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Avocado and Melon Breakfast Smoothie

Total time:

5 min

Prep time:

5 min

Cook time:

n/a

Nutritional Highlights (Per serving) See Full
320 Calories
11 g Fat
5 g Fiber
170 mg Sodium
46 g Carbs
Avocado and Melon Breakfast Smoothie

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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.

Ingredients

Serves: 2

1 ripe, Fresh California Avocados*
1 cup honeydew melon chunks (about 1 slice)
As needed Juice from 1/2 lime (1 ½ tsp. lime juice)
1 cup (8 oz) milk, fat-free
1 cup fat-free yogurt, plain
1/2 cup apple juice or white grape juice
1 Tbsp. honey

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.

Instructions

  1. Cut avocado in half, remove pit.
  2. Scoop out flesh, place in blender.
  3. 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.

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 320
Total Fat 11 g (Sat 1.5 g)
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 170 mg
Total Carbohydrates 46 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Protein 13 g

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.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

About the author

Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) consumer education foundation whose purpose is to motivate people to eat more fruits and vegetables to improve public health. The foundation is responsible for a variety of nutrition education and marketing programs, including the new Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® health initiative.

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