Frozen avocados in smoothies are the best thing ever. I'm notorious for letting my avocados get pretty darn sad. I buy them with the best intentions but for some reason I just forget about them and then, sadness. Usually, I can rescue these avocados by cutting them into quarters and freezing them. They're just delightful when frozen and thrown in smoothies. Frozen bananas are, of course, popular to throw in smoothies. However, I rarely have any bananas in my freezer. I just use them up too quickly, I think. However, I always have some frozen avocado on hand! Try it out next time you've got one that's unfortunately gotten a little...err...past it's prime.
This smoothie is rich, smooth, and chilled from the addition of frozen avocado. The banana lends a luxurious creamy quality, flavored by a homemade chai spice mix, and sweetened by fresh dates with a little flax thrown in for good measure.
Creamy Chai Banana-Avo Smoothie
Serves 1 (small serving)
- 1/2 cup non-dairy milk (I used a coconut-almond blend)
- 1 banana, not frozen
- 1/4 avocado, frozen
- 1 date, pitted
- 1 tsp. whole flax seeds (or 1/2 ground)
- 1/2 tsp. chai spice blend (I make my own, here)
- pinch of salt
Throw everything in the blender, starting with the milk first.
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