We have a confession…although we now are those avocado-obsessed twin registered dietitian nutritionists and personal trainers who hardly know a day without having at least some form of a creamy, delicious, nutrient-packed avocado, the truth is that even back in college, we weren’t fans of our healthy green goddess. In fact, the first time we tried an avocado was in college. We know; this a shocker given that our mom was incredibly health-minded and every meal included some form of green fruit or veggie, so one would assume that the nutrient-packed luscious creamy babes would have been our baby food! But being on the east coast, and not having avocados year-round the way we do now, our mom didn’t have them around!
So our first taste of an avocado was by way of a sushi roll that we didn’t love, introduced to us by our best friend. It was our first experience with raw fish and we think that’s what clouded our now green-loving eyes into thinking the unusual flavor and texture was coming from the avocado. But thank goodness for second chances, because we granted one to the avocado and NOW…we are proof in the Chocolate Avocado Pudding that giving things a second chances can pay off big time!
Love avocados? Please feel free to search our site to see what healthy, delicious recipes we’ve whipped up! Also, give these avocado numbers a try:
Egg Cups with Creamy Avocado with Sun-dried Tomato
Cauliflower Rice Stuffed Avocado Boats.
Now, like most of our clients, we’re avocado love-ahs—and eat them as much as we can. And while avocados are nutrient powerhouses—packed with good-for-you mono-unsaturated fats, disease-fighting antioxidants, over 20 vitamins and minerals, and are what we like to call nutrient-boosters (see below*), if you’re like most of our clients, you’ll toss one in your side salad or in a smoothie without realizing that a medium-sized avocado has about 250 calories. 250 calories is more than you’d consume if you ate two-and-a-half slices of bread, which means that if you’re trying to whittle your waistline, you may not have excess wriggle room to include an avocado on top of a meal.
That said, we’re the first to say that avocados are way too delicious and nutrient-packed to steer clear of, so we’re constantly finding ways to get some delish-ocado and without destroying fat-loss efforts.
With your heart and your favorite pants in mind ;), we’re so excited to introduce you to our new avocado love—just one more way to eat the luscious avocado—in our Creamy Avocado Green Dressing. With so many of you being very waistline conscious we’re especially excited about this number as an entire serving has only 25 calories! Yassss!– 25 calories for all the nutrients and flavor, plus more!
As we mentioned, avocados are nutrient boosters:
What makes avocados nutrient boosters?!
The fat in the avocado helps you to absorb fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. So if you’re eating a salad, add a little avocado and you’ll better absorb the beta carotene from the bell peppers and tomatoes. This means that the avocado helps you to absorb more of a nutrients that help to protect your cells from getting damaged, aiding in prevention of chronic diseases. Yep, it’s that easy! And nothing’s easier on your tongue or your waistline than this dressing. Grab a blender and then a salad, a sandwich, a chicken breast—you name it, and top with this creamy sensation! This dressing will be your new bestie! Please leave a comment and let us know what you think!
At first it might taste pretty strong and onion-y (though still delicious), but it gets even better as it sits & the flavors meld together! Ours is amazing on salad the next day!
- ½ a ripe avocado (3 oz)
- ½ cup water
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 6 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 green onions, roughly chopped
- 2 tablespoons chopped yellow onion
- ¼ cup basil leaves, packed
- ¼ cup chives, packed
- ¼ cup parsley leaves, packed
- 2 cloves garlic
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Blend all ingredients until smooth.
- At first it might taste pretty strong and onion-y (though still delicious), but it gets even better as it sits & the flavors meld together! Mine was amazing on salad the next day!