There is a lot to be said about eating well using seasonal fresh produce. The more we learn about what bad foods have been doing to our system, the more we realise that we have to clean up the way we eat.
Autoimmune disorders are so prevalent in our society these days and they come in so many different forms that from an eating perspective, clean and simple fresh foods are the practical way to help the body recover.
Avocado Breakfast Smoothie
A rich and refreshing blend of fresh avocado and coconut milk makes this a great finish to a meal or as a yummy snack by itself,
Makes 2 large or 4 small servings.
1 large, just ripened avocado
Juice of 1 lime
1 cup plain, unsweetened yogurt, coconut yogurt is a great choice
4 tbsp raw honey, you can adjust depending on your desired sweetness
1½ cups unsweetened coconut milk
1 cup baby or small spinach leaves
½ – ¾ cup crushed ice, optional
Combine all ingredients except ice in blender and then blend until it’s nice and smooth.
If desired, add crushed ice and blend until desired smoothness is achieved. Serve immediately or chill to serve later.
If serving later, place cling wrap directly over surface of smoothie to prevent any possible colour change from the avocado being exposed to air.
You can read this article in our quarterly eZine, ‘Holistic Living Magazine,’ look for Edition 3 on this archive page. There’s many more articles about autoimmune disease waiting for you too!
Recipes from Jimmy Boswell