Avocado Pineapple Smoothie

If you have been to my space here before you know, without hesitation, that I have a slight obsession with avocado and smoothies. They don’t necessarily have to be together, but when I can combine the two into yummy deliciousness? Life is good… This morning I ran across this little tidbit. I do hope it finds you well and can bring you some sunshine in a cup!
Avocado Pineapple Smoothie
  • Serves: 4 cups
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.


Mexican Inspired Morning

I am missing my trip to Mexico more and more these days. Maybe it’s the changes going on that my brain feels like I just need some time away… Whenever I have a funk like this going on, I try my best to incorporate little things into my day, just as little reminders of those times that I long for. This morning, it was part of my breakfast…

For this quick fix, you will need…

A couple sliced mushrooms, eggs, some spinach, fresh avocado or quacamole, EVOO, salsa, hot sauce, shredded cheese, sour cream, onion, garlic and bread of your choice (or a tortilla)

First wash and chop onion, mushroom, avocado and garlic. Throw a bit of mushroom and onion in hot pan with a dash of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and saute till almost tender. Throw in a handful of spinach and some chopped garlic, to your liking. When almost cooked, break 2-3 eggs in pan making sure to break the yolks! I like to cover the pan and cook over medium heat until eggs are no longer runny. I then sprinkle with cheese and recover. Make a couple pieces of toast to eat as a sandwich or one to use for an open-faced sandwich. Finally, when eggs are cooked, cut to size of bread, top with sour cream, avocado, salsa, hot sauce, etc.

Avocado Quesadillas

vegan, makes 4 triangles

1 wrap or tortilla (if using extra large lavash bread, you may need to slice in half – and have a more square shape rather than a half-circle)
1/2 ripe avocado, sliced

1-2 tsp vegan butter (Earth Balance)
1-2 tsp maple or agave syrup
pinch of seasoned salt
additional spices for inside or outside of the wrap – optional


1. Melt the vegan butter in a very hot skillet.
2. Add the tortilla. Toss it around in the melted butter a bit to wet all sides.
3. Lay “butter-tossed” tortilla flat in the pan and quickly add the avocado. Mash the avocado a bit into the tortilla and fold over one side – just as you would a quesadilla. Note: you can also sear the avocado a bit in the hot pan if you’d like a warmer – softer avocado filling texture.
4. Drizzle the maple syrup over top the hot tortilla and wait for the sizzling to begin. The maple syrup will caramelize with the butter to brown the edges of the wrap.
5. Carefully flip the tortilla so that both sides brown. If a few ago slices spill out, just open the wrap and slide them back in. And if you really want, you can add some Daiya cheese to make the tortilla stick together (not needed for flavor though!) The heating process is pretty fast – just a few minutes from start to finish.
6. Remove skillet from heat or transfer avo-dilla to plate to cool.
7. Slice and serve warm! Yummy with hot sauce. You can also add more spices over top the warm ago-dilla to flavor a bit.