Think of this as the other green smoothie. The one without leafy greens that still makes a lovely addition to breakfast. Or lunch. Or maybe even dessert.
The last time I made avocado-banana smoothies on a regular basis was when I lived in Guatemala. I didn't have a refrigerator or ice, and the milk was so pasteurized that it came in a box with an expiration date til then end of time, but the avocados and bananas were picked fresh (and naturally ripened) so none of that seemed to matter. They were always slightly warm (remember- no fridge), but still delicious. When I returned to the US, I continued making them, but they just weren't the same. My taste-memory protested every time I used inferior produce, so I gave it a rest for a while.
Recipe adapted from Everyday Food Jan/Feb 2012
Pictures by Kelly
1 ripe avocado
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 1/2 cups orange juice or milk
2 tablespoons honey (or sugar, if you prefer)
2 1/2 cups ice
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.