Sweet Citrus Avocado Smoothie with Omega 3 Boost

This smoothie is easy to make and delicious–and a great way to add some sunshine to your day!

It’s also rich in nutrients, including the essential Omega-3 fats. Yes, greens do contain these healthy fats.  I read somewhere that they are the second highest plant source of omega-3s after flaxseeds.

Dark leafy greens are important for helping us get enough essential omega-3 fatty acids in our diet, and they are easy to consume when blended with fruits. For Omega-3 extra boost, it’s easy to add a tablespoon of hemp, chia, or ground flaxseeds to your smoothie each day.

Sweet Citrus Smoothie with Avocado
serves 1-2

  • 1 large orange, peeled or two small tangerines (seedless)
  • 1 or 2 cups kale or spinach (or any variety of greens you have–collards, chard, arugula, parsley)
  • 1/2 small avocado
  • 1/2 cup apple, chopped
  • 1 cup coconut water, grapefruit juice or water, chilled
  • 1/2 cup ice or frozen grapes
  • 1/2 banana (optional, adds creaminess)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Variations

  • For Omega 3-sboost, add a teaspoon of chia seeds, hemp or flax seeds (you may want to grind them first).
  • For more sweetness, add 1/2 pear or 1/2 and apple or 1/2 cup grapes.
  • For more tartness, add in some lemon juice.
  • Want more greens? Simply add in more leafy greens + a splash more liquid.

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Questions? Comments? Suggestions?

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I also welcome any comments, questions and suggestions. Thanks!


3 Comments

  1. kehonan

    I didn’t have any apples but everything else. I added some celery, alittle coconut oil, some honey , and vanilla almond milk ,also chi and flex seeds and greek yogart . It was so yummy, thanks for this great recipe

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