I went out for an impromptu lunch with my sister last week to one of our favorite local organic restaurants. When she called to invite me out, I had just eaten my every day favorite snack – an apple with almond butter. I wasn’t really hungry but wanted to hang out with her, its rare these days that we get time just the two of us. I jumped at the opportunity but planned to only have a tea while I watched her nosh. The second I walked in, I knew that not eating wasnt going ot happen. Grehlin (the hunger hormone) sent a notice indicating that we indeed were going to partake in the noshing .
Naturally, I took a peek at the tables around us and thats when I spotted the most glorious, instagram worthy food art ever- a piled high loaded avocado. That was it, decision made! It was all sorts of good. So good infact, I knew that I had to recreate the recipe and share its deliciousness with you. So here I am 🙂
Before we get to the recipe, lets talk a little bit about Avocados. Creamy, dreamy and native to Central America and Mexico. Avocado is rich in monounsaturated fats, which make its texture creamy and smooth. The wonderful fruit (yup, its technically a fruit) is a nutrient powerhouse. Loaded with fibre, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals like vitamin K, E, C and B-vitamins, potassium, and copper. This is why its satiating enough to be served as a meal.
- An avocado consists of 73% water, 15% fat, 8.5% carbohydrates (mostly fibers), and 2% protein.
- Half an avocado provides a substantial amount of fiber -4.5 grams
- Avocado is packed with monounsaturated fats, which studies suggest has a protective effect against inflammation, diabetes, and heart disease