Recipe of the Month
by: Laura Taylor, CPC
I love summer in Seattle, don’t you? Even if you don’t live in Seattle, you might still love a refreshing drink to boost your energy during the midday heat.
After a fun session yesterday cleaning out one of my client’s pantries to make it more Paleo-friendly, I felt inspired to concoct a creamy Paleo smoothie with a protein boost to restore my energy. If you are not a huge fan of avocados, don’t worry. This coconut avocado smoothie hides the avocado among other delicious flavors. You could even add a touch of kale or spinach to woo your inner Shrek! My afternoon refreshment was a satisfying way to refuel and tide me over until dinnertime. I just felt better with each sip, like my insides were being nourished. The leftovers became a great Paleo breakfast the next morning too! This smoothie recipe is very simple, quick, and easy to make.
Laura’s Coco-cado Paleo Smoothie
Yields: (3-4) 8 ounce portions
1 large ripe California avocado
1 can Trader Joe’s reduced-fat coconut milk
1 cup cold unsweetened almond milk (use more for a thinner drink consistency)
1 scoop protein powder (i.e. PaleoPro)
2 Tbsp fresh-squeezed lime juice
1 cup green grapes*
2 Tbsp vanilla extract
15 drops liquid Stevia
Slice open the avocado and scoop flesh out into your blender. Add the remaining ingredients and blend on high until you have a smooth, creamy consistency. Add additional vanilla extract and liquid Stevia to taste.
Drink what you want and save the remainder for the upcoming days.
Cheers to your health!
*Due to the high natural sugar content in grapes, you may choose to eliminate the grapes in lieu of more liquid stevia. Fresh ripe pears and apricots are lower-sugar fruit alternatives that will taste just as great.