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Power Hour Pick-Me-Up Smoothie

Total time:

10 min

Prep time:

n/a

Cook time:

10 min

Nutritional Highlights (Per serving) See Full
90 Calories
3.5 g Fat
2 g Fiber
25 mg Sodium
13 g Carbs
Power Hour Pick-Me-Up Smoothie

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Cayenne pepper and fresh ginger give this avocado smoothie the afternoon pick-me-up you need! The mango adds 25% of your daily value for vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant. You can freeze your own mango cubes, or purchase pre-frozen from your grocery freezer aisle. Add more or less water depending on desired thickness.

Ingredients

Serves: 2

1/4 ripe Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and diced
1 Tbsp. minced ginger
1/2 cup frozen mango cubes
1/3 cup plain, nonfat yogurt
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
As needed Cayenne pepper, to taste
1 cup water
1 cup ice cubes

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

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Copyright © 2014, Katie Ferraro, MPH, RD, CDE

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 90
Total Fat 3.5 g (Sat 0 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 0 g, Mono 2 g)
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 25 mg
Potassium 270 mg
Total Carbohydrates 13 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugar 9 g
Protein 5 g

Vitamin A 433 IU; Vitamin C 18 mg; Calcium 59 mg; Iron 0.3 mg; Vitamin D 0 IU; Folate 29 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.03 g

% Daily Value*: Total Fat 5%; Vitamin A 8%; Vitamin C 30%; Calcium 6%; Iron 0%

*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

Katie Ferraro, MPH, RDN, CDE is a Registered Dietitian and diabetes educator specializing in child and family nutrition. She is a media spokesperson and an assistant clinical professor of nutrition at the University of San Diego and the University of California, San Francisco. Katie is the author of a number of nutrition books, the mom of seven small children, and a firm believer that good food fuels strong families!

Katie is a registered dietitian nutritionist for the California Avocado Commission. Their content on the California Avocado Commission website and/or blog are part of their partnership with our organization..

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