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Yields: 2 servings

Just as color can liven up drab interiors, ongoing research suggests brilliant hues can add vitality to the body. Including a plentiful amount of colorful fruits and vegetables in the diet may promote longevity and fend off debilitating and sometimes deadly diseases.
Experts say that particular colors like: green, blue/purple, red, white and yellow/orange correlate to unique phytochemicals, protective substances in plant foods that can help protect the body when eaten daily.
Delve deeper into the vital color green and discover one of the most nutrient-dense foods - avocados.

1/2 cup ice cubes or crushed ice
1 (11.5-oz) can peach nectar (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 large, ripe avocado, peeled, seeded, cut in small chunks
1 cup fresh blueberries, rinsed, picked over, well-drained
1 (6-oz.) carton nonfat vanilla or peach yogurt (about 3/4 cup)
1/4 ripe avocado, peeled, sliced lengthwise (optional, for garnish)
6 plump blueberries (optional, for garnish)

Place all ingredients in blender jar with lid.
Blend on high speed for about two minutes or until smooth and creamy.
Pour into two tall glasses to serve.
If desired, pierce slice of avocado with three blueberries on tiny cocktail sword or skewer and hang on the side of glasses for garnish.

Nutrients per serving: 291 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated, 4g monounsaturated, 1g polyunsaturated) 22% calories from fat, 0mg cholesterol, 54g carbohydrate, 7g fiber, 7g protein, 81mg sodium.

California Avocado Commission - avocado.org 


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