Banana Avocado Smoothie
Is an avocado a vegetable or a fruit? According to Wiki.Answers, it’s got a large seed so it’s a fruit. I’m a traditionalist when it comes to fruits and vegetables in a meal, like avocados belong in a salad or a sandwich. But I’ve learned that I’ve been restricting how I use an avocado in my cooking. It is quite a versatile fruit, adding fat to cakes, for example in this avocado-polenta pound cake and this avocado marble cake. Now I’m trying it in this banana avocado smoothie for breakfast.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: none
6 cubes ice
1 frozen ripe banana
1 small Haas avocado
1 1/2 cups nonfat milk (can use any flavor nut milk)
honey or agave nectar, to taste (can use stevia)
In a blender, crush the ice. Slice the frozen banana and add it to the blender. Scoop out the avocado flesh and discard the seed. Add the flesh to the blender along with the milk. Blend until smooth. Taste. If more sweetness is desired, add honey to taste.
Cook’s Note: Before freezing the banana, peel it and wrap it in waxed paper then put it in a zipper lock bag in the freezer.