Applecado Smoothie

My 4 year old son’s favorite fruit is an apple, he literally eats one every day.  Apples are easy for snacks by themselves or even with a dollop of peanut butter.

It never occurred to me to put an apple in a smoothie until recently, so I decided to add 2 ingredients I had never added before into this recipe, an apple and avocado.

Avocados are good for your heart, are a great healthy fat, and are anti-inflammatory so adding these to smoothies are great for you and your kids and now that avocados are in season making them cheaper, it would be a great time to start making this delicious smoothie!

Applecado Smoothie

  • 1 organic apple, any variety
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 organic apple juice
  • 3/4 cup crushed ice
  • 1  tsp vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

What to do:

  1. Core and slice apple, leave skins on if you wish.
  2. Scoop out half of an avocado with a spoon (and save rest to make some guacamole, which is so simple, just mix with 1/2 cup of salsa).
  3. Add all ingredients into a blender until smooth. To add a bit of sweetness add some raw honey.
  4. Makes 1-3 servings, depending how much you want.
  5. Enjoy! Your kid’s will never know what they’re drinking is healthy!

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What are your favorite uses for avocados? And do you have any unique, “top secret” ingredients that you like to use in smoothies?

About Rachel

Rachel is a mother to 3 kids and a wife to a wellness doctor. Her passions are faith, family and health. She supports her husband in helping to change the way people look at their health and uses her blog as a tool to do that, her husband also has a feature on her blog called "Ask Dr. Jake", he would be happy to answer any of your health related questions or at least direct your path to some better options. You can find her writing about her family adventures and inspiring you to make healthier choices for your family and more at day2day joys or on Facebook. Also, if you subscribe to her blog via email you will get Spring into Summer Smoothie E-book for free.

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Comments

  1. I just made this with frozen cherries instead of ice, and line because I had no lemons, and it is the best thing I’ve had in a while! The kids are gulping it down!

  2. Yum! I’m guessing that’s 1/2 cup of juice? I would probably add a bit of cinnamon to this for extra flavor. :) My favorite sneaky ingredient in smoothies is spinach, and sometimes wheat germ or chia seeds.

  3. I will have to give this one a try, as my son loves both apples and avocados!

  4. this looks yummy!! gotta stock up on Avocados! Haven’t thrown any avocados in my blendtec yet :)

  5. Not super fond of avocados, but my fave sneaky items in a smoothie is peanut butter and oatmeal along with the spinach. The peanut butter does not aadd flavor too much, but adds protein and filling, and with the uncooked oatmeal is kind of like a granola bar smoothie, yummy!! Hubby likes to add a bit of coffee to his smoothie too, just for fun!! I also add my kids lemon swirl fish oil to the smoothie and chia seeds, for a lemon poppyseed type of smoothie, I just blogged about it recently, it was great!

  6. Well, greens aren’t a secret ingredients, are thy ;). I love greens (spinach, kale, swiss chard) in my smoothies. I try to grow lots now and freeze them for the winter smoothies.

  7. I just ate chicken salad using avocado as the “mayo”. It was delicious! It had chopped egg, diced onion, lemon juice and diced red peppers.

  8. I can’t wait to try this, Rachel! My son LOVES apples too, and he gets so excited when he sees me making smoothies :) So I know that he will love this!

  9. That sounds like an interesting combination!

  10. Yum! I often eat half an avocado for lunch, so this would be the perfect way to use the other half – a little after school snack for the kids!

  11. Yumm – thanks for the recipe
    My favorite ways to eat avocado are guacamole (of course) and mixing avocado with a little mayo and tuna – so good.

    I just recently had some cantaloupe that needed to be eaten so I used it to sweeten my green smoothie. It was delicious.

  12. This smoothie looks absolutely delicious, Rachel! I can’t wait to try it! We almost always have apples in hand (my girls love them!) & we eat lots of avocados as well. In fact, “avocado” is my 18 month old’s latest word! Haha! I actually just tried an avocado in a smoothie last week…I made Anne of Quick & Easy, Cheap & Healthy’s chococado smoothie! It was very similar to a chocolate milkshake & soooo yummy! I can’t wait to try this one, too!! :)

  13. This sounds & looks delish!! Always looking for ways to use avocado that will pass my family’s approval!! Thanks for sharing this!