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Avocado Spinach Fruit Smoothie

A sweet tasting avocado smoothie made with pineapple, banana, baby spinach, Swiss chard, coconut milk, and of course avocado is enjoyable drinking and very satisfying.  Avocado smoothies are wonderfully refreshing, packed with nutrients, and beneficial to help me get my day started.

After a long weekend of stress, because of a predicted major snow storm, ice storm, my teen ill with a virus, changing tickets to Texas and to New York, all to find out that it was not as BIG as the storm was predicted.  I needed to get back to some normalcy.


Our family loves and eats avocados almost every day.  So adding them to smoothies was a no brainer.  Avocado provides not only nutrients, but also gives the rich and creamy texture to the smoothie, similar to a thick and rich milkshake.  It also provides a healthy fat, leaving you feeling full and satisfied for most of the day.

I was out of kale, so I added in some Swiss chard to try it out, and since it’s a “sister” to the super-food family, I thought why not?  The taste was refreshing and sweet, leaving me feeling healthy all day. 
 

Making smoothies are really effortless. Fun too!  We like to pack them with nutrients that can provide essential vitamins, healthy fats and fiber to help create the perfect morning boost.  We love this recipe because it really makes an enjoyable taste and texture, like I am having a luscious dreamy milkshake. Yum!

 Try some of our favorite morning boost green smoothies:
 Kale, Apple, Banana Smoothie, 
 Spinach Smoothie,
 Kale, Strawberry, Pineapple Protein Smoothie    Enjoy!

Avocado, Spinach, Fruit Smoothie

  • 6 chunks of fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 banana ( preferably frozen)
  • 1 small avocado
  • 1 + 1/2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 leaf of Swiss chard- rinsed, white stem removed
  • 1 + 1/2 cups coconut milk

Place all the ingredients into a blender, and blend till smooth.  Serve immediately.

Serves 2

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5 Comments

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    Joanne
    March 5, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    I love the color of that smoothie and all the ingredients! Looks extra creamy from the avocado.

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    March 5, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    This smoothie looks so creamy and delicious. I've never tried one with avocado but I'll need to fix that. Sorry about the stressful weekend – this weather is getting pretty old. Winter weary – ready for spring!

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    SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    March 5, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    I love smoothies and enjoy them almost daily. Love the healthy ingredients in yours. Avocado is one ingredient I haven't tried yet and it sounds like it would be delicious.

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    Sam Hoffer @ My Carolina Kitchen
    March 6, 2014 at 11:33 am

    The colors of your smoothie are fabulous and so healthy too. What a great way to start the day.
    Sam

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    Val
    March 6, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    A perfect way to start your day by drinking this smoothie.

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