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Green Juice with Avocado

July 6, 2013

Avocados rock my winter – they really do! If at all possible I would eat one a day…I said if at all possible hehe! So when I received an email from ZZ2 Farming inviting me to join their #Afrikado More Than Just Guacamole Bloggers Challenge I hit that reply button so fast to accept that it must have spun their heads. I love avocados and I cannot imagine my world without them. I love to buy my avocados green and hard so that I can take those beautiful babies home and hide them in a brown paper bag and ripen them far away from prying eyes and poking fingers. I cannot bear to look at shoppers mishandling and abusing my favourite green FRUIT in the shops. Yep, avocados are classified as a fruit. But you knew that already didn’t you?

I love to eat avocados in a variety of ways, my favourite being straight out of the peel with a spoon! Nothing added! But lately I have gone onto a bit of a health kick and am currently enjoying a glass of green juice each morning to kick start my day! My neighbour told me to add avocado to the juice for a magic formula so that is what I am doing and it is totally delicious. We were tweeting today about avocados and I told a couple of people about my green juice and I was asked for the recipe….so here it is (excuse the cellphone photo but it is all I had to post with the recipe!)

Green Breakfast Juice with Avocado

Makes 2 servings

1/2 Ripe Avocado
250ml Spinach – tightly packed
1/2 Cucumber – skin washed and cut lengthwise into 1/4’s
2 Celery Sticks – washed
4 Granny Smith Apples – washed and cut into 1/4’s
1 Lime or Lemon – peel and pith removed
2,5cm piece of Ginger
40g Cubed Coconut flesh (optional) – this is currently available at Woolworths and is a delicious addition
5ml Chia Seeds per glass
250ml Cold Water

Juice all the ingredients, excepting for the avocado, water and the chia seeds.

Blend avocado, green juice and water together with a stick blender or in a blender until smooth.

Pour one half of the juice into a tall glass and stir in your 5 ml Chia Seeds and enjoy immediately. I like to drink it slowly over the length of time I would eat breakfast!

Store the rest of the juice in a sealed mason jar in the fridge for the next day. Remember to add your chia seeds!

 

Enjoy!

browniegirl xx

Read here for 13 reasons to add chia seeds to your daily diet!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 6, 2013 10:51 PM

    Thanks, Colly! I am definitely going to make this! Sounds very healthy and a great kickstart to the day!

    • Colleen permalink*
      July 19, 2013 12:31 PM

      Always great to share something so good Zirkie. I hope you enjoy and reap the benefits of this fabulous juice 😉 xx

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