The creaminess that an avocado smoothie contains will have you caving for another one.
Now, some people don’t enjoy the taste of them because they're a little bland, but that’s where a smoothie comes in handy. Because an avocado is bland it is easily dominated by a more flavorful fruit.
So, when paired with a dominantly flavored fruit you can receive the health benefits of avocado as well as the creaminess in your smoothie without the blandness! Sounds like a deal!
It's hard to believe, but just 1 oz of avocado contains: 3 grams of monounsaturated fat (the good kind of fat) 0 cholesterol and sodium and 1 gram of dietary fiber. Also, providing vitamins and mineral such as: potassium, folic acid, vitamin B, E, and K.
Vitamin E (being one of our favorites) because it is a fat-soluble vitamin that acts as an antioxidant.
You might not know this but avocados are also known by their nick-name the “nutrient booster” Below are a few of the reasons on how it got its nick-name.
1) It allow the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients (the good kind)
2) It contains the antioxidant lutein – which is very healthy for the eyes. Just 1 oz of avocado contains 81 micrograms of lutein.
3) It's also good for people who have dairy or lactose intolerances – you can use them in your smoothie to thicken it up instead of using yogurt!
4) It’s called the alphabet fruit because just one avocado provides your body with the vitamins: A, C, E, K and B6.
Maybe one of the biggest health benefits of avocados is that by combining avocado with other (certain) foods, you can improve your absorption of nutrients. We're saying is that by combining other fat burning foods with avocado, you can improve your nutrient absorption up to 400%
Other than using them in smoothie, below are a few ways we really enjoy avocados! Check’em out.
Avocado Spread – on your sandwich. You can use it in place of mayo or mustard or just add it on top of both! It will add substance to your sandwich as well as many health benefits! Some people even enjoy avocado toast – which is basically the same as bread and butter just with avocado instead.
On Top of Salads – this one is easy! Just chop some slices of avocado to top your salad off.
Guacamole – this (next to smoothies of course) is our favorite, and yes we will share our famous recipe with you! Enjoy!
You will need:
1 tomato (chopped)
½ red onion (for flavor and color) (chopped finely)
1 lime (juiced, you will need about 2 tbsp)
1 garlic clove (minced)
1) Mash your avocado until smooth or until the desired consistency
2) Add your chopped tomato and onion and minced garlic, and stir
3) Next, add your lime juice – the lime juice will keep your avocado from turning brown
4) Serve in a bowl with your favorite chip or cracker and enjoy!
Green Apple Avocado Smoothie
1 ripe banana
1 large apple cored
1/2 medium ripe avocado
1 cup packed spinach
1 cup packed romaine (about 3 large leaves)
1 cup water or
1 cup almond milk
1 tbsp honey
Blend until smooth. Add ice as needed or use a frozen banana.
The Avocado Smoothie
1/2 cup grapes
3 leaves Kale
1/4 lemon peeled
1 cup water or almond milk
This comes out thick, so just added a little water to thin it out and blend until smooth.
Avocado Raspberry Smoothie
1 avocado, peeled and pitted
3/4 cup orange juice
3/4 cup raspberry juice
1/2 cup frozen raspberries, (not thawed)
Blend until smooth or desired consistency.
Mango Banana Avocado Smoothie
1 organic avocado
1 organic mango
1 organic banana
½ cup organic milk
4oz of yogurt
1 tbsp honey
Blend until smooth or until desired consistency.