You ought to consider avocados as a near perfect ingredient in a lot of good smoothie recipes. They’re just an amazing source of good fats and filled with vitamins, as well. Specifically vitamins A, C and E that are known to be the primary vitamins in the antioxidant class which protect the cells in human tissue. From a vegetarian point of view (should you be one), avocados certainly are a great way to obtain protein. The large California types may have as much as 7 grams. And, while they can be a bit high in fat, the fat is classed as monounsaturated as it is coming from a non-animal source. The monounsaturated fats are the ones we would like to stock up on. The American Heart Association informs us they can be really heart healthy and who is going to fight with them?
Its also easy to turn all good smoothie recipes into a nutrition powerhouses just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike
Flax, Chia doesn’t have a noticeable taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.
In your favorite blender mix:
1 cup low fat milk
– 1 Avocado, pitted and halved
– 1/2 cup vanilla Greek Yogurt
– 3 Tbsp. honey
– Ice to taste