We’ve been seeing a lot of beautiful, sweet juicy Thai Honey Mangoes these days in our supermarts. My husband and I love mangoes, especially the Thai Honey Mangoes. They are so juicy and sweet and a great source of vitamins and minerals. Besides mangoes, my husband loves avocados. Avocados have made their way into our grocery list because he has taken a liking to avocado smoothie. It’s a great way to start the day with a healthy and filling smoothie. I usually just blend an avocado with a cup of milk and a tablespoon of sugar. It’s super simple and takes just a few minutes. The next time I make it, I intend to substitute the sugar with honey or maple syrup. A smoothie should be as healthy as can be so sugar’s out next time.
Since we had a few more avocados that are ripening, I thought I should change up the smoothie recipe a little so that it doesn’t get too boring drinking the same thing. Plus, the weather had been really hot and humid at 35 degree celcius so I wanted to make something refreshing. To make a thirst quenching drink, I decided to go with coconut water. I added some ice, avocado, mango and honey and in a few seconds I had a really satisfying drink. It’s so good to have this rather than reach out for an ice cold soda. It’s a win-win, thirst quenching and healthy.
Coconut water is a very refreshing drink to beat the tropical summer thirst. Its liquid is packed with simple sugars, electrolytes, and minerals to replenish dehydration conditions inside the human body. It is cholesterol free, low in calories and contains minerals such as potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium and calcium.
The avocado is a superfood that is rich in monounsaturated fats. It is much higher in fat than most other fruits, contains lots of fibre and is rich in vitamins and minerals such as B-vitamins, vitamin K, potassium, copper, vitamin E and C. The consumption of avocados has been associated with various health benefits, such as decreased risk of cardiovascular disease.
Mangoes contain a healthy dose of vitamins, minerals and enzymes and are fat free, sodium free and a good source of fibre. Mangos also contain potassium and folate.
These are some of the nutrition facts I found when I was researching the health properties of coconut water, avocados and mangoes. There is so much information on the internet so I have briefly summed up the main facts above. The internet is such a great platform for learning.
Avocado Mango Smoothie
1/2 cup diced mango
1 cup coconut water
1 tablespoon honey
a few ice cubes
Add avocado, mango, honey into the blender and fill up with coconut water and ice cubes. Blend everything together and enjoy.