Vita Mita

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Makes a little over

    2 cups

Appears in

Welcome to Claire's: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant

Welcome to Claire's

By Claire Criscuolo

Published 2014

  • About

We’re always in awe of our customers and how they share their unbridled excitement for good food. Keo, a young man from Brazil, was visiting Yale for a month and during this time, he ate at Claire’s almost daily. He brought his guitar, and when we called out names as we delivered the food to our guests in the dining room, Keo would make up a song using the customer’s name. Really! It was so much fun. Keo shared this recipe with us for a smoothie he enjoyed in his homeland of Brazil. It’s a really delicious and healthy smoothie, loaded with vitamin A, omega-3 fatty acids, potassium, antioxidants, and protein.


  • ½ cup small ice cubes, or 5-6 larger cubes
  • ½ avocado, pitted and skin removed
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup plain soy milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey


Combine the ingredients in a blender cup. Cover and blend on high speed for about 15 seconds until smooth and creamy. It will be somewhat thick and lovely.