A smoothie is a great option of increasing your vegetables and fruits intake as well as increasing the nutrients quantity of your diet. Avocados make great additions to many different smoothies. They add a wonderful creaminess to fruit smoothies consistencies or non dairy smoothies. They are also very rich in vitamins and add quite an amount of nutrients to your smoothie. Try the recipe below and you will get to see how avocados can upgrade your diet or breakfast smoothie.
Avocado Smoothie With Carrots, 4 Servings:
- Six Oz of plain non fat yogurt
- A half medium sized fresh banana sliced
- A quarter cup of apple Juice
- 1.5 cup of carrot juice
- one fresh avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
- a quarter cup of ice or as needed
Nutritional information in each individual serving:
> 110 calories
> 4 grams of protein
> a total of 4 grams of fat
> 2 grams of increased good fats (monounsaturated fats)
> 0.5 grams of polyunsaturated fats (these are also good fats)
> 16 grams of carbohydrates
> 2 grams of dietary fiber (good for people on diet)
> 12 grams of sugar (low amounts)
> 105 milligrams of sodium
> 0 milligrams of cholesterol
> High nutrients levels of folate, vitamin C and K
> High levels of fat soluble nutrients and Vitamin A
Cut the avocado in half and scoop out the avocado flesh into a blender. Add the yogurt, sliced banana, apple juice, carrot juice and ice cubes (can be added later). Puree until the mixture is completely smooth. Pour into four glasses and serve.
> The best avocados to use are those that gently yield from pressure and do not have dark blotches on the inside of the fruit
> You can substitute the yogurt with milk. Any kind of milk will do including almond milk, coconut milk and so on
> Pick the right size of avocado as it will affect your end result smoothie.
> You can chose to get rid of the carrots and banana and use any other fruits or vegetables you want, although you might require some honey.