I am currently obsessed with avocados. I’m actually probably turning green.
Ah who cares! I mean who can resist that creamy velvety texture which not only tastes amazeballs but simultaneously provides heaps of nutritional benefits? Winner all round I say.
I realise by looking back over my Instagram page that avocado has been making a regular appearance. I seem to be rather addicted to that crocodile skinned, pear shaped fruit. And yes it is a fruit! In actual fact, it is a large berry with a single seed. You learn something new every day!
I spent years looking at avocados like they were the devil. I mean serious judgemental, squinted eye looks. I gave it a bad rap thinking that it was super fatty, it took up most of my days allowance points on weight watchers so why the hell would I eat that? I could eat heaps of other things instead of that one chunk of avocado. So I never ate it (all that was entertained was a incy wincy spoonfull of guacamole to accompany my fajitas!). It does have to be said that those other choices just didn’t cut it, they didn’t fill me up. My stomach felt like my throat had been cut and it wanted more food. Now my diet has completely changed, ditching all slimming fads and focusing on things I enjoy eating but by being sensible, eating healthy fats and getting back on that exercise wagon. I recognise I’m probably a bit late to the avocado party but better late than never!
My favourite breakfast right now is crushed avocado on sourdough, topped with spring onion, feta and lemon…salivation city right there!
Not only do I enjoy the taste but I sincerely appreciate the health benefits. Of which there are many.
Some Of The Health Benefits:
- It’s a superfood which research leads us to believe can reduce our risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke and cancer.
- They contain heaps of fibre, which for those worried dieters, is actually good for weight loss as long as you eat it in moderation.
- They are high in potassium which supports healthy blood pressure levels. They even contain more potassium than a banana!
- They are an excellent source of monounsaturated fat and vitamin E.
- It’s a healthy fat as it contains oleic acid, this has been associated with reducing inflammation.
- It keeps you fuller for longer so whilst it may steal a lot of your weight watcher points, relax because let me assure you that you won’t be reaching for the biscuit tin an hour later!
Avocado is not only popular for just breakfast, it is generously scattered in salads, smoothies and oh my life I found out today that someone has created an avocado chocolate bar! For those of you who have been afraid to eat it for fear of gaining weight (as with anything, all in moderation) I hope I have managed to convince you of the benefits.
I cannot wait to try the avocado chocolate bar, if you have already tasted it or know of any other concoctions which would be worth trying please let me know!
So hey you, yes you..I want to thank you for reading my post. Whether you’ve stuck around since the beginning of my journey or whether you’re new to my blog, thank you for reading and supporting. I genuinely appreciate it.