This month is the Hispanic Heritage Month so I wanted to take this opportunity to talk about one of the most popular fruits in my home town Bogota-Colombia.
I am very proud Colombian, living in New Zealand. I have lived here for more than 15 years and I remember the first couple of years when I could not adapt to the language, the people , weather etc.
As you might know Colombians or Latin-Americans are very folkloric 💃🏻
I mean we are happy, warm creatures, we love dancing, singing , love family, kids and we love our food.
Food for us is the opportunity to get together with family members to celebrate any occasion, since birthdays, anniversaries, before Christmas, after Christmas etc
I’m sharing with you one of the most delicious fruits we have. 🥑
I remember my dear father who loved to have his avocado with his soups for lunch . Our main dishes in Colombia are stews or soups with veggies , rice and some kind of protein ( chicken, cow meat) and a salad , plus a delicious fresh juice.
In Colombia you usually see people selling fruits, giant avocados at the corner of the neightbourhood where you usually cross by car or by walking.
I have not seen avocados like this ever. Here in New Zealand the size is a joke 🤣 and the price is ridiculous. So I consider this delicious fruit like a treasure in Latinamerican countries.
Did you know that avocados are originated in Mexico and Colombia around 7,000 years ago.
🥑Avocado oil alone is (71 percent) monounsaturated fatty acids-“good fats” shown to lowerLDL or bad cholesterol, increase HDL or good cholesterol.
🥑promote healthy heart contraction and reduces high blood pressure.
🥑But just one avocado can contain almost 15 percent of the daily recommended potassium intake.That’s as much potassium as in one and a half large or two small bananas (.72 g).
🥑Dietary fiber is known to create a feeling of satiety, which can prevent snacking throughout the day. For this reason, avocados are often considered great foods for weight loss.
promote a healthy complexion.
🥑Vitamin C may help reduce skin inflammation, accelerate wound healing, and soothe dry skin.
🥑Avocado oil may boost collagen production, further reducing signs of aging.
➡️HOW TO AVOID TO GET BROWN?add some acid, like vinegar, lemon, or lime juice to the avocado and cover tightly with plastic wrap.” Another tactic is to add a light coating of oil before you wrap it up.
Delicious Avocado smoothie- kids would love it!
🔜Creamy Avocado Smoothie
Serves 2 to 3
👍This creamy dairy-free avocado smoothie is perfect for breakfast or a healthy snack!
Hmm, I feel like I want to have a delicious smoothie now. Let’s teach our kids how to eat deliciously.
- 1/2 cup cubed frozen pineapple
- 2 cups packed fresh spinach, or 1 cup frozen spinach
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 frozen banana
- 3/4 cup light coconut milk, canned or from a carton
- 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus 1/2 teaspoon zest
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- pinch of sea salt
- 8 ice cubes
- Combine the pineapple, spinach, avocado, banana, coconut milk, lime juice, maple syrup, salt, ice, and protein powder, if using, in a blender. Blend until creamy.