Fun with Fruit Friday… Avocado Mango Pear Smoothie

Avocado Mango Pear Smoothie: I have been drinking these delicious smoothies for about a year now from Patra Cafe on Center St in Burlington, VT.  Fresh, refreshing & full of nutrients**!  The smoothie is $4.75 for a 12 oz cup & highly recommended.

The cafe now also serves food, but I’ve only been there for tea and smoothies.  I got a muffin there once, about a year ago, and it wasn’t very good.  Hopefully their food has gotten better, but I’d really just recommend you go there for their yummy smoothies (other flavors than avocado pear available) or wide selection of tea offerings.  They also sell loose-leaf tea you can take home.

Food offerings: granola, oatmeal, grilled paninis & soups
Beverage offerings: tea, coffee, juice, smoothies & bubble tea! 

The ambiance is simple & comfortable.  It’s a quiet place to read, sip your tea or catch up with an old friend.  Also great for people watching… Burlington is known for its characters…Live music & open mic nights occasionally, too.

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Patra Cafe
9 Center St
Burlington, VT

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If you aren’t in the Burlington, VT area & want to make a Avocado Mango Pear Smoothie at home, here’s how (not the Patra Cafe recipe, but looks close):  

1/2 avocado
1 pear, chopped up
1/2 cup frozen mango, chopped up
1/2 cup water
4 ice cubes (amt may vary per how big your ice cubes are or how thick you like it…)
1 tablespoon honey (optional)

Put all the ingredients in a blender & blend until smooth.  Yum!

**”Avocados are high in fat (the good kind) and contain the fat-soluble vitamin E. Avocados are an excellent source of certain antioxidants that help slow aging and prevent certain cancers and heart disease. They are high in folate which also helps protect your heart and guard against stroke. Studies have shown that avocados can lower cholesterol, guard against eye disease, help fight oral cancer, prevent breast cancer and has been shown to inhibit prostate cancer.” (Russell, Tracy: Incredible Smoothies)

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