What do you do with an avocado? The answer it seems is AMOST ANYTHING!
We can buy prepared guacamole (or make it from scratch), and chop in a salad. Avocados come fresh, and frozen. Yes, frozen, as a quarter of an avocado can give us some creamy texture in a smoothie bowl, smoothie, icing, … hmmm … soup!
Eaten right out of it’s shell, with a drizzle of lemon, sea salt or salsa, the nubby avocado comes in its own little portable package. They really are a fruit, with about 300 calories, 30 g of fat, and 4-5 grams of protein. They also contain about 12 g of carbohydrate. There’s lots of the B Vitamins, except B 12, and potassium rich.* They’re just plain delish and versatile!
Creating food that is easy, and vibrant, can satisfy more than just tummy hunger.
When eating with a mindful practice, nourishing all the senses makes for a more satisfying meal experience!
The creamy texture of these guys, when brown and soft to the touch, gives a boost to a homemade mayonnaise type dressing. Drizzle this on a green salad, or spread in wraps, or sandwiches. Pair with carrots and radishes, add an extra 1/4 of avocado for a creamy dip.
Hmmm, slather on your next burger, however you choose to make your burger, vegan or not. Mindful Eating honours a persons unique desires, and body.
Tell the kids it’s “Monster Mayo”, as it’s vibrant green colour is fresh and, well, maybe not so inviting for kids who don’t love the colour of green food.
1/2 cup avocado oil
1 crushed garlic clove
3 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tbsp orange juice or 1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
Sprinkle of pepper, or to taste
I place all ingredients in my Vitamix, and give it a whiz. You could also use a hand blender, food processor, or any blender should do it. Just scrape down the sides, and keep blending to get a uniform texture.
Makes about 3/4 cup and keeps for 2 days. Just click the picture for a printable recipe
Let me know what you use it with!
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