Tropical Avocado Smoothie

tropical avocado smoothie from @createdbydiane using @ca_avocados

A fruit smoothies like no other.

Really there is avocado, pineapple and coconut in this delicious smoothie.

Perfect for Cinco de Mayo or to whip up and enjoy anytime.

I love pineapple and coconut together, it’s such a wonderful taste. I’ve made Grilled Cake and Pineapple that is a super-fun! A really popular quick and easy cupcake with pineapple and coconut is my Luau Cupcakes, both are really perfect for celebrating….even if you are the only one celebrating.

I really can’t get enough of avocados. I just love them and was recently asked how do I enjoy them most and my first thought was well, with a little salt and on a spoon. Really I can’t tell you how many times I eat them as a snack.

I thought it was time to makes something a bit more fun with them. I tend to make more savory items with avocados, like Avocado Sauce, Cilantro Lime Avocado Sauce, that I love over past and with chicken,  Jalapeño Pizza, I even make Tunafish with Avocados a fun savory Avocado Scone Recipe and even Avocado Lime Cookies that I sometimes add salt to.

Since pineapples seem to be in abundance around here right now, I thought it would be fun to make a cool and refreshing drink with pineapple and avocado. I added in some coconut and wow this smoothie was a hit.

 

tropical avocado smoothie @createdbydiane

Tropical Avocado Smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup diced California Avocado
  • ½ cup greek yogurt (I used Fage' Plain Greek Yogurt, you could use, your favorite plain or vanilla yogurt, just adjust the sugar and vanilla accordingly)
  • ½ cup fresh pineapple cut into 1" pieces
  • 2 tablespoons sweetened shredded coconut (chopped)
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon Orlando Vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (or sweetener of your choice)
  • 6-8 ice cubes
Instructions
  1. In blender add avocado, yogurt, vanilla, pineapple, coconut, milk, vanilla, sugar, and ice. Blend until smooth.
Notes
Chopping the coconut before adding it to the blender helps to grind it smaller so it will fit through a straw. Orlando Vanilla is very smooth and not bitter, if the vanilla you use has a high alcohol aroma and doesn't have a sweet flavor, use less vanilla or use vanilla yogurt instead.

 

If you’re looking for a fun tropical drink this will sure fit the bill.

If you’re looking to celebrate Cinco de Mayo all day long and need a variation from all the cervezas and Margaritas, this will be perfect!

For a list of Mexican Recipes here, including Margarita Cupcakes and a yummy Bean Dip.

 

 

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Comments

  1. 5

    says

    What an interesting combination! Like you, I tend to think of avocados for savory dishes, although I’ve seen an avocado ice cream recently. I can’t wait to try this smoothie. Sounds delicious!

  2. 9

    ashley - baker by nature says

    I LOVE adding avocado to smoothies! This looks like total refreshment, Diane :)

  3. 11

    Russell van Kraayenburg says

    I have been on such a huge smoothie kick lately. I am definitely going to have to try this one.

  4. 12

    Sweetsugarbelle says

    I owe you bigtime!!! I have three avocados and I was kind of sad. I left them out to soften, and then realized they’ll probably spoil before the family eats them…luckily, I saw this. I can toss these into a smoothie for the kids tomorrow morning! Win win!

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