Tuesday, January 20, 2015
POWER TO THE AVOCADO!!!
Growing up in Brasil my family had a avocado tree. And as far back as I can remember the only way we would have them was on a smoothie !!! Yes, a smoothie . Put milk and avocado on a blender and voila... one nutritious smoothie . Since I moved to the USA I have not found one person that ever drank it like I did growing up. It is common here to put on salads , sandwiches, dips, guacamole , even in soups.
I am a big fan of this fruit. Yes..... it is a fruit .
Almost all year around we can find it to buy it. Off season is a bit more pricey but when they are in season.....lucky us!
It's easy to eat and full of essential vitamins and minerals, including fiber, vitamins C, B5, B6, K, magnesium , folate and potassium.
One of the great things avocado is ranked among the lowest for pesticide use.
A funny little story ... My sister used avocados as a facial cream and hair mask. There are believes that's good for your face and hair. But I believe that our dog had the most benefit cleaning up the mess she did making it and applying it.
So maybe let's just keep avocados on our plates or be adventurous and make a smoothie .:)