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An energizing, spicy Mexican-style Avocado Smoothie with citrus, pineapple, cucumber, cilantro and jalapeño. Refreshing, energizing and invigorating! Vegan and GF.
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Last week when I was still in sunny Sayulita, Mexico, my lazy morning would usually involve meandering into town, sometime before noon and picking up a Mexican Green Smoothie from my favorite street vendor. Tropical, with a little spicy heat, it was tasty and energizing and I’ve been making versions of this ever since I got back….and daydreaming of ocean and sun. It helps.
Mexican Green Smoothie Ingredeints
Fragrant cilantro, silky avocado, crisp watery cucumber, fresh spicy jalapeño and kale, blended with orange, pineapple and lime juice – a powerhouse of nutrients, not to mention flavor.
I love the addition of cilantro and jalapeño in this smoothie and in Mexico they also added Nopales, an edible cactus, which I fell in love with, but have yet to find here.
Cilantro is detoxing to the body, helping it shed toxic heavy metals.
How to Make a Green Smoothie
Just put all the ingredients into your blender and blend until silky smooth. Add a couple ice cubes to make it extra cold.
Divide among two glasses and enjoy!
Top it with chia seeds.
I hope you enjoy this refreshing Avocado Smoothie!
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An energizing, spicy Mexican Green smoothie with citrus, pineapple, cucumber, cilantro avocado and jalapeño. VEGAN! Refreshing, energizing and invigorating!
- 1 orange, peeled
- 1/4 cup – 1/2 cup fresh cilantro – small stems ok
- juice of one large lime
- 1 cup pineapple chunks
- 1 small Turkish cucumber, cubed (1 cup)
- 1/2 an avocado
- 1 banana ( frozen is great!)
- 1 cup baby kale ( optional)
- 1–3 slices jalapeno ( or more to taste)
- a couple ice cubes
- chia seeds– optional
- Blend all ingredients until smooth, adding a tablespoon of water if necessary to get the blender going. Add a few ice cubes to the blender to chill it (or use frozen bananas or pineapple).
- Divide into two glasses and sprinkle with chia seeds
- Makes 2 smoothies, or one extra large one. 🙂
- Serving Size: 12 ounces
- Calories: 338
- Sugar: 23.7 g
- Sodium: 13.5 mg
- Fat: 18.2 g
- Saturated Fat: 2.5 g
- Carbohydrates: 48.1 g
- Fiber: 12.6 g
- Protein: 4.4 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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