Avocados are an amazing fruit, and are available throughout the year, but they are in season in California now! Rich in important nutrients, including the fat soluble vitamins K and E, which helps nerve function, it also contains folate to support healing and growth, potassium (even more than bananas) and B vitamins to soothe mood and support healthy thought patterns. Loaded with fiber and monounsaturated fatty acids, this is great for your heart health! So enjoy the height of summer with these fun and delicious recipes.
Black Bean and Avocado Breakfast Burrito
I love breakfast foods—and this recipe includes the protein of black beans, which helps regulate blood sugar and can support a decrease in anxiety. Add the goodness of avocado and you have a winning combination. Try using a sprouted grain tortilla to increase protein and add healthy fiber and complex carbohydrates.
Garlicky Avocado Grilled Cheese with Tomato Pesto
Want a quick lunch? Try this twist on a grilled-cheese sandwich. The garlic adds support for digestive health. Mix it up by using different cheeses and even try it on sprouted grain bread to increase protein to balance the healthy fats in the recipe. You can also consider an open face sandwich and share with a friend!
Avocado Cilantro Hummus
For the end-of-the-summer cookouts, this recipe is a creamy addition for veggies or chips. I like to use white beans in my hummus, as chick peas can be difficult to digest. Whip this up for a balanced and tasty snack.
There are No Shortcuts to Ripening Your Avocados
Have you heard the notion that plopping underripe avocados into a low oven will hasten them to ripeness? Don't do it! Here's a short video explaining the details.