My body has been all about avocado lately.
I often experience intense cravings for them when I have a really busy schedule of classes, teaching, rehearsing and performing. When you crowd out junk food and learn to listen to your body’s natural cravings, it will tell you exactly what nutrients it needs. Right now mine needs some healthy fats to keep me fuller longer.
Avocados are a good source of mono and polyunsaturated fats. Aka “good fats”. Yes there is such a thing and your active dancing body needs fat to survive.
You can turn avocados into guacamole, puree them into soups, chop them into salads and sandwiches, make them into parfaits or smoothies and team them up with pastas. They are an amazingly diverse food. Try out this smoothie recipe. I love it at the start of my day!
Amazing Avo Smoothie
Prep Time: 10 min
Yield: 1 large smoothie
- 1 cup Greek-style plain nonfat yogurt
- 1 banana
- 1 ripe, sliced Avocado
- 1/2 cup cooked greens, cooled. (Some to try: Spinach, Kale, Chard, Beet Greens)
- 2 Tbsp. natural sweetener (agave, maple syrup )
- ice cubes
Place all ingredients in blender and process until desired texture is reached. EASY!