Jump Start Your Day with this Simple Smoothie!
Oh the morning. Whether you love it or hate it, getting started for the day should include a breakfast that will be filling and energizing. Some love to sit down to a classic dish of eggs and bacon. Some prefer yogurt, oatmeal, fruit, granola, or just a cup of coffee. But what about avocados?
“Breakfast is everything. The beginning, the first thing. It is the mouthful that is the commitment to a new day, a continuing life” – A. A. Gill
Avocados are a super food. They are chock-full of healthy fats and they help with nutrient absorption. They also strengthen your immune system and have anti-inflammatory properties. The list of benefits is pretty extensive. In my opinion, an avocado a day is even better than an apple a day and will certainly keep the doctor away! But other than chopping an avocado for a salad or guacamole, how can you make sure you’re getting enough of its green goodness? Breakfast. Yep, you read that right.
Recently, I’ve discovered the deliciousness that is an avocado smoothie. I have seen variations of this smoothie but prefer to keep it simple. It’s easy to whip up and the ingredient list is short. I usually drink this smoothie around 7:30 a.m. and I am not hungry again until 2 p.m.! Below you will find the easy instructions for this powerful breakfast smoothie.
- 1 avocado
- 1 cup of fruit of choice (I like berries)
- 1 tsp of vanilla
- splash of water or dairy such as milk, heavy cream, almond milk, etc.
- handful of ice cubes
- sweetener (optional- I use monk fruit or stevia)
- Cut the avocado and remove its contents using a spoon. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour and drink up this creamy and delicious breakfast!