Fun Fact: Did you know an avocado is also known as an alligator pear? This is because of the shape, green skin, and rough texture!
|One of my favorites!|
If anyone has ever seen a "SlimCado" at the supermarket, it is promoted as having less calories and fat. I tried one before and they are honestly gross. They were watery and just didn't have that rich "Avocado-flavor." Not to mention, the fats in avocados are heart-healthy and help to decrease inflammation in the body! (Hence my picture to the right).
1 cup provides 15g Monounsaturated fats, 3g Polyunsaturated fats, 10g fiber, 39% of DV for Vitamin K, 30% of DV for Folate, 25% of DV for Vitamin C, 21% of DV for Potassium, 16% of DV for Vitamin E, and 165mg of Omega-3 Fatty Acids!
Avocado Pesto Dip
**To prevent your sliced avocado from browning, sprinkle with lemon juice.
2 tsp. basil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4c Parmesan cheese (I added a little more for a cheesier taste)
2T olive oil
1. Food process (or use hand blender) to mix all ingredients. (Seasonings can be altered to taste).
2. Enjoy with fresh veggies (or crackers/pretzels).