This simple green smoothie features a secret brain-boosting ingredient: avocado.
Unlike many other fruits and vegetables, avocados contain healthy unsaturated fats that help keep your brain cell membranes flexible and protect nerve cells. As a bonus, avocados create a creamy, silky smooth texture much like soft serve ice cream.
Try blending this treat today.
Makes 2 Servings
1 ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
1 banana, peeled
1 cup coconut milk (or your favorite kind of milk)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more to garnish (optional)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
handful of ice cubes
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth and frothy. Sprinkle additional cinnamon on top and serve (optional).
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