This avocado lucuma smoothie is a great way to add variety to a healthy fruit which we should be eating most days.
Avocados are full of healthy, beneficial fats that help to keep you full and satiated. When you consume fat, your brain receives a signal to turn off your appetite. Eating fat slows the breakdown of carbohydrates, which helps to keep sugar levels in the blood stable.
They have lots of vitamins and essential minerals, fibre, vitamin K and polyphenols helping immunity, reduce inflammation and risk of chronic diseases. The are rich in natural plant sterol called beta-sitosterol. Regular consumption of beta-sitosterol and other plant sterols has been seen to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Substances called saponins, found in avocados, soy and some other plant foods, are associated with relief of symptoms in knee osteoarthritis.
Lucuma yellow-fleshed South American fruit packs a powerful health punch with its glorious abundance of antioxidants, polyphenols, fibre, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Having finally made its way to our shores, lucuma is added in powder form as it adds a soft sweet-flavour.
What you need to make the superfood avocado smoothie
- 1 tablespoon of lucuma
- 1 avocado
- 2 dates
- A handful of raw spinach 200ml almond milk
These ingredients were easily bought from ocado.com, but you can also purchase them from most large supermarkets or health food stores. #
The lucuma we used was Naturya Natural Organic Lucuma Powder and this can be purchased from Ocado.com or from Planet Organic or natural health stores.