Celebrate Avocado Day

JULY MARKS National Avocado Day! With its versatility and health benefits, avocados can enhance almost any dish.

Avocados are more than just a trend. They are packed with healthy fats, fibre, vitamins, and minerals, making them a powerhouse of nutrition. Here’s why they deserve a spot in your daily diet:

  • Heart Health: Rich in monounsaturated fats, avocados can help lower bad cholesterol levels.
  • Nutrient Dense: They provide nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, including potassium, vitamin E, and folate.
  • Fiber-Rich: A single avocado contains about 10 grams of fiber, aiding digestion and keeping you full longer.

Check out our easy and mouth-watering recipes…

Classic Guacamole

2 ripe avocados
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 tomato, diced
1 lime, juiced
2 tablespoons fresh coriander, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

Cut the avocados in half, remove the pit, and scoop out the flesh into a bowl.
Mash the avocado with a fork until smooth but slightly chunky.
Add the onion, tomato, lime juice, and corriander.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Mix well and serve with tortilla crisps or as a topping for tacos.

Avocado Toast

1 ripe avocado
2 slices of whole-grain bread
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Salt and red pepper flakes to taste
Optional toppings: poached egg, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese

Toast the bread to your desired level of crispiness.While the bread is toasting, cut the avocado in half, remove the pit, and scoop out the flesh into a bowl.Mash the avocado with a fork and mix in the lemon juice, salt, and red pepper flakes.Spread the avocado mixture evenly over the toasted bread.Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Avocado Smoothie

1 ripe avocado
1 banana
1 cup spinach
1 cup almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
1 tablespoon honey (optional)
Ice cubes

Cut the avocado in half, remove the pit, and scoop out the flesh into a blender.
Add the banana, spinach, almond milk, and honey.
Blend until smooth.
Add ice cubes and blend again until the desired consistency is reached.
Pour into a glass and enjoy a nutritious, creamy smoothie.

Pop into Peacocks Greengrocers where Brian will be more then happy to help you pick out the best!

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