Avocados contain vitamin E, folate, monounsaturated fats, and glutathione that are great for your heart. One cup of avocado has 23% of the recommended daily value of folate. Avocados are the best fruit source of vitamin E, an essential vitamin that protects against many diseases and helps maintains overall health. The beta-sitosterol found in avocados is a compound that has been shown to lower cholesterol levels. Avocados are also an excellent source of glutathione, an important antioxidant that researchers say is important in preventing aging and cancer. Nature’s Way Café offers several menu items which include avocado, but it can be added to anything upon request. They strive to provide the ripest, best tasting avocados daily. Try this tasty smoothie recipe that even children will love.
- 6 ounces of cold water or juice
- 1/4 ripe Florida avocado
- 1⁄2 cucumber, cubed
- 3 strawberries
- 1⁄2 ripe banana
Add your choice of liquid, strawberries and banana to a blender or food processor and blend until thoroughly mixed. Then add the avocado and cucumber and blend until creamy. The texture of the avocado will give the smoothie a creaminess that will have the kids asking for seconds!
Nature’s Way Café 20 W. Atlantic Ave. Suite 103 in Delray Beach www.natureswaycafe.com