Creamy strawberry & avocado smoothie

This delicious smoothie can be eaten as a breakfast, snack or even as a dessert and is a healthy alternative.

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Jul 07, 2016
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Serves: 1
Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

½ ripe avocado

100g/4oz (½ cup) strawberries, hulled

150ml or /¼ pint (generous ½ cup) milk, plus extra (optional)

5 tbsp 0% fat Greek yoghurt

Drizzle of honey

Adding some dairy to a smoothie makes it deliciously creamy.

Method:

Cut the avocado in half, remove the stone (pit) and peel. Put the flesh in a blender with all the other ingredients and blitz until smooth. If it’s too thick for your liking, add a little more milk to get the desired consistency.

Try this:

– Add a mashed small banana to avocado and fruit smoothies. It adds flavour and a thicker consistency.

– Experiment with different fruit – mango, papaya, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, melon and even dried prunes all work well.

– You can thin fruit smoothies with a little orange or apple juice.

– A little lemon or lime juice will help prevent green smoothies discolouring as well as adding a citrusy flavour to the mix.

– Adding some low-GI oatmeal will make the smoothie more filling and help to keep you going for longer, releasing energy slowly and keeping food cravings at bay.

– Add a spoonful of bran for extra fibre or some raw almonds, walnuts, chia or flaxseeds.

– Instead of regular milk, try coconut, almond, soy, oat, hemp or rice milk.

– If you’re weight-conscious, use skimmed or semi-skimmed milk.

– When making green vegetable smoothies, add a celery stick, some flat-leaf parsley, pak choi (bok choy), cucumber or some carrot juice.

– To sweeten smoothies, try clear honey, agave or maple syrup, or some liquid artificial sweetener.

– A pinch of ground cinnamon or some grated fresh root ginger will spice up your drinks.

– Flavour your smoothies with a dash of vanilla extract.

Credit: The Avocado Cookbook by Heather Thomas. (Ebury Press, £9.99) Photography: Joff Lee
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Eminé Ali Rushton

Health + Wellness Director, Psychologies

Health + Wellness Director and Author, Eminé Ali Rushton is interested in only one type of health – holistic. Holistic health is about completeness. It is a full circle that joins the dots of ‘you’ – a way of living that reintroduces your mind to your body to your spirit. To help you live happier, healthier and more balanced lives, we have created #360me – a completely holistic approach to wellness – and are working with some of the world's leading authorities in nutrition, psychology, fitness, ethical living, yoga, and wellness, to provide you with inspiration and support, every month for the next year.

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