Are you looking to cut down on sugary beverages or want to add variety to your usual morning coffee routine? Starting your day with avocados and tea, or better yet, avocado tea is a one-two punch to give you a little pep in your step while trying out a lifestyle change.
People have been drinking teas for millennia because of their invigorating and beneficial effects. Likewise, people have eaten avocados for the last 10,000 years for the same reason! If decreasing your coffee or soda intake leaves you feeling bereft, don’t worry! There are many delicious teas and avo treats that can replace your morning or afternoon fix.
Black tea is a perfect coffee or soda replacement because it is one of the most caffeinated teas available (but is still less caffeinated than coffee).
Black tea has a richly aromatic, malty taste — reminiscent of bread and caramel. That makes it a great drink to pair with morning glory avocado breakfast muffins, made with plenty of fiber and all the breakfast essentials: avocado, rolled oats, apples, bananas, and pumpkin seeds. Did you know just one serving of avocado (1/3 of a medium avocado) has 11% of the daily recommendation of fiber? Dietary fiber slows digestion and keeps you full and satisfied, giving you steady energy throughout the day.
One recent study showed that the pit contains about 70% of an avocado’s antioxidant properties. While you can dry a pit in the oven and grind it into a powder to mix into smoothies, a faster, easier way to get your pit fix is to brew it to make an avocado tea.
Since avocado pits can have a slightly bitter taste, it’s a good idea to pair this tea with a light but sweet treat, like avocado fruit salad. Eating avocado with other nutritious fruits and vegetables is good because the naturally good fat inside avocado helps the body absorb vitamins A, D, E, and K without raising LDL (bad) cholesterol.
Chamomile is the “brew that soothes.” It has a gentle fragrance and mild taste suggestive of crisp apples, making it the perfect companion for avocado, spiced oat, and apple scones. This pairing is soothing in cold weather and refreshing when it’s hot — a year-round win! Plus, the avocado inside can help you combat “the Monday fog.” One serving of avocado (1/3 of a medium avocado) contains 10% of the daily recommendation of folate, a vitamin important for proper brain function.
Wouldn’t it be awesome to enjoy a delightful beverage and, at the same time, give your body’s immune system a turbo boost? Both ginger root and avocado naturally contain vitamin E, an antioxidant that protects body tissue from damage and keeps the immune system strong. One serving of avocado provides 6% of the daily value of vitamin E, which the body needs to keep the immune system strong against viruses and bacteria.
Ginger packs a punch of flavor, but the taste of avocado is much more subtle, making it a superb snack companion! Cleanse your palette between gulps with a delectably crunchy and creamy bite of avocado toast.
Green tea has been used for medicinal purposes in the East for centuries, thanks to its antioxidant properties. It’s also got a hint of caffeine that will keep your senses keen. You can pair green tea with just about any avocado snack, but for a real treat, try blending the two into an ice cold avocado, green tea, and Greek yogurt popsicle or avocado superfood smoothie.
However you do it, you’ll be happy to know one serving of avocado delivers 4% of the daily recommendation of magnesium, which helps regulate glucose levels and aids in producing energy and protein.
We know you love avocados, so we’ve got a surprise for you: You can use the leaves to brew a delicious tea! Because of the leaf’s delicate flavor, this avocado tea lends itself well to a powerhouse breakfast of avocado, cottage cheese, and fresh tropical fruits. Just one serving of avocado (1/3 of a medium avocado) contains 14% of the daily recommendation of pantothenic acid and 6% of the daily recommendation for niacin, a B vitamin that helps the body convert food to energy.
With so many delicious teas and avocado snacks overflowing with energy-supporting nutrients, any anxiety about your hiatus (or permanent abstention) from coffee or soda will soon melt away into the past.
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