Pick harder avocados at the grocery store and leave them on your counter to ripen, once they are soft but not mushy to the touch, store them in the fridge.
Avocados contain Vitamin E, B-vitamins, minerals and my personal favourite – fibre. Yes they are full of fat, but its the good kind – heart healthy monounsaturated fat.
Research suggests that its not necessarily the amount of fat you eat, but the quality of the fat that you eat, that affects your health. Avocado is a good fat. That doesn’t give you license to go crazy and eat a whole one everyday, remember size matters, especially serving size. And a whole avocado would be about 250 calories and 22 g of fat.
I like to add avocado to sandwiches, salads and of course to make guacamole.
Check out my YouTube video on How to Make Guacamole
I’m a purist when it comes to guacamole. I have simple rules: ripe avocado, fresh limes, some kind of onion element, an element of garlic, OR skip the onions and the garlic and just use shallots, some heat like red pepper flakes and a pinch of salt.
My easy to make recipe is:
2 avocados + juice of half a lime or more if you want + 2 Tbsp minced shallots, big pinch of red pepper flakes + a pinch of iodized salt = YUM