Avocado Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

blueberryavocadosmoothieingredientsSmoothies can make for a great on-the-go meal replacement or recovery drink, but not all smoothies are created equal.  I concocted this avocado blueberry smoothie recipe with ingredients that make it loaded in restorative protein, nourishing fats, energizing carbs, and antioxidant vitamins.  It’s well balanced, so it will help provide sustained energy for your exercises or day at work, and it’s loaded in potassium and protein to promote muscle restoration.

Ingredients:

blueberryavocadosmoothieDirections: Throw in a blender and blend!  If you don’t want to measure, just add the unblended ingredients to the cup you want to fill, then dump the cup into the blender. You can measure the water by adding the blueberries first and then adding just enough water to cover them.

Nutritional Highlights:

  • ORAC Value (a measure of anti-oxidant power): 8,458!
  • Potassium: 770 mg (thanks to the avocado and coconut water)
  • Magnesium: 20% DV (with coconut water)
  • Monounsaturated and saturated fats: 15 g (the best types of fat)
  • High quality protein: 28 g (in addition to the whey, avocado has a few grams of high quality protein of its own)
  • Healthy  carbohydrates: 23 g (thanks to the blueberries and coconut water)
  • Fiber: 11 g (about 50% DV)
  • Also high in B-vitamins and Zinc

Keep in mind, if you don’t like blueberries, you can substitute a different kind of frozen fruit.  My wife loves frozen mangos instead!

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Originally posted 2013-05-21 20:36:17.

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