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‘Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.’  Hippocrates

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This is a fantastic recipe for anyone looking to lose a few pounds ready for summer. Although it’s technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable.  Native to central America the avocado is highly nutritious, containing vitamin E, iron, potassium and niacin.  It is also unique among fruits as it contains oil – but most of it is the good mono saturated type.

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At first I did think maybe avocado toast was too, easy too simple a post, but this recipe is so delicious and so healthy that I couldn’t resist sharing it with everyone.  The beauty of this recipe is the simplicity.  In five minutes flat you can have a mouth-watering meal that can be served any time of the day.

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Both creamy and crunchy and satisfying and filling you will not disappoint family and friends with this recipe.  In a perfect world I would have this for lunch everyday.

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The monounsaturated (good) fats in avocados help keep the receptors in the brain sensitive to serotonin boosting mood.  These same fats will help lower blood pressure another key to feeling relaxed.

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So this recipe is win win all round.  Loose weight, improve your physical health and boost your mood and energy levels ready for summer.

 

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Serves 2

Ingredients:

1 Avocado

8-10 cherry tomatoes

2-3 sprigs of fresh basil

Dash Worcester sauce

Two slices of granary/seeded bread

 

Preparation Method:

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1) Halve an avocado with a knife and scoop out the flesh into a bowl.

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2) Mash the avocado with a fork.

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3) Chop cherry tomatoes into quarters and add to mashed avocado.

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4) Chop basil and add to avocado.

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5) Add a dash of Worcester sauce and mix thoroughly.

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6) Prepare a slice of granary toast and spoon avocado mixture on top.

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7) Serve for a healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner. or snack.  Delicious!

 

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Ross is currently on gardening leave for a month.  As you can see he is really missing the office.  We hope you are all enjoying the sunshine this Easter as much as we are.

 

Love Emma, Ross and Toby (SurreyKitchen’s surrogate dog!) xxx