Video by Dr. Anthony Vasile
Dr. Anthony’s Avocado Green Smoothie
Avocados are very popular. We see it in guacamole, and it seems like everyone wants to add it as a side or topping to a variety of dishes. There is even a green avocado mattress company? This popularity is for good reason, avocados are delicious but they are also very nutritious. They have a high healthy fat content. They are especially high in omega 3’s which is anti-inflammatory. Most people may not realize that an avocado is actually a fruit. There are not many fruits that have a high fat content and that aren’t very sweet which makes avocados very unique.
I like adding avocados to green smoothies because it creates an amazingly smooth consistency. The fat content also makes you feel fuller longer so it is a great addition to anyone trying to lose weight or stay healthy. This recipe I will be adding one half of an avocado.
“One-half an avocado is a nutrient and phytochemical dense food consisting of the following: dietary fiber (4.6 g), total sugar (0.2 g), potassium (345 mg), sodium (5.5 mg), magnesium (19.5 mg), vitamin A (5.0 μg RAE), vitamin C (6.0 mg), vitamin E (1.3 mg), vitamin K1 (14 μg), folate (60 mg), vitamin B-6 (0.2 mg), niacin (1.3 mg), pantothenic acid (1.0 mg), riboflavin (0.1 mg), choline (10 mg), lutein/zeaxanthin (185 μg), cryptoxanthin (18.5 μg), phytosterols (57 mg), and high-monounsaturated fatty acids (6.7 g) and 114 kcals or 1.7 kcal/g (after adjusting for insoluble dietary fiber), which may support a wide range of potential health effects.”
Green smoothies are fast and a great way to get a ton of nutrition into daily habits. Remember eating well is just one of the factors that leads to a healthy individual. It is also important to manage stress, exercise daily, and receive regular chiropractic adjustments to keep the spine moving and healthy. I hope you enjoy this deliciously smooth green drink.
- 1 handful organic supergreens
- ½ organic avocado
- ½ organic frozen banana
- 1 cup water
- ¼ cup organic almonds
Dreher ML, Davenport AJ. Hass avocado composition and potential health effects. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2013;53(7):738-750. doi:10.1080/10408398.2011.556759
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