I really couldn’t decide what to write my post on today and as I was having my avocado on toast for breakfast, contemplating the 8 hours of work ahead of me (LOL!), I had a moment to really taste the incredibly nutritious super fruit and it’s super creamy, succulent texture and thought why not write my post on avocado?!
So here goes…
I’m going to mention the different ways I adapt avocado into my diet and some of the great benefits it has to offer.
Avocado on Toast
Avocado on toast has been my go to breakfast meal for a few months now and it tastes amazing – It’s even nice for a day time snack 🙂 It’s so quick and easy to prepare and with a sprinkle of salt and pepper on the top, it gives it that extra kick. It’s not super filling that you can barely move – in fact it’s just the right amount to get you going for the day. Just slice that avocado in half all the way around, twist it to separate the two halves, pop the seed out, slice and scoop it onto your toast!
I usually have this with a glass of milk in the morning or a healthy green smoothie 😛
The Green Machine
Another one of my favourite everyday health kicks. I love a rich green smoothie to start off the day! My mum and I have been making fresh juices for a few years now and I can’t express how amazing the benefits are; to your skin, to your hair, general health, it even gives a great energy boost.
Throwing in half an avocado to your fresh juice can turn it from a watery, layered juice to a rich, creamy smoothie. I also add spinach, kale, broccoli, coriander, apple, lime, orange, chia seeds and a spoonful of honey. I know the combination doesn’t sound too appetising, but it’s honestly delicious!
With this combination of fruit and veg, not only are you drinking your way to five a day but also gaining that top nutrition from the vitamins and minerals that are packed in.
Avocado Hosomaki at your fave Sushi Restaurant
As i’m vegetarian, raw fish sushi has never been an option for me so thank god for the vegetarian Hosomaki and Makizushi, which have always been my main order at any sushi restaurant. Nevertheless, some even say the vegetarian option is much better than the fish haha. I love that there’s the option of avocado Hosomaki and Makizushi (California roll), they taste amazing and dipped with a bit of soy, it tastes fantastic! I also love the cucumber and asparagus hosomaki. The best i’ve had has got to be at Gilgamesh London.
Mango and Avocado Salad
I tried this mango and avocado salad in Spain last Summer and omg, let me just tell you, the avocados in Spain are DE-LISHHH! They are so much bigger, creamier, richer and sweeter than the avocados we get in the UK.
This salad was so tasty! It also had spinach, lettuce, tomatoes and walnuts with honey and mustard dressing to top it off.
So if you don’t like to juice it, make a salad! The mixture of flavours all in one is irresistible.
Avocado is so good for your skin too – It helps with acne scaring, balancing skin tone, replenishing and even hydrating your skin!
In your sandwiches
Whether it be at afternoon tea or in your sandwich at lunch, avocado tastes amazing in a toasted or a non-toasted sandwich. It acts as a substitute to cheese in some ways, with the same creamy texture but less of the calories and more of the nutrition.
Avocado is rich in Potassium – this will reduce the risk of high blood pressure which can lead to prevention of strokes and kidney failure.
Even though Avocado is a high fat food, the fat it contains is oleic acid which is also found in olive oil and has been linked to reduce inflammation. Avocado has been proven to lower total cholesterol levels significantly.
Avocado has also been proven to prevent cataracts in the eyes.
It’s amazing for your hair and skin too! – I’ve often made face and hair masks with avocado – it leaves your hair and skin super soft and hydrated. It’s a must try for a DIY mask. Have a look below at how I create my masks.
Avocado and Honey Face Mask
- 1/2 Soft Avocado
- 1 Tbsp Organic Honey
- 1 Tbsp Natural Yoghurt
Mix & leave on for 10 mins
Avocado Hair Mask
- 1 Soft Avocado
- 1/4 cup Olive Oil
- 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
Mix & Leave on for 10 mins
Avocado has such amazing benefits – I’ve noticed some great changes to my skin and health since adapting avocado into my diet, my skin looks brighter, less scaring. I get less tired and have a greater boost of energy throughout the day!
So guys, if you haven’t done any of the above already, start today! You’ll thank me later 😛