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Are you addicted to avocado too? It is a fruit with many healthy properties. It has 25 percent of very beneficial fats for health. It is a source of magnesium, potassium and fiber . And it contains vitamins from groups A, B, C, D and K, also key folic acid for pregnant women. It is antioxidant , which delays aging; and it is beneficial for the nervous and immune system. As if that were not enough, it is delicious and its texture is great for making a lot of dishes. Let’s start with the traditional guacamole of Mexican cuisine, super simple.
- 3 avocados medium and well ripe
- 1/2 mug fresh coriander very choppy
- 1 lime squeeze into juice
- 1/2 red onion
- salt to taste
- ripe tomato (optional)
Chop all ingredients well.
Mix everything little by little with the help of a fork or spatula.
If you want, you can add the tomato to add a touch of freshness and sweetness to the guacamole.
As a chef’s trick, you can add a small spoonful of superfoods that help muscle recovery, concentration and the health of your heart.
The guacamole is delicious with vegetable or cheese chips, as well as some cakes made with quinoa or tapioca flour . But you can also accompany it with ‘crudités’ : carrots, peppers, zucchini, cucumber, radishes or asparagus uncooked and cut into strips or small pieces.
Avocado beyond guacamole and salads
Avocado, particularly thanks to its fatty texture , lends itself to endless recipes. In addition to the rich guacamoles and adding it to your salads, you can use it at any meal of the day. Yes, in anyone! Both in breakfast accompanied with eggs, as in desserts mixed with fruits and chocolate, in food like cream …
Chocolate and avocado cake
This gluten free cake with dates, nut cream, and chocolate and avocado mousse is delicious. It has many benefits since it combines the fats and proteins of nuts and avocado, with the intense flavor and antioxidants of pure cocoa. If you dare to make it, you will learn two recipes in one , because the chocolate and avocado mousse that it has on top can be consumed alone with a spoon and some red fruits on top. Don’t worry if you don’t have almond or coconut flour , if you use just one of them it will be just as rich.
The idea of mixing chocolate and avocado can inspire you for other recipes such as muffins or brownies . Do not forget to use pure cocoa, and an unrefined flour. If you add dried fruits such as walnuts or a touch of almond and hazelnut cream on top, you will have a very complete and energetic recipe without using white sugar.
In tortilla, as if you were in a hotel buffet
There are those who choose a sweet breakfast and those who jump into the salty. If you are one of the second, we propose an easy and healthy breakfast. You will start the day full of energy. It is as simple as making a French omelette stuffed with avocado , and you can accompany it with asparagus or some slices of a good Serrano ham. If you are a vegetarian , the avocado omelette is perfect for you because it provides you with the fats you need by not consuming meat or fish. And if you don’t feel motivated enough to make the omelette, go for the easiest option of all: an egg and avocado scramble. You just have to add everything to the pan and stir a little.
Avocado as the main ingredient of lunch or dinner
Do you like cold creams like salmorejo or gazpacho? This salmorejo is made with avocado, tomato, garlic, and lemon. To make it more complete, it is great with a little cucumber or zucchini. The texture is super easy to achieve thanks to the thickness of the avocado, and the flavor is milder than that of salmorejo since both the tomato and the garlic are slightly less noticeable . In spring or summer, when it starts to get hotter and you want to eat something lighter, it is a very wise choice. But if you want a hotter option, to accompany meat or fish, try an avocado and coconut cream.
The only trick with this avocado and prawn tartare is that you find a glass with a wide ass that adapts to the shape you want to give the tartar, because the rest is very easy. You just have to cut into small pieces and mix the avocado, tomato, zucchini, prawns and a few grains of pomegranate. The combination of flavors will surprise you, and you will get all the benefits of natural foods . A good splash of extra virgin olive oil with a touch of basil, and to the plate!
Drink the avocado!
And for a snack, an explosion of flavor with an avocado, banana, cherries and almond milk smoothie. It is perfect for children as the pink color of the smoothie will attract a lot of attention, especially for those who are a little more reluctant to eat fruit. In addition, when using frozen banana and avocado , it can be a good resource to keep these fruits for longer if they start to be too ripe. The sweetness of almond, oatmeal or coconut milk adds a special touch to the smoothie.
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