Deviled Avocados

Avocados.

Avocados

These tasty little suckers are jam-packed full of goodness. They provide a ton of antioxidants and healthy, unsaturated fat to a balanced diet and actually help your body absorb vitamins and nutrients.. say what?! Fact. They are good for...

Bone + Skin Health
Manganese Bone health
Phosphorus Bone and teeth formation
Magnesium Bone health
Riboflavin, Niacin Skin Health

Cardiovascular {circulation + heart}
Copper, Magnesium Regulating your heart rate
Copper Maintaining normal blood pressure
Pantothenic Acid Formation of red blood cells

Immune System
Vitamins C, B6 Immune system function
Zinc Wound healing

Vitamin E Tissue repair

Muscle Growth + Development
Vitamin E Muscular development
Vitamin C Connective tissue function

Magnesium Muscle and nerve function

Digestion
Thiamin, Folate Metabolism
Riboflavin Protein, fat and carb processing

Panthothenic Acid Nutrient processing

WOW!!! It is NOT easy being green!
A few tips about these green goddesses that I thought I would share...

  • The ripeness of an avocado can be determined by its color. The greener the avocado, the less ripe, the darker/black the avocado, the riper it is
  • You can speed up ripening by placing in a brown paper bag. Slow it down by sticking it in the fridge.
  • When opening an avocado, I find it easiest to cut around the circumference of the fruit {I do it the long way, especially for this recipe} twist open, and then pop your knife into the pit, turn, and pull out. No need to dig the pit out with a spoon! 
  • To save a cut avocado, keep the pit in, sprinkle with lime juice, and cover with aluminum or plastic wrap. 

and now... onto the recipe!




Deviled Avocados

{original recipe spotted on Pinterest 
from jamaicanitpaleo.com}

ingredients:

1 can tuna 
1 avocado {ripe}
½ tsp minced garlic
1 scallion, chopped
¼ red onion, minced
Juice of ½ lime
Sea salt and pepper to taste

instructions:

  1. Cut the avocado in half and empty the contents in a mixing bowl {save the skin!}
  2. Combine the tuna and the remaining ingredients with the avocado.
  3. Mix and mash until thoroughly combined.
  4. For presentation, put the mixture back into the skins and serve!

notes:

  • This is absolutely adorable if served in the skins.
  • This is absolutely delicious, even if eaten directly off a plate.
  • Info and nutritional facts obtained from www.theamazingavocado.com 

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