Avocados are packed with nutrients so we definitely shouldn't let them spoil in the fruit bowl because we don't know what to do with them! Recent studies show that eating avocados daily may contribute to gut health . Let's delve into why avocados are so nutritious before I share my favourite 5 recipes for this amazing fruit...
Avocados are a very concentrated food, more like a nut than a fruit
A natural source of lecithin, a brain food
Rich in copper which aids in red blood cell formation
Contain B vitamins
Good amounts of vitamin A
Rich in potassium, magnesium and manganese
For vegetarians and vegans who do not eat a lot of fatty foods, avocados provide a good source of needed oils
#1 Chunky Guacamole
'BBC goodfood' is my 'go to' for most recipes because they advocate healthy eating. Make your own guacamole to use as a dip, a sandwich spread or even on an oat cakes as a healthy snack.
#2 Rainbow Bowl
I love Pauline Cox's book 'Primal - Living in a Modern World'. She has a delicious recipe for a rainbow bowl which can contain any ingredients as long as they are wholesome!
#3 Avocado on Sourdough Toast
Slice or mash avocado onto slices of sourdough bread or toast for a simple nutritious snack. Simply smear the bread with a thin layer of mayonnaise, add the avocado by mashing or slicing (mashed is easier to eat), then add a few slices of chilli or ground black pepper to taste.
#4 Prawn cocktail with avocado
Fresh, light and so 70's! I love prawn cocktail, especially as a starter dish or even as a salad on its own. I've turned to Mary Berry for this recipe just because if anyone can make this classic dish, Mary can!
#5 Chicken & avocado wrap
Spread a tortilla wrap with a mashed avocado, top with cooked chicken breast and a few chopped cherry tomatoes, season to taste.
Wrap and go!
 The Journal of Nutrition, Volume 151, Issue 4, April 2021, Thompson et al. 2021 "Avocado consumption alters gastrointestinal bacteria abundance and microbial metabolite concentrations among adults with overweight or obesity"