Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Avocado Smoothie

Please check out this fabulous food blog. Every recipe I have tried of hers is pure delight. Megan is married to my cousin Toby. My kids request this EVERY day. What a great way to get them to eat spinach and avocado. We've been doing these everyday for lunch.

Here is her write up:

LucĂ­a's 8 week follow up with our midwives was this past Thursday, and I am happy to report that my little lady has gained five pounds and is doing beautifully. FIVE pounds. I walked out of their clinic positively beaming. Nothing makes this mama happier than seeing my babies become fat little piggies on nothing but my milk.

It casually came up in conversation that I've been eating two whole avocados per day, at which point the midwife stopped and said "Wait--No wonder she's gained five pounds!" It's true, mamas. Avocados make good milk and are among the breastfeeding super foods, in my opinion. Having good fat, like that from avocados, is crucial to producing quality, satisfying milk for your babes.

Aside from mashing them with a little garlic and lemon juice or eating them right out of the skin, I throw them in smoothies, where they impart the most incredible, creamy texture. Since my first avocado smoothie back in May, I've been unable to drink one without the other. I'm addicted. This recipe isn't very different from my first one, but I started throwing some spinach in for even more vibrant color and nutritional value. If you haven't already, definitely experiment with greens in smoothies. The sweetness of the fruit totally masks any possible bitter taste from the greens--the perfect way to quietly incorporate them into your little one's diet.

1 cup plain, whole milk yogurt
1 ripe avocado
1 kiwi
1 cup spinach leaves, packed
2 tablespoons agave nectar
1/2 cup filtered water

Place all the ingredients in a blender, blend and enjoy!

serves 2.

For babies 9 months and older : puree a little ripe avocado, kiwi, whole milk yogurt and serve.
12 months and older : serve as is.


  1. Good idea!!!

    Do you know why the spinach is left out for the younger ones? I've been feeding my little guy spinach for a while now, and he loves it. We like to mix spinach, mango, and pear.

  2. do you think they sell agave nectar in beloit? ; )