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Betsy Moore is a health columnist for the Observer-Reporter, a health coach, and author of the BMoore Healthy blog.

Avocado perfect cool food for your diet

Avocado a cool choice for your summer diet

June 12, 2013
This Creamy Mango Banana Smoothie also contains avocodo and is a healthy summer dessert. - Photo courtesy of Betsy Moore

Spring is here!

As the temperatures rises in the warm months, it is a good idea to add some cooling foods into your diet.

Avocados are a great choice this time of year. Not only are they super nutritious, they also go well with many other foods, which leads to tasty, easy and nutritious meals and snacks.

Avocados are technically a fruit. They provide more than 20 essential nutrients to the body, including potassium, fiber, vitamin E and folic acid.

Avocados also provide “good fat,” which enables the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients and allows you to easily digest other foods eaten throughout the day. At just 50 calories for two to three slices of avocado, it is a healthy snack.

Smoothies are a great choice for a snack, meal replacement or dessert this time of year. Smoothies also can be frozen to make homemade Popsicles. Adding avocado to a smoothie provides a “healthy fat” to help absorb all those nutrients. Enjoy!

Creamy Mango Banana Smoothie

• Ingredients

1/2 avocado

1 cup frozen mango or 1 fresh mango & 1/2 cup ice

1 large banana

1/4 cup coconut water

Blend and enjoy!

Note: This recipe was inspired by “Super Nutrition for Babies: The Right Way to Feed Your Baby for Optimal Health” by Katherine Erlich & Kelly Genzlinger

Betsy J. Moore is a nutrition and wellness coach. Visit her website at or contact her at



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