This big, juicy, sweet and creamy fruit 🥑 from Latin America.

Avocados this delicious fruit , the feature in our family meals back in my home country Colombia.

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.

How amazing to have this fruit for kids lunch boxes. 🤤

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 developed countries , nutritious fruits and vegetables should be affordable, so parents teach children to eat correctly.

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.

Published by AndreaP

I am passionate about food and nutrition. Originally from Bogota -Colombia currently living in New Zealand. I am a Nutritionist & Dietitian. After becoming a mum and working in different areas like education, banking and sales, I came to the realisation that I wanted to come back to what I loved and what I have passion for this is Health and Nutrition. In September 2016 I started my online course with the biggest nutrition school in America called Institute of Integrative Nutrition( IIN). The Institute of Integrative Nutrition has given me the knowledge and support about Nutrition in a Holistic way. I have never thought that this would be possible, but after a year I realised that definitely secondary food (food that is on the plate) is part of the puzzle of health and happiness. There is something called primary food which are the pillars that together contribute to a better wellbeing and a better nutrition. Relationships, spirituality, career and exercise plus a having good sleep habits can contribute to a better YOU. I am a Holistic Nutritionist and I am looking forward to taking you on this journey of better habits and a prosperous life. Always smile with gratitude! Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope you get to know me. AndreaP

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