Avocados are delicious and an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals, including the fat soluble vitamins A, E, and K. Avocados are high in monounsaturated fats (the good guys). Here is an interesting recipe to help spice up some sliced avocado. It even includes flax, another healthy fat food and good source of fibre.
Recipe by: Chef Douglas McNish of Raw Aura Organic Cuisine
1 cup golden flax, whole
2 tablespoons chili powder
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon fresh ground cumin
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 large avocado
1. Using either a spice grinder or a coffee mill, grind the flax seeds until they have become a powder.
2. Mix in all other spice/seasonings and taste for salt.
3. Cut the avocado lengthwise into 8 equal portions and toss with the flax breading until all sides are evenly coated. (For a slightly crispy texture, and if you have a dehydrator, dehydrate at 105 degrees for 5–6 hours or until desired texture has been achieved.)
Scott Figueroa and Holly Letourneau are naturopathic doctors and co-founders of Hart & Sol Integrative Healthcare.