The sweet avocadoPosted: May 15, 2012
You know how you hear something new and suddenly it’s everywhere. Putting avocado in smoothies was like that for me. The first recipe I actually tried came from Weelicious and I was hooked. However for me to keep something in rotation it has to do more than taste good, it has to benefit me nutritionally and it has to keep me feeling full for a couple hours. For the nutrition info I checked in with Sarah B. at My New Roots, here’s her skinny on the avocado:
Avocados are loaded with monounsaturated fats – a good kind of fat also found in olive oil, that boasts all sorts of health benefits, such as lowering cholesterol, reducing the risk of heart disease, and even offering protection against certain cancers like colon cancer and breast cancer. Avocados are also a very concentrated dietary source of the carotenoid lutein, a phytochemical that protects the eyes against macular degeneration and cataracts. They also contain significant amounts of vitamin K, essential for normal blood clotting; calcium to maintain strong bones; folate to combat against Alzheimer’s disease; and vitamin C to boost the immune system.
Yeah, so nutritionally beneficial – CHECK.
Here’s how I make my banana avocado shake:
1 cup coconut milk (So Delicious brand)
1 scoop Amazing Grass
1 squirt of raw local honey
Handful ice cubes