Need an afternoon pick-me-up? Instead of reaching for another coffee, try this Mint, Honeydew and Avocado Smoothie! Take half a honeydew melon and three ripe avocados. Seed, cut in chunks and toss into a blender, adding mint syrup (recipe follows) until desired consistency is achieved. Garnish with mint leaves. Enjoy!
The recipe was created by Chef Andres Marquez for our #AvoSocial. The smoothie is satisfying, refreshing, and best of all – good for you! A moderate fat diet that includes one fresh avocado daily may help your body absorb nutrients from other foods and lower cholesterol. More than 75 percent of the fat in avocados is considered “good” fat, with 3g coming from monounsaturated fat and 0.5g from polyunsaturated fat (per 1-ounce serving).
Okay, back to the recipe. To make that mint syrup, you’re going to need to boil one (1) litre of water. Grab four (4) mint sprigs and separate the leaves from the stems. (The leaves are used for garnish, above.) Add the mint stems and 2 cups of sugar to the boiling water. Turn the heat off and let all the ingredients steep for about 5 minutes. Remove the stems and cool completely.
Did You Know? 55,000 tons of avocados are shipped from Mexico to Canada every year, and 136.2 BILLION avocados were purchased in 2013! They’re always fresh, always in season and always delicious, so enjoy some today! Visit avocadosfrommexico.ca for recipes, nutritional info and more.