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Avocado Citrus Breakfast Shake (aka the "I wish I were in San Diego" smoothie)

January  8, 2014
3 Ratings
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

It is frigid in Minnesota right now, and a conversation with my best friend, who now lives in San Diego, left me craving a little California sunshine. So, I blended together avocado, citrus, and coconut for a hit of sunshine in spoonable form. —fiveandspice

What You'll Need
  • 1 whole avocado
  • 1 banana (frozen, if desired)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice (the first time I made this I used a couple whole, peeled clementines, which was also good albeit a little pulpy)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1 pinch salt
  1. Peel and pit the avocado, and cut it into chunks. Peel the banana and break it into chunks.
  2. Combine everything in a blender and blend until smooth - about one minute. (If you'd like more sweetness you can add a little honey.) Divide between two large cups or bowls and serve.

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10 Reviews

Amber S. January 18, 2017
Made this with a peeled navel Orange and a peeled small lime instead of juice. Also added about a cup of kale and used soy milk instead of coconut milk. Blended in my BlendTec, it made a nice creamy pudding, heavy on the citrus taste. Very tasty. Will likely make again
Sara October 25, 2014
Otherwise known as the insanely high calorie smoothie lol
Gillian April 13, 2014
I really dislike bananas. A lot. What could I use as a good replacement?
fiveandspice May 6, 2014
So sorry to take forever to respond to your question! I'm rather behind on things these days! Anyway, you might try frozen mango chunks. I think that would be good.
Amber S. January 16, 2017
You can use dates as a replacement in almost any smoothies. It's mostly for the sweetness. It's 3-6 dates for one banana's worth
Tarah T. January 27, 2014
where do you find full fat coconut milk? Brand?
fiveandspice January 27, 2014
I use coconut milk from a can. I usually use Thai Kitchen Organic brand or there's a brand called Native Forest and another called Arroy-D that both make good canned coconut milk.
Tarah T. January 27, 2014
Lil R. January 18, 2014
Just made this and I love it! So creamy! Thanks for sharing. I know just how you feel as I am a native Minnesotan now living in New York. Def do not miss the winters there!
fiveandspice January 20, 2014
Glad you liked it! And yes, Minnesota winters are something else, haha!