Coconut-Avocado Smoothie

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by | Updated: December 2nd, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

It’s a fact: your body needs fat. Not the kind packed into a pile of cheese fries, a deep dish pizza or triple-fudge brownie sundae, though. Healthy fats, found in nature’s perfect foods—nuts and seeds, fish, olives, soybeans—are nourishing and essential for many reasons, from putting pep in your step to keeping your skin youthful and glowing. Get your daily dose from two of the tastiest sources in this creamy, naturally sweet smoothie, loaded with healthy-fat superstars, coconut and avocado.

Coconut-Avocado Smoothie

Coconut-Avocado Smoothie

Serves 1


1 cup dairy-free coconut milk beverage (or almond milk)
1/3 ripe avocado
1 scoop soy-free, dairy-free vanilla protein powder
Optional: Raw cacao powder, to taste


Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender or food processor; blend until smooth.