Avocados are a rich source of mono-saturated fats, vitamins E and B, potassium and fiber. In fact, one cup of avocado has the potassium content of 3 bananas (potassium is an important electrolyte that is often out of balance due to too much sodium intake). Studies also show that they help decrease bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol by over 10%!
Here’s one of my super simple recipes for eating this luscious fruit that the spring season brings us. This has a bit of a Mexican taste without the heavy oils, tortillas, or having to go to a restaurant!
3 ripe avocados
2 diced ripe tomatoes
1 diced red bell pepper
½ finely chopped red onion
To taste: cayenne pepper, Himalayan salt, freshly ground black pepper
- Scoop out the meat of the avocados and place into a bowl and set aside the avocado shells
- Mash the avocados and mix with the tomatoes, bell pepper, and onion
- Season to taste with the cayenne, salt, and pepper, and mix well
- Scoop the mixture back into the avocado shells
- Arrange on a platter of lettuce leaves and place a sprig of cilantro on top of each shell
- Eat and enjoy!