I have never been a fan of avocados, but they boast a number of health benefits so I have found ways to enjoy them. The health benefits of avocados include heart health support, anti-inflammatory effects, blood sugar stabilization, and prevention of certain forms of cancer. You can find out more specifics about the nutrients in avocados at the World’s Healthiest Foods website at http://bit.ly/TSpOeU.
Today I would like to share with you my favorite way to enjoy avocados – in a Raspberry Avocado Smoothie. I am used to doing live cooking demonstrations, but this is my first attempt at a demo on video. Check it out and enjoy! The recipe follows under the video. Let me know what you think in the comment section below!
Raspberry Avocado Smoothie
1 avocado, peeled and pitted
3/4 cup orange juice
3/4 cup raspberry or cranberry juice
1/2 cup frozen raspberries (not thawed)
Puree all ingredients thoroughly in a blender or VitaMix and enjoy!
Notes: This recipe as listed above tends to come out rather thick, more like a dessert (which I forgot when I started the video!). If you want to enjoy it as a smoothie, you can double the amount of juice listed above. We have also tried freezing the original thick recipe in popsicle molds, and the kids absolutely love these frozen treats!
Also, I recommend using 100% juice which does not have added sugar and calories. If you find that the raspberries are a bit tart for your taste, you can sweeten it up a bit with a touch of stevia.