If you ask me what the best fruit to use in your smoothies is, there’s one top choice that I would absolutely recommend: avocado. It’s incredibly versatile, has a mildly sweet (but not overpowering) flavor, and gives your smoothie a thick consistency. Plus, it’s brimming with health-boosting nutrients like B vitamins, fiber, and folic acid.
You’ve probably tried my Avocado Super Smoothie recipe, but if you want another variation, here’s a delicious recipe from one of my readers, Mary Lyon.
Her Lemon Curd Smoothie combines the tart flavor of lemon and pineapple with the rich goodness of avocado to create a unique but absolutely refreshing drink that you can enjoy anytime, anywhere.
- ½ organic pineapple
- 2 to 3 organic lemons
- 1 banana
- 2 avocados
- Handful of organic greens such as spinach or watercress
- 1Tbsp. coconut oil
- Keep the rind on the pineapple and lemon. Cut in small pieces and run through a juicer to separate the juice from the pulp (rinds should not be blended into juice).
- Combine pineapple/lemon juice, banana, avocados, greens, and 1 Tbsp. coconut oil in blender, and blend until smooth.
This recipe makes 4 servings.
Tip: Get Creative When Making Smoothies
Some people tend to drink only one type of smoothie all the time, and while it might seem healthy and convenient, I would advise you to switch up your smoothie ingredients regularly instead so you can get a wide variety of nutrients in your diet.
I highly recommend this smoothie recipe because it truly a packs a nutritional wallop. Not only do you get healthy monounsaturated fats from avocado, but also vitamin C and flavonoids from lemon and pineapple, which can combat inflammation. The latter also contains fiber, and bromelain, an enzyme that is found to have cancer-fighting benefits.
Adding greens like spinach or watercress also upgrades the nutritional content of this smoothie. Many people dislike using greens in their blended drinks because they can be slightly bitter, but the lemon and pineapple will help mask their strong flavor.
I recommend using organic fruits (and vegetables) when making smoothies, as conventional produce are usually loaded with pesticides and genetically engineered. Plus, if you’re insulin- or leptin-resistant, I advise you not to overdo the fruit. In fact, you should limit your fructose intake to 15 grams of fructose per day from ALL sources, including whole fruit.
Tags: Fruits and Vegetables, Raw