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AVOCADO AND MELON BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE
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Author: Recipe and Photography courtesy of the Produce for Better Health Foundation Recipe Provided By the California Avocado Commission
A delightful concoction of green fruit plus fat-free dairy. With convenience built in, this refreshing smoothie can be made a day ahead. Keeps well in the refrigerator up to 24 hours.
ripe, fresh California Avocado *
honeydew melon chunks (about 1 slice)
Juice from 1/2 lime (1 ½ tsp. lime juice)
(8 oz) milk, fat-free
fat-free yogurt, plain
apple juice or white grape juice
- Cut avocado in half, remove pit.
- Scoop out flesh, place in blender.
- Add remaining ingredients; blend well.
Serve cold. Holds well in the refrigerator up to 24 hours. If made ahead, stir gently before pouring into glasses.
*Large avocados recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces.
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.
Nutrition information per serving
Total Fat: 11g
Saturated Fat: 1.5g
% of Calories from Fat: 31%
% Calories from Sat Fat: 4%
Dietary Fiber: 5g
Each serving provides: An excellent source of protein, fiber, vitamin C, riboflavin, folate, B12, pantothenic acid, calcium, phosphorus, potassium and iodine, and a good source of vitamin D, thiamin, B6, magnesium and zinc.
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