Nutrient Spotlight: Avocado!

  • One-half an avocado has 4.6g of dietary fiber! Fiber helps lower bad cholesterol and prevent constipation
  • Avocados are high in potassium, which helps to lower blood pressure.
  • Avocados are high in healthy fats, which increase the good cholesterol in the body.
  • Avocados are also a good source of vitamin C and vitamin E, which are both important nutrients for maintaining healthy skin.
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Recipe of the Month

Chocolate Avocado Mousse


Ingredients:

2 ripe avocados, seeded and peeled
5 tbs. unsweetend cocoa powder
¼ cup + 2 tbs. honey
1 tbs. vanilla extract

1 cup sliced strawberries


Directions:

1. Place the avocado, cocoa powder in a food processor and process until smooth.

2. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and top with the sliced strawberries.

3. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving. Enjoy! J


*Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  


Recipe Cost:

Whole recipe = $5.46
Price per serving = $1.37


Nutrition Facts: 

Calories: 245kcals; Total fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 39mg; Dietary Fiber: 8g; Sugars: 28g; Protein: 3g



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Cranberry Orange Spritzer

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups seltzer water
1/2 cup 100% cranberry juice
1/2 orange, sliced
4 mint leaves

Directions

Combine seltzer water, cranberry juice, orange slices, and mint in a pitcher. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving. Pour into glasses with ice.

Serves 2

Nutritional information per serving; 1 cup

Calories: 43; Fat: 0g; Saturated fat: 0g; Trans fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 5mg; Carbohydrates: 11g; Fiber: 0g; Sugar: 10g; Protein: 0g; Vitamin A: 6%; Vitamin C: 32%; Calcium: 5%; Iron: 5%