Beauty Snacks for When Hunger Attacks – Smashed Avocado Surprise

Hi there. Hope you’re feeling lovely. I want to share this quick, easy recipe that always satisfies my hunger.

It’s comforting, delicious, and nutritious.

Smashed Avocado Surprise:

You’ll need:

1 Ripe Avocado

Sea Salt

Fresh ground pepper

Fresh cilantro

Lime or lemon (if you wish)

1 Jalapeno (if you like a lil kick)

1 Tomato (optional)

Assorted Fresh Veggies (LMW favorites: carrots,yellow, orange and red bell peppers, zucchini, cucumber)

Directions:

Slice: avocado in half and remove the pit

Turn: both halves face down on a large plate.

Squeeze: avocado meat onto the plate from each half.

Scrape and Smash:  Scrape out the last of the green goodness and smash into a dip consistency (a fork works best)

Add:  sea salt, pepper, fresh garlic, fresh cilantro, fresh squeezed lemon or lime and diced tomatoes (optional)

Scrape: dip into a pile on the center of the plate

Chop:  fresh veggies into thick chunks and place them around the smashed avocado (I like to cut carrots into chips and steam them)

BAM! You’ve got yourself a Smashed Avocado Surprise. Enjoy.

Why it’s a Beauty Snack: 

Avocados are loaded with beautifying vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.  They are high in oleic acid, a monounsaturated, omega-9  fatty acid that helps maintain moisture in the epidermal layer of the skin. Oleic acid regenerates damaged skin cells and reduces inflammation.  Avocados are also a prime source of pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) which enables our bodies to utilize the nutrients in the foods we eat.  They are high in fiber which balances blood sugar and supports healthy digestion. Avo’s are an excellent source of potassium, an electrolyte that helps maintain hydration levels, causing our skin to look vibrant, plump and youthful. (yay!)  Potassium is essential for the health of our heart, nervous system, and musculoskeletal system.  There you have it. Smashed Avocado Surprise can be your favorite new Beauty Snack for when Hunger Attacks! 

Love Always,

Lil Miss Wellness

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