Benefits of Avocado: The Unsung Food Hero
The mighty avocado is our superfood of the month! Let's explore the benefits of avocado and see why we love it at Diets2Go!
You know that green, creamy little champ hidden deep in your fruit basket that is usually ignored in the fruit family? The most versatile yet often the most neglected fruit: the avocado! A berry that is often confusingly prepared like a vegetable; it either ends up as smashed avocados on toast or as slices on a salad, but avocado recipes are always so delicious. It probably lacks the X-factor that its other fruity counterparts have won over the years. But still, the benefits of avocado make it worthy of a lot more attention than it currently gets. Let us go on a fun and insightful tour of the fascinating world of this highly underrated fruit.
THE GUACAMOLE GALORE
There are a gazillion fun avocado recipes out there that deserve your attention. You can slice or dice it and get as imaginative as you want, and the mighty avocado will not disappoint. Since September is associated with Guacamole, we figured this was the best time to put this highly underrated dip under the spotlight. While it works great as a dip for chips, you can use it as a sauce to add an additional tangy zest to any recipe. It is a resilient sauce that works well with almost anything from eggs to burgers.
Finely mashed and smashed avocados take centre stage in this dip, topped with various seasonings and herbs, including salt, lime, garlic, jalapeno, cilantro, and pepper. Whether you use this tangy condiment with your chips, crackers, or fries, Guacamole is one of the most heavenly dips in the sauce world.
Plus, it also works wonders on ready made food that you can order from meal prep services.
If you are bored with those regular eggs, bacon, and cereal at your breakfast table, trust the avocado to elevate your breakfast game. After all, a fun, filling, and healthy breakfast is the perfect start to the day for a foodie. It can be used in several ways to add more variety to your breakfast spreads. Mash and spread the pulp on your toast, use it in a salad, make a smoothie, or even an avocado custard – only your creative limitations can restrict the range of recipes you can prepare using avocados. Plus, who says you can only have avocado toast for breakfast?
DREAMY CREAMY DESSERTS
Who wouldn't like a creamy treat after dinner? Unfortunately, most creamy desserts also come with high-calorie counts. This is a major put-off for anyone looking to stay healthy. That, my friend, is another reason to love avocados. They are a great, cholesterol-free substitute for heavy cream. Blend them up, then add a splash of almond milk, and you have a buttery, rich cream without the side effects! Besides being budget-friendly and high in fibre, they are also low in carbohydrates. This makes them the perfect choice for our healthy, ready made meals.
From truffles and mousse to brownies, cakes, and muffins – avocados work well with everything. In fact, you can also treat your kids (or yourself!) with avocado ice cream and frozen yoghurt.
THE ULTIMATE SNACK-FEST
Good news – modern diet guidelines encourage snacking between meals.
Bad news – a family-sized bag of crisps is still not healthy.
Good news again – Avocados are an amazingly healthy snack. Whether you smash them on a sandwich, mix them into a salad or use them in a tangy dip that you can have with cucumbers or celery – they work.
This is no no-brainer – avocados add an extra oomph to your salads. They add a healthy, creamy, buttery layer of goodness to any salad. Our superhero works with most fish or seafood protein like shrimp or tuna. Add feta cheese, lime, vinegar and bell pepper for that well-rounded zing, and you're good.
Here's another healthy and filling salad bowl recipe. Add baby corn, grilled chicken, lettuce, diced avocado, chopped bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes in a bowl. Then squeeze some lime juice, vinegar, garlic, salt, crushed black pepper, oregano, and thyme for the dressing. Drizzle some olive oil over the top, give it a good toss, and there you have it - a salad bowl for the ages!
FAB FOR HEALTH
All said and done, the avocado is a clear winner in our book. Versatile, healthy, fresh, and most importantly, delicious. It checks all the right boxes and does it in style. One of the most important benefits of avocado is that it is an excellent source of monosaturated fat, vitamin E, fibre, and potassium. This makes it great for your heart and digestion and helps improve your physical health and well-being.
This is why we dedicate this September to the mighty avocado - the unsung food hero that keeps on giving!
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