Nourishing Avocado Smooothie

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In this recipe for a Nourishing Avocado Smooothie, the avocado benefits work from the inside and are aided with the addition of the cucumber and parsley! If you are recuperating from an illness and are trying to regain your strength, consume an avocado daily. (Herbal remedies using avocado are available in betweenclosefriends.com along with other herbal recipes; traditional herbal remedies; herbal hair preparations; homemade herbal cosmetics; and so much more—just check the ‘category’ sections)

Ingredients: 1 medium ripe avocado, 2 T freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice ¼ c finely chopped parsley 1 5-6” washed organic cucumber 1½ - 2 c chipped ice

1. Scoop out the avocado pulp into a blender.

2. Add the cubed cucumber, lemon or lime juice and blend until mushy.

3. Add in the parsley and blend until it is smooth.

4. Add the chipped ice, blending for 25-30 seconds.

5. Pour your Nourishing Avocado Smooothie into a large glass, serve and enjoy immediately.

Avocados are considered to be an almost complete food partly due to the fact that they are so rich in potassium and Vitamin A. In fact, certain parts of the world wean their babies on mashed avocado! Besides being so nutritious and tasty, avocados are also a great benefit for our skin with its high antioxidants; they aid healing for those suffering with digestive and circulatory problems; the pulp is believed to be both anti-bacterial and anti-fungal and is wonderfully soothing mashed and applied to sunburned skin. (For more herbal remedies using avocado, please check the ‘category’ sections in betweenclosefriends.com )

Interesting FYI: The brighter the fruit, the more beta-carotene (the substance that helps to prevent cancer) your avocado contains. Also, in some parts of the world, avocados have been traditionally used to help people with sexual problems!

Please NOTE:: Do not eat avocados or take any products containing avocados if you are using the antidepressant monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI). Also, if you are attempting to lose weight, due to the high caloric count, avoid eating large amounts of avocado.

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