As has been mentioned before here, I’m a big fan of avocados. They’re good for you, and taste yummy. That being said, I don’t usually eat avocados for breakfast. But smoothie Sunday seemed like a good chance to change that. I added mango as a second flavor, since avocado and mango are paired in things like salsas and burritos. The tang/acid of the mango helps cut through the creaminess of the avocado. Since it’s so creamy I used the avocado like how I use the yogurt in most of my smoothies.
I got the idea for this smoothie from a blended margarita I had once. It was yummy, so I figured the flavors in smoothie form would be yummy too. Obviously the smoothie doesn’t have alcohol in it. Though I suppose if that’s how you need to start your morning you could add some.
It’s finally officially summer, and that means that fresh fruit is back in grocery stores and local farm stands! There’s going to be lots of fruit options available throughout the coming months, and smoothies are just one way to feature them. I thoroughly enjoy smoothies, but after having my wisdom teeth removed last summer and having to survive on liquid food for about a week and a half, I kind of lost interest in smoothies for awhile. But this year I decided I’m going to jump back on the smoothie train and try to have at least one smoothie a week. So I’ll share my smoothie of the week with you, and if you have any suggestions for new smoothie combos, feel free to leave them in the comments!
I decided to start with a mango smoothie because, well, I just really enjoy mango smoothies. Mangos are one of those fruits that I always forget how much I like them until I eat them again. Mangos are really yummy, but eating them can occasionally end with mango strands wedged between your teeth. So smoothies are a great way to get that mango flavor without having to floss afterwards.