Avocado Pineapple lime Smoothie: A diabetic Friendly Smoothie, Gluten and Vegan Free

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Hope you guys had a wonderful weekend. Mine was quite an eventful one. Yesterday, I injured my left arm and it has become swollen and red in color. It hurts a lot; I am currently taking pain killers to subdue the pain. On the top of it my prince wants to be held, but my arms hurt badly when I do that.    So my cooking is going at the speed of a snail.

During grocery shopping I was able to find 4 avocado for 1 dollar; they were small still I bought it thinking that I will make some Mexican avocado soup. But didn’t get a chance to make it, so decide to use them before they want to leave me to go to garbage bin.  Finally end up making this delicious smoothie with it.
Do you know Avocado are called most perfect fruit of the world, not only it can help up to survive but also helps to prevent and control major disease like Alzheimer’s due to its high concentration of vitamin E, heart disease because of its healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (such as omega-3 fatty acids), and diabetes due to rich fiber content. Also it has anti inflammatory and anti cancer benefits. Read more from hereand here.
I don’t know what to call them, smoothie or juice as avocados is the star ingredient and it is really thick. It is really scoop able with a spoon than a drink. I also had a pineapple in hand that I need to use too. So decide to add in smoothie, I have seen a recipe of avocado and pineapple smoothie here in the avocados’ from Mexico site. I know avocado and lime goes well so decide to add some lime to my version of smoothie.
While I was in India, I haven’t seen avocado, I came to know that it is called butter fruit/ Makhanphal in Hindi, available in September to February months. It is mainly grown in Karnataka and also a few other South Indian states. It is not popular as other fruits in India.
My first encounter with avocado was in the form of guacamole I had in Mexican restaurant in West Virginia. I loved it. Now when I buy avocado’s, I usually eat them as such or sometimes try to make a smoothie with banana. I prefer avocado in non diary smoothie, as it is in itself has a rich creamy taste. I think if we add milk or yogurt it will reduce the taste of avocado. I love to make salsa may be next time I will try grilled avocado.
I made this smoothie using a ripe avocado, half of lime and 1 cup of pineapple. I have made sugarless for me and hubby and added some sugar for my daughter and son. My daughter loved her drink very much. She like the color blue and green, so this green drink turned out is one of her favorite one.
If you can find an avocado, grab it and add some lime or lemon and pineapple and your great breakfast smoothie within few minutes.
Here is the recipe.

Blend everything  with water, if using add sugar. 

Avocado Pineapple lime Smoothie: A diabetic friendly Smoothie. Gluten and  Vegan free

Prep Time    5 minutes
Cook Time    5 minutes
Serves    2

Ingredients

1 ripe avocado
1/2 of one lime
1 cup Chopped pineapple
1 tablespoon sugar/ splenda( optional)
             1/2 cup water (decrease or increase depending upon consistency of your choice)

Directions:
  •  Add all ingredients into a blender along with water. Blend it well for about 5 minutes or until you get a thick juice. Enjoy  with or without sugar.

  I am  linking this delicious juice to Hearth and Soul Blog Hop hosted here

 

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Comments

  1. says

    The smoothie looks great. I love avocados in the drink. Even in India I used to order myself a butter fruit smoothie whenever it was there in the menu.

    Sorry to hear about your arm. Hope you recover quickly. With the little ones around it must be difficult to get things done.

  2. says

    Hope your arm feels better now, take care Swathi!!
    Smoothie looks yum and very refreshing, love the green color! And a very innovative combination, I must say.

  3. says

    This looks great! I’ve never thought of putting avocado in a smoothie before, but I shall try this out. Thanks for sharing it :) I found your blog via the Hearth & Soul Blog Hop this week.

  4. says

    Such a delicious smoothie Swathi! Love the avocado and pineapple combo. Refreshing. So sorry about your arm! How are you doing? Hope it is better by now!

  5. says

    4 avocados for a dollar!! I wish! Well you certainly put them to good use. What a great smoothie! I love pineapple and avocado salsa, so this smoothie definitely has my interest.