What are some healthy recipes for licuados?


Quick Answer

The strawberry licuado recipe from the Dairy Council of California and the avocado blueberry licuado recipe from Avocado Central are both healthy recipes for licuado. Both recipes are customizable depending on available ingredients and taste.

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To make the Dairy Council of California recipe for strawberry licuado, blend 2 cups of cold, low fat milk, 1 cup of ice cubes and 3 cups of strawberries (with stems removed) in a blender until the drink is smooth and frothy. For a healthy banana licuado, replace the strawberries with two or three bananas. This recipe makes four servings.

To make an avocado blueberry licuado, blend 1 cup of milk and 1/2 cup of ice, then add 1 sliced and pitted, large avocado and 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries. Blend until smooth. Add 2 tablespoons of sugar to the mixture for a sweeter drink. Alternatively, substitute 2 tablespoons of honey. This recipe makes two servings.

Substitute regular low fat milk with almond milk or soy milk for a different flavor if desired. Use different fruit combinations such as strawberry and banana or blueberry and raspberry to make the drink unique. The ripest, most flavorful fruits produce the best licuado, so making this drink is a good way to use over-ripe bananas and other fruit. Sprinkle nutmeg or cinnamon on top as a garnish if desired.

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