Nutrition

Avocado Obsession + A Recipe Round-Up

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True story: I am OBSESSED with avocados.  I have always been naturally thin- never calorie counting, and I remember when when my friends from college who were naturally calorie- obsessed would literally shun avocados because they were high in calories.  This sadly made me feel guilty for eating a full avocado at a time because I didn’t want to eat 400 calories and a ton of fat.  WELL I grew-up and stop listening to what other people said: especially when it came to nutrition and diets.  So I am back at it- supporting the avocado and all of it’s glorious fats.   You know why?  Because it’s fricken delicious, packed with satisfying calories and is OH SO filling.  So to all of you avocado haters- I really hope this post helps 🙂 🙂

Why do I love avocados?

Well aside from the above, they are also super versatile.  I normally eat them plain with a little sea salt and pepper, but you can also use them in place of mayo on sandwiches and chicken salads, in desserts, smoothies and more!  The options are endless.  So I asked my fellow bloggers to do a little recipe round up! Make sure to check out there links because all of there recipes look so delish!  I made the below smoothie this week and it’s one of my favorites.  It’s packed with heart healthy fats, fiber, loaded in vitamins and kept me full for hours.

{{Avocado, Spinach, Banana & Hemp smoothie}} : This smoothie is packed with vitamin K, potassium, folate, iron, omega 3’s and protein!

Serves 2:

  • a handful of ice
  • 1 whole avocado
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • 1  banana.
  • Top with help hearts and chia seeds (about 1 tbsp)

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Here are some awesome avocado recipes from other bloggers!

♥ Sweat and Glow: Avocado Jicama Toast 

♥ Confessions of an over-worked mom: Easy Guacamole Recipe 

♥ HollyBee Tells: Avocado Tomato Salsa 

♥ Lauren Caris Cooks:  Avocado and Poached Egg Brunch Toast 

♥ The Women Talk: Delicious Avocado & Blueberry Muffins 

♥ Food Pleasure and Health: Grilled Corn, Tomato and Avocado in Bread Cups 

♥ Domesticating Mom: Supa- Chunk Gazpacho

♥ Your Healthy Year – Creamy Avocado Dip 

♥ The Domesticated Wild Child: Crispy Avocado Fries

♥ Spools and Spoons: Avocado Alfredo 

Share a link to your avocado recipe in the comment section- I would love to check it out!

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