Recently I participated in another one of Kimberly Snyder’s social media challenges. This time around we were asked to share how we incorporate avocados into our diet. We eat a lot of avocados in my house, so this was an easy one.
Avocados have been cultivated for over 7,000 years and were once reserved only to be eaten by royalty. The ancient Aztec people believed avocados to be an aphrodisiac. Interestingly enough, it takes exactly nine months for an avocado to grow into a ripened fruit. This powerful anti-aging beauty food contains the highest amounts of vitamin E and amino acids of any fruit. They are full of fiber and provide long burning energy.
My 3-year-old LOVES this recipe for chocolate pudding made from avocado and dates. I don’t mind serving it to him because it is made from healthy, real food ingredients. I try to make it a learning experience for him by counting the dates and finding the numbers on the measuring cup. He’s a great helper!
Dharma’s kale salad is a staple of the Beauty Detox diet. We all know that kale is a superfood, but it’s the avocado that really makes this salad super.
These Ananda burritos are great for a super fast lunch. I love the flavor combination of onion, celery, Dijon and avocado. The nori seaweed wrappers are an excellent source of minerals. Sometimes when I want something super-duper fast I just mix everything in a bowl instead of rolling it up. Here, I served them with red pepper and tomato soup.
This dreamy creamy recipe is actually a salad dressing but I love to eat it as a dip. Fresh dill brings such a vibrant touch. Love at first taste.
This salad combines some of my favorite things: greens, sundried tomatoes and avocado. It’s topped with lemon juice, nutritional yeast, dulse, and Cajon seasoning. Who needs heavy, oil filled dressing?!
Here’s an interesting video on how to best store your leftover avocados. That is, if you have leftovers.
I love participating in these challenges. It’s so fun and inspiring to see what dishes other people are creating. You can find more beautiful avocado photos by searching #beautydetoxchallenge on Instagram. And while you’re there, don’t forget to follow me!
Until next time, Loves!