Are you constantly racking your brain trying to come up with ways to incorporate a variety of fruits and veggies in your diet?
I hear you!
One of my fav ways is the good ol’ smoothies. Smoothies are thick and creamy, full of vitamins and minerals, versatile and delicious!
I spent all of my childhood in Indonesia. A drink that often appears on the menu there is Es Alpukat, loosely translated to an avocado smoothie.
As a kid, I loved the lacings of chocolate that it was typically served with (if you didn’t yet know, avocado and chocolate is a match made in heaven!). It was also an amazingly easy way to pump up my good fat intake!
This recipe is a take on the original Es Alpukat but it incorporates a little more variety. It’s perfect for breakfast on the go or a snack on a hot day!
Super-smooth Avocado Green Smoothie:
1 cup dark green leaves of choice (baby spinach or kale works well)
1 frozen ripe banana
½ ripe avocado
1/3 cup coconut milk
½ cup water or dairy free milk (I love oat milk)
Shredded coconut and chocolate*
Blend everything together! Add in extra liquid if you feel like your smoothie is too thick.
Top your smoothie with a pinch of shredded coconut and/ or choc shavings – both optional but HIGHLY recommended.
Notes: If you would like to make this a different colored smoothie, try substituting the greens for berries of your choice, or maybe even a whole mango!