I had been seeing avocado smoothies popping up here and there during my explorations of food blogs lately, and today was high-time to try one myself. Results= success. It gives a creamy, mellow taste and texture, plus plenty of heart-healthy fats and vitamins. I mixed up a blueberry smoothie this afternoon, because blueberries are a lower-carb fruit. I’d love to try it with frozen cantaloupe, honey and yogurt when I’m eating more carbs in a couple weeks. I’ve never really counted carbs before, and I didn’t realize how many carbs fruit and honey have…. Two of my main foods! They are good carbs, but I can easily eat 3-4 pieces of fruit a day! This smoothie fits perfectly with the Curves diet plan. It’s 1200 calories a day, limited to 60 grams of carbohydrates. You don’t count ”free foods” ex: spinach, cabbage, cucumbers etc. and can have as much as you want. You are supposed to break it down into 6 small meals a day, which is easy for me because I snack a lot! It breaks down to 6 200 calories, 10 carb meals. This smoothies clocks in at ~262 Calories and 12 Carbs, which can be easily compensated for to keep me within the 1200/60 count.
Blueberry Avocado Smoothie
1/4c. Frozen Blueberries
2-3 Ice Cubes
1 TB Chopped Walnuts
1 TB Vanilla flavored Whey Protein
1/4 of a medium-small sized Ripe Avocado
Blend on high in the blender until smooth.