Yeah… I am a fan of smoothies

Yeah, I am a big fan of smoothies. I like to blend things in the blender almost everyday. I particularly like real milk, berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries), banana, cocoa, and eggs. That is probably my favorite combination. This particular morning I thought I would mix it up a bit with an avocado since I was all out of bananas. I am a big fan of avocados too. Am I saying ‘fan’ too much?

Avocados promote HDL (good cholesterol) and lower LDL (bad cholesterol). They are full of monounsaturated fat (oleic acid) which is good for heart health. They are also bursting with nutrients… bursting I tell you! Avocados contain vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, H, K, minerals like folate, magnesium, copper, iron, calcium, potassium, and all of the essential amino acids that our body needs.

Now, now… adding avocados to a smoothie may be a little too weird for you. It is a different taste. But no fear, I have experimented several times and I rather enjoy it myself. I first wanted to try it after reading how in other parts of the world avocado shakes and durian shakes were common fare. I have never had durian fruit, but hey I have avocados! And off I went blending and combining.

I would recommend trying a little at first and seeing what you think. I like 1 cup of milk, a banana and then I add all of my other ingredients to taste. Smoothies are a great way to get goodness into your body… especially since digestion takes so much of your body’s energy. Preferably you don’t give your body a crazy insulin swing with way too much sugar in your smoothie. AND Yes, my smoothie is in a wine glass… that’s just how I roll. Not really, I was just in a goofy mood and wanted to put it in a wine glass this particular day.

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Tim is a health researcher and educator based out of Nashville, TN. Connect with him on Instagram @eattodaytolivetomorrow.

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