Avocado, Blood Orange & Blueberry Smoothies

Avocado is no stranger to the sweet side of the culinary world. I've seen this fruit popping up in ice creams and mousses lending its silky smooth consistency (think back to Top Chef's ice cream challenge). They, like bacon, make everything just a bit more special! Tacos, chips, sandwiches and (drum roll, please) now smoothies.
These breakfast smoothies were inspired by the urgency of quickly ripening fruit, but turned out to be quite a lovely surprise.  Creamy avocados, sweetly acidic blood oranges and fresh blueberries all brought together with a splash of soy milk. Perfect wake up call with a slight twist. Enjoy.


  • Singing Horse

    12 Jan 2008 08:01 pm

    [this is good] Wow, it’s just what I need!  I have blueberries, oranges and avocados.  Time to make some.

  • iRead

    12 Jan 2008 09:01 pm

    [this is good] Wow.  Those look really, really good.

  • hp

    13 Jan 2008 01:01 pm

    [this is good] Mmmmm….great photo, too.

  • Patricia Scarpin

    14 Jan 2008 04:01 am

    Avocado smoothies are quite popular here in Brazil (we don’t eat avocado in savory dishes, it’s something really new to us) and I know this would be a hit here, Julie!

  • reesie

    14 Jan 2008 01:01 pm

    That sounds incredibly tasty!

    You know, like Patricia Scarpin, I never used to eat avocado in savoury dishes. Guac really creeped me out. I was used to mashing up an avocado in a bowl and mixing it with sugar and milk for a sweet mushy snack. Apparently this is the Filipino way of eating avocado? I’m not sure. My family has always had them like this, and it really grossed some people out when I ate it in front of them. So interesting, the cultural differences and ideas.

  • Olivia

    01 Feb 2008 06:02 am

    i’m laughing about your comment about how bacon makes everything a little bit more special. My friends and I say the same thing! jim Gaffigan quote: “Bacon is like the fairy dust of the culinary world”. hahaha

  • macgreen

    06 Feb 2008 03:02 am

    Yes reesie, it’s a Filipino way of eating avocado. Avocados are popular in the Philippines as desserts. Just mash ’em up with condensed milk and voila! A perfect dessert. While most people in the US find it strange to eat avocados as desserts (at least those who I’ve met), Filipinos find it strange to make it as ingredients in savoury dishes. Oh well, it doesn’t really matter as long as we all agree that avocados are the best! hehe…;P


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