🥑 Why Avocados are amazing + Recipe ideas! (despite being higher in SmartPoints)
There are so many beautiful moments that occur naturally when working with certain foods. For me, the moment when you cut open that perfectly bright, green, creamy avocado is one of the best
Avocados are a unique fruit in a few different ways. Most fruits are made primarily of carbohydrates (sugar in the form of fructose) - but an avocado consists mainly of healthy fats. While this is not an ideal fruit from a SmartPoints perspective (for those who track), avocados are a great nutrient-dense food choice.
In addition to 160+ calories, 2g of protein, and 15g of healthy fats, each avocado has high levels of essential nutrients like vitamin K, folate, potassium, and vitamin C.
Here are 3 creative recipe ideas featuring avocados (no, not avocado toast):
1 – Avocado chocolate mousse – avocado works well as a creamy base for chocolate mousse when blended with cocoa powder and maple syrup (check back tomorrow for a full recipe)
2 – Avocado ice cream – exactly what you think, but yummy
3 – Avocado, watermelon, and feta Salad – a very simple, fresh, and flavorful salad perfect for summer! .
What are some of your favourite ways to eat avocados?