I feel like most people like avocados in one way or another. Whether it's guac & chips, avo toast, or straight up with a spoon, there are so many ways to enjoy this delicious fruit. In case you don't know much about avocados and why they're so good for you, we explain it all in this post. Plus, we share a delicious smoothie recipe.
AVOCADO HEALTH BENEFITS
Avocados are nutrient-dense, meaning a few calories of this fruit provides substantial amounts of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. There are many avocado varieties to choose from, but Hass is the one most of us are probably enjoying.
Hass avocados are made of about:
The fat in these avocados is mostly monounsaturated- this is the good kind that doctors recommend to lower cholesterol and protect against heart disease. Avocados are moderate to rich in several B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, and folate) and vitamin K, with good content of vitamin C, vitamin E and potassium. Our bodies need all of these to function properly.
THE TRICKIEST PART TO AVOCADOS
Eating them at the right time! The perfect ripeness window is very short, so you have to be on your avocado A-game. When they're the perfect ripeness, you can usually store them in the fridge to prolong their life by a few days.
HOW TO ENJOY AVOCADOS
You can add avo to almost anything! And it's even so tasty straight up sprinkled with salt & pepper. Here are a few ideas on how you can eat your avo today.
TROPICAL SMOOTHIE RECIPE
Makes two servings.