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Banana Avocado Mango Smoothie

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My “go to” breakfast or morning snack during the hot summer months is an ice cold Banana Avocado Mango Smoothie (aka BAM Smoothie).  I love preparing smoothies because they are good for you, quick and easy to make and most importantly, they’re portable.  After blending, just pour it in a spill proof container or glass, add a fat straw, and breakfast is served!  My Banana Avocado Mango Smoothie is made with a fresh banana, avocado, frozen mango chunks, and chilled unfiltered apple juice.  My BAM Smoothie is a simple combination of ingredients that is simply satisfying and tastes delicious.  Enjoy!  Tessa

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium sized banana
  • 1/2 medium sized avocado (skin and pit removed)
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • stevia (optional, for additional sweetness)

Add all ingredients to a blender or a single serving blender cup.  Blend on high until smooth, about 30 seconds.  Serve immediately.  Pour into a glass, add a straw and enjoy!  Makes 1 serving.

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Guacamole

Guacamole

The other day Bruce and I found a box of fuerte avocados on our doorstep that was mailed to us by Bruce’s mother in Southern California.  His mother has a ginormous avocado tree growing in her backyard and whenever Bruce travels down to visit his mother, I always hope that he brings a few avocados back home with him.  The avocados that she grows in her yard are fuerte avocados.  Fuerte avocados have a lovely dark green skin, and a light green creamy flesh.  I like to eat them plain with a pinch of salt, chopped up in salads, and especially in homemade guacamole.  Guacamole is really simple to make and tastes great with crunchy tortilla chips.  Make this guacamole and you will never want to eat the store bought kind ever again… Thank you Lois for the wonderful avocados!  Enjoy!  Tessa

Ingredients:

  • 3 large avocados (halved, seeded and peeled)
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • 1/4 c. red onion (minced)
  • 2 Tbs chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp. dried ancho chili pepper
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, (seeded and diced)
  • garnish with chopped cilantro and Roma tomatoes

In a medium sized mixing bowl add all the ingredients with the exception of the tomatoes and the garnishes.  Use a fork to mix all the ingredients.  Cover with plastic wrap directly on the avocado mixture until ready to serve.  Be sure not to make the guacamole too far in advance (a couple of hours max!) because the avocado mixture likes to turn a brownish color rather quickly.  When ready to serve, stir in the tomatoes and garnish with the fresh chopped cilantro and a couple of diced tomato pieces for color.  Serve with crispy tortilla chips, in burritos, or as a side dish to some of your favorite Mexican dishes.