Avocados are not only highly nutritious but also, delicious fruits . They are very low in carbs and a great source of so called healthy fats (Omega-3 fatty acids).
Avocado smoothie is Ketogenic drink that inherits a rich green color from avocados, cucumber, spinach and kale, blended with pineapple and coconut water. Avocado also works well with other creamy “base fruits” (like banana, mangoes and pears) for a high-energy green smoothie that will not only satisfy your smoothie cravings but also will keep you going for hours.
This recipe is a boon to those on a keto-diet.
- ½ avocado, peeled, stoned and roughly chopped
- generous handful spinach
- generous handful kale, washed well
- 50g pineapple chunks
- 10cm piece cucumber, roughly chopped
- 300ml coconut water
Recipe Info (Avocado Smoothie)
- Serves: 1
- Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Method of preparation (Avocado Smoothie)
- KCal: 262
- Fat: 16g
- Saturates: 4g
- Carbs: 21g
- Sugars: 14g
- Fibre: 9g
- Protein: 8g
- Salt: 1.1g
- Good source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids
- Rich in Vitamins A, D, E and K
- Protects against several health problems
- Powerful memory booster
Good source of healthy fats
Omega-3 fatty acids are the good and healthy fats out there.
Not only these fats help the body in retaining the fat-soluble nutrients which are contained in many vegetables, fruits and greens.
Without these healthy fats, your body wouldn’t be able to access and extract the essential fat soluble nutrients from a lot of the foods you eat, but also the Omega-3 fatty acids have been scientifically proven to have more than 17 important health benefits, which includes supporting brain health, fighting depression, lowering the risk of heart disease and aiding with inflammation.
That’s why healthy fats like Omega-3 fatty acids are essential in the making of healthy smoothies.
Amazingly good for skin
All of the best vitamins for skin (Vitamins A, D, E and K) as well as beta-carotene and lycopene require healthy fats to be efficiently utilized by your system not only to nourish and protect the skin, but also to repair your skin from cell damage.
One avocado provides one-fifth of the daily Vitamin E and 34% of the daily Vitamin C, that your skin needs to stay firm, moisturized and supple.
Avocados in smoothie means, caring for your skin as it not only helps you moisturize, but also hydrate it from the inside.
Powerful booster for your brain
Avocado’s healthy fats support healthy blood flow to the brain, improving its oxygen supply which allows your brain to heal and grow. It is important for the brain as it uses 20% of the oxygen supplied to the body (which is the highest amount of oxygen used by any organ). An unhealthy and irregular blood flow to the brain, can cause brain diseases and declining cognitive functions.
Bananas provide potassium, which is important for the nerve signal transmission in your brain, which allows your neurons to transmit up to 1,000 nerve impulses per second.
But, Avocados contain more potassium than bananas, 100gm of avocado have 487 mg of potassium, which 10% of your daily recommended intake.
One can even say that, avocado smoothies are brain power recipes. They aren’t only good for your brain but also platelets.
Protection against several health problems
Avocados are high in good and healthy fat. They also contain fat-soluble vitamin E. Avocados are also a source antioxidants that may help slowing down the aging process and prevent certain cancers and heart disease.
They also have folate which not only helps protect your heart but also, may guard against stroke.
Avocados can lower cholesterol, guard against eye disease, help fight oral cancer, prevent breast cancer and inhibit prostate cancer.
Avocados helps in the absorption of certain nutrients such as lycopene and beta carotene. One can add a tomato and carrot to the avocado smoothies to help maximize the nutritional value of the smoothie.