What's a curryavo?Have you heard of curryavos yet? Probably not because we just kind of invented them as a way to spice up one of our favorite paleo snacks- avocados. These tasty fruits (yep- avocados are technically a fruit!) not only taste amazing, but we also love that they are gluten free, sugar free, dairy free.. and a highly recommended food from folks like Dr. Cate Shanahan. In fact, it's part of the 4th pillar of Dr. Shanahan's four pillars of nutrition: Fresh, Uncooked Ingredients. Avocados are packing some pretty rocking nutritional power.
An incredibly tasty, raw ingredient snack1- Avocados contain fat. 77% of it is fat, in fact. We all used to think fat was bad, but science has proven otherwise- and it turns out that some fats are actually nutritional superstars. Avos have oleic acid in them- a monounsaturated fatty acid that is proven to keep your heart healthy.
2- The fat in avocados will help you absorb fat soluble nutrients better. Which means you'll get more antioxidants and vitamins out of the salad & other organic veggies you pair with it. Yes, please!
3- Avocados have been linked to fighting cancer, helping our eyes (they contain eye loving compounds Lutein and Zeaxanthin), and reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis.
How to make CurryavosRecipe preparation time & type: 3-5minutes - Super quick paleo morning or afternoon snack, or pack it for lunch.
1. Cut a ripe organic avocado in half. I recommend Hass avocados for their flavor!
2. Spice it up, and get creative: Add little sprinkles of fun organic spices: curry powder, cumin, basil, cilantro, turmeric- feel free to experiment!
3. Optional: Add a dash sea salt & pepper to flavor. If you work out and sweat a lot, it's great to replenish salts- within moderation of course!
**Paleo Protein pairing: Avocados go great with canned red salmon, soft boiled eggs, diced or sliced bacon, and grass fed beef!