Don't throw away that avocado seed! This energizing green smoothie recipe is absolutely jam-packed with antioxidants. Using ground avocado seed as well as matcha powder, this smoothie may literally give you superpowers — or just a lot of energy to help you get through the morning.

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Avocado Seed Smoothie [Vegan]

Serves

1

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 lemon, peeled and de-seeded
  • 1 1/3-inch piece ginger, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground organic avocado seed
  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder
  • 1 cup baby spinach, cleaned and rinsed
  • Coconut water, enough to reach your desired consistency
  • A handful of ice
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Preparation

To Prep the Avocado Seed:

  1. Pat the avocado seed dry and set it on a windowsill that receives a lot of light, about 2 days.
  2. After drying for two days, you should be able to use a knife to split the seed in half. Let it dry for another 2 days. The inside of the seed should be a pinky tone. If it is black, discard it.
  3. After about 4 days of drying, the shell of the seed should come off easily. Finally, chop the seed up and pulverize it in a blender.

To Make the Smoothie:

  1. Place all ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend until your desired consistency is reached.
  3. Add more coconut water for a thinner smoothie, or less for a thicker one.
  4. Serve in your favorite mason jar or glass.
  5. Enjoy the energy that follows.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 223 | Total Carbs: 61 g | Total Fat: 1 g | Total Protein: 7 g | Total Sodium: 27 g | Total Sugar: 16 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.