Here’s my quick and delicious recipe for what I like to call my “Triple A” Smoothie because it has avocado, apple and almonds! This is perfect for those times when you need a break from the usual greens like kale or spinach, or when you find yourself looking to do something with your avocado before it goes bad.
Avocados are a great source of healthy fats, very high in potassium (more than a banana) which helps to promote healthy blood pressure. They’re also a great source of fiber and high in antioxidants that promote eye health.
When you think of apples, you probably think of that saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Well it’s true! Sometimes the simplest things, are truly the best things – this goes for a lot of things in life right! Apples are loaded with soluble fiber which helps to prevent blood sugar swings. Other great benefits from eating (or drinking) apples include helping to detoxify your liver from all the alcohol you might have had last weekend, boost your immune system and help reduce cholesterol and your risk of developing diabetes.
Always go for raw, unsalted almonds when adding them to your smoothies or eating them as a snack. They’re a rich source of vitamin E, B and essential minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium. Yes they’re high in calories, so like anything you don’t want to mindlessly eat them, but when compared to other things you could be snacking on, almonds are a much better choice that will give you energy without causing you to crash from your blood sugar going crazy on you.
1/2 Apple of your choice
Small handful of raw almonds
You can substitute the almonds for two cups of almond milk, but I went for the actual nuts and added two cups of filtered spring water and blended away. The consistency will be a little thicker, so you can choose to add more water or almond milk to your liking. You won’t really be able to taste the avocado as it mainly gives this smoothie the creamy texture, but more so an apple sauce, slightly nutty flavor – yummers!!
As always when starting a new diet or exercise program, don’t forget to check with your medical doctor first!