Potassium Power Smoothie

By: Patricia Bannan

Potassium Power Smoothie

Blend together this dreamy potassium smoothie that your heart and immune system will love!

This potassium smoothie made with fresh avocado is a good source of not only potassium but also vitamin B6. One serving of avocado provides 6% of the Daily Value for vitamin B6, which is responsible for helping the body to make antibodies, which are produced by your body’s immune system when it detects harmful substances like bacteria and viruses. You’ll get your potassium boost from both the avocado and the banana! 

Plus, avocados are a heart-healthy fruit and virtually the only fresh fruit with good fats, containing 5 grams of monounsaturated fat (MUFA) per serving, which can help reduce bad cholesterol levels in your blood and lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. Beyond heart health, this dietary fat actually helps the body absorb vitamins A, D, K, and E. All the more reason to blend them into a nutritious recipe like this one!

To make this high potassium smoothie, simply blend together avocado, banana, kiwi, soy milk, and ice cubes for a refreshing and nourishing grab-and-go treat. Cheers to your health!

Servings: 3 Print
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe, fresh avocado, halved, pitted, and peeled
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled and sliced
  • 1 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups fortified soy milk (or favorite milk alternative)
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Directions

  1. Place avocado, banana, kiwi, soy milk and ice cubes in a blender. Cover and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.

    Recipe and image courtesy of Love One Today.

Nutrition

Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 610mg | Fiber: 6g

Interested in what other foods have potassium? Check out these 5 foods that are higher in potassium than a banana (hint – avocado is included)!

 close up of potassium smoothie in cups with avocado and banana