What an amazing abundance of quality Avocado’s there are around at the moment! It certainly makes up for earlier in the year when the shortage made the news headlines and saw people resorting to drastic measures like stealing them!
Not only are avocados delicious they also pack some serious health benefits:
- They contain more potassium than bananas.
- They are loaded with monounsaturated fats – the good ones. These good fats contain oleic acid which have been linked to reduction of inflammation.
- 100 grams of Avocado contains 7 grams of fiber, 27% more than the recommended daily amount
- They can help you absorb fat soluble vitamins A, B D & K from other foods more efficiently.
With all those heath benefits who can resist stocking up when there are great deals around like 5 for $5! If you have more than you know what to do with we some interesting ways to make the most of them;
Check out these ways to use avocados – you may be surprised!
Avocados can be used in baking as a replacement for butter, great for those who are avoiding dairy. They create a moist soft texture and make for beautifully rich cakes that are less crumbly. Avocados can even be used in the icing, just replace out the butter or margarine.
Check out this delicious Avocanana Bread Recipe
Adding avocado to your smoothie increases the health benefits significantly plus adds a smooth creamy texture with only very subtle flavour change. They can be added to just about any type of smoothie but go especially well in green smoothies, Try this yummy Avocado Smoothie Recipe
With so many nutrients and goodness Avocados are a perfect every day food for baby. The options are unlimited! Avocado can be blended with a variety of other foods to create a smooth creamy texture baby will love. Foods like broccoli, peas, zucchini are all great to blend with avocado, if you have some leftover pop it into ice cube trays and freeze so you always have some on hand.
You can create sweet treats for baby too, checkout this Avocado Mango Puree
Avocado is also perfect in salads, with eggs on toast and much more, check out more great recipes at nzavocado.co.nz