Ever had avocado juice? You may not think about the gorgeous green fruit when you are putting together your morning smoothie, but the pulp from avocados can really add great flavor and thickness to your favorite breakfast juice. Plus, fresh avocados are heart-healthy and contribute nearly 20 vitamins and minerals to your diet. And as a good source of fiber, avocados can help you stay full and energized. Avo-infused juices are a great way to start your day!
Watermelon is a refreshing juice on a hot summer day, with just a touch of natural sweetness. To enjoy this breakfast juice, use about 1/4 of an Avocado From Mexico for every 1 cup of watermelon. Squeeze in the juice of half a lime. Add the mint whole, along with a bit of coconut or cucumber water. Alternatively, make a simple overnight mint tea in the fridge and strain before adding to your smoothie.
Blend and drink! If you want your breakfast juice to pack even more of a punch, add a bit of fresh greens like spinach or chard into the mix. If the watermelon isn’t quite sweet enough, add a teaspoon or two of honey.
If you love a breakfast smoothie daily, be sure to buy avocados at a variety of ripeness stages, so you can have them ripe and ready to go. Avocados that have lighter green skins and feel hard to the touch typically need a few more days to ripen while avocados with dark green, bumpy skins that give a little when squeezed are ready to consume right now! Watch this video for tips on shopping for avocados to last the whole week.
You can use bottled or jarred tomato juice if you’re in a hurry, and simply blend in a scoop of fresh avocado, but this breakfast juice is easier than you might think to make from scratch.
In a blender, mix four medium tomatoes, between one half and one whole Avocado From Mexico, and the juice of half a lemon. Use fresh herbs or spices, like a bunch of basil or parsley leaves, to make this an especially savory treat. You can add a touch of chili powder or red pepper flakes for heat.
Top the smoothie with a bit of sea salt and cracked black pepper to bring out the sweetness of the tomatoes.
You don’t want a chunky avocado juice, so make sure your fruit is ripe, smooth, and creamy. You can use this simple paper bag and banana method to ripen your avocadosmore quickly or simply put it in direct sunlight.
This recipe is best with freshly juiced apples, but if you don’t have a juicer, a bottle of natural apple juice will do just as well. If you’re going this route, add a few slices of ginger the day before to infuse the juice. If you’re making fresh juice, just pop a knob of ginger into the juicer with your apples.
Squeeze in the juice of half a lemon. Now, to thicken the drink, add half an avocado to your blender. Add the juice a bit at a time, blending it first into a paste, and then thinning it out until you have a fresh green avocado breakfast juice!