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Avocados are in EVERYTHING these days, and not only savory meals – I’ve seen recipes for avocado ice cream, creme brûlée, and of course, smoothies. I’ll admit that I was extremely hesitant at first. While I love the rich, creamy texture of avocados, I wasn’t convinced that a smoothie made with avocado would be appetizing to me… but I decided to give it a try anyway.
To cut through the richness of the avocado, I chose the sweet-tart taste of frozen wild blueberries, along with fresh kiwi and freshly-squeezed lime juice. Like avocados, wild blueberries are a nutrient-dense superfood, full of antioxidants (nearly twice as many as cultivated blueberry varieties). Since approximately 99% of the wild blueberry crop is individually quick-frozen (IQF) at harvest, the fresh taste and exceptional nutrition is “locked in” for use all year round.
This is an incredibly simple recipe, but out of the several wild blueberry-based smoothies that I played around with, I liked this one the best. The tartness of the wild blueberries / kiwi / lime combined with the creaminess of the avocado creates a well-balanced beverage that is perfect for any time of day.
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Active Time: 1 minute
Yield: one 12 fl oz (1 1/2 cup) serving
1/2 cup frozen wild blueberries
1/2 ripe avocado, skin & pit removed
2 kiwi fruit, roughly chopped (approximately 3/4 cup chopped); before chopping, cut a slice of kiwi and reserve for garnish
1/4 cup / 2 fl oz water
1/4 cup / 2 fl oz freshly-squeezed lime juice (approximately 2 limes); before juicing, cut a slice of lime and reserve for garnish
2 tsp organic agave nectar
Add all ingredients to blender and blend for 30-60 seconds, stopping and stirring if necessary, until very smooth. Pour into your glass of choice and garnish with the reserved kiwi / lime slices and a few wild blueberries. Enjoy!