By: M. Elise Giller
You might not suspect it, but avocados translate perfectly into frozen treats. Why? Their natural creaminess works wonders in popsicles, smoothies, and milkshakes, creating rich, velvety drinks and desserts — most of them without even adding ice cream or milk. Plus, you get the added benefit of the fruit’s nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. Beat the heat with these easy recipes.
Keep it breezy and cool with avocado popsicles. For a 30-second, no-nonsense recipe, blend avocado, lime juice, agave nectar, and water, then freeze. For extra creaminess, try Greek yogurt with avocado, green tea, and honey. Freeze for six hours or overnight, and you’ll have a tasty goody for both you and your kids!
Start your day with a nutritious, fruit-filled smoothie, or make one as an afternoon pick-me-up. Avocado’s decadent texture is your secret weapon in smoothies. Blend it with frozen blueberries, banana, and coconut water for an nutrient dense drink. Want to amp it up? Add some spinach — you won’t even taste the greens!
Make your avo smoothie extra creamy by adding pear to the mix. Something about avocados and pears transforms the texture even further, making it like a dense milkshake without the added calories. Try avocado, whole pear, honey, vanilla extract, and almond milk for a luscious liquid treat.
No one can resist the power of a good milkshake: the velvety mixture, the rich taste. And avocado only makes it better. Combine it with vanilla ice cream, milk, ice cubes, sugar, and a hint of lime juice. Or, if you’re a chocoholic, switch out the lime for cocoa powder to make a chocolate dream that will have you coming back for seconds — or even thirds!
Want a nutritious breakfast with your smoothie? Try some of these avo options.