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16 May, 2013

Superlicious Avocado

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A perfectly ripe avocado is undoubtedly my favourite ‘power food’. I was initially put off by the high fat content but the benefits of avocado in my diet make it very easy to overlook this technicality ๐Ÿ˜‰

Avocado has the highest protein content of any fruit and is rich in a variety of vitamins and nutrients. It lowers cholesterol, helps to control diabetes and has also been known to inhibit the growth of cancer cells and improve side effects resulting from chemotherapy. It is high in folate and provides excellent nutrition to pregnant women and is also a nutritious addition to your child’s diet.

Avocado has numerous beauty benefits too and is often used to treat skin and hair. A facial mask of 1 mashed avocado left on the skin for 20 minutes apparently removes toxins and helps to reduce wrinkles. Must try it sometime!

I love avocado on toast. I love a good, gooey guacamole. And I love avocado in this delicious salad that I made for lunch today.

Avocado and Cherry Tomato Salad

Avocado and Cherry Tomato Saladย 

2 spring onions or 1 small red onion, chopped

2 ‘ripe and ready’ avocados , cut in small chunks

1 punnet cherry tomatoes, deseeded and halved

Juice of 1/2 a lemon

Olive oil

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

  • Combine the chopped onions, avocados and tomatoes in a big bowl.
  • Add lemon juice immediately to prevent avocados from browning.
  • Add olive oil, sea salt and pepper to taste.
  • Mix!

That’s it! This salad is fabulous, quick and a very simple way to include super avocado in your life!

Bon Appetit ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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