Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Crazy for avocados! + Avocado Smoothie Recipe

I wasn't always a big fan of avocados. The first time I tried it, I thought the taste was strange. But then again, I did eat it plain and straight out of the peel. I used to sprinkle lots of sugar on them, because it was the only one to make them taste remotely decent. But over time, I eventually grew to like them--without all that sugar on top. Now I absolutely love them! I like to have them on the side with grilled salmon. Also, they're especially filling in salads, sushi, and quesadillas. The list goes on! I always find an excuse to put avocados in everything that I make. To further express my love for avocados,  I thought I would share some fun facts about this wonderful fruit plus a smoothie recipe :)

5 Fun Facts
✰ one avocado has 320 calories
✰ contains the highest protein content of any fruit 
✰ increases nutrient absorption (mix them in your salad!)
✰ reduces the risk of inflammatory disorders 
✰ rich in omega-3, which protects against heart diseases

Avocado Smoothie Recipe

Creamy & nutritious! I love that this recipe uses all natural ingredients that are found around the kitchen, plus it's incredibly filling.

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Makes 1 serving

Half of an avocado
1 whole banana, frozen
Nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1 cup coconut water
1 tablespoon honey

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A fan of smoothie recipes? See my previous post:

Watermelon Pineapple

1 comment:

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