“Yuck!” you may say. “Yummmm” I say as I’m slurping my avocado smoothie down. As per usual, my New Year resolution is to eat healthier and lose weight. I’ve been doing an Ayurvidic cleanse eating a lot of Kitcheri, Kitcheri, which has split yellow mung beans that are easy to digest and cleanse the system, has been eaten for centuries in an Ayurvidic diet.
The only problem is, it doesn’t cure my sweet tooth! Since I had a couple of avocados around (we all know how good these are for us – healthy fat!) I decided to concoct my own version of the green smoothie.
First I started with about (I say about because I never measure anything) 3/4 cup of almond milk, added 1/4 cup non fat yogurt, one avocado, and a handful of fresh baby spinach for good measure. Then I added a dash of vanilla extract, stevia to taste and cardamom. I gave it a good whirl in the blender and then poured it into a tall glass….pretty!
I tasted it….yummy! “Hey Hun, you wanna taste this?” I asked my husband. Rolling his eyes he wondered aloud what I was up to now. He was game though and gave it a taste. “Hey! This is good!” he said. Ha! Never doubt my ability in the kitchen to make anything taste good without measuring a thing!
My tastebuds are now happy because they got their sweet on, and my body is happy because it got a good dose of vitamins A, C, D, E, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, selenium, iron, fiber, zinc, calcium, and niacin. It also got a healthy dose of monounsaturated fats, which are the “good fats” in our diets. The yogurt also adds some of those good bacteria for your tummy called acidophilus.
I didn’t figure it out but I think that it would all come to less than 200 calories, 250 tops. I’d say that’s a lot of zing for your calories and a lot of yum for your tongue! I hope you’ll give it a whirl and let me know what you think!
Health in a glass