Living in Italian: Avocado Bowls Three Ways!

April 20, 2018

 

Breakfast doesn't need to be toast or oatmeal! An easy way to get healthy fats in and have a filling delicious meal or snack by creating an avocado bowl that will satisfy and give you a boost of energy.

Avocados originate from South Central Mexico and are a staple in the Mexican diet, normally used to make guacamole. Adding a drizzle of lemon juice to an avocado will reduce browning and give a touch of citrus. 

Avocados can also take on many flavors other than the typical Mexican/guacamole we love. For something tangy, top an avocado with chia seeds and red pepper flakes for extra fiber and metabolism boosting effects. Or fill your avocado with hummus and sprinkle with turmeric for a savory snack that's great for the immune system. Add shredded coconut and macadamia nuts for added fiber for a sweet treat!

 

 Ingredients:

  • Avocados

  • Chia seeds

  • Red pepper flakes

  • Turmeric

  • Hummus 

  • Coconut flakes

  • Macadamia nuts

  • Lemon juice

  • Sea salt

     

Preparation:

  • Halve avocado and drizzle with lemon juice to prevent browning

  • Sprinkle with sea salt

  • Garnish with toppings of choice

     

Nutrition RX:

  • Avocado:  is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, a heart healthy fat that helps to minimize bad cholesterol (LDL) and improve the good cholesterol (HDL). The healthy moisturizing effects of this fat prevents premature aging and promotes glowing skin

  • Hummus: is full of protein and fiber. Fiber is important for digestion and aids in fullness. It has minerals like iron and phosphorus which are components that keep strong bones and blood flowing properly

  • Chia Seeds: are a good source of fiber. They are nutrient dense and contain calcium. They also have  omega-3 fatty acids which helps aid in lowering blood pressure, reducing inflammation and regulating cholesterol

  • Turmeric: is a spice that fights inflammation. It also improves skin with its antioxidant properties

     

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