The breakfast of summer, Tropical Avocado Smoothie is loaded with healthy fats, fruit, and loaded with antioxidants!
I have decided that June is going to be Kids in the Kitchen Month on Joy + Oliver! Since my girls have been out of school they have a list of things they want to bake and learn and this makes my heart so happy! Smoothies, cupcakes, french macarons and so much more is on their list and we have some other super fun things coming for you in the next week, but first up is our favorite smoothie.
Without fail, a smoothie is requested every morning or afternoon and I have to say I am kind of craving them as well. With the heat coming on strong, a Tropical Avocado Smoothie is so refreshing, full of healthy fats, fruit and loaded with antioxidants.
Smoothies are so refreshing, give a hint of sweet and are filling enough to carry us through to the next meal or are a perfect healthy snack. Although a smoothie can be loaded with just fruit, I try to add ingredients that will benefit myself and my family throughout the day. Adding avocado to your smoothie will add a creamy texture and because it is a healthy fat, it will keep you full much longer. Mango, pineapple and banana are a few of my favorite flavors that make you feel like you are relaxing on a beach with your favorite frozen cocktail and they pair perfectly with the addition of avocado. Adding one tablespoon of chia seeds will top this smoothie off with not only tasting great, but will had several health benefits…just a bonus! Chia seeds are high in antioxidants, high in fiber and they will add protein to your day, so many wonderful things in such a small seed!
The best part about smoothies is that now my girls can make their own. They love playing around with flavors and really just playing with the blender 🙂 Hope you are having a great summer and try to get your kids in the kitchen with you!
Photography by Stephanie Drenka
- 1 Cup Frozen Mango Chunks
- 1 Cup Frozen Pineapple Chunks
- 1 Banana, Fresh
- ½ Avocado, peeled
- 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1 Cup Almond Milk
- In a blender combine all ingredients
- Blend until smooth
- Serve immediately
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