by Linda Baldwin | January 29, 2015 11:47 pm
Don’t Juice That!
A new study came out reporting that eating one avocado a day can reduce levels of bad cholesterol, and with it, risk for heart disease. For many of us, that’s enough to make avocados our new favorite food (if they weren’t already), but if you’re toying with the idea of a salsa-and-guac-inspired juice… don’t. Some fruits and vegetables shouldn’t be juiced.
Avocados, bananas, figs, and eggplant don’t have enough juice to, well, juice! In fact, they can seriously gunk up your machine.
Of course, some fruits and vegetables are at their very best juiced, especially when combined. For example, when you combine orange juice with kale juice, the vitamin C in the orange makes it easier for your body to absorb the iron in the kale.
However, they are wonderful in smoothies, like this Moroccan-inspired Avocado-Almond Smoothie recipe:
½ ripe avocado
1 cup vanilla almond milk
Garnish with crushed almonds
Variety is the spice of life, so switch it up! Increase your vital nutrient intake with juice, get your fiber and good fats with smoothies, and feel better than ever.
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