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Strawberry Banana Avocado Smoothie for a Quick Breakfast or Snack

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20120315-004051.jpgSome mornings I just don’t have time to make breakfast. Breakfast around here is usually cereal and toast, but with a hungry toddler even that can take too long to make. The time to make this smoothie probably isn’t that much shorter, but it will be quicker to eat! It’s also an option to take as you go or if you just need to down breakfast quick before heading out the door.

Or, you just want to have something different but packed with nutritious goodness.

I didn’t precisely measure our ingredients and it has varied a bit each time I’ve made it, but it’s delicious nonetheless! My daughter likes it too, which makes it a keeper recipe in my book. She gets kind of scared of the blender, but she likes to watch me prepare the smoothie. Giving her anything with a straw makes her grin from ear-to-ear, but if the smoothie is too thick she isn’t patient enough to drink it through the straw. She does like it in a small bowl with a spoon though!

Here are a couple variations I’ve made. Please note that I use fresh avocados and bananas, but frozen strawberries (until they are in season and less expensive!).

This recipe is the one pictured:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 banana
  • about 1 cup to 1.5 cups thawed strawberries with juice
  • 1 single serving Honey Greek Yogurt
  • about a cup of milk (to thin it out)

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Another yummy variation:

  • 2 avocados
  • 1 banana
  • 10oz thawed strawberries with juice
  • about a cup or so of vanilla yogurt

Put everything in the blender sliced up and blend it to the consistency you like! If you use more than 1 avocado, the smoothie will be more green in color. I like having them in there because they are brain food for toddlers! I never used them much before, but now I like to slip them in when I can. Whenever we have this for breakfast it seems like we all have a pretty good day. Must be due to such a great nutritious start, right?

 

 

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