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Avocado & Date Smoothie

I’ve been wanting to share this concoction with you for quite sometime, so when Williams-Sonoma reached out asking me to participate in their “Not Your Typical Smoothie” Week, it presented the perfect opportunity. If you’ve never tried avocado in a smoothie, let me be the first to blow your mind.  Frances Largeman-Roth’s book Eating in Color was my foray into this wild and crazy adventure, and to say that I’m obsessed would be putting it mildly.  I have since played around with ingredients and have created something that even my cow-milk intolerant household can enjoy.  It’s good for breakfast, but it’s even better around 4pm when you are slumped over your desk in desperate need of a pick me up. Santé!

PS. Did I mention you can get me one of these Vitamix Blenders for Christmas? I don’t know how I’ve lived this long without one. And if you’re in need of a new blender, Williams-Sonoma has a variety of options in every price range. Check em out>

Ingredients for Avocado Smoothie

Step by Step Avocado Smoothie 1

Step by Step Avocado Smoothie Part Two

Straws in Smoothie

Avocado & Date Smoothie

1 ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
1 banana
1/2 cup sheep’s milk yogurt (or your favorite plain yogurt)
¾ to 1 cup coconut water, depending on your preferred thickness
3-4 pitted dates, chopped
small handful of ice
*optional sprinkle of cinnamon on top

Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and top with a sprinkle of cinnamon.  Serves 2

Photos by Ragan Brooks



  • Reply
    Sandra Zaninovich
    November 10, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    This sounds so amazing! Do you think it would work with almond milk, which is what I have at home?

    • Reply
      November 10, 2014 at 3:38 pm

      You can certainly try…it might be a little thinner than you’d like, but let me know how it works! I’m sure it will taste great even without the yogurt. x

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    Sandra Zaninovich
    November 10, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    *I mean instead of yogurt 🙂

  • Reply
    November 10, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Making this in the morning…..sounds delish! Thanks for passing on!!!

  • Reply
    June 18, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Months later and we’re still makin’ it!

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