There are many reasons why avocados are so popular among fitness freaks. Most protein based diets are usually incomplete without this wonderful fruit. It is rich in fiber, protein, healthy fats, folate, minerals and vitamins B6 and C. Apart from being packed with nutrients, it has a unique nutty flavor and is creamy and buttery too. You may be used to eating a few slices of avocado with your morning toast and tea, but how about going a step further? Make avocados interesting by using them in delicious yet healthy dishes.
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Here is a list of 5 avocado recipes for a nutrient-rich meal:
1. Chili Oil Avocado Salad
If you’re switching to a healthier diet, what could be better than a salad that contains avocado? Take some chopped avocado, tomato, cucumber and iceberg lettuce. Toss them in a salad bowl and add a spicy touch with a dressing of Kashmiri red pepper mixed in olive oil.
2. Mango, Avocado and Shrimp Salad
This recipe guarantees an explosion of tropical flavor in your mouth. Feel the sweetness of mango, the unique texture of avocado, the tang of lemon juice and the taste of cooked prawns. Serve it chilled.
3. Matcha Avocado Walnut Smoothie
Smoothies are one of the healthiest ways to snack on the go. With the flavor of matcha and the crunch of crushed walnuts in it, this avocado smoothie tastes heavenly and comes to the rescue when you experience hunger pangs in the early morning or early evening. Use low-fat milk or dairy alternatives to make this smoothie even healthier.
4. Avocado Hummus
Hummus is a popular Middle-Eastern dish made from chickpeas. How about adding in some avocado flavor and making it healthier? Roast sesame seeds and grind them to make powder. Whisk the chickpeas, garlic, avocado, yogurt, sesame powder and other spices until smooth. Squeeze lemon juice for zesty flavor.
5. Poached Eggs with Spicy Avocado, Cheese and Walnuts
While we’re on the topic of avocados, can eggs be far behind? We bet you know that avocado and eggs make a great pairing. So, go ahead and enjoy your favorite poached egg with avocado and make it a high-protein meal. Along with the egg and scooped avocado, add onions, tomatoes, green peppers and herbs to enhance the flavor. Add some walnuts for crunch and olive oil for subtle smoothness. Tastes best with toast.
Next time you’re wondering how to make a healthy addition to your meals, give those avocados a chance. Try our delicious recipes and enjoy the benefits of fruits as well.