Savory Avocado Smoothie with Blood Orange, Spinach, Scallion, Cilantro

Contains: No major allergens.   Is:  Quick and easy, raw, vegetarian, vegan.

I have always preferred savory over sweet – this thick beverage is a feature of this. You really do need the cilantro/coriander leaf in this one, or otherwise the beverage will be on the blander side.  You can adapt with just one half of a avocado, too.

Smoothie, avocado, vegan, vegetarian, spinach, savory

(The initials etched on the glass are my Dad’s.)

Blood oranges – a red internal flesh – to me tastes more interesting than more regular oranges, but you can use the regular type if you can’t find blood oranges.  And, don’t just juice – keep the pulp!

I like onion in my smoothies (as I don’t see smoothies or vegetable juices, for me, as being anything like a dessert, simply a different way of getting my veggie intake into me.

I do find that most commercial juices or smoothies overemphasize both too much sweetness and/or too much ginger for my own tastes.  A little ginger is good – but a little more goes too far a long way!

Prep Time:  15 minutes.
Cook Time:  It’s RAAAAWW!  Zero time.
Serves:  1-2.
Leftovers:  Avocado browns too quickly.

Savory Avocado Smoothie with Blood Orange, Spinach, Scallion, Cilantro

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 blood orange (or other orange).  Juice (include pulp, but remove any seeds) this.
  • 0.5 – 1 Haas avocado, peeled, de-seeded, coarsely chopped.  
  • 2 scallions/green onions, roots removed, chopped.
  • 1 goodly handful of fresh spinach.
  • Fresh cilantro leaves, bring in more than you may think you will need.
  • 1/4 teaspoon mild curry powder. 
  • A little fresh ginger is optional.
  • Water, to the liquidity texture you prefer.

METHOD:

Add all to a container from which you can use an immersion blender.  Otherwise, simply put in a regular but small blender and blend on “pulse”.  Start with a little water; add more as you need to the thickness/viscosity you prefer to drink.

Pour, sip and enjoy.

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.This recipe is shared with Fiesta Friday, co-host Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook

About goatsandgreens

The foodie me: Low/no gluten, low sugars, lots of ethnic variety of foods. Seafood, offal, veggies. Farmers' markets. Cooking from scratch, and largely local. The "future" me: I've now moved to my new home in rural western Massachusetts. I am raising chickens (for meat and for eggs) and planning for guinea fowl, Shetland sheep, and probably goats and/or alpaca. Possibly feeder pigs. Raising veggies and going solar.
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1 Response to Savory Avocado Smoothie with Blood Orange, Spinach, Scallion, Cilantro

  1. This is different but it does sound appealing. I do like sweet smoothies but I prefer avocados in something savory.

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