Avocado Chocolate Oat Smoothie
From “the Avocado Affair”
Vegan, Prebiotic, Gluten-free, dairy-free
Cacao, like avocado, provides us with even more health benefits.
When raw, cacao contains more antioxidants than acai, goji berries, blueberries, any tea, or red wine.
Catechin, one of the antioxidants found in cacao, may prevent cancer and reduce the risk of heart failure, stroke, and diabetes.
It is also being studied for potential use in the treatment of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
Oat is rich beta-glucan, a soluble fiber, known as a prebiotic, with numerous health benefits working with cocoa and avocado, in addition, it helps the digestion and increases the feeling of fullness.
Add some low-fat, plain yogurt, and you will have a perfect start to the day.
½ ripe medium avocado
1 cup of water*
¼ cup rolled oats
2 tbsp. cocoa powder
1 tbsp. maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract spices at your convenience
1/4 cup blueberries or raspberries (optional)
*I use water, tea, or coffee, depending the moment of the day.
Optional: 1/2 cup of plain, low-fat yogurt
Blend all together to obtain a very syrupy smoothie, delivering energy and fullness feeling for few hours when you are stressed out with low energy
Keywords: prebiotic; microbiota; fermentation; dietary fiber; microbiome
Prebiotic Dietary Fiber and Gut Health: Comparing the in Vitro Fermentations of Beta-Glucan, Inulin and Xylooligosaccharide.
Justin L. Carlson,1,† Jennifer M. Erickson,1,† Julie M. Hess,1 Trevor J. Gould,2 and Joanne L. Slavin1 Nutrients. 2017 Dec; 9(12): 1361.
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From “The Avocado Affair ” copyright 2018 Anne-Sophie Martin www.starknakedhealth.com
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