green smoothie

I know ‘avocado smoothie’ sounds weird, but trust me, it will make your Green Smoothie the best consistency ever, plus your body will soak up the avo’s amazing vitamins and healthy fats.

Ingredients for your Green Smoothie

1 avocado

1 frozen banana

2 tablespoons extra-virgin coconut oil, melted

2 large handfuls of baby spinach

1⁄2 vanilla pod, split and seeds scraped

500 ml (2 cups) coconut cream

2 tablespoons desiccated coconut

2 tablespoons coconut nectar

Topping

1 tablespoon shredded coconut

2 teaspoons coconut nectar

handful of berries (fresh or frozen)

Method

Scoop out the avocado and place in your blender with the banana, coconut oil, spinach, vanilla seeds, coconut cream, desiccated coconut and coconut nectar. Process until silky smooth.

Pour into glasses and top with a sprinkle of shredded coconut, a drizzle of coconut nectar and a few berries of your choice. It’s hard to believe such a sweet treat can be so amazingly good for you!

Serves 2

Tips

If you don’t have any coconut nectar, you can substitute the same amount of raw honey, maple syrup or 3 drops of stevia if you’re a fan. It’s all good. Also, if you’re out of vanilla pods, use 1⁄4 teaspoon of pure vanilla powder instead. Coconut cream is full-cream coconut milk (it is thicker and contains more coconut fats).

About the author:

With a Bachelor of Health Science (majoring in Nutritional Medicine at Endeavour College of Natural Health), Lola Berry knows what she’s talking about. She has got a secret: the most nutritious, healthy food is also the tastiest! Whether through her TV appearances, radio spots or her popular web series, Lola is passionate about reaching out to people all over the globe. Lola is a vibrant and enthusiastic Aussie who loves inspiring people with fresh ideas to better their health and lives. More about Lola at www.lolaberry.com