Drink: a Fibrous Fruit Smoothie

With a little something thrown into the mix…

This green machine is really good for you, with a secret ingredient I doubt you will ever have considered putting in.

All you need:

  • One avocado
  • ¼ of an avocado seed/stone
  • 1 small pear
  • Apple Juice
  • A little water

Add the chopped avocado in with the pear and seed, along with a splash of water, before blitzing until smooth. Add the apple juice to the mix, putting more in if your smoothie is really thick.

The good bit

Avocado is packed with so many nutrients; the list could go on and on and on… On a whole, they contain loads of vitamins, healthy fats that can have affects on cancer genes, soluble fiber which feeds good bacteria in your gut and can lower you cholesterol. The seed contains 70% of an avocado’s goodness so it’s a big mistake to chuck it in the bin. Like the fruit itself, the seed contains soluble fiber – in fact, it has more in than even the biggest fiber providers! Now you know what to eat as a healthy snack; the big green fruit mainly reserved for salads!

Pears contain lots of fiber as well as copper, which is key to building strong tissue and maintaining a healthy blood. Studies have also shown that the skin of the pear is really good for you – it contains half the pear’s amount of dietary fiber.