Another snowy December day here in New Hampshire! I sure have missed spending my mornings outside walking with Owen in the sunshine lately, but at 7 1/2 months old he is busy inside learning to crawl and exploring everything in sight! This morning he loved looking out the window at the snow falling and watching the Christmas lights flicker. It’s so fun to see him learn and take in everything new. So I’ve traded our morning walks for extra cuddles when he lets me, and have had more time lately indoors to experiment with recipes!
This time of the year, the supermarkets are practically giving away avocados. I picked up several this past week because they were so cheap, and now I’m trying to creatively add them into every meal and snack before they go bad.
When I find something I love, I don’t like to switch it up. This is particularly true of my smoothies, or “health shakes” as my significant other so eloquently calls them. Creature of habit, I had never added avocado to my smoothie before today, but it turned out pretty good so I thought I’d share.
And I did just that. I added avocado to my tried and true daily smoothie. The result was a much creamier version with an added dose of healthy fats! I love smoothies because they are such versatile snacks and an easy way to get in loads of nutrients like antioxidants, fiber, calcium, and plant protein.
Here it is folks:
- 1 cup spinach
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut/almond milk
- 1 1/2 tablespoons almond butter
- 1 tablespoon ground chia seeds
Blend then top with shredded coconut and fruit. Enjoy!
If you’re into paleo crazes, you might be curious what the Whole30 hype is all about! Check out own my personal experience and tips for success in my latest post – January Whole30 Final Recap.