Avocados are the “IT” fat-busting food! They are the darlings of the popular ketogenic diet. You can do so much more with avocados than just make guacamole. Avocados pair quite nicely with matcha, lemon, and lime to make this delicious fat buster smoothie.
Lemon and matcha go together like peanut butter and jelly. Like Batman and Robin. Like Danny and Sandy. But when you add just a splash of lime, it adds some great depth to the flavor, and honestly, I think the flavor becomes exactly what it’s supposed to be.
If you aren’t used to matcha, ease into it because it does have a strong flavor. I recommend starting with just a little of the powder, and then add more in as needed. Remember – you can always add flavor, but you can’t put the genie back in the bottle.
Same with the almond milk (or your favorite milk or milk alternative) – start with a little under one cup and then add more as needed.
In addition to fresh lemon and lime juice and zest, I like to add a few drops of Lemon and Lime Essential Oils, it really enhances the already yummy flavor.
Avocados are high in vitamin K, vitamin C, folate, vitamins B5 and B6, and contain more potassium than bananas. They contain 15 grams of healthy fats, but don’t let that scare you because these fats are known to reduce inflammation and also help with the absorption of nutrients from plant foods. They are heart-healthy and may help to lower cholesterol and triglycerides and fight cancer. They are loaded with fiber and work wonders to help keep you full.
The health benefits/uses of lemon include: throat infections, indigestion, rheumatism, high blood pressure, immunity, cleansing, detoxifying, and is even a cancer fighter. Lemons are excellent sources of vitamin C, B6, potassium, folate, flavonoids and the outstanding phytochemical, limonene.
Loaded with vitamin C, the health benefits of lime include weight loss, skin care, improved digestion, relief from constipation, eye care, respiratory disorders and urinary disorders. As with lemons, limes are excellent sources of vitamin C, B6, potassium, folate, flavonoids and the outstanding phytochemical, limonene.
Pith is the inner rind that protects the juicy part of the fruit. Pith contains bioflavonoids, which fight allergies, inflammation and even cancer. It’s worth it to get out the ole microplane and add some rind and pith to your smoothie!
Matcha powdered green tea has 137 times more antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea. It is packed with antioxidants, boots metabolism, detoxifies, calms and energizes at the same time, and provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc, and magnesium.
Mix together all of the ingredients in a blender or Nutri Ninja.
1 ripe avocado (halved and pitted)
1 lemon – juice and rind
1 lime – juice and rind
1 TBSP matcha powder
1 cup (plus) almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
drizzle of honey
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
2 drops each lemon and/or lime Essential Oils
Are you Inspired?
Be sure to download your FREE Garden Harvest Cookbook for plant to plate recipes all year long!
Love, hugs, and I wanna be… a matcha smoothie!HERE. Sources: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/health-benefits-of-lime.html http://juicing-for-health.com/health-benefits-of-lime-lemon https://authoritynutrition.com/12-proven-benefits-of-avocado/ http://hubpages.com/health/health-benefits-of-lemons-2