New and delicious recipes for Avocados!

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Avocados!!! We love them so much, the entire month of June is dedicated to singing their praises!!  King Soopers registered dietitian, Jeannie Schwendtner,  shares a few new recipes that are delicious and nutritious.

Avocado Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

1 large, ripe avocado, peeled and seeded

½-3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk

¼ tsp. garlic powder

¼ tsp. onion powder

1/8 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. black pepper

¼ tsp. dried parsley

¼ tsp. dried chives

Place all ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth. Add more buttermilk as needed to get your desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 2 Tbsp

Calories: 35

Total Fat: 3 g

Saturated Fat: 0 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Sodium: 55 mg

Total Carbohydrate: 3 g

Dietary Fiber: 1 g

Protein: 1 g

 

Cherry Avocado Smoothie

½ avocado

1 cup frozen berries or cherries

½ cup fat free Greek yogurt

½ cup fat free milk or dairy alternative

Ice cubs, optional

½-1 tsp. honey as needed

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add ice cubes for a thicker consistency.

*Add 1-2 cups of leafy greens, like spinach or kale, to give it an even greater nutrient boost.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 310

Total Fat: 10 g

Saturated Fat: 1.5 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Sodium: 115 mg

Total Carbohydrate: 39 g

Dietary Fiber: 8 g

Protein: 17 g

 

Egg Baked in Avocado

2 large, ripe avocados, cut in half and pitted

4 eggs, medium work best

Cracked black pepper to taste

Chopped chives or your favorite herbs to garnish

  1. Pre-heat oven to 425°
  2. Scoop out some of the inside of the avocado to make a bigger hole for the egg.
  3. Place avocados in a baking dish, so that they fit snugly and won’t tip over.
  4. Crack one egg into each avocado half.
  5. Sprinkle with salt and pepper
  6. Place in oven and bake 15-20 minutes, depending on egg size.
  7. Remove from oven and garnish with chives. Serve with whole wheat toast and a fruit of choice to make a balanced meal.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 180

Total Fat: 15 g

Saturated Fat: 3 g

Cholesterol: 215 mg

Sodium: 70

Total Carbohydrate: 7 g

Dietary Fiber: 5 g

Protein: 7 g

 

 

 

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