One of my favorite desserts, an avocado shake. These avocados were picked from my son’s girlfriend’s tree by her father and sent some to us.
Real fresh healthy goodness straight from the tree 🙂
Very easy to do:
- Cut avocado fruit into halves and remove the big seed.
- Get the meat using spoon.
- Put in the blender, add sugar, milk (evaporated or powder will be fine) about 2 cups of water and ice, then blend.
Sweetness and milk amount will be upon your preference.. Enjoy!
Avocados have diverse fats.
For a typical avocado:
About 75% of an avocado’s calories come from fat, most of which is monounsaturated fat.
On a 100 g basis, avocados have 35% more potassium (485 mg) than bananas (358 mg). They are rich in B vitamins, as well as vitamin E and vitamin K.
High avocado intake was shown in one preliminary study to lower blood cholesterol levels. Specifically, after a seven-day diet rich in avocados, mild hypercholesterolemia patients showed a 17% decrease in total serum cholesterol levels. These subjects also showed a 22% decrease in both LDL (harmful cholesterol) and triglyceride levels and 11% increase in HDL (helpful cholesterol) levels. Additionally a Japanese team synthesised the four chiral components, and identified (2R, 4R)-16-heptadecene-1, 2, 4-triol as a natural antibacterial component.
Due to a combination of specific aliphatic acetogenins, avocado is under preliminary research for potential anti-cancer activity.
Extracts of P. americana have been used in laboratory research to study potential use for treating hypertension or diabetes mellitus. (source: Wikipedia)