Berry Simple Smoothie
Basic smoothies are easy as 1, 2 and 3 with avocados, berries and sweetener. Best if made with coconut water for an electrolyte charge and great sweetness. Homemade fig syrup is great too.
2 cups water, coconut water, milk or juice
1 cup avocado, chopped
2 cups berries, fresh or frozen
3 tablespoons agave nectar (yacon syrup or fig syrup)
1 dash Himalayan or Celtic sea salt
- Beginning with 1 cup liquid, add avocado, berries, agave and salt.
- Keep blending while gradually adding more liquid until desired consistency
- is reached.
- Fig syrup is made by filling a mason jar half full with dried figs. Then fill to the top with water and soak for a couple of days. Us the figs and keep replace those figs with new ones to continually make the syrup thicker.
Yacon is a root vegetable or tuber from South America and is a great low glycemic (low sugar) natural sweetener. Most roots and tubers store their carbohydrates as starch, a complex carbohydrate. Yacon stores its carbohydrates as fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), a type of fructose. In moderate use it is even fine for diabetics and is low in calories. It tastes like molasses, maple syrup or sugar cane syrup and is sold raw and unprocessed, being processed by evaporation. Another great quality of yacon is the fact that it is a prebiotic. This means it stimulates the colon and enhances the production of immune-building probiotics. Wow, immune-building and healthy sweeteners, what could be better.