Do you ever just have one of those days where you realize you probably should have never gotten out of bed??  Yeah that would be today.  If anything could have gone wrong, it definitely did this morning…..let’s see, my alarm failed to go off so I overslept, I skipped my shower in an attempt to rush out the door, but of course couldn’t find my keys to save my life, then proceeded to try and go a faster route to work, but that was of course under construction and only made my commute longer, then if things couldn’t get any worse, some idiot rolled into the back of me at a stop light before driving off…..in my brand new car no less!  Ugh.  And that was all before 9:00 AM.  Like I said, some days are better off spent in bed with the covers pulled over your head.

But enough of my ranting {I’ll finish that up to some unfortunate person in my office later}, here’s a new avocado recipe!  Avocado never ceases to amaze me, I’ve used it in egg salads, made a frosting out of it, used it in chocolate pudding, and of course made myself a simple guacamole.  This little fruit is so versatile that I thought, why not put it in a smoothie??  Well if you ever wondered if your smoothies were creamy before, you probably never had them with avocado – they are SO creamy!  I’m talking borderline soft-serve-frozen-yogurt-that-you-get-from-mcdonalds-kind-of-creamy, yeah it’s kind of amazing.

This smoothie is really easy to make too, simply throw everything into a blender (THIS one is my absolutely faaaaavorite ahh obsessed) and you’re ready to go in no time.  Perfect for grabbing on-the-go and can certainly be made ahead of time, just make sure to keep it nice and cold.


Just a side note, you could always use regular orange juice such as Simply or Tropicana, but just remember that those tend to be loaded with unnecessary sugars.  I’m so fortunate that my local Whole Foods sells freshly squeezed OJ that they will prepare for you right in front of you or while you shop to save you the hassle of doing it yourself, but c’mon, who doesn’t love the fresh stuff??

Hope you all enjoy this and fingers crossed your morning didn’t start off as rough as mine!  Although in hind sight, there could be worse things than running late to work…..sometimes all you need is a long breather and stiff cup of coffee!  And maybe some chocolate…..just sayin.

Mango Avocado Smoothie
Recipe adapted from Avocados from Mexico
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped
  • 2 cups frozen mango cubes
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • ½ cup water
  • Handful of mint, chopped
  1. In a blender or food processor, mix together avocado, mango, juice, water and mint until smooth. Enjoy!
Nutritional Information
Calories: 145 • Fat: 5 g • Carbs: 25 g • Fiber: 4 g • Protein: 2 g • WW Points+: 4 pts