Avocado-Banana-Pear Fruit Smoothie


1 small ripe Avocado pitted
1 medium ripe Banana peeled
1 small ripe Pear skined
6 fresh Strawberries
1/2 cup of fresh squeezed Orange juice
1 cup of ice

Blend and Enjoy!
I enjoyed this smoothie as my breakfast. You can also consume half if you are on a low calorie diet or need to watch your calorie intake, and share the other half with someone else.

~~Small Avocado:
289 calories, 26.7g total fat, 0.5 sugar, 3.4g protein, 11.8g fiber
~~Medium Banana:
105 calories, 0.4g total fat, 3.1g sugar, 1.3g protein, 3.1g fiber
~~Small Pear:
81 calories, 0.2g total fat, 13.6g sugar, 0.5g protein, 4.3g fiber
~~6 Strawberries:
12 calories, 0g total fat, 1.8g sugar, 0g protein, 0.6g fiber
~~half cup of fresh squeezed Orange Juice:
56 calories, 0.25g total fat, 10.4g sugar, 0.25g protein, 0.25g fiber

543 calories, 27.55g total fat, 29.4g sugar, 5.45g protein, 20.05g fiber

Special Notes:
~Vegan friendly

~According to the American Heart Association, good fats are those that can lower bad cholesterol levels and are beneficial when consumed in moderation. Avocados contribute good fats to one's diet, providing 3 grams monounsaturated fat and 0.5 polyunsaturated grams fat per 1-oz. serving. Avocados are cholesterol- and sodium-free, and more than 50 percent of the fruit's fat content comes from monounsaturated fats. Research also supports the importance of improving the fat quality of the diet by choosing better fats like monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are associated with improved blood lipids. Avocados contain both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.

~Mayo Clinic (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) suggests changing from unhealthy to healthy eating habits as a way to help fight belly fat, including replacing saturated fats with polyunsaturated fats and increasing fruit and vegetable intake while reducing the consumption of refined carbohydrates. Avocados are a nutrient-dense fruit and a source of good fats—both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. One-fifth of a medium avocado (1 oz) has 50 calories and nearly 20 vitamins and minerals.