Health & Fit Kate Hudson’s Delicious Avocado Smoothie Recipe Is a Surprising Source of Calcium Thanks to This Non-Dairy Ingredient

22:23  22 february  2021
22:23  22 february  2021 Source:   wellandgood.com

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There is power in greens, as Kate Hudson knows. The Fabletics co-founder, who recently entered the world of supplements with her latest venture inBLOOM, joined us on Well+Good’s The Avocado Show to share a peek into her life during quarantine—including her favorite avocado smoothie recipe.

"Cooking is definitely something I've 'strengthened,'" Hudson shared. "I just feel like my cooking has had to be more consistent so I've been having more fun with that." Her go-to quarantine foods include roast chicken, sushi rice, pasta, and her go-to green smoothie recipe, which she whipped up on camera with hostess Ella Dove.

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a close up of a cup: green smoothie with avocado © Well+Good green smoothie with avocado

Not only is her spin on the classic wellness drink delicious, but it also comes with tons of nutrition benefits. For example, avocado—whether you’re eating it on toast or drinking it up as a smoothie—is high in fiber (with some protein as well), rich in sleep-promoting magnesium, and can help your body better absorb vitamin D, among other benefits. You'll also get protein from the plant-based powder (Hudson uses inBloom, natch, but you can use any you desire) and the alt-milk, depending on the variety you choose.

Hudson's smoothie also offers up a decent dose of plant-based calcium thanks to the inclusion of spinach. The leafy green delivers around 25 milligrams per cup; the spinach in Hudson's recipe will help you meet about five percent of your recommended daily intake. A small but still important drop in the bucket, especially considering it can be harder to get enough calcium if you follow a plant-based diet. (Up the calcium in this recipe even more by swapping out the spinach for kale, which contains a whopping 101 milligrams per cup.)

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diagram: I think we can all agree that one of the most satisfying aspects of plant-based or vegan eating compared to some other popular diets out there is the fact that you get to keep bread. Avocado toast? BBQ seitan sandwich? Sign me way, way up. Thing is, though you wouldn't ~think~ there'd be animal products in a loaf of bread. But, then again, you didn't think the stuff that made candy coatings shiny was made from bugs, now, did ya?In its most basic form, bread consists of just flour, water, salt, and yeast, according to Shanthi Appelö, RD, a health and wellness spokesperson for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Totally vegan. However, more of the usual bread aisle options than you'd think fail the vegan test. In fact, she estimates up to two-thirds (and sometimes more!) of the breads available in major supermarkets contain animal-based ingredients.“Ingredients such as eggs, butter, milk, whey and gelatin are sometimes added to change the flavor and texture of bread,” Appelö says. Plus, many breads contain added fats (listed as monoglycerides and diglycerides) to boost flavor and moisture. While these often come from vegan-friendly soybean oil, they can just as easily come from animals.“Because there’s no way to tell the source on an ingredient list, some vegans feel more comfortable avoiding monoglycerides and diglycerides altogether,” explains Appelö.And just in case you're curious about the whole yeast thing? It's totally vegan. Yeast is a fungi, meaning it's technically not plant- or animal-based, Appelö says. Good thing, too, because bread without yeast can be pretty blah. Whether you're looking for the perfect grainy slice of toast or seedy sandwich, nutritionists love the following vegan bread brands for all of their carby kitchen endeavors.

The final result is a sweet, flavorful smoothie that packs in tons of vegetables in a convenient, portable cup. Want to try? Grab the recipe below.

Kate Hudson's go-to green smoothie with avocado


2 cups spinach

1/2 cup pineapple

1 avocado, pitted and skinned

1 frozen banana

Juice from 1 lime

Lime zest

Fresh mint leaves, to taste

Pinch of sea salt

1 tsp maple syrup

2 scoops inBLOOM protein powder (or vegan protein powder of choice)

3/4 cup plant milk of choice

8 ice cubes

1. Blend all ingredients together in blender until smooth. Pour into your beverage container of choice and enjoy.

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