This was a hard pill for me to swallow. Full disclosure, I used to believe cheese was its own food group. I love cheese. I. LOVE. IT. When I started cleaning up my eating habits a few years ago I felt like I was depriving myself if I cut out dairy or carbs. Turns out, I just hadn’t found the right substitutes to satiate my appetite.
ENTER THE AVOCADO (you sexy little bitch.) This fruit (yes, she’s a fruit!) has rapidly become the queen bee of the produce section. Avocados are high in monounsaturated fat (the good kind) that helps lower bad cholesterol. They’re loaded with potassium and they’re one of the few high-protein fruits on the market (one avocado has 4 grams of protein!) Besides all that, avocados make your hair, skin and nails look shiny and new. Can I get three cheers for the avocado?!
So let’s talk about how to use her. We certainly aren’t shy about our avocado obsession on social media. We’re in love, we’re in love and we don’t care who knows it!
Our favorite ways to use this little baby are as follows:
1. Avocado Toast – (P.S. are you following us on Instagram? If you’re not, please pause and get that done… we’ll wait!)
2. Eggs and Avocado (Pre/Post Workout) –
I just finished my morning workout and I’m currently eating this as I type this blog post! While we love a post workout protein shake, we love real food more. If you live in a big city, find a deli that does eggs all day. It’s a simple, easy way to get the nutrients you need and it’s delicious. Boom, done.
This has become one of star dinner options in the Brave Body Project Kitchen! We choose to eat a lighter dinner (refer to Commandment #2 for more info on that) and turkey burgers or lettuce wraps have become our favorites. Again, we’re all about simplicity and it takes minimal time to cook up some turkey, cut up some avocado and place said turkey and avocado over a bed of greens with a little salsa. Wala!
Bottom line: We’re not saying we don’t have the occasional wine and cheese party… because come on, what’s more fun than that? But let’s save the cheese (and even the mayo and unnecessary condiments) for the special occasions and spend more time cuddling up to our favorite bae on the block, the Avocado.
Happy eating friends! Be brave!