The Wonders of Avocados

Avocado and baby spinach smoothie

I often hear from women that they can’t eat avocados because they are really fattening.  This is simply not true. The fact is that Avocados are also a great source of healthy mono unsaturated fats which means they are good for your heart. They do not make you fat. Indeed in one study published in Medical News Today found that half an avocado at lunch helped reduce the food consumption of the participants and increase their satiety.

Although technically a fruit, Avocados are powerhouses when it comes to nutrition plus they are loaded with fibre. Aside from being delicious, did you know that avocados are good sources of Vitamin K (essential for blood clotting), Vitamin B5, B6 and C, folate, and potassium. In fact avocados have twice the potassium of a banana. They also contain Vitamin E, riboflavin (Vitamin B2) and niacin (Vitamin B3).

Mashed Avocado on a slice of sourdough toast is a quick & healthy breakfast in the morning or simply add ½ an avocado to your breakfast smoothie for a rich, creamy taste. Alternatively, green eggs as per the Fumberly Café which is avocado served with scrambled eggs cooked with gubeen cheese and garlic…delicious!!  They are a great food to take on the run to add to your lunchtime salad and up your nutrients or as guacamole for a healthy dip to share with friends. And the latest trend to hit California is avocado fries so now you can eat avocados before they ripen. Watch this space for the recipe for my healthy version coming soon.