The smoothest smoothie
This smoothie is inspired by Jason Vale, aka the Juice Master. I got his book Juice Master, Keep it Simple for Christmas, and it was the starting point of my juicing journey and it opened a whole new chapter for me.
Anyway, Jason Vale sometimes publishes video recipes, and I remembered this one this morning while in desperate need of an easy and quick recovery breakfast. I couldn’t quite remember the quantities, but it turned out pretty good! (It’s also very healthy, you can read more about the heath benefits of the avocado and the mint below the recipe.)
Plant-based milk (almond, rice, quinoa, soy, etc.), 350 ml
Avocado, 1/2 (if small), 1/4 (if big)
Banana, 1 (you can use a frozen banana)Fresh mint, a handful
Cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon (not the Nestle sh***., please)
Honey, 1 teaspoonIce cubes, 2 or 3
Easy peasy – just blend everything together with some ice. And BIM! Enjoy, it’s a delight!
The health benefits of the avocado
The avocado is a superfood, rich in nutrients, vitamins and minerals. (Read more in details here). I’ve listed a few benefits of the avocado, it should definitely be part of everyone’s everyday diet.
Reduces risk of cardiovascular diseases
Reduces the risk of cancers, including breast cancer and prostate cancer
Promote eye and skin health
Helps with weight loss
Protects the liver
Helps with digestionHas anti-inflammatory properties
Decrease signs of the ageing process
Provides vital nutrients to athletes to maintain required energy levels.
And for the record, yes it’s true that the avocado has a high fatty acid content but it contains extremely low levels of cholesterol and less calories than butter.
The health benefits of the mint
Stimulates the digestive system
Helps to prevent cancer
Improve oral health
Clears up congestion of throat, nose and lungs
Natural stimulant, relieves from fatigue and depression
Quick and effective remedy for nausea