considered one of the world's healthiest foods. Here is how you can incorporate
more of this superfood into your diet
There are numerous health
benefits to eating avocados. The ability of avocado to help prevent unwanted
inflammation is absolutely unquestionable in the world of health research. They
are an excellent source of potassium (containing more per weight than bananas).
In addition, avocados are rich in vitamin K, vitamin B, vitamin C, and vitamin
E. An average size avocado contains about 4 grams of protein and 11 grams of
fiber. They have been shown to support cardiovascular health and promote blood
sugar regulation. Avocados are a true nutrition powerhouse. Incorporating them
into your diet is an excellent way to improve health. That is why I eat them
amazingly in any recipe that needs soft, creamy consistency and also make a
great base for smoothies and salad dressings.
Here are a couple ways to
add avocados into your diet.
When I want something
chocolately and sweet this is my favorite go to recipe. You can create it in
minutes, it is super nutritious and you can tweak this recipe using your own
favorite flavors. Be creative and go wild!
Chocolate Pudding Recipe
tablespoons sweetener, I use Lakanto
(super healthy, zero calories, zero glycemic index, GMO Free, kosher and
ideal for weight management,)
tablespoons cacao nibs or cacao powder
of sea salt
liquid of your choice, water, coconut milk, almond milk, etc. I use
unsweetened coconut milk (the amount you add will vary depending on the size
avocado you use)
the avocado, chop up and place in blender or food processor with all listed
ingredients, a couple tablespoons of desired liquid. Blend until you have a
smooth, creamy pudding consistency with no lumps, adding a little more liquid to
achieve this if necessary.
and add a little more cacao powder, vanilla and or sweetener to desired taste.
Vanilla enhances almost any sweet recipe, and definitely any chocolate-based
one. Same is true for salt, but a pinch is all you need!
may seem a bit strange to use avocado as the base for a dessert but it is very
trick to using avocado in this way is to add just enough flavor (in this case
the chocolate) so it cancels out the taste of the avocado. Avocados do not have
a strong flavor so this is accomplished easily. Get this right and you can serve
this chocolate pudding as an elegant dessert at dinner parties and your guests
will never know. This is also the kind of thing you can whip up in two minutes
any time you need a special treat.
are endless flavorings on the market that can help you create many variations of
the avocado pudding. I prefer to use alcohol free all natural flavors.
Sliced Avocados with Tomatoes
This is an excellent super easy way to eat
avocado with lunch or dinner.
- 1 Tbsp Hemp Seeds (one of natures most perfect
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Lemon juice to taste
Slice tomatoes and avocados, sprinkle hemp seeds
for added energy and nutrition, salt, pepper and lemon juice. Be creative and
add whatever you like to this simple recipe.
If you want to give your system a rest from
heavily processed foods try making a green smoothie. I
make one several times a week. They are an excellent way to feed major amounts
of readily absorbable nutrients to your body instantly. I use different
ingredients each time depending on what I have in my fridge, but I always use
veggies with the highest nutrition content.
I personally use very
little fruits in my green drinks due to their high sugar content. My system just
cannot handle it. If your system accepts fruits without any problems make your
green drink with the fruits you love. I always encourage the use of more
vegetables over fruits.
Here are the
ingredients of a green drink that I make often. No measuring necessary, I
usually just grab a handful.
and or stevia
- Unsweetened black
currant juice (I get this at our local grocery store, Publix.)
The sky is the limit
when creating your own green drink. I encourage you to select the most
nutritious and organically grown foods you can locate. It will make a huge
impact on your health.
Stay Safe, Well and
Tanya M Beck