This month’s juice recipe is one of our lovely creamy breakfast juices – we call it “Smooth operator” as it has more of a smoothie texture. Avocado is the fruit of choice this month as it is so dense in nutrients. (Read about the health benefits of avocados in this month’s food recipe article – broccoli, rosemary and avocado dip). Adding avocado into a juice can help you to feel more satiated, meaning you will feel fuller for longer (read our article on the hunger hormone).
Avocado does not actually juice in a standard juicer – you will need to blend it into the rest of your juice. You can use a hand blender or a larger free standing blender, whichever you have and is easiest to use.
For tips on how to select a good avocado, read our article amazing avocados – it also contains the recipe for our heavenly guacamole!
Smooth operator avocado juice recipe
Wash all the ingredients beneath cold running water. It´s up to you if you want to trim the harder outer skin off the pineapple or leave it on. Make sure you use an unwaxed lemon – if its waxed, you can trim off the wax, or soak the lemon in hot water until the wax washes off.
Put the apple, courgette, pineapple and lemon through your juicer. Pour the juice into your blender. Add the avocado flesh into the blender and then blend for 30-60 seconds. Pour into a glass, wash your juicer and blender, then enjoy your juice.
Make a fruit-free avocado juice
If you want to enjoy a fruit-free avocado juice, swap the apple for an alternative, like half a cucumber.
Detox juice retreat
Drinking freshly made fruit and vegetable juices is a great way to allow your digestive system to take a rest. This in turns allows your body time to heal and rebalance. Some of the energy your body normally uses to break down food (digestion) can be used to help cleanse and detox. Read more about juicing retreats here and for information on our detox and weightloss retreats here. There are lots more juice recipes for you to try on our blog – click on the search box “juice recipes”.
About the author
- Lisa is one of the founders of La Crisalida Retreats. She is an Epidemiologist, therapeutic hatha and yin yoga teacher and also teaches mindfulness meditation. Lisa has studied NLP and hypnosis, as well as nutrition (she designs the menus).