Avocado toast has become one of the most instagrammable and trendiest foods that has hit the mainstream. And as great as it sounds it truly is an amazing fruit, a superfood to be exact. This day, July 31st, is when we can truly appreciate the magic avocados can do for us.
What makes avocados such a great part of an athlete’s diet?
- Energy booster: With more potassium than a banna (3 times more to be exact), avocados give athletes that extra boost of energy needed to train well and perform. (source: https://academic.oup.com/advances/article/3/6/820/4644562)
- Cell damage protection and helps reduce inflammation ( source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3664913/)
- One avocado can contain up to 4 g of protein. They are considered more of a healthy fat, but this fruit has the highest protein content. (https://www.myfooddata.com/articles/fruits-high-in-protein.php )
Here are 3 ways I like to add avocados to my diet:
1. Avocado toast
(Left sourdough: Mashed avocado, microgreens, radish slices, and everything but the bagel seasoning. Right sourdough: Hummus, sriracha flavoured sesame seeds, avocado rose, and chilli flakes.)
2. Guac (Mix 4-5 avocados, ½ juice of lemon, ½ juice of lime, 1 diced red onion, 2 diced tomatoes, salt, minced garlic, chopped cilantro. Then garish with more cilantro.)
3. Chocolate Avocado Mousse (Blend 1 avocado, 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, splash of milk, and a dash of sweetener, like maple syrup. Blend all ingredients and add to a bowl and let it sit in the fridge for 1-2 hours to enjoy cold).</li.