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Staff at the Canadian Red Cross in Nova Scotia recently got a little lesson in smoothie making. It’s all part of the heath and wellness committee’s efforts to keep Red Crossers healthy.

Not only is this smoothie delicious and nutritious, we also think it’s a great way to stay cool during hot summer days. Try it out and let us know what you think!

Ismael Aquino makes a smoothie The provincial director of the Canadian Red Cross in Nova Scotia, Ismael Aquino, was master of the blender during the fun smoothie-making lesson.

Avocado Banana Smoothie


  • 1 avocado
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup low fat plain Greek yogurt (can use regular yogurt instead)
  • 1 ½ cups orange juice
  • ¼ cup honey (optional)
  • 2-3 cups ice

Add the ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.

Pour into glasses and share with friends, family or colleagues!