Posted on July 15 2020
Vegan Avocado Magic Smoothie Recipe
Avocado: The buttery yummy delicious fruit! Avocados are great in all forms but the best when added to smoothies. Apart form the obvious benefits, even half an avocado contains as high as 25% of your RDA of vitamin K. Why is Vitamin K so important you ask? Well Vitamin K helps with the absorption of calcium in the body, just like Vitamin D.
Most of you are probably taking in enough calcium from your diet but unable to absorb it due to the lack of other essential nutrients and vitamins in the body. Vitamin K being one important one. Thus, enjoy this delicious smoothie guilt free as often as you can!
Avocado is a green, pear-shaped fruit often called an “alligator pear.” It is loaded with
healthy fats, fibre and various important nutrients.
Benefits of Avocado:
1. Contains more potassium than bananas
Potassium is an important mineral that most people don't get enough of. Avocados
are very high in potassium, which should support healthy blood pressure levels.
2. Loaded with fibre
Avocados tend to be rich in fibre — about 7% by weight, which is very high
compared to most other foods. Fibre may have important benefits for weight loss
and metabolic health.
3. Avocado help absorb nutrients from plant foods
Studies have shown that eating avocado or avocado oil with vegetables can
dramatically increase the number of antioxidants you take in.
4. Loaded with a magic portion that helps protect your eyes.
Avocados are high in antioxidants, including lutein and zeaxanthin. These nutrients
are very important for eye health and lower your risk of macular degeneration and
Avocado - perfect for vegan keto
Avocados may aid weight loss by keeping you full longer and making you eat fewer calories.
They're also high in fibre and low in carbs, which may promote weight loss.
Also, they're also incredibly delicious and go with many types of food. You can add them to
salads and various recipes or simply scoop them out with a spoon and eat them plain.
They have a creamy, rich, fatty texture and blend well with other ingredients. They can
easily be incorporated in vegan deserts like a chocolate cake or mousse.
How to select?
COLOR– Avocados that are ripe tend to be dark in colour, almost black with a hint of
green on the skin. When selecting a darker skinned avocado, plan to eat it right away.
TOUCH– Looking for colour isn’t the only way to check for ripe and ready-to-eat
avocado also make sure you feel the avocado a soft texture and not too firm. Firmer
avocados will need a few days to ripen. If you are purchasing several avocados select
a few with different levels of firmness so that you can enjoy them over several days
without risk of food waste.
SKIN– the skin of an avocado should also appear slightly bumpy. Sometimes fruits get
bruised when handled, make sure you don’t see large indents where the fruits make
be bruised under the skin.
STEM– You can also look for the health of an avocado by looking at the stem. A black
stem indicates a rotten seed whereas green stem indicates a healthy seed
For firmer avocados, store in a brown paper bag. The bag will help promote gas
exchanges necessary to help in the ripening process.
For avocados that are ready-to-eat, store in the fridge. For half opened avocado,
protect the fruit from oxidation by covering the open fruit with lemon or lime juice
or store the opened half face down into an air tight container.
Avocados are a PCOS Superfood!
Avocados are particularly good for PCOS. Ladies with PCOS are at risk for metabolic
diseases like insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and certain cancers.
To help protect your body from these developed risk factors, women are encouraged
to consume antioxidant rich fats that generally come from plants instead of animals,
like avocados. Plant based foods also help to reduce inflammation, a central part of
High fat foods, like avocados help to slow the absorption of glucose in the
body which means insulin levels are less affected compared to carbohydrates
and protein foods.
High fat foods also help make your meal more full and keep
you satisfied longer.
an added benefit of fibre, which many people lack in their diet. Fibre also
helps to slow absorption of glucose, which helps to lower insulin levels in the
body. It also helps to boost gut health.
- 1 full avocado
- 1 tbps cacao powder
- ½ cup frozen mango’s
1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder
- Blend all and enjoy!