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What Is Avocado Juice?

Drinking juice from an avocado is a good way to get more of the heart-healthy fruit into one's diet.
Lemon juice is sometimes added to avocado juice.
Papaya is commonly added to avocado juice.
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  • Last Modified Date: 17 November 2014
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Avocado juice is a simple kind of juice that includes the essence of the avocado. The avocado, which has been alternately classified or thought of as a fruit or a vegetable, has been known to help with various health disorders. Making it into avocado juice is a palatable and easy way to get more of this food in a diet. Some versions including crushed ice are also appealing on a seasonal menu.

Food scientists are putting consumers on notice about some of the benefits of avocado juice and other avocado products. One of these is a significant value of potassium, which can help with conditions like hypertension. The avocado also has a various array of vitamins and antioxidants that are helpful in warding off disease. Other nutritionists also claim that avocado can help balance the acidity levels of the body, which can also contribute to better overall health. The main ingredient in avocado juice is mashed avocado. This may be combined with other fruits or vegetables. One common one is the papaya.

In addition to fruit, this juice commonly includes sweeteners like sugar and honey. Lemon juice or lime juice may also get added to the mix. Some cooks use herbs like mint in this dish. Commonly, cooks will add water to get the desired texture. Some may also use crushed ice.

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Different blends of avocado juice may be more watery, like conventional juice, or mixed with ice to provide a “slushy” or “smoothy” texture. This makes a lot of difference in the final presentation. Some factors in the creation of avocado juice include seasonal tastes, as well as the age of the culinary audience. Children often favor crushed ice versions of this menu item.

While the above ingredients provide the basis for the main element of avocado juice, some recipes call for more diverse tastes and ingredients. Some versions of this juice may include chocolate or fudge, which produce a unique taste combination, as well as a “veined” look when the chocolate or fudge elements are carefully dripped into the juice. Other additions might consist of vanilla elements, or dairy concoctions that show up as white streaks or veins in the juice mixture. These additions are more common with crushed ice versions of the juice, where they can add aesthetic appeal.

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While I've never had avocado juice before, after reading about some of these benefits in the article, it really doesn't surprise me that avocado juice is so beneficial. After all, considering how it's essentially the essence of a fruit, that should be expected.

While it's true that eating a fruit can yield someone with lots of benefits, on the other hand, when someone gets to the core or juice of it, that's where the real potency is.

Also, while I've never tasted avocado juice before, I can imagine that it wouldn't taste too good by itself, which is one of the reasons why it has so many other ingredients in it, such as chocolate. Regardless, that doesn't detract from its benefits. All in all, this article is a very interesting read, and I'm even considering making an avocado smoothie when I get the chance.

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