So, why avocados? Avocados provide nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid! They also act as a "nutrient booster" by enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients in foods that are eaten with the fruit. Some people shy away from them because they contain fat but it's actually monounsaturated fat--the good kind that supports healthy brain function. They're great for everyone in the family!
Avocado & Peach Coladas
1 medium avocado
1 1/2 C. frozen peaches
6 oz. coconut milk
1 medium banana
1/2 C. water
3 T. sugar (to taste)
Whipped cream and cherries (optional, to garnish)
Place all ingredients except sugar in blender and process 2 minutes until well blended. Add sugar, to taste. Pour in glasses, garnish with whipped cream, cherries, little umbrellas, pineapple, whatever you want! Enjoy!
Disclosure: I was given the avocado basket to help get the word out about the benefits of avocados in families' diets. I was not compensated in any way for this post.