Avocado, the fruit of the gods. We don’t have to tell you the avocado is recognized as one of the world’s healthiest foods. We’re sure you know this — how could you not? It’s been celebrated time and time again for its valuable fat, fiber content, and vitamins. And of course, it’s a food healthy eaters love to love, so it’s no big secret this fruit boasts quite the following.
Loaded with healthy fat, both soluble and insoluble fiber, B vitamins along with vitamin K and vitamin E, it’s hard not to love avocados, which also regulate blood sugar, offer a wide range of anti-inflammatory benefits, and support cardiovascular health. But all that’s meaningless unless they taste good, right? And luckily, many would agree that they do.
Avocados are extremely customizable, and the number of foods, drinks, spreads, and dips they are featured in are boundless. Today, we’re going to showcase five of them, just so you’re aware of the number of ways you can take this green fruit and make it yours. Whether your drinking it, dipping it, spreading it, spooning it, egging it, or hiding it, make sure you do you and your taste buds a favor by getting your avocado fix.
1. Spread it: avocado toast
Perhaps one of the tastiest ways to get your fill of avocado for the day is spreading it on your toast in the morning, afternoon, or night. Eating an avocado with sea salt with a spoon is appetizing on its own, but putting it on a piece of multigrain bread takes the experience to a whole new level. A lot of people are very opinionated when it comes to avocado and how it should be perfected, but regardless of your stance on the matter, make sure you load up on the green stuff and are liberal with your seasonings. And just in case you’re not quite sure just how the avocado to sea salt to black pepper ratio should go down, take Jessica from How Sweet Eat’s approach. She knows the perfect recipe for avocado toast for two.
- 4 pieces of multigrain bread, sliced thick
- 1 perfectly ripe avocado
- 1 pinch of sea salt
- 1 pinch of freshly grated black pepper
- 1 slice of lime
Directions: Scoop the avocado out of the skin into a bowl. Sprinkle on salt and pepper, then spritz with one slice of a juicy lime. Mash with a fork (mash well to create a smooth spread, or mash just a few times to create a chunky spread). Toast your bread to perfection, then spread the avocado on top of each slice.