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Avocado Key Lime Pie Smoothie Bowl

Total time:

10 min

Prep time:

8 min

Cook time:

2 min

Nutritional Highlights (Per serving) See Full
320 Calories
13 g Fat
5 g Fiber
105 mg Sodium
39 g Carbs
Avocado Key Lime Pie Smoothie Bowl

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For our Avocado Key Lime Pie Smoothie Bowl, we took traditional Key Lime Pie and gave it an “extreme” makeover, turning it from a decadent dessert to something you could feel good about serving to your family. We love it for breakfast, but by no means should you limit yourself to the morning meal. This smoothie bowl can do double duty as a snack … or triple duty as a better-for-you dessert. Vanilla Greek yogurt and agave add a subtle sweetness to every spoonful, and the nutrient-dense California Avocado provides a pretty green color while contributing good monounsaturated fats and nearly 20 nutrients including vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber.

Ingredients

Serves: 1

1/2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded, peeled, and cut into quarters
1/2 cup vanilla, 2% Greek yogurt
1/3 cup 1% low-fat milk
2 tsp. agave
4 large mint leaves, plus more to taste
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. lime zest, plus more to taste
1 Tbsp. lime juice

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

Instructions

  1. Place the avocado, yogurt, milk, agave, mint, vanilla, lime zest, and lime juice in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into individual bowls and garnish with your choice of optional toppings.

Serving Suggestion: Serve with a medley of optional toppings for “decoration” including crushed Graham crackers, avocado, fresh mint, raspberries, unsweetened coconut chips

*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.

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 320
Total Fat 13 g (Sat 3 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 1 g, Mono 7 g)
Cholesterol 15 mg
Sodium 105 mg
Potassium 370 mg
Total Carbohydrates 39 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Total Sugar 29 g
Protein 13 g

(Nutrition information is for about 1 cup)

Vitamin A 784 IU; Vitamin C 18 mg; Calcium 337 mg; Iron 0.8 mg; Vitamin D 73 IU; Folate 62 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.1 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 15%; Vitamin C 30%; Calcium 35%; Iron 4%

*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

Janice Newell Bissex and Liz Weiss are registered dietitians and The Meal Makeover Moms. As two of the nation's top experts on family nutrition, they're on a mission to help busy families eat better. The Moms give family-favorite recipes a healthy makeover by weaving in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy oils and more. Their recipes are easy to make, appeal to kids and make mealtime less stressful for parents who want their families to eat more than the chicken nuggets and mac & cheese that often end up on the table.

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