Did you know avocados are one of the healthiest foods you can eat? Learn how adding avocado to your smoothies can amp up the benefits.

Avocados are considered one of the healthiest foods you can eat and for good reason. They are packed full of fiber, healthy fats, and vitamins. Plus, they taste great.

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A Quick Breakdown of the Nutritional Benefits of Avocados:

  • Rich in omega-3 fatty acids that may increase heart health and help lower blood pressure.
  • Cholesterol free.
  • High insoluble and soluble fiber content.
  • High in B vitamins along with vitamin K and vitamin E.

Avocado Green Smoothie Recipe | UPMC HealthBeat

Green Smoothie Recipe

Here’s a simple green smoothie recipe featuring avocado and other delicious ingredients:

  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup sliced apple
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup almond or soy milk
  • 1 banana

Yields around two 16 ounce servings.


Nutritional information

Calories 365
Fat 17g
Protein 8g
Carbs 55g
Vitamin A 50%
Vitamin C 69%

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on , and was last reviewed on .

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