Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Avocado for Breakfast! - Scrumptious Avocado Bowl

Avocado for breakfast? Yes. You should have it as often as you can. Avocado is one of the healthiest fruits we know, and probably one of the most versatile ones.

Avocado is rich in vital nutrients. It contains many vitamins and minerals, including vitamin K, C, E, folate, B5 and B6; magnesium, manganese, iron, copper, phosphorus and zinc; nutrients such as beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxantin; healthy combination of omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids; and a lot of fiber.

Avocados  can help you lower high blood pressure, reduce cholesterol, improve vision and prevent macular degeneration, protect liver, and reduce inflammation.

  • flesh of 2 ripe avocados
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp matcha (Japanese green tea powder)
  • 1 tsp wheat grass powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut water (add more if needed)
  • juice of 1/2 lemon 
  • 1 Tbsp light raw honey
  • 1/2 tsp baobab powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp lucuma powder
  • pinch Celtic sea salt

for garnish
  • 1 tsp hemp seeds
  • 1/2 tsp bee pollen 
  • handful of fresh raspberries

  • Blend all the ingredients into a smooth, but fairly thick mass. It should be less flowing than a smoothie.
  • Transfer the blended avocado mass into small cereal bowls. Garnish with hemp seeds, bee pollen and fresh berries. Enjoy in good company!

Tip: Avocado can be very tricky to work with. To prevent the flesh of cut avocado from turning brown I learned a simple, but very effective strategy. As soon as I cut the avocado lengthwise I dip it in a bowl of ice water, face down, for e few seconds. Next, I scoop the flesh out and drizzle some lemon juice over it. 

Despite the use of honey and banana, this simple breakfast dish has a very law glycemic index. This means that your blood sugar will stay well balanced in the morning.

If you are a strict vegan, replace honey with liquid stevia and skip the bee pollen.

This time I used hemp seeds, bee pollen and raspberries to garnish my avocado bowl, but there are many possibilities. You can add raw coconut flakes and blueberries, goji berries and sliced bananas, raisins and chopped nuts, or sliced kiwi fruit and purple grapes. Experiment. It is such a fun!

In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique

Dominique Allmon©2015


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