We all love smoothies, have you ever tried one with avocado in it?
Avocados are packed with many nutrients including potassium, vitamin B5, B6 and the anti-oxidants beta carotene, vitamin C and E.
There are many health benefits from including avocados in the diet:
- Nutrients for healthy hair, skin and nails!
- Supports blood sugar regulation
- Promotes cardiovascular health
Ripe avocado creates a rich creamy texture when blended into a smoothie They are rich in monounsaturated fat which helps to sustain blood sugar making this a satisfying choice for breakfast.
Avocado Berry Fruit Smoothie
The sharp taste of berry fruits help to balance the natural oiliness of avocado and provides nutrients like vitamin C and anthrocyanin pigments which support cardiovascular health.
Banana adds an extra sweetness to the overall taste, you may leave it out if you want or use soaked dates or apricots as alternative natural sweeteners.
1 ripe avocado
1 cup of mixed berries (I am using strawberries and blueberries)
1 ripe banana
- Peel and chop avocado
- Add avocado to a blender along with the berries and blend
- Add the chopped banana and blend until smooth. I added some extra strawberries
If texture is too thick, thin it down by adding some freshly pressed fruit juice or some fresh homemade coconut, almond or oat milk.
You could even add water to thin it to the consistency you like
Tip: If you do a lot of sports or have low energy, you could also try this smoothie as an alternative to stimulants like processed energy drinks and caffeine.
If you want a quick meal or do a lot of sports then you could use this recipe as a base to create a natural whole-food based protein shake. Just add a raw good quality protein like an organic raw egg yolk or 1/4-1/2 cup of pre-soaked nuts and seeds. Blend until smooth.
Customising This Smoothie To You
There are so many therapeutic foods you could add to this smoothie. Add whole foods to support your body.
For example turmeric and ginger are useful to reduce inflammation and support liver and circulation. So to this smoothie you could add a 1 inch piece of fresh ginger/turmeric or 1/4 tsp of dried ginger or turmeric powder.