AVOCADOSšŸ„‘ took over the WHOLE world! WHY?

#AVOCADOšŸ„‘

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Unless you have been living under a rock, you have enjoyed an avocadošŸ„‘ or seen avocadošŸ„‘ toast on a menu. Full disclosure, I didn't try avocadosšŸ„‘ until the ripe old age of 25. It's so sad to know that I lived a quarter of a century without this creamy green goodnessšŸ„‘. Now, at any given time I have avocadosšŸ„‘ on my kitchen table or in the freezer (yes, you can freeze them). 

Why are avocados šŸ„‘ so popular??? Did they use a branding expert??? Can I use their branding expert???


Here are some insane facts about this pear shaped fruit:

  • 90% of all avocadosšŸ„‘ are grown in California

  • There are 7 varieties of avocadosšŸ„‘

  • There are 8.9 million hashtags on Instagram of #avocadošŸ„‘

  • The average American consumed 7.75 pounds last year compared to 1 pound in 1990 (1)

  • Eating avocadosšŸ„‘ have been known to control your blood sugar which makes your skin glow 

  • You can use avocadosšŸ„‘ as a hair or face mask for super hydration 


Lots of avocado šŸ„‘ love being sent your way and continued health.
Kira J. Pantschenko

Please let me know if there is a topic you would like me to discuss. Happy to explore nutrition topics.


Mexican Green Goddess Dressing 

Prep: 5 minutes
 

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocadošŸ„‘

  • 2 tomatillos

  • 1 cup cilantro

  • 1 lime

  • 1/4- 1/2  of a whole jalapeƱo (depends on your level of spicyness)

  • 1 clove garlic

Directions

  1. Peel the tomatillos and rinse off the sticky outer coating. Place them in a pot of boiling water and boil for five minutes. Remove them and let cool.

  2. While the tomatillos are boiling, juice the lime by cutting it in half and squeezing the juice from both halves into a food processor bowl. Cut the jalapeƱo in half lengthwise ( if you want the dressing to be on the milder side, de-seed the half and cut it in half again and only use the quarter with no seeds). Remove the seeds and set aside, roughly chop/slice the pepper. Put the pepper into the food processor with about 1/2 tsp of the seeds ( the seeds are what actually make jalapeƱo spicy, so be as liberal or conservative as your taste desires).

  3. Roughly chop the garlic and add to the food processor with the avocadošŸ„‘, cilantro and boiled tomatillos.

  4. Run the food processor for about two minutes or until the sauce is blended. If your sauce seems too thick, add 1 tbsp of water and blend again ā€“ continuing until it reaches your desired consistency.

Refrigerate if not using immediately. Serve on salads, nachos, tacos, fajitas, or even just with chips as a cool avocadošŸ„‘ dip!

(1) Eat Well March 2019
Picture from https://www.foodiesfeed.com/

Comment below and tell me what you think about avocadosšŸ„‘.