Call me crazy but, I love an Avocado shake for breakfast. I don’t know if anybody here is familiar with it and know that, yes, you can make a delicious and nutritious shake with avocado. The fruit that is rich in potassium, (believe me, it has more potassium than bananas) it’s not only good in guacamole to accompany your burrito and Pico-De-Gallo, but It’s also great in shakes. You will learn here a super nutritive Avocado Smoothie Recipe that you can drink as a breakfast or in-between meals.
A Delicious Avocado Smoothie
Before I share my favorite and simple Meal Prep Avocado Smoothie recipe, I would like to talk a bit about the properties of that fruit, which is also known as a superfood, due to its nutrients. Here are some of the most abundant vitamins in a single 3.5 ounce or 100 gram serving:
- Vitamin K: 26% of the daily value (DV)
- Folate: 20% of the DV
- Vitamin C: 17% of the DV
- Potassium: 14% of the DV
- Vitamin B5: 14% of the DV
- Vitamin B6: 13% of the DV
- Vitamin E: 10% of the DV
Avocado Smoothie Recipe – Properties
One of the greatest characteristics of Avocado is that it has 2 grams of protein and 15 grams of healthy fats. Although it contains 9 grams of carbohydrates, 7 of them as fiber, there are only 2 net carbs which makes this fruit a low-carb food. A 3.5 ounce of serving contains 14% of the recommended daily intake of potassium, compared to 10% in bananas. Some studies show that having a high potassium intake can reduce blood pressure.
In fact, 77% of the calories in avocados are fat, but not any ordinary fat. It contains oleic acid that is related to reduce inflammation and beneficial effects on genes linked to cancer. Some studies showed that avocados can reduce cholesterol, blood triglycerides, lower LDL and increase HDL, the good cholesterol.
It’s fair to say that these are more than enough reasons to love avocados and add them to your daily meals. But of course you need to be creative. You can’t eat guacamole everyday, right? So let’s talk about the Avocado Shake. My husband strongly opposes the idea of using avocados in a shake.
Hopefully, you are not opposed to the idea and are willing to try this recipe. You are going to love it and the good part is this Meal Prep Avocado Smoothie can keep you satisfied longer and therefore helping you to avoid eating more than what is necessary and specially junk food.
Avocado Smoothie Recipe Ingredients
- 1 avocado
- A scoop of Vanilla
- TSP chia seeds
- TSP of Honey
- A handful of Spinach
- A cup of Almond milk
- A cup of ice
Blended it and that’s it. I like to use my Nutri-Ninja Blender System with Auto-iQ that helps my smoothies to be super creamy. You can also make it using the Ninja Professional Blender 1000 (blender only) or the Ninja Master Prep Professional QB1004, which is another great option and it’s under $50.