Nutritionally-loaded Avocado Almond Butter Smoothie
This beautiful Avocado Almond Butter Smoothie is a unique combination of nutritionally-loaded avocado, tender bananas, plant milk, probiotic-rich Greek yogurt, and healthy unsweetened cocoa powder.
Avocado is considered the king of fruits. Unlike other fruits that are very low in calories and have almost no fats at all, avocado is relatively high in calories, has a superb amount of healthy fats and dietary fiber.
Its powerful health benefits are something everyone agrees on. This unique fruit is prized for its fantastic nutrient value and good flavor that goes well with different ingredients. Whether you’re baking a nice Italian casserole, preparing a delicious chocolate mousse, healthy salad, or quick smoothie, avocado is definitely a number one ingredient to include.
It’s extremely rich in vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, potassium, vitamin B5, vitamin B6 vitamin E and also contains a generous amount of iron, manganese, copper, magnesium, and phosphorous. Furthermore, a rich content of fiber in avocado is an excellent way to clean your digestive tract, improve your metabolism, and lose any excess weight.
Soluble fiber found in avocado is known for feeding good gut bacteria in the intestine which improves the overall body function and health. 77% of calories in this superfood comes from fat which might seem quite high.
However, unlike other fatty foods, avocado contains oleic acid – a monosaturated fatty acid that helps reduce inflammation (directly affecting the hormonal balance) and prevents different types of cancer. Avocado also increases the good HDL cholesterol which is responsible for the normal production of neurotransmitters and hormones.
All of the benefits written above are definitely not enough to describe the tremendous nutritional values of this easy smoothie. Frozen bananas will add a nice touch of creaminess you wish to see in a perfect smoothie but they will also provide a generous amount of potassium.
When combined with avocado and other ingredients, this delicious smoothie satisfies 23% of your daily needs for potassium per serving. Furthermore, probiotics in Greek yogurt are extremely important for a healthy gut and digestive tract. It’s quite impressive – you have to admit!
This easy Avocado Almond Butter Smoothie is a perfect choice for a delicious afternoon snack or even a quick breakfast for when you’re in a hurry. Simply prepare all the ingredients and combine them together in a blender. Optionally, add some other extract (I suggest chocolate or rum extract) or ice cubes for a refreshing taste and process until completely smooth. Have fun with your Avocado Almond Butter Smoothie!
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: –
½ avocado, peeled and sliced
2 frozen bananas, chopped
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
¼ cup plain Greek yogurt (can be replaced with vanilla flavored Greek yogurt)
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
Combine the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Optionally, add some more maple syrup or agave nectar before serving. If, however, you wish to reduce some sugar, replace maple syrup with stevia powder.
Nutrition information per serving for this Avocado Almond Butter Smoothie:
Total Carbs: 47.5g,
Dietary Fibers: 7.2g,
Total Fat: 12.6g
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