Avocado water, it seems exotic, but it tastes great. It is a refreshing drink with a smooth, creamy and delicious texture without the need for a drop of milk, although we have nothing against the delicious horchata waters.
This avocado fruit drink (yes, it is a fruit) is a much lighter version than avocado smoothies, it is perfect to enjoy with your food at lunchtime and it also provides you with nutrients.
- 1 small ripe avocado
- 5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons sugar (optional)
- 2 cups of water
- Pinch of salt (optional)
- Blend the avocado pulp with a little water.
- Add the lemon juice, sugar, salt, 1/2 cup of ice cubes, and the rest of the water. Blend until smooth. Add a little more water if the mixture is too thick.
- Serve and enjoy.
Why avocado water
Avocados are rich in antioxidants and with many important nutrients. They also contain heart-healthy fats.
Oleic acid. Avocados are rich in unsaturated fats that help lower LDL cholesterol unwanted when ingested instead of saturated fat. Its most abundant content in the oleic acid, which is also the main component of olive oil.
Nutritious. Avocado provides you with almost 20 different nutrients, many of which are considered heart healthy, including unsaturated fats, fiber, vitamin K, vitamin E, and potassium.
Did you know that avocados contain more potassium than bananas?
Potassium is an essential mineral that is beneficial for the control of blood pressure, the proper functioning of the kidney and heart, the muscle contraction and nerve transmission.
It favors your sight. Avocados have carotenoid lutein and zeaxanthin that are important for eye health and may reduce the risk of eye diseases age-related factors that can lead to blindness.
It gives you energy. Avocados contain a variety of B vitamins, such as thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2) and niacin (B3). These help your body to convert the food you eat into energy. Avocados are especially rich in niacin, which can combat inflammation in the body and protect the arteries by improving cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
For memory. Avocados give you a good dose of vitamin E, which can help protect against Alzheimer’s disease and the slow decline in your memory and thinking skills.
Also, many foods rich in good fats like avocado they do not cause the release of insulin. They can help reduce cravings for unhealthy carbohydrates like white bread and sugary cerealssays David Ludwig, a professor of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health.