Category Archives: Blends & Smoothies

Avocado Strawberry

A new friend on twitter, @kmhuziak, got me thinking about a blend. The last two avocados on the table also got me thinking about what kind of blend to make. The aging carton of strawberries in the fridge sealed the deal for me.

Now, a little while later after a walk through the forest I just finished blending and had the first taste of one of the most delicious blends I’ve made in a long time. An evening drink, if you will.


  • 1 avocado (small)
  • 3 strawberries (large)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Blend that baby to your hearts content and fall in love with an evening snack.

Note: I am always cautious when it comes to blending avocado, I like to not blend it as much because the more it bruises, the browner it gets.

Adventure exercise: try some fresh basil or mint, with a dash of lime for extra zing.

Love to hear how you like it!

Avocado Banana Smoothie

I’ve been thinking, after my 10 day fast, that I needed to start making more variety of blends, to spice things up if you will. So I’ve found this in my searches: An avocado-banana smoothie.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 avocado, halved, pitted, and peeled
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice, from 1 medium orange
  • 2 bananas
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ½ teaspoon salt


Blend and mix!

I will make my own variety of this, without the yogurt, but OMG this sounds and looks delicious! I’ve never thought of using avocado in a blend before!


recipe taken from Lindsay Cooks.


Making a blend, smoothie, or shake is by far the best way to start off every morning right. Depending on what the blendee puts in their blend, it can provide fresh fruits for vitamins, oats for sustenance, flax for dietary tract, and milk for calcium to keep the bones strong and teeth white.


I have gotten into the routine of blending about a 5 cup blend every single morning for my breakfast. I used to hate breakfast because it was filled with sugary syrups or cereals, toast and jam, or bland eggs, which is all too much intake of foods I’ve been trying to avoid.

A blend gives energy needed to complete my day very quickly and tastily. The following is a list of items that I will put in my blend, depending on what is in season, or on sale at the market:

  • almond milk
  • rolled oats
  • flax seed
  • blueberry
  • strawberry
  • apple
  • banana
  • mango
  • papaya
  • raspberry
  • plum
  • peach
  • nectarine
  • watermelon
  • melon
  • honeydew
  • orange
  • lemon
  • spinach


In almost every single blend I have

  • 2/3rds of a cup of rolled oats
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon of flax seeds
  • a banana

From there, I will add two of the other items.

I have experimented with all sorts of mixes, and I find that the banana provides a really great base to my blends.

Another favorite thing to add is the blueberries. They give the blend an amazing purple color, and flavor that sweetens it right up to a very delightful flavor. If frozen blueberries are added, it gives the blend a bit colder taste, which thickens it into a very nice consistency. Sometimes ice cubes can be added if it’s a particularly hot day out, or if that’s the consistency you enjoy.

After you try a few blends, you’ll start to get the idea of how much you can handle. After my usual banana, milk, and oats, I will usually add a full apple and a handful of strawberries for instance, and that will fill me up nicely.


Get adventurous with it and add some cinnamon to the mix to give it a nice flavor, or even some vanilla extract! I hope you enjoy.

I’ve been really enjoying, in the right season, an Avacado Banana Smoothie, which is the perfect late afternoon snack!