Hi. I’m tired. It’s because I haven’t had my daily smoothie just yet. Well, I’ve been busy, if you must know. Kristina is a really busy girl. Don’t for one moment believe that there’s a dull moment in this girl’s life. Even if his day’s really smooth, which is the case on most days, there’s always something else unexpected to prop it up. But it’s never a botheration, because I handle things quite smoothly. Imagine my unexpected discovery just recently.
That discovery was not so much the magnificent avocado pear. The magnificent discovery was an avocado smoothie recipe. A much earlier discovery told me that the avo is a fruit, and not a veg. Gosh, how could I have been really this dumb. I mean, really. Avocado pear, as in a pear is a fruit. And the avocado is even shaped like a traditional ripe yellow pear. But its dark green color is rather rich, isn’t it. Don’t let your avocado pear go off overripe. It looks awful that way, and it can taste quite horrible too.
My awesome discovery for that day was that I really had no idea that I could be making a smoothie with the richly dark and nuttily flavorful avocado pear as its main ingredient. Talk about being dumb. Stupid – dumb – dumb. That’s what my ex used to call me when I messed up sometimes. She used to cuss too sometimes, but it was mainly on a par of her famous exclamation I just mentioned here. Stupid, dumb-dumb.
Sweet and innocent, that was my girl. Boy, I wish she was around to experience my new world of smoothies since the day I worked my way through my first green smoothie recipe. Back then we were mainly into burgers and fries and late, late nights and a few other things which I will not mention here in case you kids are reading this. We weren’t party animals like some of you guys are. In fact, we could be quite slow, dimwitted almost. I think this may have had a lot to do with our poor eating habits back then, with little or no true, natural sustenance and hardly any energy boosting enzymes to speak of.
Which, of course, smoothies have loads of, avocado pear smoothies in particular.
GREEN AVO RECIPE INGREDIENTS
Now, before I get carried away with my awe and wonder at all my new discoveries, let me give you a list of ingredients you can play around with to help you come up with your own unique avo smoothie. Whether you’ve been reading this up or not, you should know by now that there can be dozens of combos you can use. It’s a matter of taste and if you use your creative imagination well you could also come up with something magnificently unique that will impress the health afionados.
A basic starter for breakfast perhaps?
- One half avocado
- 1 frozen banana
- Half a cup almond milk
- Just a dash of honey
And then there’s more
- One half avocado
- 1 cup of almond milk (if you’re not into milk like I am, you can substitute this with coconut water or any fruit juice flavor you happen to fancy)
- For the fruity loops – Compliment the above juice option with the frozen fruit variety. But milk lovers get to add their own fruit choice anyway.
- Vegetable greens – And to compliment the green avo, add in just a handful of kale and spinach.
- Chia seeds
- Honey (or maple syrup)
- Almond butter – Again, vegans can add in pea protein powder as an optional alternative.
GREAT FOR KEEPING YOUR SWEETH TOOTH
I was going to talk about this in depth earlier. I already mentioned that natural sweeteners are a must in order to compensate for the loss of using processed or refined white sugar which does your cholesterol no favors. If you go through that above list of ingredients again, you can already see that there’s enough there to sweeten things up in a healthy sort of honey. You have your honey, and you have your maple syrup.
But if you really want to go pro with regards to being completely healthy, you need to pick out strictly organic products. Like raw honey, for instance. The problem with honey in general is that supermarket stores still have far too many processed, non-organic varieties on their shelves. These processed honeys are also chockfull with white sugar and other unhealthy preservatives.
Pretty much all fruits, even bananas and avocado pears, have their own inspirational source of natural sugars in them already. Some fruits, like strawberries, can be really sweet, while there are those that are a tad too bitter for my sweet tooth liking. Speaking of which, substituting your white sugar intake with natural sugars does your sweeth tooth a huge favor. As long as you’re brushing your teeth properly and regularly, morning and night and after meals, your milky white teeth are going to shine and your gums will stay healthy too.
AVOS FOR BREAKFAST
Another awesome discovery, if you don’t mind me saying so. I read somewhere else that avocado pears are a great addition to the healthy breakfast menu. I think I’m going to try this because up to now, I was only ever really used to eating my avos at lunch times and in a salad with my main meals of the day. In a green smoothie, or whatever smoothie, the avocado pear is truly an inspired addition. This is official. The avo is one of the healthiest fruits ever.
By now, you can also see that its’ quite a versatile fruit to work with. You can even use it on your skin. Me, I like my avo just fine on a nice slice of gluten free whole wheat toast with a dash of organic salt and pepper over it. Yummy-yum-yum.