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the avocado banana smoothie

It’s obvious we love avocado around here. I’ve heard tales of delicious avocado smoothies and milkshakes. Apparently you can make a mean avocado milkshake combining avocado and sweetened condensed milk. The closest I’ve come to trying that is an avocado bubble tea. I wanted to try something a little healthier. I couldn’t find a recipe that sounded quite right, so I made up my own. Avocado, honey, and lime? Check, check, check. Get out your blender and give it a try.


Serves 3.

2 avocados $1.58
juice and zest of half a lime $0.25
2 bananas $0.50
3/4 cup plain low fat yogurt $0.30
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk of choice (we used non-dairy “coconut milk beverage”) $0.28
3 tablespoons honey $0.18

total $2.91 or $1.03 per serving

Put all ingredients in the blender, being sure to follow the avocado immediately with lime juice to prevent it from turning a hideous shade of brown. Blend until smooth. Add a little extra milk as needed to achieve the perfect smoothie consistency.


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purple cow with a lime twist

Do yourself a favor next time it’s a really hot day and make yourself a float. Don’t just make any float, make this float. Some fresh squeezed lime can really improve an ice cold soda, and a favorite in our house is grape soda with half a lime in it. The other day we got a burst of sunshine around these gloomy parts, and it occurred to me that turning our favorite drink into a float could be a good idea. Boy was I right.

Here’s what you need:

Good old-fashioned grape soda. I’m sorry, but I have a special place in my heart for artificial grape flavor.

Half a lime.

Vanilla ice cream. You are going to pour grape soda on it, so it doesn’t have to be fancy. This is vanilla bean. Mmm.

Fill up a tall glass with scoops of ice cream and zest some lime over the top.

Squeeze half a lime over the top and squish the lime wedges into the glass.

Pour grape soda over the top.

Let the magic happen and put it in your belly. You won’t regret it.

And Jess and Levi won’t forgive me if I don’t mention that you have to suck the last bits out of the lime wedges when you get to the end.


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