Saturday, January 22, 2011

Avacado...A Little Slice Of Healthy

I remember when I lived in Mexico and had avocado trees growing in my back yard. I never knew back then what I know now:
Avocados have just 5 grams of fat per serving.

Avocados contain NO cholesterol or sodium.

Avocados are high in fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium and folate.

Best of all, Avocados contain 60% more potassium per ounce than bananas. That is a fact that I didn’t know until recently and here I've been eating all these bananas.

Do you recall trying to grow an avocado tree way back when? Remember pushing three toothpicks into the thickest width of avocado, suspending it over water and putting it in a sunny window.

Mine actually got quite large but it never bore fruit. What I didn’t know is that it takes 3-4 years and even then it is hit or miss. It also helps to have several avocado trees growing together to aid in pollination.

I love this particular recipe because it is so straightforward. I found an avocado on the “slightly” ripe side because I prefer them firm instead of soft.

Bon Appetit to the simple and delicious!

Avocado and Lime

Halve an avocado and remove the pit.

Take 1 teaspoon of high-quality olive oil and drizzle over avocado.

Sprinkle with coarse salt and fresh pepper .

Squeeze on a fresh lime