Avocado Pits in Smoothies
Raw Avocado Smoothies
A raw green smoothie is a fantastic way to maximize the nutritional benefits of many vegetables and fruits, and an avocado smoothie is one of the most popular of these concoctions. Avocados are high in certain nutrients and when combined with other vegetables are extremely efficient as a transport aid, ensuring the highest level of vitamins and minerals reach the areas of the body where they are needed most. Persons with diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and those wanting to lower their cholesterol have often turned to smoothies made with avocado
What's So Great About Avocados?
Avocados are high in vitamins, especially vitamin E, which is a fat-soluble
antioxidant. Fat levels in avocados are moderate, but do not contain saturated
fats, therefore the fat in this food is beneficial. Avocados also contain
folates, which is of interest to those with heart disease, high blood pressure
and are or may be at risk for stroke. Best of all, studies have shown that
avocados help with the absorption of beta carotene and lycopene, therefore it
is beneficial to combine foods such as tomatoes and carrots in a smoothie made
from the avocado flesh.
Another possible health benefit for the avocado comes from the pit, or seed. It is well known that people from all societies have eaten the avocado pit, and although there are many reports of possible dangers from ingesting this part of the plant, no scientific studies have resulted in warnings about the seed. Indeed the evidence points in the opposite direction; the avocado pit contains a great deal of fiber, antioxidants, potassium and is even being scientifically studied as a possible food in the fight against tumor growth.
Great For Making Smoothies
Avocados mix with a liquid base very easily, and a 3 hp blender can turn
avocado flesh into a delicious green smoothie. Persons wanting to keep their
blood sugar level under control often turn to a raw food smoothie as a source
of nutrition. Diabetes often forces a number of dietary changes on an
individual and a smoothie made from avocado contains a vegetable that is low in
its glycemic index while at the same time is easy on the stomach and reduces
energy need for proper digestion.
The avocado seed itself can be crushed and mixed with the green part of the plant. A high performance blender will pulverize the avocado pit and make it easy to blend with the other ingredients. Historically, the consumption of the pit has been used by cultures as a treatment for diarrhea, dysentery and other ailments of the digestive system.
The Best Smoothie Recipe
Avocados are best mixed with a base liquid of milk, kefir or diluted coconut
milk. Combining avocados with tomatoes and carrots is very popular as the
resulting raw food smoothie is not only delicious but contains a good balance
of nutrients that work well when taken together. Fruits that are low in their
glycemic index, such as apples, cherries and pears are also excellent as an
additive to avocado smoothies. These foods are good for persons with diabetes,
as they do not increase the blood sugar level in a diabetic.
A 3 hp blender is sufficient to liquefy and micronize the ingredients. Avocados are rather soft to begin with, and ripe fruit have the perfect flavor to be combined with other vegetables or fruits. Ripe avocados are also easy to digest; unlike solid leafy greens such as lettuce and carrots, avocados are absorbed by the digestive system quickly. Liquefying these vegetables in a high performance blender makes a perfect concoction that allows maximum absorption and nutritional intake.
Various Avocado Smoothies
Some of the most popular include those made with apples, in which the avocado
is mixed with a green apple, water and lime juice. Another excellent smoothie
involves combining avocado flesh with bananas, kiwi fruit, baby spinach and
water. Whole milk can be used in place of water, and makes for a richer drink
that is still low in sugar and therefore acceptable by those on
Avocados will bruise quickly if dropped; therefore ones that are just starting to ripen are perfect. They can be left at room temperature and looked at every so often; ones that quickly soften are perfect for the smoothie to be made that day. Also it should be noted that potassium levels are high in young avocados, especially their seeds, but this mineral is lost in those that become overripe before they are harvested.
Part Of An Overall Diet Plan
An avocado smoothie is high in nutrition, with or without the avocado seed. However
it is in the individual's best interest to consult with a health professional
before making any drastic changes to the diet, especially those with heart
disease, are diabetic, have hypertension, high cholesterol, are hypoglycemic or
have been instructed to avoid certain foods altogether. A smoothie recipe is
not a magical cure for illness, nor have smoothies concocted with avocados as a
major ingredient been recognized as a medicine by the FDA or World Health
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