This is a nice creamy strawberry vanilla smoothie. Strawberries help protect against rheumatoid arthritis and have anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. Pears are packed full of fiber to help you lose weight.
I like to sneak extra vegetables into my green smoothies so I added a small vine tomato (technically, tomatoes are a fruit). If you don’t like them or don’t want to add it, go ahead and leave it out.
You can make this smoothie with 1 cup of blueberries instead of strawberries. You can also enjoy this green smoothie without the vanilla flavoring, or add an additional flavor fruit that complements the strawberries. To reduce the fat content, only add 1/4 avocado and 1/2 of a large banana.
Strawberry Vanilla Avocado Smoothie Recipe
- 6 to 8 large strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 medium pear, cored
- 1/2 avocado, peeled
- 2 cups fresh baby spinach (or other leafy green)
- 1 small vine tomato
- 8 ounces of filtered water
- Vanilla from 1 vanilla bean (How to use vanilla bean.)*
Start by adding the liquid to your blender (I use a Vitamix), followed by the soft fruit. Add the greens to your blender last. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.
* If you do not have vanilla beans on hand, you can use a scoop of vanilla-flavored protein powder or 1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract (non-alcohol).
Calcium: 14% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance)
Vitamin A: 100% RDA
Vitamin C: 257% RDA
Serving Size: One. (This recipe makes a large, 32-ounce smoothie. It is a meal-replacement smoothie and not a snack. I recommend drinking half right away and the other half about 30 minutes later. If it is too much for you, store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.)
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