Vegan Vietnamese Avocado Milk Shake

by Melissa West on April 27, 2013

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Smoothie Saturday’s Vegan Vietnamese Avocado Milk Shake (Sinh To Bo)


Today I have a real treat for you on Smoothie Saturday’s! I love avocado milkshakes and I always look at them longingly on the menu whenever we go to our favourite Vietnamese restaurant often after filming our weekly Namaste Yoga. So I decided to figure out how to make a vegan alternative. That is what I’m going to share with you today.

1 avocado
1 tsp of lemon
1 cup of ice
1/4 cup of non-dairy milk
1/4 cup of vegan sweetened condensed milk
Here’s a link on how to make your vegan sweetened condensed milk:

Dr Melissa West drinking a smoothieHealth Benefits of Avocados:

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, avocado has been chosen as the most nutritious fruit in the world because it has at least 25 essential nutrients with 18 amino acids needed by the body to complete protein. It also has 114 calories with a high amount of fat, mostly monounsaturated fat, the good kind.

Reduces Heart Disease

  • avocados are high in folate, people with diets low in folate have an increased risk of heart disease
  • avocados are high in vitamin E which also has been shown to prevent heart disease
  • Avocados are an exceptional source of glutathione, vitamin B6, monounsaturated fats and folic acid that help in the regulation of homocysteine levels and prevention of heart ailments.
  • Although, avocado has high calories, what it is made up of are not damaging saturated fats at all but a compound called beta sitosterol helping cholesterol levels become lower

Prevents OsteoArthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • the anti-inflammatory qualities of avocados help to reduce inflammation which is a major concern for those affected by arthritis

 

Great for your Skin

  • Avocados are high in vitamin E which will give your skin a healthy glow

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