Avocado is exceptionally healthy! And delicious, with a creamy, smooth texture and fits alongside almost every meal.
Avocado is tasty in salads, toast, smoothies, guacamole dip and even as a dessert.
- Vitamin E- 2.1mg that 10% of daily recommendation- it keeps your skin healthy and reducing UV damage, it is a powerful antioxidant, protects cells in our body from damage and keeps our immune system healthy.
- Vitamin K1– 21 mcg that is 26% of the daily recommendation. Vitamin K essential for blood clotting, which helps the body heal wounds.
- Avocado is higher in potassium than a banana. Potassium is a type of electrolyte, that is needed for muscle contraction, communication between muscles and nerves, overall muscle function, and it is essential to keep your heart healthy.
- Avocado contains about 80% water and dietary fibre. 70% of insoluble and 30% soluble fibre, in one small avocado, there is 6.7g of fibre that is almost a third of recommended daily consumption. Fibre helps with healthy digestion and keeps us feeling full. Eating enough fibre has been shown to keep our hearts healthy too.
- Healthy fats are good for our skin and brain and help us feel satisfied after a meal. Avocado contains mainly a type of healthy fats– monounsaturated fatty acids, which helps to increase the absorption of carotenoids from salads and salsa often consumed with avocados.
- Avocados have plenty of vitamins like C, B mainly folic acid and the healthy minerals magnesium, calcium and iron.
Avocado-based dip, developed by the Aztecs in present-day Mexico.
- 1 tomato
- 2 avocado
- Juice from lime or lemon
- 1 small red onion
- 1 chilli
- handful coriander
Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until chopped. Add salt and black pepper to taste.
- 1 ripe avocado
- fresh lemon
- chilli flakes
- 2 slices sourdough bread
Mash the avocado with a fork to your desired texture on top of the bread, season and add a topping of your choice. I like to eat with scrambled or poached eggs.