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Kids' Power Smoothie

What you need: 

1/2 cup plain or vanilla nondairy yogurt*
2 tablespoons raw cashews
1 teaspoon flax seed meal
1/4 avocado, pealed, pitted, and chopped
1/4 to 1/2 cup pineapple or orange juice
1/2 frozen banana
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
4 frozen strawberries
*Optional: agave nectar to taste, especially if plain yogurt used

What you do: 

1) Put the yogurt, cashews, flax, avocado, and the minimum amount of juice in a blender and blend until smooth. It will probably take a minute or two to blend the nuts. Add the frozen fruit slowly and add additional juice if needed. You will probably need to stop the machine a couple times to scrape down the sides. Blend in the agave if desired. Pour and serve.
Source of recipe: I am trying to lose weight, but obviously my slender preschooler is not. She wants to eat what I eat and has recently decided she doesn't want to eat nuts/avocados with her meals. She loves smoothies, so I threw this together to sneak some healthy fats into her. There is a yogurt flavor, so I wouldn't try this with kids that won't eat yogurt.

Preparation Time: 
5 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
1 to 2

SO HOW'D IT GO?

This is AMAZING! The avocado is undetectable-perfect for my non-avo loving son! I even used a half of a large avocado and couldn't taste it at all.  He is napping right now, so he hasn't tried it yet, but I am sure he will love it!
I did it just like the recipe, except I subbed raspberries for strawberries, and flax seed for the meal. In the Vitamix it comes out super smooth!
Thank you!

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Great Idea! Can't wait for my picky toddler to try this. I will report back! I need to get some avocado first.

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