4 Healthy Ways to Enjoy Avocados

February 2, 2020
Thanks to their neutral flavor, avocados are great in both sweet and savory dishes and are a good source of healthy fats.

The smooth texture and delicious taste of avocado make it a pleasure to eat, especially because it goes well with so many different foods. Not only that, but they are rich in nutrients and full of healthy fats.

Avocados are so popular in part because of their high monosaturated fatty acid content, which is great for heart health. People often refer to avocado as “green butter.”

4 delicious and healthy ways to eat avocado

Do you know what time of day is most recommended to eat your serving of avocado? At breakfast and dinner. We’d like to show you 4 ways to enjoy avocados that you’ll find really useful at mealtimes.

1. Enjoy avocados in a banana smoothie

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Smoothies are great for starting your day full of energy. This natural cocktail of vitamins and minerals can help you feel full until lunch.

To make it, you don’t need to do anything complicated. You can whip this smoothie up in less than 5 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • Honey (to taste)
  • 1 small avocado
  • 1 cup oat milk (200 ml)

Directions

  • First, you’ll need to prepare your small avocado. Peel it, then mash it with a fork to make a fine paste.
  • Next, peel the banana and put it in the blender with the avocado.
  • After that, add the cup of oat milk to give it a superb flavor.
  • Mix everything well to get a homogeneous mixture without any lumps.
  • Finally, add a teaspoon of honey for a delicious, healthy smoothie.

2. Avocado wrapped in serrano ham

We’re not kidding when we say that this avocado recipe is delicious, healthy and nutritious. It’s great for a quick dinner and goes well with things like vegetable soup. 

Moreover, you can make it in just a few minutes and it’s sure to become one of your favorite dishes.

Ingredients

  • Half an avocado
  • 3 strips of serrano ham
  • The juice of half a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper

Directions

  • First, take the avocado half and cut it lengthwise into three pieces.
  • Pour the lemon juice in a bowl, and use it to marinate the three pieces of avocado.
  • Next, sprinkle them with pepper to give it a more intense flavor.
  • Finally, wrap each piece in a strip of serrano ham.

To keep the calories low, make this recipe with half an avocado. It’s just the right amount to combine with bacon, providing you with the perfect amount of protein without a bunch of extra calories.

3. Avocado and strawberry sandwich

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This option is great for a quick, simple, delicious and nutritious breakfast that’s perfect for starting the day off right. Eating avocado has never been so easy and delicious!

Ingredients

Directions

  • First, you’ll need to toast the bread. This will add a pleasant crunchy texture to compliment the avocado.
  • After that, use a fork to mash the half avocado into a fine paste – perfect for spreading on your toast.
  • Next, wash the strawberries and cut them in half.
  • Once the bread is toasted, it’s time to spread on the avocado. Once you’ve done that, simply place the strawberries on top.

4. Avocado with brown rice

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This recipe makes the perfect light dinner that you can accompany with soup.

It makes two servings, with each person receiving half an avocado. This oriental style recipe has an original flavor to stimulate the palate.

Ingredients for two servings

  • 1 avocado
  • The juice of half a lemon
  • ½ cup brown rice
  • 1 cup water (250 ml)
  • 2 teaspoons of soy sauce (4 g)
  • 1 small can of tuna
  • Optional: a pinch of white pepper

Directions

  • Firstly, you’ll need to cook the rice with a cup of water.
  • While the rice is cooking, you can prepare the avocado.
  • In this case, you’ll need to cut it into chunks, and soak them in the lemon juice.
  • Once that’s ready, you can start serving the rice.
  • Divide it equally between two bowls or plates add soy sauce for flavor.
  • Next, drain the tuna, and add it to the rice.
  • Mix well.
  • Divide the marinated avocado chunks between the two bowls.
  • Finally, sprinkle with a little white pepper.
  • And there you have it: an original and healthy dish that’s ideal for a light dinner. You’re going to love it!

Avocados are delicious, and most people love them. Try these recipes today to delight your palate and surprise your family.

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