Food52 – Green Smoothie with Avocado

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Smoothies are a no-brainer breakfast for vegans.

Most of us are familiar with some basic smoothie combinations: strawberry-banana, mixed berry, pineapple-mango, and so on. But the wide world of smoothies extends far beyond these tried-and-true flavor combinations. Once you’ve experienced the fun of adding fresh leafy greens, avocado, or other unusual ingredients to your smoothies, it’ll be hard to go back to fruit as usual.

Your smoothies will be much better off if you freeze your fruit beforehand. As you’ll see from this recipe, I’m also partial to avocado -- it gives smoothies a silky, almost fluffy texture.

But don’t take my word for it. Get blending, and you’ll see what I mean!

-- Gena Hamshaw, Food52 Contributor

Green Smoothie with Avocado

Serves 4

1 banana, peeled and then frozen
1/2 cup frozen (or fresh) mango
1/2 small or medium avocado
1 cup spinach
1 1/4 cups almond milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Place all smoothie ingredients in your blender and blend till very smooth and creamy.

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