FRIA’S INGREDIENTS: Why I use Avocados

Avocados can be pretty pricey which is why some restaurants will only give you this lovely squishy fruit on your pizza when they are in season.  I just can’t imagine my banoclate or peppermint mousse cakes without their rich chocolaty avocado mousse layers so you will always find me at the store buying these babies in bulk when they are on special.  There’s a reason why I love including avocado where I can in my treats.  Not only is it the healthiest (and tastiest) mousse you will ever eat, it also makes you feel satisfied and full sooner and for longer!

Let’s have a look at some benefits of the avocado:

It’s extremely nutritious and seen as a superfood

It is loaded with healthy fats, fiber and various important nutrients.  The avocado contains more potassium than a banana!  Potassium serves various important functions in your body which should support healthy blood pressure levels.

Healthy fat is good fat

The majority of the fat in avocado is oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid which has been linked to reduced inflammation and been shown to have beneficial effects on genes linked to cancer.  Avocado oil is also a healthy and safe choice for cooking as the fats in avocado are pretty resistant to heat-induced oxidation.

Avocado feeds your gut-bacteria

The avocado is high in fiber (25% soluble/75% insoluble).  Fiber is indigestible plant matter that can contribute to weight loss, reduce blood sugar spikes and is strongly linked to a lower risk of many diseases. Soluble fiber is known to be able to feed the friendly gut bacteria in the intestine, which are very important for the optimal function of our bodies.

Why not try this recipe for a Banting peanut butter mousse using avocado:

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BANTING PEANUT BUTTER MOUSSE

Fun fact:  The avocado is also known as an alligator pear due to its shape and rough skin!

Source:  https://www.healthline.com

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