Aw isn’t it beautiful! The humble avocado is making a comeback, has been for a while actually, and I for one couldn’t be happier.
I love avocados and If you’re not yet a fan, then my mission today is to convert you. This ruggedly handsome fruit is often misunderstood. So, don’t be put off by its tough armadillo looking exterior, inside it’s all smooth, creamy green deliciousness.
One avocado is full to bursting with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that provide very real benefits to the overall health of your skin and body. You might remember from previous episodes that fat is back! Good fats are essential for good health and avocados are top of the good fats list!
And avocados are SO VERSATILE! Here’s just a few uses…
Because of their neutral taste avocados are a great in baking where you need butter or shortening. Add them to salads, in slices or as a dressing and to pastas and sauces. The classic is of course guacamole and you can add them to fritters and juices and soups.
Two of my favourites include putting half an avocado in my breakfast smoothie to make it really creamy and sustaining. And creating a superfood chocolate mousse, using avocado and raw cacao. Don’t knock it til you’ve tried it, its Amazing!
You can work avocado into your breakfast, smashed on gluten-free toast or crack an egg into the seedless side and baking it in the oven for a few minutes. Drizzle with a little chilli for some added zing!
You can even make a face mask out of them!
And something I didn’t know till recently is that you can crush the seed, which is full of fibre and antioxidants and add that into smoothies and your favourite recipes as well!
Rich in potassium, B vitamins, fibre as well as antioxidants and folate, avocados promote healthy cell and tissue development so they’re good for pretty much everyone. Did you know that avocados also naturally boost libidos in both men and women? Woohoo! Just another added benefit of this funny looking fruit.