Did you know that avocados are a fruit? It’s true! They are nutrient-packed superfruits!
This powerhouse superfood provides the following:
+Nutritious heart-healthy monounsaturated fats
+Multiple trace vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium, potassium, iron and copper.
They also contain fat-soluble vitamins A, E and K, as well as water-soluble vitamins B and C. Not to mention, avocados are full of the good kind of fat that we need for proper heart function and brain development.
Due to avocados’ high content of monounsaturated fatty acids they help improve heart health, balance glucose and insulin levels, improve hormonal balance, and better cognitive function. Avocados also contain lutein, a type of carotenoid that protects eye health and preserves healthy, youthful looking skin and hair. It’s true: avocados are one of Nature’s best moisturizers! Like many fruits, avocados are also one of the best sources of fiber! Thus, avocados are great for digestive health, as their healthy fats aid nutrient absorption. Since fatty acids help balance hormones naturally, they play a critical role in regulating the central nervous system and cognitive processes. Therefore, with avocados’ high content of healthy fats, they make great mood boosters!
So guess what? Fats are awesome! The good kind, that is. Many of avocados’ numerous health benefits come from their surplus of monounsaturated fatty acids. What’s even better about avocados? They are delicious in both savory and sweet dishes! Avocados are famous for their yummy guacamoles, perfect in sandwiches or used as a dip. But did you know that their mild flavor, texture and creamy consistency make avocados a wonderful ingredient for smoothies, popsicles, puddings and even chocolate mousse? Avocados are so versatile, and you can incorporate them into many dishes, including dessert. Take a look at our avocado kidzshake recipes; they will for sure be a hit with your kids and family!
Here are 5 of our favorite Avocado shake and smoothie bowl recipes:
Enjoy and let those healthy fats work for you!
Written by Gelsey Plaza @feastingontherainbow