Yes, I have officially become infatuated with the fat.
Avocado has stolen the spotlight in the majority of my dishes–both sweet and savory–because of its its creaminess & versatility. It serves as a flavorful topper to a salad, a thick spread to a sandwich, a chunky dip with some chips, a creamy agent in a smoothie (with no added taste!), and a perfect pair with ripe tomatoes (with a sprinkle of sea salt).Forget about fearing the fat and focus on becoming infatuated.
Health Benefits of Avocados:
Full of heart healthy monounsaturated fat
Monounsaturated fats aid in the absorption of antioxidants (lycopene and beta-carotene)
Meals with small amounts of fat will leave you feeling full & satisfied
Monounsaturated fats can help maintain moisture levels in the epidermal layer of your skin, making it look & feel healthy
Good source of fiber, potassium, and vitamins C,K, folate, and B6
Aids in lowering cholesterol levels & regulating blood pressure
Grilled Shrimp Topped with Guacamole & Pico de Gallo
While interning at Sisco+Berluti, stacking is always on the mind. Finding the right colors and textures that will complement each other when layered together is a true delight. Every time I create a stack, I indulge in the endless possibilities of unexpected pairings of arm candy. I love changing things up and making a new creation from bracelets that I already own.With stacking on the mind, I was inspired to try something new: a stacked smoothie. I layered a thick blueberry smoothie over a ripe peach & banana smoothie, and let me tell you, the end result was a perfect stack.
Stacked Up Smoothie
1 c. unsweetened almond milk
1/4 c. frozen ripe peaches
1/2 frozen banana
1/4 c. frozen blueberries
5 ice cubes
Pinch of cinnamon
Stevia to taste
Combine the milk, Stevia, cinnamon, peaches, ice, banana & peaches and blend until smooth. Pour half of the smoothie into a glass. Add in the blueberries and blend until smooth. Pour the remainder on top of the banana & peach smoothie. Top with fresh berries or granola. Enjoy!