Avocados are jam-packed full of healthy fats, vitamin E and even potassium so why limit yourself when incorporating them into your recipes? What’s more, this healthy food option can be enjoyed at any meal of the day.
Who would have thought avocado can be so versatile?
A perfect breakfast for long-lasting energy. Avocados are rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and vitamin E and can make a perfect replacement for butter.
Eggs on Wholegrain Toast
- 2 Eggs
- Wholegrain toast
- ½ Avocado
- Chilli flakes
- Poach or scramble eggs (can be done in microwave if short on time)
- Smash avocado onto toast
- Top with eggs and sprinkle over chilli flakes
Avocados provide a creamy flavour to smoothies without the saturated fat, which often accompanies full-fat dairy products. What’s more, opting for frozen avocado is not only practical but also adds a refreshingly cool element to your smoothie.
Avocado, Mango and Lime Smoothie (serves 1)
- ½ Avocado
- ½ Mango
- 300ml Unsweetened almond milk
- 1 Handful spinach
- ½ Lime, juiced
- Blend ingredients and enjoy! Top tips: use frozen avocado and mango
Supergreens Protein Smoothie (serves 1)
- PRESS London Greenhouse 1 (kale, spinach, celery, romaine, cucumber, apple, lemon)
- 50g Frozen avocado
- 100g Frozen banana
- 1 Scoop PRESS London morning ritual (chia, flax, pea and brown rice protein)
- Blend ingredients and enjoy!
Building Muscle 🥑
Protein is key for the growth and maintenance of muscle mass, which is why high-quality protein such as canned tuna can make a really practical choice. What’s more, blending avocado into the tuna can make a healthy and tasty alternative to mayonnaise!
Sweet Potato Jackets with a Tuna & Avo filling
- 1 Can tuna in olive oil
- ½ Ripe avocado
- ¼ Onion finely sliced
- ½ Lemon, juiced
- 1 Handful coriander, finely sliced
- 2 x Small sweet potato, baked
- Mash all ingredients in a bowl with a fork along with seasoning
- Place tuna and avocado mix on top of baked sweet potato
Weight Loss 🥑
With just 273 calories per portion, this is the perfect light, summer alternative to your usual heavy pasta dish…
Courgette Noodles with Avocado Cream Sauce (serves 2)
- 4 Small courgettes, ends trimmed and made into noodles with a spiralizer
- 1 Ripe avocado
- ½ a Cucumber, chopped
- Juice half lemon
- 1 Clove garlic
- 2 tbsp Nut milk
- 8 Basil leaves
- Cherry tomatoes halved
- Place courgette noodles in a bowl
- Blend the remaining ingredients (apart from tomatoes) in a food processor along with salt and pepper
- Toss the avocado sauce with the courgette noodles until fully coated
- Garnish with cherry tomatoes, basil leaves and more seasoning if necessary
Who would have thought avocados can be enjoyed within a deliciously indulgent chocolate dessert, which is super healthy too…
Chocolate Avo Mousse (serves 4)
- 2 Large ripe avocados
- 2-4 tbsp. Honey, to taste
- 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
- 50g Raw cacao powder
- Fresh or frozen raspberries to decorate
- Put the avocados into a food processor and blend until smooth
- Add honey with vanilla and cacao powder. Blend again until completely combined.
- Spoon the mousse into 4 glasses and put them into the fridge for an hour before serving. Top with raspberries.
Lily is a London Nutritionist who graduated from Newcastle University with a BSc (Hons) degree in Food and Human Nutrition (AfN accredited) where she was awarded the Sage Faculty for Excellence Scholarship on an annual basis. She then went on to complete a 2-year post graduate Diploma in Nutritional Therapy and is currently working towards her MSc in Nutritional Medicine (AfN accredited) at the University of Surrey. Lily’s extensive knowledge of the science of food and health, enables her to regularly write for The Times, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Independent, Women’s Health and Cosmopolitan.
Her frequent TV appearances include ITV’s This Morning with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, and ITV’s primetime series Save Money: Lose Weight with Dr Ranj Singh. Lily’s passion is to simplify the science around nutrition, to provide health hacks and smarter eating strategies to empower people to enjoy a healthy and successful lifestyle. Her specialities lie in workplace wellness, implementing nutrition focused wellbeing programmes within corporate organisations across the UK.
Lily also sees individual clients from her clinic in Chelsea and a private medical practice based in Notting Hill.