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5 Healthy Avo Recipes

Five Healthy Ways To Make The Most Of Avocado Season

Oh how South Africans love avo! And with avocados being back in season, we have created five healthy, easy avocado recipes for you to try out! Try them out and share what you whip up with us on Instagram by tagging @medshieldsa or on Facebook at facebook.com/MedshieldSA.

Avocados contain a host of nutrients, like Potassium and Vitamin K, and are packed with heart-healthy fats and fibre. Incorporating avocados into your diet has been proven to help aid weight-loss. So in celebration of avo season being in full swing, we are sharing five quick, healthy recipes to inspire you to make the most of your Hass this Autumn.


1. Spicy Guacamole

What You Need

  • 2 to 3 large ripe avocados
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Pinch of lime zest
  • 1 small chilli, very finely chopped
  • 1⁄4 red onion, very finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 large handful coriander, chopped, plus extra
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Pinch of smoky paprika, for garnishing

Method:

  1. Combine all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and taste to check the balance of acidity and spice. Blend to achieve your preferred chunkiness/smoothness texture.
  2. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and paprika.

2. Pineapple, Spinach and Avo Smoothie

What You Need:

  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1 small avocado, peeled and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp protein powder of your choice

Method:

  1. Blitz all ingredients in a blender with a handful of ice. Yum!
    (This recipe works well with frozen avocado)

3. Rice Paper Veggie Rolls

What You Need:

  • 3 small red cabbage leaves, shredded
  • 2 courgettes
  • 1⁄4 red pepper
  • 1⁄4 yellow pepper
  • 2 baby carrots
  • 3 spring onions
  • 1⁄2 avocado
  • 3 sheets rice paper

Method:

  1. Slice the vegetables and avocado into long thin strips.
  2. Pour room-temperature water into a large bowl. Soak one sheet of rice paper at a time in the water for five seconds. Remove and place on a kitchen towel to soften for 10 seconds.
  3. Divide the rest of the ingredients among the final three rice- paper sheets and fold to make three large Thai spring rolls.
  4. Serve with a dipping sauce of your choice.

4. Mexican-style Ceviche

What You Need:

  • 300g yellowtail, hake or halibut, cubed 3 limes
  • 1 lemon
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced
  • 1⁄2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 large avocado, cubed
  • 8 to 10 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • Handful cubed cucumber
  • Handful coriander

Method:

  1. Place the cubed fish into a glass bowl. Pour the juice of two limes and a lemon over the cubed fish and mix to combine. Sprinkle the fish with salt and pepper. Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate until the fish is opaque and cured (you can toss occasionally).
  2. Remove the fish from the marinade and place into a bowl with the rest of the ingredients. Add some zest from the third lime, then squeeze in some fresh juice. Season to taste.

5. Tomato and Avo Salad

What You Need:

  • 400g mixed heirloom tomatoes (yellow, green, cherry)
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • 1⁄2 red onion, very finely sliced
  • Handful fresh basil, torn

For the dressing:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice and zest of half a lemon
  • 1 Tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp agave (or honey)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1⁄4 clove garlic, minced

Method:

  1. Slice the tomatoes and arrange on a large platter.
  2. Add the avocado and red onion and scatter over the torn basil.
  3. Whisk the dressing ingredients together and drizzle over the tomato salad.

For more healthy, delicious recipes, click here and for a delicious dessert using avocado, check out our superfood chocolate mousse recipe!

If you’re looking to shake up your meal plan and introduce some healthy, easy recipes into your life, check out our ClickFit 4-Week Meal Plan.

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