Avocado Mango Smoothie
I know what you are thinking. I said I made an Avocado Mango Smoothie and there isn’t mango pictured above. Well, it is below 😉 I have yet to master the art of cutting a mango and making it look pretty. I am sure there is a technique of some sort, maybe one day I’ll google it…until then, you all have to deal with my butchered mango. I have decided that it still tastes good even if I don’t cut it pretty 🙂
Have you ever considered drinking the main ingredient to guacamole? I am well aware that avocado is filled with all the “good fats” that our body needs, but I will admit that drinking it sounded a bit off. But, then again if you would have asked me 6 months ago if I would be using a blender to make smoothies with any kind of vegetables I would have told you were crazy….now I do it daily! So, I figured why not give it a whirl. And I was pleasantly surprised! I hope you are too 🙂
Now, here is my Avocado Mango Smoothie (with coconut water) Recipe, be sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again.
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/2 banana
- 4-5 slices of cucumber
- 1/3 mango – cut into cubes
- 4 oz coconut water – you can use regular water if you prefer
- 3-4 ice cubes
- Place ingredients as listed above into your blending device
- Blend until smooth
Here are some of the health benefits to the ingredients I added to this protein smoothie:
Avocados – Besides being loaded with the “good fat”, they help heart health, lower cholesterol and lower triglycerides. Plus, they make your smoothie extra creamy 🙂
Mango – The antioxidant in mango has been found to help prevent cancer, mangoes are also thought to help lower cholesterol, improve eye health, and improve digestion.
Bananas – Besides tasting great, they are loaded with potassium which helps muscles recover and relax, and they have also been known to help you sleep better.
Cucumbers – These are great for rehydration. Cucumbers are also a great source of vitamin B, so that means they are a natural pick-me-up.
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Love avocados? Check out my other Smoothie Recipe – Avocado Raspberry Banana!