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Healthy St. Patrick's Day Snacks: Pineapple Avocado Smoothie

This quick smoothie could not be easier. With just two ingredients (not counting the ice) it takes two minutes to whiz up in the blender, and its pale green hue makes it perfect for St. Patrick’s day. With the fiber and other nutrients that come from the whole fruit, and heart-healthy fats provided by a fresh, ripe avocado, it makes a great breakfast, lunch or after-school treat, and a creamy, sweet-tart alternative to green beer for the kids (and grown-ups).

Avocado Pineapple Smoothie

1 fully ripened avocado from Mexico, halved, pitted, peeled and diced
1 20-ounce can pineapple chunks in juice
2 cups ice


In blender container, combine avocado, pineapple plus its juice and ice; whirl until smooth.

Add sweetener of choice if desired. Serves 4.

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