Avocados are a tasty, nutritious fruit.
They are a great addition to entrees, appetizers and dessert recipes.
A smart food choice loaded with pantothenic acid, a vitamin that keeps stress to a minimum.
They are in season in winter and widely available in the grocery stores.
Because this fruit is used in salads and taste similar to veggies it’s considered a vegetable by many.
Some stores exhibit it with fruits.
They are packed with oleic acid that is believed to cut activities of HER-2/neu. This is a gene that is believed to trigger the growth of cancer cells in the breast.
It also contains glutathione, an antioxidant that helps stop toxins from damaging cells.
It’s also high in pantothenic acid which helps synthesize hormones that speed blood and oxygen flow to the heart. This helps prevent stress and fatigue.
They are loaded with magnesium and potassium. This is crucial for preventing osteoporosis.
Healthy Recipe – Mexican Guacamole
- 1 Avocado
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- pinch of sea salt
- Blend until creamy.
- Refrigerate for about an hour prior to serving.
Avocado Recipe #1: Avocado Ice Cream
Dessert with benefits! This delish delight capitalizes the double D in dynamic detox.
Rich in vitamins and minerals, avocados deliver a complete protein with health promoting fats that energize and cleanse the body.
Avocado also contains antioxidants, including glutathione, that repair tissue damage, calm inflammation, and regulate metabolism. Banana adds fiber to assist with the elimination of wastes.
For back-up on fiber, we’ve called in the dates; vary the quantity to your preferred level of sweetness.
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1 small avocado, peeled and pitted
- 1 large banana
- 3 to 4 pitted dates, chopped, plus more to taste
- 1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 teaspoon probiotic powder (optional)
- 2 cups ice cubes
Throw all of the ingredients into your blender and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth and creamy. Tweak dates to taste.
Avocado Recipe #2: Tomato Avocado Cucumber Salad
This so-simple salad compares to the little black dress that’s just right for any and every occasion.
Potent alkalizers and immune boosters, anti-inflammatory aids and antioxidant avengers, the trio of cucumber, tomato, and avocado mineralizes the cells, tissues, and blood to neutralize acids and expel toxins. This cleanse combo is creamy, zesty, and seriously delicious.
And gentlemen, start your engines: The lutein in the avocado and lycopene in the tomato add up to a one-two punch of prostate prevention power. Dig in!
- 1 small tomato, diced (about 1⁄2 cup)
- 1 small avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
- 1⁄2 cup diced English cucumber
- 1 thin slice of red onion, diced (about 1⁄2 tablespoon)
- 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more to taste
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, plus more to taste
- 1⁄8 teaspoon Celtic sea salt, plus more to taste
- Pinch of freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
- Pinch of cayenne pepper, plus more to taste (optional)
In a bowl, toss all of the ingredients together. Tweak olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and cayenne to taste, and enjoy immediately.
Avocado Recipe #3: Cleansing Soup
Avocados are one of the world’s most perfect foods, and are among the few fruits containing significant protein.
In this soup they double down: decadent flavor meets medicinal magic. The vegan answer to butter, avocado is loaded with digestible fats, alkalizing vitamins and minerals, and the magical antioxidant glutathione, which helps calm inflammation, repair cells and tissues, clear the respiratory tract, and regulate metabolism.
For a more fortifying meal, make twice as much of the tomato-cucumber garnish.
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1 medium avocado, peeled and pitted
- 1⁄2 English cucumber, roughly chopped
- 1⁄2 bunch fresh cilantro leaves
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic (1 clove), plus more to taste
- 1⁄2 small green chile (rib and seeds removed), finely chopped, plus more to taste
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, plus more to taste
- 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 3⁄4 teaspoon Celtic sea salt, plus more to taste
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1 small tomato, diced
- 1⁄8 English cucumber, peeled and diced
- 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
Throw everything into your blender except the garnish ingredients, and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth and creamy. Tweak garlic, chile, lime juice, and salt to taste.
Transfer to a bowl, and garnish with tomato, cucumber, and cilantro.
Enjoy immediately before the avocado oxidizes.
Avocado Recipe #4: Cucumber Avocado Sushi
We can’t get enough of this guacamole sushi. It’s one of those perfect detox dishes that ticks all the boxes: hydrating and detoxifying, rich, creamy, and satisfying.
Don’t stress about getting your cucumber strips perfect. Just smash that guac onto the cuke and stuff it in your gob. This is cleanse crashing at its best.
- 1 English cucumber
- 1 large avocado, peeled and pitted
- 1 cup curly kale leaves (ribs removed), chiffonaded
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, plus more to taste
- 1⁄4 teaspoon Celtic sea salt, plus more to taste
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cumin
- Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional), plus more to taste
- 1⁄8 teaspoon sweet paprika, to garnish
To prepare the zucchini, use a mandoline at the 1⁄16-inch setting or a large wide vegetable peeler to cut the cucumber lengthways into
4 thin long slices one side of the cucumber, and 4 thin long slices on the other. Discard the tiny green outer layers. You should be left with 4 inner long slices without seeds. Set aside.
In a bowl, mash the avocado, and stir in the chopped kale leaves, lemon juice, salt, cumin, and cayenne. Tweak lemon juice, salt, cumin, and cayenne to taste.
To assemble, spread 1⁄4 of the mixture with a spoon onto each cucumber strip, and gently roll up until you have a finished round roll. You may need to secure them with a toothpick. Place these rolls end down onto a plate, and sprinkle with smoked paprika. Consume immediately.