Are you kidding me right now? Avocado may just be the most neutral fruit around, adapting to it’s food bowl neighbors’ flavors and providing a rich, smooth consistency.
Before I dive into just how amazing this tiny little green fruit is, I need to confess something totally non-recipe-related. Bare with me, this is just what I do…
I have an intense sweet tooth. It’s so strong, in fact, that I would often turn to very unhealthy candy or store bought cake-like desserts and BINGE EAT in order to escape the chaotic, stressful environment I am often in.
You see, I am a mama of four. And I am a full time caregiver of my third born, who is nonverbal, severely autistic (my sweet boy requires 24/7 care). Also… I am, regretfully, 100% THE poster child for the woman who let herself go completely, after getting married and having babies. My hand is raised very high right now, in case you were wondering. And no, I am not proud of letting myself go like this and am deeply embarrassed to openly confess this to you. Having four littles is super chaotic, but don’t take my words the wrong way. I’m very blessed and very thankful to be their mama.
Now that my confession is out of the way, let’s hop right into this bowl of yummy, shall we?
I decided a short bit ago, to change my life. And the first thing to go was my unhealthy food habits, like my damn sweet tooth and sweets binging. But here’s the thing; I really want to learn more about the food I am using to fuel and nourish my body. And I’d like to share my findings with you, too!
There are at least 10 Amazing Health Benefits of avocado (source), but one benefit stood out the most…there is more potassium in an avocado than in a banana! Shut. The. Front. Door. I stopped eating bananas regularly, due to their high level of sugar content. Sugar and The Ketogenic Diet do not go together, so I have been looking for a potassium alternative. This superfood is it! Yessssssss, girl.
The recipe; It’s a good one. Before I give you the goods, I made this to be a bit more savory, than sweet. And it’s incredibly indulgent! If you’re dieting or watching your carb intake, this Bowl is not your bestie. The next avocado bowl I make will be more Keto-Friendly.
Avocado Smoothie Bowl With Raw Honey & Ginger
Savory, slightly sweet and incredibly indulgent
AVOCADO SMOOTHIE BASE
- 1 Whole Avocado
- 2 Scoops Collagen Peptides Unflavored Protein Powder
- 1/2 tsp Xanthan Gum Optional (thickening agent)
- 6 fl oz Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1 Small Frozen Banana Or Fresh
- 1 tsp Raw Honey
- 1 tsp Ground Ginger Spice
- 1 tbsp Organic Chia Seeds
- 1 tbsp Banana Split Trail Mix
- 1/2 tbsp Raw Pecans Chopped/whole mix
- 1 tbsp Dark Cacao 85%
AVOCADO SMOOTHIE BASE
I use a small Ninja Express Chop to blend together the above ingredients. It only takes a minute!
Next, add whatever toppings you choose! Mine are indulgent and listed above.
Some other nutritional numbers you may be interested in (approximate):
NET CARBS 40g
TOTAL CARBS 63g
GLYCEMIC LOAD 14
To increase the sweetness even more, you can add a second banana or some more raw honey! If you make this smoothie base, let me know what you thought and also, what toppings did you put on top? I’m pretty sure I fell so hard in love with smoothies because of how incredibly versatile they are.
To make it more diet friendly, you can always split the avocado smoothie base mixture in half. And perhaps don’t add so many sugary toppings like I did. I just ate the entire thing. And y’all I needed that sugar boost. And I don’t regret eating this, one bit. HA!
And while you’re here, I’d love to know a little fun fact about YOU. It can be anything. Appease this mama, who craves adult interaction, would ya? Hugs!