30 Mar What’s in Season – Avocados
I am so excited for the new addition to the fruit list this week.
Avocados are such powerhouse fruits. Avocados are considered a “super food” and when you read about all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals they include plus everything they help with to make you healthy you will agree. Avocados are a good source of monounsaturated fatty acids and have a very low sugar content. For those of you that are keto their net carb is 2g!!! Avocados are a good source of calcium, iron (4%), magnesium (10%), potassium, copper, manganese, phosphorus and zinc. They also contain vitamin C (24%), B6 (20%), B12, A (4%), D, K, E, thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin. And on top of all of that they are a great source of fiber containing 40% of your daily dietary fiber requirement.
Some of the health benefits of avocados include prevents bad breath, aids in maintaining healthy skin, protects liver from damage and ailments, helps treat vitamin K deficiency-related bleeding, keeps eyes healthy, reduces risk of cardiovascular disease, and aids in digestion and weight management.
One of my favorite ways to eat avocados is as guacamole. Another way I enjoy eating avocados is having a slice of toast, putting avocado slices on top, and an over medium egg on top of that. I then sprinkle on whatever spice I am feeling that day, sometimes cumin, other days turmeric, and some days just salt and pepper. A third way that I enjoy eating avocados is as a dessert. I make a chocolate avocado pudding that is so good and you can’t taste the avocado at all it’s so chocolately.
Chocolate Avocado Pudding
1 avocado, pitted and diced
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
½-2 Tbsp honey (for sweetness)
6 Tbsp milk (I use almond or coconut milk)
Put in a blender and mix together thoroughly. Enjoy!!!
Vegetables: Artichoke, asparagus, broccoli, broccolini, celery root, fennel, kale, potatoes (maincrop), rhubarb, rutabaga, sunchoke, and turnips
Fruit: Avocado, blood oranges, grapefruit, kiwi fruit, and pineapple