Fix Me A Snack

A blog created by a mom who got sick of feeding her kids crackers and ice cream

We had a bit of a situation developing at my house this morning. A ripe avocado was on its way out. I just can’t stand to see an avocado go to waste. In addition, some bananas were looking like no one was going to eat them.  All this amounted to the perfect excuse for some experimentation. Thus the Green Monster Smoothie was born.

According to Lori at Fake Food Free, bananas and avocados are a popular snack combination in Brazil. And Dani Spies whips up some mighty fine lookin’ baby food using the same ingredients.

My preschooler happily took a taste, told me it was perfect, and then didn’t touch the rest of it. Is she actually trying to be polite and make me happy???!? This makes no sense at all.

I can see this being more of a hit with the toddler-set. I enjoyed it, but it is super rich and all I could put away was about a cup. So, unless you have a crowd, you might want to halve the recipe.


1 ripe Haas avocado, pitted
1 ripe banana, peeled
1 1/2 cup milk (or more if you’d prefer it thinner)
1 tablespoon sugar
Small pinch salt

Place the avocado, banana, milk, sugar, and salt in a blender and process until smooth. Serve.

Note: Cut up the banana and freeze it beforehand for a snack on a hot day like Lori did.

Yield: 2 1/2 cups
Prep time: 10 minutes

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  1. This looks delcious! We, too, have the dilemma of aging bananas and avocados in our house quite often! I think my kindergartener would be all over this one–especially the name! Last year, at his preschool they had a smoothie station at their Spring Fling (they’re really into all natural, no junk food at that schooL!). My kids were so surprised to see the attendant adding avocado to the smoothie–and they’ve talked about it ever since. Thanks for the reminder and love your great ideas!

  2. Coogan
    11:17 pm on May 13th, 2010

    Go Sox!!!

  3. Cindy
    2:18 pm on May 14th, 2010

    Neither my husband nor I made the connection to the Sox! Shame on us!