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Healthy, Fast Avocado & Pear Smoothie Recipe

Fresh Starts: Avocado-Pear Smoothie

If you want to get healthy in the New Year but still follow your resolution to cook on a budget, here's my advice: be sure to begin each day with a wholesome breakfast that starts at home. It's all too easy to fall into the routine of buying smoothies, but they're so uncomplicated and economical to make at home. For a refreshing departure from the iconic blend of berries and bananas, opt for a creamy avocado-pear mixture that's so vividly green in color, you know it's got to be good for you! Indeed, it is: This recipe, which comes courtesy of the new book Power Foods, is chock-full of folic acid, soluble fiber, and monounsaturated fatty acids.

Boost your breakfast when you read on.

Avocado-Pear Smoothie

Avocado-Pear Smoothie

Fast, Healthy Avocado-Pear Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

1 ripe, firm Hass avocado
1/2 cup (about 4 ounces) drained silken tofu
1 cup unsweetened pear juice
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups ice cubes

Directions

  1. Cut avocado in half lengthwise; remove pit, then score flesh into cubes. With a large spoon, scrape flesh into a blender.
  2. Add tofu, pear juice, honey, and vanilla, and puree until smooth. Add ice; blend until smooth.
  3. Divide among four glasses, and serve.

Serves 4.

Nutritional information per serving: 164 calories, 1.1 g saturated fat; 5.8 g unsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 23.3 g carbohydrates; 2.3 g protein; 6.5 mg sodium; 3.8 g fiber.

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Lyndsay15250101 Lyndsay15250101 2 years
This has become a staple of mine. It really is delicious!! :)
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 4 years
crookedmegs, perhaps you could quarter the recipe and make one, or halve the recipe and make two (one for the next day) — the avocado would turn brown, though. It's harmless, but certainly less attractive — not sure if that would bother you.
crookedmegs crookedmegs 4 years
It says it makes 4 servings. If I just drink one cup before work, can I refrigerate the rest for breakfast for three more days, or will it go bad?
ClaudiaR ClaudiaR 4 years
Hmmm...I've never tried an avocado smoothie but i do love avocados. I'll have to try this recipe out and add it to this great Healthy Gluten Free Recipe List> http://www.skinnyscoop.com/list/gfpantry/healthy-gluten-free-recipes
Pursy Pursy 5 years
This sounds delicious but I'm not sure it contains enough protein to qualify it as a meal. Maybe a scoop of soy powder would help with that. Gorgeous looking smoothie!
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 5 years
Silken tofu is totally different from soft and firm tofus in that it's designed to be blended into drinks, and adds a nice element of body. But that said, if tofu's not your thing, you can also try adding half a cup of yogurt. Or, a scoop of soy or whey protein powder works well, too.
Julia-Millay-Walsh Julia-Millay-Walsh 5 years
This looks delicious, but the idea of putting tofu in a smoothie grosses me out. Is there an alternative?
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