Alternative title: #LHB_Juice_January Day 5 … Avocado, Beetroot, Ginger and Cucumber Juice.
Ok folks, it’s day 5 of #LHB_Juice_January and we’re kicking the day off with a “Smooth Beet” Juice … As some of you are already aware, I am a HUGE fan of the Avocado – Even though the Avocado is the reason I had my Slimming Club membership revoked. Trust me when I say, it totally wasn’t a bad thing! And I still maintain that an Avocado eating contest in the local supermarket would indeed be truly epic provided John Catucci referees it – Come on John, you know you want to!
Why Avocado you ask? Well…
For a start I’m going to put this out there – Not all fats are bad fats!
Avocados are high in Monounsaturated fats (specifically Oleic Acid), they are also rich in various Vitamins (particularly the B Vitamins, C, E and K) and Minerals (especially Potassium, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus and Zinc) … They also contain a decent dose of *ahem* fibre.
Quite the little powerhouse really!
This is quite an earthy drink … So yeah, bit of an acquired taste.
Ingredients (Makes 1):
1 Beetroot and leaves … No I’m not kidding about the leaves, chuck ’em in (give the beet a scrub before you peel obviously)
1/2 Avocado (peeled)
1 thumb sized piece of Ginger (peeled)
Just slice it all up and bob in the juicer (for this one I’m using a Nutribullet so I also added 200ml water)!
If you want to join in with my Juice January challenge (I would love it if you did!), simply post an image of your juice to Twitter / Instagram with the #LHB_Juice_January hashtag!