This post brought to you by Avocados from Mexico. All opinions are 100% mine.
I’m pretty sure the first time I tasted an avocado was when I was 21 years old and pregnant with our oldest daughter. I was trying to be healthy, and I knew avocados were healthy, so I gave them a shot.
With potassium, fiber, folate, vitamins C and E and B-complex vitamins to support memory and brain function, this is definitely a superfuit!
To be honest, though, I’m not really a fan, but because I’ve read so much about the benefits of avocados — especially for my toddlers, who don’t get the healthy fats from milk since they’ve all been dairy intolerant at that age — I’ve always tried to serve avocados to my kids.
Recently, we’ve gotten out of the habit of buying avocados, and when Avocados from Mexico approached me about their Mini Chef Video Contest, I figured it was a great opportunity to reintroduce this healthy fruit to our family.
We decided to make avocado-banana smoothies for dessert last week, and they were a huge hit with all of our girls! I would have had one myself, but there wasn’t enough and no one was willing to share!
Ingredients (per serving):
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 frozen banana
- splash of orange juice
- yogurt, optional
**We used strawberry-banana coconut milk yogurt in our youngest daughter’s smoothie because she hadn’t eaten much dinner and I wanted to fill her up. The rest of the girls had theirs without yogurt, which is how we normally prepare smoothies.
Blend together all ingredients, either in a full-size blender or using a handheld immersion blender, which is perfect for older kids to use on their own.
Serve. Sip. Enjoy!
Do your kids have a favorite kid-friendly avocado recipe to share?
Between now and 12/4, Avocados from Mexico is hosting the Mini Chef Video Contest for parents of children ages 5-15!
Submit a 1-3 minute video of your child/children preparing an avocado dish for a chance to win $1,000 in cash plus an HD Camcorder (for future home videos!), a Nintendo 3D, 2 games and a personalized Mini Chef jacket. Nine runners up win big too with an HD Camcorder, a Nintendo 3D and a personalized Mini Chef jacket.
Finalists will be announced on 12/6 and public voting will take place from 12/6-12/11. The video with the most Likes wins!
Be sure to come back and let us know if you enter — and especially if you’re chosen as a finalist — so the Life Your Way community can help support you!