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Fruity Avocado Smoothie Bowl

Total time:

7 min

Prep time:

5 min

Cook time:

2 min

Nutritional Highlights (Per serving) See Full
280 Calories
11 g Fat
7 g Fiber
460 mg Sodium
25 g Carbs
Fruity Avocado Smoothie Bowl

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This creamy, fruity bowl is perfect for a spring breakfast. With spinach, pineapple, and avocado, this smoothie bowl delivers an antioxidant punch of vitamins A, C and E to get your day started right. This breakfast contains a high potency of vitamin C (100% DV) and vitamin K (370% DV). It is also an excellent source of fiber, vitamin B1 through B6, vitamin A and E, calcium, iron, folate and potassium.

Ingredients

Serves: 1

3/4 cup pineapple chunks, frozen
1/3 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded and peeled
3/4 cup almond milk, unsweetened (soy milk as an alternate)
3 cups spinach
1 scoop pea protein* (soy or rice protein as an alternate)

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 pineapple, avocado, almond milk, spinach, and protein powder in a blender
  2. Puree until it reaches a smooth consistency
  3. Pour the smoothie into a medium-sized bowl. Sprinkle with toppings of choice

Serving Suggestion: Sprinkle with your favorite toppings such as coconut, fresh fruit, seeds and nuts.

Beverage Pairing: Glass of water.

*Note: To provide 20 grams of protein.

**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.

(Recipe from Flat Belly 365 by Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD for California Avocado Commission)

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 280
Total Fat 11 g (Sat 1.5 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 2.5 g, Mono 6 g)
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 460 mg
Potassium 1002 mg
Total Carbohydrates 25 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Total Sugar 13 g
Protein 25 g

Vitamin A 513 mcg; Vitamin C 88 mg; Calcium 498 mg; Iron 10 mg; Vitamin D 2 mcg; Folate 239 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.2 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 60%; Vitamin C 100%; Calcium 40%; Iron 60 %; Vitamin D 10%

*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

Manuel Villacorta, MS, RDN, is an internationally recognized, award-winning registered dietitian-nutritionist and author.

Villacorta is a well-respected and trusted voice in the health and wellness industry. He acted as a health blog contributor for The Huffington Post, an on-air contributor to the Univision television network, and a health and lifestyle contributor for Fox News Latino. His latest contribution was as leading nutrition expert for a series about Superfoods with National Geographic. He is an in-demand health and nutrition expert on radio shows and local and national television including National Geographic, The Today Show, Good Day New York, CNN, and ABC7 Eye Witness News.

He has served as national media spokesperson for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2010-2013) and acts as a national spokesperson who represents food commodities and recognized brands, including the California Avocado Commission.

Villacorta earned his Bachelor of Science in nutrition and physiology metabolism from the University of California, Berkeley and his Master of Science in nutrition and food science from California State University, San Jose. He has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for his research and contributions to the field of nutrition and dietetics.

Manuel is a brand advocate. Their content on the California Avocado Commission website and/or blog is part of their partnership with our organization.

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