Recipe: Banana-Avocado Zinger

Alarm ringing? Get zinging with this eye-opening recipe!

September 18, 2018 | HF Healthy Living Team

Feeling sleepy? This fresh and flavorful Banana-Avocado Zinger from Chef Nicole Spence ought to wake you right up!

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Banana-Avocado Zinger

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup coconut water chilled
  • 1 frozen banana chopped
  • 1 small avocado
  • ½ cup baby spinach
  • ½ cup pineapple chunks frozen
  • ½ cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 tbsps lime juice

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Why Eat This?

This zinger is an excellent source of many important vitamins and minerals, like:

  • Potassium, calcium, and iron, which work together to help you build strong bones and help prevent osteoporosis.
  • Vitamin K, which helps support healthy bones and blood clotting. One serving of this recipe contains more than 300% of the daily recommended intake of vitamin K for a 2,000 calorie per day diet!*
  • Folate, which helps your body build proteins and improves brain function. This recipe serves up about 55% of the daily recommended allowance (RDA) of folate for adults (400 micrograms). Getting enough folate (600 micrograms) is especially important for pregnant women, as it helps lower risks of birth defects.

Pair this zinger with a healthy breakfast like Detox Oatmeal or Power Up Pancakes to start your day right!

Nutrition Facts

Check out the nutrition facts for this recipe below!**

BA Nutrition Facts

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Nicole Spence
About Nicole Spence
Nicole Spence is a whole-foods chef who believes that food is medicine. A graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and trained in Ayurveda, she loves to create beautiful, nourishing, and delicious meals from simple, natural ingredients. Her approach encourages eating with intention and building a healthy relationship with food, and her methods have been highlighted on Centric TV’s “CultureList.” Nicole hopes to heal the world through nutrition, wellness, and spirituality, and she especially advocates for young women battling abuse.
 
 

*Your daily requirement may be higher or lower based on your calorie needs.
**Nutrition facts are estimated and based on the brand that is purchased at the supermarket. To ensure accuracy of total nutrient intake, it is recommended that you read the food labels on each product.


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Sources
“Folate: Dietary Supplement Facts Sheet,” National Institutes of Health. April 20, 2016.
https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Folate-HealthProfessional/

“Free Nutrition Label Generator,” OnlineLabels.com. Accessed April 5, 2017.
https://www.onlinelabels.com/label-generator-tools/Nutrition-Label-Generator.aspx

Healthfirst Nutrition Team

“SuperTracker,” United States Department of Agriculture. Accessed April 5, 2017.
https://www.supertracker.usda.gov

“Vitamin K: Fact Sheet for Professionals,” National Institutes of Health. February 11, 2016.
https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminK-HealthProfessional/

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