Hardworking Superfoods: Avocado 2 Ways

BY EXECUTIVE CHEF, JUSTIN MACY

Avocado is one ingredient that gives any recipe a nutritional boost. Just 1 ounce (28 grams) provides good amounts of healthy fats, fibers and protein. Avocados may also aid heart health, weight control and healthy aging. Two of our signature dishes found at Café Meto that guests crave is a healthier take on traditional guacamole. Avocados are naturally nutrient dense containing nearly 20 vitamins and minerals including folate, magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids. A dose of avocado also helps sustain your hunger. By adding broccoli, these dishes are infused with loads of Vitamin K & C, which build collagen. The fresh texture adds additional fiber which is important for digestive health. This is a great way to sneak in more veggies into the diet of those picky eaters as well. Make this at home and tag us @CIVANAresort!

BROCCOMOLI

CIVANA Wellness Resort Broccomoli Recipe

INGREDIENTS

2 Avocados

2 Cups Broccoli blanched and chopped

Pico

2 Tomato diced

1 Jalapeno diced

1 bunch cilantro chopped

½ Red onion diced

2 Tbsp chopped garlic

1.5 Lime juiced

 

DIRECTIONS

In food processor pulse blanched broccoli and avocados till desired texture. Transfer to mixing bowl and fold in Pico. Serve a side of fresh pico salsa on the side simply by doubling the recipe. Serve with gluten free corn tortilla chips or strips of or veggies such as bell peppers or sliced cucumbers.

AVOCADO TOAST

CIVANA Wellness Resort Avocado Toast Recipe

INGREDIENTS

2-pc sourdough bread lightly toasted

2-oz broccomoli (See recipe above, spread on toast as base)

1-1/2 cup simple salad, dark leafy greens

½ avocado Sliced

1-oz crumbled goat cheese

2-tbsp chia seeds

 

DIRECTIONS

Toast sourdough bread, spread brocomoli as base, Place simple salad on top, followed by sliced avocado, goat cheese and chia seed.

Enjoy!

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