Smoothies Part II: More Avocado and the Ones with the Berries

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Last week, I shared with you my first group of new-to-me smoothies which included my first ever avocado smoothie (and then two more). There was only one that I didn’t particularly like. But none of them really wowed me, either.

There are so many variations of smoothies that I’ve been a bit overwhelmed… But I pressed on!

Here is my second round…

6) – Raspberry Grapefruit Smoothie from The Iron in You

I made: whole recipe

Variation: used fresh ripe banana and frozen raspberries

Thoughts: So easy. So pretty. I’m not sure you know how much I love raspberries! This was very good. But that fact that it is all fruit doesn’t quite make it a breakfast for me. I wonder if I could freeze this to make a sorbet? It’s nice and tangy.

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7) Berry Green Smoothie from Damn Delicious

I made: 1/2 recipe

Variation: none

Thoughts: I thought this one had promise. It sounded so good!

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But it came out so clumpy. I had to add more water to make it a smoothie… Don’t be turned off from the Damn Delicious blog, though. I’ve made plenty of her recipes before with success. This was just a fail for me. I took a Larabar to work instead.

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8) Avocado Banana from Bravo for Paleo

I made: whole recipe

Variation: small banana, 1/4 cup water

Thoughts: I definitely tasted the avocado in this one, perhaps because I used a smaller banana. After adding the first three ingredients, I started the food processor and slowly added water, ending after about 1/4 cup.

It still tasted very much like avocado, maybe too much. I’m not sure I want to drink guac in the a.m. If I made this again, I’d probably use a bigger banana or add a little honey for sweetness. But I’m really thinking I should stick to spreading an avocado on toast for breakfast instead of adding it to my smoothies.

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 9) – Creamy Paleo Chocolate MilkShake from Oatmeal with a Fork

I made: 1/2 recipe.

Variation: none

Thoughts: I don’t know what I was thinking! I should have done a full recipe for this one. A half recipe doesn’t make much. As suspected, the dates did not get pulverized enough in my food processor. I even chopped them a bit by hand first. They would have mellowed the flavor, of which the cocoa was surprisingly strong. I would not make this one again, if only for the sheer number of ingredients.

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10) – Avocado Smoothie from Chocolate Covered Katie

I made: 1/2 recipe

Variation: I added maple syrup as my sweetener.

Thoughts: I thought I would hate this one, but I loved it! However, I would do a whole recipe next time. Sure, you can call this an avocado smoothie, but it’s so smooth and creamy that I’d rather call it avocado milk. I don’t like plain milk, so this is a winner for me! I love the added vanilla, too.

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So there you have it! I liked the Raspberry Grapefruit Smoothie and the Avocado Smoothie the best this week. But would I make them again? Probably only if I had all of the ingredients on hand. My go-to Magic Green Smoothie is still just the easiest in that regard. I seriously might try to make sorbet out of that first one, though… 😉

Which of these smoothies would you most like to try?

Cheers~
Carrie

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4 responses »

  1. I am a big smoothie fan! I use a Nutribullet which works great to make sure there are no lumps. I make sure about 1/3 of it is spinach or kale (to minimize the sugar rush and add other nutrients). I have also found that citrus fruits add a nice tang. Try frozen pineapple or mango. I’m intrigued by your chocolate recipe and will have to try that one!

  2. I love smoothies, but it jacks up my blood sugar – it takes me so long to sip it that I can never regulate the insulin vs. the food intake, and subsequently I will finish a smoothie and my blood sugars can be near 400! But I’ve never tried putting grapefruit in a smoothie – love that idea. 😀

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