Welcome to a brand new series … called Foodie Friday in a Flash! I’ll be bringing you 2-minute videos highlighting one of my favorite foods, along with its health benefits. (Thank you all so much for the feedback on Monday’s video about what I do as a Health Coach … I’m so glad you enjoyed it, and yes, I know it was long!)
I’m kicking off the series with a feature on avocados … one of my very favorite ways to make a dish even tastier, especially during the summer. Watch the video below for the health benefits of avocados (will eating fat make you fat?), plus my top 5 ways to enjoy avocados!
I mentioned my “Summer Refresh-Mint Smoothie” in the video, and I want YOU to be able to enjoy it. It’s super easy to make, has a great nutritional balance, wonderful creaminess from the avocado, and all kinds of fresh, summer flavors. Enjoy!
Summer Refresh-Mint Smoothie
Prep Time: 3
Cook Time: 0
Keywords: blender smoothie gluten-free vegan vegetarian sugar-free vegetables protein powder avocado summer
Ingredients (1 large smoothie)
- 1 scoop Juice Plus+ Complete Vanilla protein powder (buy yours here: http://meganlyons.juiceplus.com/content/JuicePlus/en/buy/complete/juice-plus–complete-variety.html#.VJ2An7gBNKc)
- 1/2 cup cucumber
- 2 cups Romaine lettuce
- 2 sprigs mint leaves
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or other milk)
- 1/4 medium Hass avocado
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1/2 – 1 cup ice
- 1/2 – 1 cup water
Add all ingredients to high-powered blender.
Blend until smooth, and enjoy!
The recipe contains 8g fat, 34g carbs, 17g protein.
Serving up the Avocado Love
I was given the opportunity to work with the Hass Avocado Board through my partnership with Around the Plate. I introduced two groups of people to special recipes using the natural healthy fats in Hass avocados! The first was a dance studio, where I gave my “Eating for Energy” workshop and served my Veggie-Loaded Guacamole (check it out if you haven’t yet – so good!).
The second was in one of my networking groups, where I presented about my business, gave health tips, and served two smoothies – including the Summer Refresh-Mint Smoothie from above! I know I look a little bit excited – nothing gets me amped up like talking about nutrition 🙂
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So tell me in the comments … What is your favorite way to use avocados? Which food do you want to see next for Foodie Friday in a Flash?