This easy, dairy free Avocado Raspberry Lemon Balm Smoothie can be enjoyed for breakfast or as a delicious, healthy snack anytime.
AVOCADO RASPBERRY LEMON BALM SMOOTHIE
If you read my post from a few days ago you will know that wonky avocados have recently flooded the supermarkets in the UK. As a result, I have several wonky avocados ripening on my windowsill in the kitchen. I’ve been doing my best not to let them go to waste and today I am sharing my new avocado recipe. Avocado Raspberry Lemon Balm Smoothie.
This avocado smoothie recipe is dairy free. I used Alpro Coconut Almond milk alternative, which added a subtle coconut flavour to the smoothie, but without the calories of coconut milk. If you’ve ever tasted this product and weren’t all that impressed I can assure you it works fabulously well in a smoothie.
Avocado is an ideal smoothie ingredient, as it provides extra nutrients, is a great natural thickener and produces a silky smooth texture. And you can’t taste it at all! The smoothie is fruity and moderately sweet. I added 1 teaspoon of honey but adding another wouldn’t make the smoothie overly sweet, either. It’s tangy and refreshing from the combination of sweet/sour raspberries, sharp pomegranate molasses and fresh lemon balm.
Check out also my tips on How To Eat More Vegetables For Breakfast. The post also includes other healthy breakfast recipes using vegetables.
Lemon balm is not a herb I use a lot of though it seems to grow better than any other herb in my garden. (Without any special effort on my part). It has a refreshing, lemony flavour, which tastes fantastic in smoothies. It complements the other ingredients in this smoothie recipe really nicely.
This raspberry smoothie makes a delicious easy breakfast idea as well as a refreshing, healthy snack. I used frozen rather than fresh raspberries so I was able to enjoy the smoothie straight away without having to refrigerate it first. You can keep leftovers in the fridge (ideally in an airtight container) for a few hours.
If you like this recipe you may also like this Quinoa Raspberry Smoothie Bowl with Cacao.
I am bringing this healthy Avocado Raspberry Lemon Balm Smoothie recipe to #CookBlogShare.
- 1 small/medium avocado peeled, deseeded
- 1 cup frozen raspeberries
- 1 cup Alpro coconut almond
- 6-7 medium lemon balm leaves chopped
- 1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses
- 1-2 teaspoons honey or agave syrup
Puree all the ingredients and enjoy!
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