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Superfood Spotlight: Avocados

May 25th, 2013 by Drew

If you’re not eating avocados because you’re worried about getting too much fat, snap out of it because you’ll be missing out on all the other nutrient dense goodies that this superfood holds.By the way, we’re long past the 90’s where fat was evil.  Welcome to the New Age where fat is fabulous!  You brain and other vital parts of your body need fat to survive and thrive.  You also cannot absorb vitamins without eating fat and avocados contain plenty of healthy fats as well as vitamins and all essential amino acids.  Think of fat as the vehicle to transport all the necessary micro-nutrients to your cells. When we don’t get enough fat, things become unbalanced and we crave other unhealthy foods.

Also high in protein, the avocado is a complete food, offering an all in one dose of everything you body needs. The often over-looked avocado is a delicious, creamy superfood that’s simply too health-boosting to skip. The myriad of healthy fats and nutrients found in avocados – oleic acid, lutein, folate, vitamin E, monounsaturated fats and glutathione among them – can fight inflamation and help protect your body from heart disease, cancer, degenerative eye and brain diseases.   Avocados also taste great and are easily integrated into any meal or even a smoothie.  Add an avocado to

smoothies to add creamy texture and a powerful nutritional boost, or enjoy an avocado half as a nutritious “side” to any meal or add to soups as well.  The possibilities are really endless.

Hass avocados have been found to be the most densely concentrated variety of the avocado fruit. They contain the highest content of lutein and zeaxanthin and other fat-soluble nutrients and have a long growing season here in Southern California.  All avocados are terrific for the digestive system as they contain a good variety of both soluble and insoluble fibers.

Here is just a taste of one of the many recipes included in the Spring Forward Detox Program when you sign up:

Raw Avocado Electrolyte Soup:
2 large avocados
1 cup coconut water (you can also use a nut milk or filtered water)
juice of 1 lime (should yield about 4 tablespoons)
½ cup coriander leaves
¼ cup chives
1 shallot, minced
pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)

Cut open and pit avocados. Scoop out flesh, reserving a small portion of one half for garnish. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend on high until smooth. If the soup is too thick, add more coconut water until the desired consistency is reached (it should coat the back of a spoon, but not be solid). Pour into a large jar with a tight-fitting lid and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Serve when cold. Garnish with avocado cubes and chives or coriander.

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