Avocados are a true superfood. They’re essentially the only fruit that contains monounsaturated fat—the good fat. Avocados are also sodium, cholesterol and trans-fat free—and they’re delicious. A perfect food, if you ask me. Smoothies are a fabulous way to get avocados into your diet—and blended with all sorts of yummy ingredients, an avocado smoothie is a super tasty way to start your day. I’m lucky that my kids love the taste of avocados; my oldest son will even accept avocados on sandwiches in place of mayo. Most times, both of kids love avocado smoothies and are intrigued by how a sweet drink can be colored green (and other times, my kids don’t even realize avocados are in there!).
Check out my favorite healthy avocado smoothies in the slideshow.
Valentina's passion is food, and she loves spending time in her "kitchen retreat," as she refers to that room in her house. Valentina develops recipes for creative and comforting food that works perfectly for casual entertaining. Both her recipes and food photography have been featured many times on popular food websites and in print. Valentina shares her beautiful photographs as well as new and interesting recipes almost daily on her blog, Cooking on the Weekends.
Outside the worlds of food and photography, Valentina's other passion is her family (including her two young boys, her husband and her puppy, Maple.)
To learn more about Valentina and where her work has been featured, visit her About page at Cooking On The Weekends.