A Giveaway for California Avocados and a Recipe for Avocado & Banana Frosty {Back-to-School Nutrition: Podcast #251}

The blogosphere has been buzzing with fun and healthy recipes for back-to-school lunchboxes. Our recipe for California Avocado Orzo Salad was part of the buzz, but now we’re shifting our culinary attention to after-school snacks. Our avocado and banana frosty features our favorite super fruit—California avocados—and it’s guaranteed to hit the spot when your kids get off the school bus. Read on for the recipe, and be sure to tune into this week’s Cooking with the Moms radio show for more avocado recipes as well as back-to-school nutrition tips.

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Disclosure: We created this recipe for the California Avocado Commission and were compensated for the recipe and social media outreach. All opinions are solely our own. For more avocado recipes, visit CaliforniaAvocado.com

California Avocado & Banana Frosty

Makes 4 Servings

It’s hard to believe something as luscious as this frosty is classified as a “snack,” instead of a dessert, but given all the great nutrition in every creamy bite, we’re serving it up as an after-school nibble. The avocado in this recipe adds healthy monounsaturated fat as well as vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. To jazz up each bowlful, top with shredded, unsweetened coconut, fresh berries, sliced bananas, or chopped nuts.

  • 1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, peeled, seeded and cut into ¾-in. dice and frozen
  • 1 1/2 ripe bananas, peeled, cut into ½-in. slices and frozen
  • 3 Tbsp. agave nectar
  • 3 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp. virgin coconut oil
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt

1. Remove the avocado and banana from the freezer and thaw slightly, about 20 minutes.

2. Place the avocado, banana, agave nectar, cocoa powder, coconut oil, lemon juice, vanilla extract and salt in a blender and process for 60 seconds. Stop and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Continue to process until smooth and creamy; the mixture should resemble soft serve ice cream.

3. Scoop the frosty into bowls and garnish with optional toppings.

Nutrition Information Per Serving (1/3 cup): Calories 180; Total Fat 9 g (Sat 4 g, Mono 3.5 g); Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 30 mg; Potassium 330 mg; Total Carbohydrate 28 g; Dietary Fiber 5 g; Total Sugars 18 g; Protein 2 g

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GIVEAWAY: One lucky blog reader or podcast listener will win a gift box filled with California Avocados and other avocado-related goodies including a reusable tote, masher, tea towel, snack box, tee shirt, recipes, and more! $75.00 value. (U.S. only please.)

To enter, tell us about your favorite way to add California Avocados to your diet. {Giveaway sponsored by the California Avocado Commission.}

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