When thinking about different ways to eat avocados as part of healthy nutrition for women, we could literally have been writing this all night; their versatility and benefits know no bounds! But seriously, who has time to read that? So, we’re going to keep it short and sweet when showing off this nutritious fruit with its omega 9 monounsaturated fats and fibre that keep blood sugar levels steady and fill you up for longer. With more potassium than a banana and providing antioxidant vitamin E, we’re sure you’ll agree it’s something we need more of in our diets. Here are our top 5 ways to make sure that you do…
1. Naked with a pinch of seasoning
If simple is your thing then it doesn’t get simpler than this. Just cut it up into chunks with a pinch of salt and pepper over the top and… voila! If you fancy something with a bit more of a punch – other seasonings like paprika, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, olive oil and balsamic will do trick too.
2. Morning eggs just got interesting
When cooking your scrambled eggs, just dice up some avocado and add it to half-cooked eggs in the pan. That way the avocado will be warm but not burnt. (Pretty much the only thing we can think of that doesn’t work with an avocado!) Then grate some cheese over the top and you’re good to go. Another simple brekkie idea is to top avocado with cooked and crumbled bacon, a sprinkling of parsley and a little salt and pepper. Good mornings all round then.
3. Soup up your soup
Not only can you use it as the main ingredient in a home-cooked soup, but avocado is also a tasty way to jazz up other soups too. Cut it into chunks and add to your next batch of chicken and lime soup. Chilled or hot, it’ll be a big thumbs up from your taste buds.
4. Do a sour cream swap
As yummy as sour cream is, the calories often aren’t but don’t worry – it’s avocados to the rescue! That’s because they’re perfect for dishes usually made with sour cream. For example, top your baked potatoes with mashed avocado instead. Or make a dairy-free sour cream substitute by blending together 2 avocados, the juice of 2 limes, 2 tbsp water, 2 tbsp olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. See you later sour cream!
5. Guacamole with a Swisse Me twist
This is simple to make with just avocados, herbs and seasoning. However, if you’re feeling a little bit more adventurous, how about adding our Boost Me Ginger blend to the proceedings? As part of women’s daily nutritional needs and blended with 5 fruits, including avocado, banana and kiwi, it will add a tasty and unforgettable zing to your dip every time.