Smoothies are a refreshing way to ensure you are getting your vitamins. I go on smoothie binges where I make one for breakfast everyday for a week or two before transitioning back into the likes of oatmeal and yogurt. This happens to be one of those smoothie filled periods and for once, my smoothie doesn’t have spinach in it. I love adding a few handfuls of spinach into smoothies since it’s an easy way to sneak some greens into your diet without even tasting them. In this case, I didn’t have any spinach so I created a smoothie with avocado and cucumber instead which made for a creamily delicious fruity concoction.
Smoothie with Avocado and Cucumber
- 1 peeled cucumber*
- 1 peeled apple*
- 1 peeled banana
- ½ an avocado
- 1 cup strawberries (frozen or fresh)
- 1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
- ½ cup pineapple
- ½ - 1 cup coconut water
- Add all ingredients to the blender, only using ½ cup of coconut water. Pulse until well blended. If the smoothie is too thick, add more coconut water and pulse.
* I have heard that you can skip peeling the cucumber and apple if you use a high power blender like a Vitamix or Blendtec. My Ninja just can’t get the peel fine enough and leaving them on results in an unappetizing texture.