this smoothie! The coconut creme, avocado and fruit combination sounds delicious. Thank you very much for the recipe!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for the recipe; I'm sure that it tastes really good. Just avocado and bananas for sweetening also taste great. Yes, avocado is very versatile.

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      Insightful Tiger 4 years ago

      Thank you very much for you nice comment, Michelle. I'm glad you like it and I hope you enjoy it when you try it!

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      Michelle Clairday 4 years ago from Arkansas

      That sounds terrific! I am a big fan of avacados and everything in that smoothies sounds great. I'll definitely try this one.

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      Insightful Tiger 4 years ago

      Thank you Kathryn for your very sweet comment! I'm happy that you are up to trying it; you won't be sorry! Have a great day friend!

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      Insightful Tiger 4 years ago

      Oh I'm so glad you have tried avocados in a smoothie before. You know how yummy it is! I hope you enjoy this recipe and I thank you for your comments! Have a great day Vespawoolf!

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      Insightful Tiger 4 years ago

      Thank you very much Kashmir! I'm glad you appreciated it! Thank you so much for your comment and for sharing! Have a great day!

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      This is such a great avocados smoothie recipe, will have to try this one. Well done and awesome ! Sharing !

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I have only heard recently of avocados in smoothies, and it sounds spectacular! I love avocados on almost anything, so I am definitely going to try it in a smoothie. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us, and I enjoyed the story behind it, as well.

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      We also love avocados in our smoothies. It gives the texture so much creaminess. Your combinations here sound wonderful--strawberries, avocado, coconut creme, vanilla and lemon. Yum! Can't wait to try it myself. : )