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Maybe I’m the last person on the planet to realize this, but just in case I’m not, I’m posting about it.
My kids really are not big avocado fans. They can handle them diced in a salad, or thinly sliced and added to a bacon/chicken wrap, but even then, the level of their avocado affection doesn’t reach past mere tolerance.
This is unfortunate, because avocados are ridiculously healthy, and I’d like my kids to ingest more of them.
So, I am crazy pleased to have figured out that I can add one to a regular yogurt/frozen fruit smoothie and hear no complaints.
The first time I added one, I said nothing, and only told them after they’d already said the smoothie was good.
Now that we’ve established the avocados-are-not-yucky-in-smoothies bit, I don’t even have to be sneaky about adding in the avocado.
I’ve also discovered that this is a great way to use an avocado that’s a bit overripe, so, bonus!
Of course, you don’t have to be a kid to take advantage of this. If you’re an adult who’s been wanting the nutrition of avocados without the taste, you should give an avocado smoothie a try. If you’re nervous about it, start by just adding a quarter or a half of an avocado to your usual smoothie mix.
Here’s an image with text, in case you want to spread the avocado good news on Pinterest.
Joshua’s 365 post: One More Long-Exposure Photo