Green Smoothie With Banana and Avocados
To get the maximum amount of nutritional benefit from your green smoothies, it is going to be important for you to make sure that you use only the freshest and highest quality of ingredients. Bananas and avocados are two of my favorite ingredients to use in a green smoothie, and I can guarantee that you are going to love this recipe!
Bananas are a healthy addition to any green smoothie. A single, medium sized banana is going to contain 11% of your RDA for dietary fiber, and it will have about 110 calories in it. The fiber in bananas helps to regulate our body’s digestive system. Likewise, a single banana contains 13% of your RDA for potassium. Potassium is an essential ingredient in lowering your blood pressure.
Regularly eating bananas can protect you from developing certain types of cancer. A study by the Internal Journal of Cancer illustrates that the probability of developing kidney cancer is greatly lessened by frequent consumption of fruits and vegetables, though especially bananas. For instance, the probability of developing kidney cancer in female subjects decreased by 50% when eating bananas four to six times a week.
Avocados also have a number of health benefits. For example, they can prevent certain types of cancer, especially breast cancer in women. Avocados are also essential for cardiovascular health. One cup of avocado has 23% of the recommended daily value of folate. Studies show that people who eat diets rich in folate have a much lower incidence of heart disease than those who don’t. The vitamin E, monounsaturated fats, and glutathione in avocado are also great for your heart.
Enough of the health lesson! To make this green smoothie, here are the ingredients you’ll need to have:
- 1 banana, preferably organic/fair-trade and previously peeled and frozen
- 1/2 perfectly ripe avocado
- 1-2 tablespoons Coconut Butter or Organic Coconut Oil
- 1 serving Midori greens powder
- 1/2 cup water, more or less- to produce the consistency you like
Each of these ingredients should be added to your blender one at a time and blended together until smooth. Once you have blended together the ingredients well, it’s time to pour the green smoothie into a tall glass and enjoy! Remember, if you do not like any of the ingredients included in this recipe, you are certainly encouraged to substitute your own personal favorites.