Avocado Smoothie – Superfood for US sailors and Marines to mark Fleet Week

avocadoA Superfoods Breakfast in New York on Friday honoured the 2,000 men and women of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps who serve on board the USS Bataan, an 844-foot, 40,358-ton amphibious assault vessel. The event was part of the celebration of Fleet Week in New York and Memorial Day Weekend 2016 and was sponsored by Avocados from Peru.

To celebrate the 2016 season, Avocados from Peru has created several delicious recipes to make the most of this nutritious breakfast for Fleet Week and beyond. Avocados are the perfect ingredient for every meal. They are flavorful, extremely versatile and can be used in a wide variety of recipes. Peruvian Avocados are a nutrient-dense superfood, with 20 vitamins and minerals, and relatively few calories. They are sodium and cholesterol free, and contain monounsaturated fats, the good kind also found in nuts and olive oil.

Peruvian Avocado Superfood Smoothie

 Ingredients:

1(13.5-oz.) light or regular coconut milk

1 cup pineapple juice

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted

3 tablespoons sugar

1 cup ice cubes

 Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender, secure with lid and puree until smooth.

 Makes 4 cups; serves 4; 1 cup per serving

 “The Superfoods Breakfast is a historic event and we are pleased to be giving back to the great men and women of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps,” said Xavier Equihua, president and CEO of Avocados from Peru. “We look forward to many more opportunities where we can feature avocados , as they are at the peak of their season this summer, and 100 million pounds of AFP are projected to be imported into the United States between May and September.”

Avocados from Peru is an association that operates under the oversight of the United States government in accordance with the Hass Avocado Promotion, Research and Information Act of 2000.  – PRNewswire.

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