Together with Saborea Uno Hoy®, we're showing you how easy (and delicious!) it is to take your breakfast batidos to a whole new level with fresh avocados.
A few years ago, I decided I needed to be better about my health, but I didn't know where to start. After researching and hearing different opinions, I started by making a minor change: batidos for breakfast. While my Dominican self didn't think I could live without mangú with huevos and queso frito, the transition wasn't hard at all, because I had a secret ingredient added to my morning smoothies: avocados. I tend to connect to my heritage through food, and I just had to have something that felt authentic to me. Trust me when I say avocados don't compromise the flavor of your smoothie, and on top of that, they add good fats and fiber, and boost the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, K, and E from other ingredients. Plus, they add a delicious, creamy texture to the smoothies without adding dairy or sugar.
After a few weeks of healthy smoothies at breakfast, I had more energy, and my morning routine became easier. Because avocados are a good source of fiber, un batido was enough in the morning to carry me through to the next meal without feeling hungry or getting cravings. And I like knowing avocados are sodium and cholesterol-free. To this day, my desayuno consists of a batido with avocado, which means I have to make sure I never run out. To do that, I freeze aguacates so I always have them handy.
First I select ripe, ready-to-eat avocados. I wash them under running water with the skin still intact. Then, I cut them in half and remove the seed or pit, and proceed to cut in quarters and peel both halves. I continue by slicing or dicing the avocado in quarters and storing the pieces in a resealable freezer bag, ensuring all the air is removed before closing. I then seal and place the bag in the freezer. Usually, it's recommended to consume the frozen avocado pieces within a month.
There are so many fun and delicious batidos recipes for that appeal to everyone. I've even gotten my parents to join me by having a healthy smoothie with aguacate for breakfast. It's the perfect way to kickstart our day, and the health benefits are not limited to just one age group. From your primito to your abuela, everyone can benefit. Keep reading to find delicious and easy-to-make batido recipes featuring healthy, fresh avocados that will make your mornings the best part of your day, and visit SaboreaUnoHoy.com to get the complete nutritional info, as well as tips on how to stock up and store avocados.