I am obsessed with smoothies, and I don’t care who knows it. Smoothies are so easy and so delicious and always feel like a treat when really they’re just a bunch of fruits and veggies in something that resembles a milkshake.
This smoothie is easy and smoothie and sweet. I made it with a frozen avocado that I froze and had forgotten I had frozen. Then, Jeff told me there was an avocado in the freezer, which I refuted, stating you cannot freeze avocados. Except obviously I had read this article and immediately frozen an extra half of avocado. Sorry, Jeff! I was wrong. Put it on my “I bet you $10” tip (I probably owe him hundreds of dollars. I think I’m right always. I’m not.)
ANYWAYS so these smoothie is a half of an avocado, an entire orange, three dates, a fistful of spinach, and some milk for balance. I also grated ginger in there until you could just taste it under the sweetness of the dates. Here’s a Pro Tip: keep a ginger root in your freezer and grate the frozen ginger directly into your blender. It keeps a long time in the freezer and it’s good to always have on hand.
Want your smoothie more earthy? Use kale instead of spinach, or add more of either. Like sweet ones? Add one or two more dates, and you’ll be good to go – those suckers are SWEET.
half an avocado
one orange, peeled and quarter
one cup spinach
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp grated ginger
Directions: Mix all ingredients in blender until smooth. If too thick, add more milk until desired consistency is reached.
What is your fave smoothie combo?