Melon Avocado Super Seed Smoothie

melon avocado smoothie with frozen pineapple, flaxseed, chia seed and hemp seedWhen I’m planning to host a get-together, I have a neurotic fear that there won’t be enough food or enough alcohol for my guests. So I always end up planning this entirely ridiculous menu of foods and doing like 18 trips to Whole Foods in the upcoming days and force-feeding everyone snacks they don’t want like the overbearing Italian mother I am destined to become.

My book club last month was no different. Luckily, about halfway through my cooking frenzy, one of my friends was like “dude, enough.” It saved me from making too many snacks, but left me with a bunch of pears, melons and cantaloupe that I had been planning to grill, wrap in goat cheese and prosciutto, and drizzle with honey (delicious—try it!). Since making hors d’oeuvres for yourself is…awkward…I decided the next best use for the melon was clearly a smoothie.

melon avocado smoothie with frozen pineapple, flaxseed, chia seed and hemp seedNow, I almost didn’t post this recipe because I found the texture a little…different. The avocado makes this a creamy smoothie, and I’m not entirely sure what I think about that. If you’re into that thick, creamy texture though, then this is the smoothie for you.

melon avocado smoothie with frozen pineapple, flaxseed, chia seed and hemp seed

Melon Avocado Super Seed Smoothie

Ingredients

This will make 1 large smoothie or 2 smaller ones.

  • ½ an avocado
  • 1 cup chopped melon
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • Juice from ½ a lemon
  • ½ a banana
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp flax seeds
  • 1 tsp hemp seeds

If you try it out, let me know what you think about the texture of the smoothie.

melon avocado smoothie with frozen pineapple, flaxseed, chia seed and hemp seed

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 395
—Calories from Fat: 156
Total Fat: 17 g
—Saturated Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 41.5 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 61 g
—Dietary Fiber: 13 g
—Sugars: 37 g
Protein: 7 g

Comments

  1. Made the smoothie this morning, WOW!!! I could not believe how good this smoothie was. Texture was not a problem for me at all. MY NEW FAV SMOOTHIE OF ALL TIME!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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