Banana Avocado Spinach Kiwi Smoothie
If you love avocados, then you will love this banana avocado spinach kiwi smoothie (BASK smoothie) and why not. It is easy to put together and the taste is as expected, awesome.
As you know I’m always in favour of getting greens into your body when you can. So, sieze the opportunity especially when the banana avocado spinach kiwi smoothie is not challenging.
I have a colleague who says avocados are tasteless. Really?
I couldn’t think of anything further from the truth. But even if you belong to that camp, here is your chance to add some Vavavoom to the avocado and you come up with something awesome in not just taste but nutritional value too.
How do you add the Vavavoom? Simple. The banana is always there to your rescue. Please use it.
What do we need for the Banana Avocado Spinach Kiwi smoothie ( BASK Smoothie)?
Banana X 2
Avocado X 1
Spinach X 150 g
Kiwi fruit X 2
Almond milk X 100 mls
Lemon X 1 (optional)
Nutritional facts for Avocado per 100 g
|Total fat||15 g|
|Polyunsaturated fat||1.9 g|
|Saturated fat||2.1 g|
|Monounsaturated fat||10 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||9 g|
A ready supply of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron, magnesium, Calcium and Vitamin B6 is available from your avocado as well.
Nutritional facts for Spinach per 100 g
|Total fat||0.4 g|
|Saturated fat||0.1 g|
|Monounsaturated fat||0.0 g|
|Polyunsaturated fat||0.3 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||3.6 g|
You also get a good supply of Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and Calcium from your spinach.
How to make the Banana Avocado Spinach Kiwi smoothie (BASK smoothie)
>> Place some of the spinach in the Nutribullet jug and add the milk.
>> Blitz the spinach. The idea is to reduce the spinach because we may have difficulty fitting all of the spinach in the jug in one go. So we will do it in 2 or 3 lots to reduce the spinach.
> When you have blitzed the spinach, slice in 2 bananas. You may use 3 bananas if you can squueze them all in. Sometimes I add the 3rd banana at a later stage if there enough room after adding the other contents. You can’t have too much banana. Yes, you can’t have too much banana. Don’t believe all the scare mongering. Bananas are good for you. Eat them one way or the other.
>> Scoop out the avocado flesh and add the avocado.
>> Blitz the content again and pause the Nutribullet.
>> Now slice the kiwi up and add it.
>> Squeeze in the lemon (this is optional but I love to lemonized my smoothies every now and again to alter the flavour). You may add more milk to thin out the smoothie if you prefer.
>> Now blitz one more time for 40 seconds.
That’s it. Your Banana Avocado Spinach Kiwi smoothie (BASK smoothie) is ready.
Testing this banana avocado spinach kiwi smoothie for blood glucose-friendliness 1 hour post meal, I got a reading of 4.4 mmol/l (79.2 mg/dl) and I had 3 bananas in mine. Perfect!
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