Health Benefits of Avocados and Some Quick Recipe Ideas
Avocados is easily a superfood you should include in your weekly diet. There are so many ways you can incorporate this healthy fruit and this article will provide you the basics of avocado recipes.
It’s high content of monounsaturated fats is great for disease prevention, lowering your blood pressure and cholesterol. Avocados’ high fiber and fat content helps you get fuller faster when you include it in salads, soups, or as a side. Other nutrients include Vitamin K,B6, C, E, Folic acid, Potassium, Riboflavin, Niacin, and others.
There are countless ways to add avocado to your salads and salsas. Similarly, there are so many ways to add sliced avocados to your sandwiches. You can either cut them into slices or make a creamy spread. My favorite is grilled cheese sandwich with tomatoes and avocados. It’s so simple yet delicious.
Avocados make awesome baby food for babies 6 months and older. After you take the avocado out, just mash it and it’s ready to be spooned to your baby. It is by far one of the few healthiest foods you can provide for your growing baby. You can give it some additional flavor by simply adding a pinch of salt and lemon juice.
Creamy Avocado Salad Recipe Using Vitamix Blender
It’s creamy, slightly sweet, and very filling. Pour it over a salad and you will feel more full. Best of all, it’s deliciously nutritious.
1 whole avocado
few sprigs of cilantro
1 med. clove garlic
pinch of salt and pepper
Lemon juice – juice of 1/2 a lemon
Olive Oil – 1 tbsp
Honey 1-2 tbsp
Throw it all in the Vitamix and blend it on high. Add water as needed to get a good salad dressing consistency.
This is one salad dressing you can afford to drench on the salad. You will feel full from your salad meal because of the good fats and it tastes amazing.
If you have waited too long and your avocado is getting too ripe, then it’s going to start turning slightly brownish on the inside. At this point, you shouldn’t eat them. But instead of wasting it and throwing it away, you can create a very effective face mask for it.
Avocado Face Mask
This isn’t really a recipe to eat but its for your face. How many times have you had to throw away your avocado because it became too ripe. well, you can still make good use of it by creating an avocado face mask and your face will thank you for it!
Place one avocado in blender 2 tbs honey, 1 tbs olive oil, 1 tbs lemon juice. Blend and apply immediately for 15 min.
This is an excellent anti-aging, moisturizing mask. Avocado is naturally rich in Vitamin A, C, and fatty acids.
So make sure you pick up avocados each time you go grocery shopping.