Strawberry, Avocado, and Spearmint Smoothie. Vegan Summer Sips!
May 14, 2013

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Two days ago, I mentioned the generous and wonderful bounty basket that I received from Relay Foods. It was bursting with fresh greens, strawberries, and mint–a wonderful offering, if you ask me. I’ve already whipped up one delicious salad with it. But with all of the fresh and beautiful strawberries I had on hand, I figured I had to come up with a smoothie, too! I whipped up a refreshing smoothie with strawberries, avocado, and spearmint, and it’s a new favorite.

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This smoothie uses avocado for creaminess and texture, fruit and coconut water for sweetness, and the fresh mint for flavor. It’s not a high protein smoothie in its own right, but of course you could add a protein powder of choice, some hempseeds, or use my homemade hemp milk in place of the coconut water for a protein boost. Otherwise, it’s a light, energizing, and blissfully summery treat, perfect as a snack, a dessert, or a light breakfast option (for breakfast, I’d probably need to eat it with some sprouted toast to stay full).

But no matter how you enjoy this smoothie, I hope you’ll appreciate the silky texture and bright flavors. Be sure to garnish with a sprig of fresh spearmint to get the full effect!

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Strawberry, Avocado, and Spearmint Smoothie

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries halved
  • 3 tbsp fresh spearmint + extra for garnish
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut water
  • 1/2 Haas avocado
  • 1 pitted date optional
  • A few ice cubes

Instructions

  • Blend all ingredients in a blender till smooth. Garnish with spearmint, and enjoy!
  • Makes 2 small or 1 extra large serving.

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If you’re in VA, MD, or DC, and you’d like to try out relay foods for yourself, you can still take advantage of a special offer of $30 off of any order over $50. Simply use this link or enter “ryxh59” as a coupon code at checkout. And don’t forget to check out my kale, strawberry, and avocado salad with basil! Also a beautiful way to put seasonal produce to good use.

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xo

 

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  1. […] Strawberry Avocado Spearmint Smoothie: We’re almost at the end of the Colourful Smoothie Challenge (31 days of smoothies). I made this smoothie by Choosing Raw the other morning and it was awesome. Delicious and refreshing! My mint from the farmer’s market went bad, so I added 1/2 tsp of peppermint extract (you may want to stick to 1/4 tsp, it was quite strong). I topped it with raw cacao nibs! […]

  2. […] Strawberry Avocado Spearmint Smoothie: We’re almost at the end of the Colourful Smoothie Challenge (31 days of smoothies). I made this smoothie by Choosing Raw the other morning and it was awesome. Delicious and refreshing! My mint from the farmer’s market went bad, so I added 1/2 tsp of peppermint extract (you may want to stick to 1/4 tsp, it was quite strong). I topped it with raw cacao nibs! […]

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  4. This smoothie is perfect for the weather right now….and for my juice/smoothie detox I’m currently doing 🙂 I modified to omit the avocado, but it was still divine. Thanks for another great recipe share!

  5. I’ve tried this and it tastes divine. The avocado and strawberry work very well together. I added a few more dates because I have a sweet tooth. The coconut adds a lovely tropical flavor as well.

  6. Avocado is really underrated as a smoothie ingredient! It’s really healthy and helps smooth out the consistency. I like the simplicity of this recipe and it seems like it would be very refreshing!

  7. Thanks for this recipe! Avocado and Strawberry smoothies are my favorite smoothie flavors. I never tried combining these two flavors and I’m sure it’s a blast. Again, thanks for sharing! 🙂

  8. This was my dinner tonight! I loved it SO much that I made it for my lunch tomorrow. I used one little drop of the peppermint extract and almond milk in place of coconut water. It is delicious! Thanks so much!

  9. It’s funny you posted this; I was just thinking about how I’ve still never tried avocado in a smoothie. With the mild flavor and creaminess of avocado, it seems like such a “duh” thing to do. I need to get on my smoothie making! (Instead of purchasing nine dollar smoothies at my favorite juice bar, like I did this afternoon. Shame on me.)

  10. Can’t wait to try this recipe. Strawberry, coconut water and avocado, sounds amazing. I love a breakfast smoothie and I just found a new recipe to try tomorrow.

  11. OMG! That looks amazing. I am definitely going to have to make that. I’ve only had mint with strawberries in my Pimms so looking forward to tasting this.

  12. It’s getting cooler here, but I want to try this nonetheless 🙂 Amazingly, I have yet to try avocado in smoothie form but I sense my motivation to do so reaching a point at which I might just act. This looks like a great entry point to experimenting!

  13. This looks so refreshing! I have bunches and bunches of mint growing right now, and this would be the perfect way to use it. Basil is also really good in fruit smoothies if you haven’t tried it already!

  14. Try it with blueberries in place of the strawberries when they are in season Jena, blueberry + mint smoothie is awesome!!
    I like adding mint to my smoothies too, especially the berry ones!
    Ana

  15. Yum! Looks delicious, Gena. I actually added peppermint extract (no mint growing yet) to my strawberry-cucumber smoothie and it was delicious. Mint and strawberries are just meant to be together. When I get an avocado, I will try your version, too. 🙂

  16. yum! that looks super creamy and i have most of these ingredients on hand already yay! i just have regular mint (it’s my mojito habit) haha. wishful spring/summer weather thinking i suppose. it’s chilly here!