All Hail Avocados For National Avocado Day

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?

  1. 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
  2. Cell damage protection and helps reduce inflammation ( source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3664913/)
  3. 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.)

Avocado rose tutorial here.

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.

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pvdh
1 month ago

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swimmer66
1 month ago

looks yummy

Akane
1 month ago

love avocados!

Meggi
1 month ago

Will for sure try this! Looks bomb🔥 🔥

Angelica B
1 month ago

Looks so good!! 😋 love avocados! Can’t wait to try the avocado chocolate mouse 😍yummmmm!

Cswim19
1 month ago

Who doesn’t love avocados!!

Kewl
1 month ago

This is such a great article!

juliette
1 month ago

🙌all hail avos 🙌

About Amy Okada

Amy Okada

Amy Okada, also known as "Amy Avocado," is obsessed with all things avocado. The match between Amy and avocados was destined in the stars: her birthday, July 31, is also National Avocado Day! Originally from From Los Angeles, California, Amy graduated from UCLA in 2020 with a degree in Anthropology and …

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