Due to the success of our banana, blueberry and beetroot smoothie, I decided to sneak a bit of avocado into Bee's diet. Did you know that an avocado is a fruit, due to having a seed, is high in potassium, can be used to substitute butter in baking and high in protein?? For more information on the benefits and uses of avocados Huffington Post has more details.
|The end result... yummy banana and avocado smoothie.|
- Jug/container to store the smoothie
- Glasses and straws
- Chopping board
- Blunt knife
- One banana
- Half an avocado
- One tablespoon of honey
- Ice cubes
- One cup of milk (either cows, almond or goats)
- One cup of coconut water
Please be aware that the blades on the blender are extremely sharp. Read the instructions, before use. Adults should operate the blender.
Children should be supervised at all times and ensure that the knife that cuts the bananas and avocado is blunt, so as not to cut skin.
After washing our hands, we set about exploring the avocado. Predicting what the colour was going to be like inside and if it had a stone or not. Bee said it was going to be green and no stone...as you can tell by the look on her face, she was surprised to find one.
|Surprised to see a stone in the middle of the avocado|
Next we removed the flesh from the skin and began to slice it.
|cutting up the fruit|
We also couldn't resist a little nibble...well it is healthy after all
To begin the blending stage, we added the wet ingredients first to the jug and then the ice and fruit. After a minute of blending it was done. All that was left to do was pour and enjoy! It was seriously the creamiest and smoothest smoothie I have ever made. It was that good we took it to a friends house to share!
- Pour the mixture into ice lolly molds and into the freezer, for a delicious cooling treat.
- As mentioned above, try to grow your own avocado. Children will love watching it grow and you will enjoy not having to buy an avocado from the store (you do have a long wait ahead though to reap this benefit)