For the Love of Avocados!

Avocados have so many health benefits and are one of the most superior sources of natural healthy fats.  Fats are essential for soft, beautiful skin and youthful complexion so avocados feature highly on my list of top skin foods. Anything that can help me grow old gracefully is a winner in my eyes!!

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Here are some delicious recipes to get some more avocado into your diet!

First up is one of my favourites, guacamole! This is so easy to make and tastes delicious. I love it served with Turkey burgers, as a side with some chilli con carne recipe here or even spread onto some of my protein oat bread recipe here or brown bread recipe here topped with a poached egg or yummy bacon (or both!)

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Ingredients

1  Ripe Avocado, chopped

1/2 Red onion, chopped

2 Cloves of Garlic

6 – 8 Cherry Tomatoes

1 Chilli Pepper,  I use a full chilli pepper as I like it hot!!

Juice of 1 Lime ( or lemon)

Bunch of Fresh Coriander

Black pepper & Rock Salt to season

Method

Just put all ingredients into the Nutribullet or blender! For a chunky texture just pulse or for a smoother texture,  blend.

Nutritional Value

This makes 4 decent size servings.  Each serving is equal to 74 calories, carbs 8g, fat 5g, protein 1.5g.

Next up is a recipe inspired by the beautiful Roz Purcell aka Natural Born Feeder.  Scrolling through my Instagram feed on a Saturday morning wondering what to have for breakfast when I came across this yummy recipe!

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Ingredients

1 Egg

1 Ripe Avocado

2 Slices of Serrano Ham

Method

First up you want to boil your egg, I would have preferred my egg softer but I overcooked it! For a softer egg I normally place the egg in cold water, then bring to the boil and cook for 3 mins!

Peel and halve the avocado.

Gently remove the shell from your egg and place it into the avocado.

Holding the avocado, carefully wrap the Serrano ham around it.

Place under the grill at  a medium heat, turning every minute or so until the ham is crispy.

Serve with spinach and sundried tomatoes.

Nutritional Information

This recipe is just for 1 serving.  Total Calories 286, Carbs 9g, Fat 23g, Protein 15g.

Now for some clean treats!

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First up is Chocolate Mousse, yes a mousse made with avocado. You gotta try it to actually believe it!  The smooth texture of the avocado along with the cacao powder makes this mousse a delicious healthy treat to help with those sweet urges,  recipe here .

Next up are these delicious Avocado Mint Cream treats.

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These are one of my favourite treats to make with avocados  recipe here . I promise you these will not disappoint!  A little bit more time consuming to make but they are so worth it!

Saving the best for last,  my chocolate truffles!

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These little treats are so quick and easy to make and would be a perfect little gift to give to someone, homemade healthy truffles. I find these so handy to have especially on low carb days when I need to take in higher fat amounts to meet my macro goals!

Ingredients

1 Ready to Eat Avocado

4 – 5 Squares of good quality Dark Chocolate, ( minimum 70% cocoa I used 85%)

1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

1/4 tsp Cinnamon

Cacao Powder to decorate

Method

In a bowl mash the avocado until you get a smooth texture, then add in vanilla extract and cinnamon.

Melt the dark chocolate then add to the avocado and mix well.

Chill in the fridge for 30 mins.

Remove from fridge and shape into little balls, then roll in the cacao powder.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days, well that’s if they last that long!

Nutritional Information

This recipe makes 8 truffles. Each truffle is equal to 70 calories, Carbs 4g, Fat 5.6g, Protein 1.5g.

As always please tag me if you try out any of my recipes @jensgymlife on Facebook here, Instagram here, Twitter here or Snap me your pictures @jenser01 on Snapchat !

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Keep sharing the love!

Jen xxx

 

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