Allergic to Bananas and Avocados? Here’s Your Smoothie Hack—and It’s Delicious!

I have a few friends that are really into smoothies.  Like they would invite you to grab a smoothie over coffee.  I know, crazy!

And, unfortunately for me, I have a banana and avocado allergy, which pretty much makes smoothie consumption impossible.  There just aren’t that many choices that don’t contain one or both of these elusive fruits.  The two are actually linked allergy-wise.  Both contain similar proteins. Apparently, it’s pretty common to have a banana and/or avocado allergy, but I’ve yet to meet another person on this planet that shares my struggle.

Learn more about my Avocado and Banana-Free Life here.

Anyways, in my attempt to eat more healthy, fresh foods, I decided to be more consistent with eating breakfast.  I’m not usually hungry when I wake up and by the time I am hungry later in the morning, it’s almost lunch, so I wait to eat then.  Not the best way to start the day!

With all the great smoothie recipes in my Simply Real Health Cookbook, I wanted to give breakfast its due—plus running out the door with a smoothie I could consume as I went about the morning seemed like a good breakfast comprise.  So, how to substitute banana and avocado?  Well, I realized if the recipe called for ½ cup banana and ½ cup avocado, I could soak the same amount of cashews (1 cup) in water overnight and blend with all the other ingredients for the same consistency and taste.  And the best part is, I’m not substituting something processed or full of sugar.  Victory!

I love that the author of Simply Real Health, Sarah Adler, recommends changing your smoothie at least seasonally so you can use the freshest ingredients and not get bored with your healthy morning routine.  Good advice.  I try to change mine each week–I get enough ingredients for 1 week at a time, which makes for efficient grocery shopping, but I’m still switching it up so I don’t get into that dreaded breakfast rut.

Need a blender?  I use the Vitamix–seriously invest in one!  I also love using a blender to make salad dressing.

So there you go, enjoy your smoothie even if you can’t eat bananas or avocados!  You will no longer be left behind at breakfast.

Check out more smoothie recipes and … how to make avocado-less guacamole (faux guac).  I call it fuacamole!  Yes, it is amazing and will change your avocado and banana-free life.  #forreal

Learn more about my Avocado and Banana-Free Life here.

5 thoughts on “Allergic to Bananas and Avocados? Here’s Your Smoothie Hack—and It’s Delicious!

    • shesonhertoes says:

      Glad you found this helpful! I can totally relate, I didn’t become allergic to bananas and avocados until college. Sometimes I really want guac, but … my allergy seems to be worse and I had to take myself to the ER after accidentally eating some mayo that had been made with avocado oil. Let me know how you like these smoothie recipes. I recently posted some others that I’ve been enjoying.

  1. Tad says:

    I glad I found this I am like you I am allergic to both and have a latex allergy. So I was wondering what could be used instead for the health fat deal

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