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What Is an Avocado Smoothie?

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  • Written By: Christina Edwards
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  • Last Modified Date: 13 November 2017
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Smoothies are typically made from fruit and ice, along with some type of dairy product, like milk. Avocado smoothies are often considered one of the healthiest types of smoothies, since this fruit has a number of health benefits. To make an avocado smoothie, the pit should be removed, and the flesh should be scooped out of the skin. It can then be chopped into small pieces, and blended with the other ingredients until it is smooth. Other types of fruit, such as berries or bananas, can also be added to an avocado smoothie.

Avocados are tropical fruits native to parts of South and Central America. This fruit has been cultivated for centuries, and it can be eaten raw or cooked. Many people puree this fruit with other ingredients to make an avocado smoothie.

Making fruit smoothies is generally very simple. The fruit and ice are first put into heavy duty blender. Other fruit smoothie ingredients are also usually added. Some people add milk or cream, while others add yogurt. Fruit juice, including orange juice or avocado juice, can also be used in an avocado smoothie.

Many people choose avocado smoothies because of the health benefits of avocados. This type of fruit contains good fats, which can lower bad cholesterol. Avocados are also rich in essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

The first step in making an avocado smoothie is usually removing the large hard pit from the center of the fruit. To do this, the fruit should first be cut in half lengthwise, and the two halves can be twisted apart. If both of the avocado halves will be used, the pit can be removed by sticking the tip of a sharp knife into it and twisting it out. Avocado pits can either be discarded, or dried and ground up. Some people add the ground up avocado pits to their avocado smoothies for even more health benefits.

Along with removing the pit, the skin of an avocado should also be removed before making an avocado smoothie. This can be done by separating the skin from the flesh with a spoon. The flesh can then be chopped into small chunks and placed in a blender or smoothie maker. Chopping the fruit into small pieces will usually make it easier to puree and will result in a smoother smoothie.

Other ingredients can then be added to the blender, and the mixture should be pureed until it is smooth. Some people recommend adding other types of fruit to an avocado smoothie. Berries, bananas, and mangoes often make excellent additions, for example.

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