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Avocado Smoothies

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Avocado? Yes avocados for breakfast, lunch or dinner! One of my favorite foods with benefits! You will be getting a load of vitamin E and anti-oxidants, more magnesium and less sugar than bananas, they make a great base ingredient for many breakfast smoothie recipes not mention they create a luxurious smooth and creamy texture in smoothies. They are helpful when you’re making a dairy-free smoothie. If you love yogurt or milk in your smoothie but are wanting to cut out dairy, chuck an avocado in instead. You can add blueberries,  strawberries, nuts, raw cacao or just about anything to any of the smoothies. If you perform high intensity workouts  having a smoothie with an avocado is a great post workout drink. And, it turns out, that adding avocados to your smoothie actually boosts nutrition absorption.

 

 

  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen organic blueberries or any other berries or fruit of choice.
  • small piece of ripe avocado – about 1/5 of a large avocado or 1/4 of a small one
  • 1 cup coconut water, or 1/2 cup filtered water and 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 banana
  • sweeten to taste with either raw honey (natural sugar alternative)
  • Blend in a blender until smooth and creamy.
  • For a thinner shake, add a bit more water or milk of choice.
  • (Optional for post workout )1 packet or about 3 tbsp *whey protein ( whey is from dairy. But it is the casein or lactose in dairy that causes problems, not the whey, so most people tolerate it quite well)

 

 

 

 

 

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(Dejan Lecic)

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