Believe it or not I am not crazy about the taste of avocado. I’ll eat guacamole or put it in a smoothie, but eating it in pure form on a sandwich or something? Not. Happening.
Yes, I’m weird like that.
BUT, despite me having to always disguise the taste of avocado it has its good side.
Avocado is a very good choice of fat. It’s actually the fruit with the highest fat content, but don’t start thinking that’s a bad thing here.
We all need fat in our bodies for certain bodily processes, specifically monounsaturated fat & omega 3 fatty acids. And an avocado is a source for both of these.
Don’t think avocado is a good food yet?
Here are 7 health benefits of avocado and you can decide for yourself:
- reduces the risk of inflammatory diseases, like arthritis
- boosts women’s fertility
- increases the success of an IVF treatment
- lowers blood pressure
- protection from heart disease & stroke
- lubricates the joints
- fights free-radical damage
Now, on to the recipe…way to get me to eat an avocado!
Hope you enjoy!
Chocolate Coconut Avocado Smoothie
This recipe makes 1 serving.
What you’ll need:
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 banana, frozen, peeled
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 tsp cacao powder
Combine all ingredients in a blender or magic bullet – blend until smooth. Enjoy!
Feel free to add in some coconut flakes to top it off!
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