Avocados are apart of my daily life, and I’m so happy I finally got my son Jaden hooked on them after many years of coaxing and sneaking them on his plate :). I found this great avocado smoothie recipe via allrecipes.com and wanted to share it along with the benefits of avocado.

So first an avocado fun fact! They are effective in stopping bad breathe. Avocados contain nearly 20 essential nutrients including potassium (30% more than a banana), fiber, vitamins A, C, E, K, B vitamins, and folic acid. They also contain monosaturated fats which reduce LDL Cholesterol and is great for your heart. They lower triglycerides in the blood which is great for people with diabetes. Inhibits growth of cancerous cells. Protects skin from free radicals. It’s rich in antioxidants preventing aging symptoms. Improves bodies ability to absorb carotenoids and nutrients. Lastly, when applied to your skin or hair it’s a great moisturizer!

Avocado Smoothie


- one ripe avocado (skinless and pitted)

- one cup milk (use milk of choice or substitute soy or almond milk)

- 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt

- 3 tablespoons honey

- 8 – 12 ice cubes (8 if large cubes, 12 if small)

Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth!

You can try different yogurt flavors and try adding different fruits!