This is the easiest recipe known to man, and is inspired from @nudespice’s Instagram.
Here’s the gist of it…
- 1 whole, ripe avocado
- Goat cheese, soft type, ideally local
- 1/2 cup pistachios, crushed
- Cut the avocado in half, longways, and twist to break apart easily.
- Remove the pit, either by stabbing it with a knife and turning (please be careful when you remove said knife!), or using an avocado pitter to pop it out.
- Spread out your crushed pistachio pieces (note: if your pistachios aren’t already crushed, you can do so by placing them in a zip lock bag, sealing the air out and leaving the bag a little room for air to escape, and rolling a glass jar over top) on some parchment paper and roll the avocado outside around in it until coated.
- Use a spoon to fill the center of the avocado with goat cheese and spread smooth.
It’s to be noted that this is a very fat-filled snack (or part of a meal). These are all GOOD fats– the avocado, the pistachios, the goat cheese. Avocados are bursting with omega 3s, which are super important for reducing inflammation in the body. Additionally, they have been shown in studies to help people lose weight, lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and support overall heart health.
Too much fat at once can be a lot if your body is not accustomed to it. It’s also to be noted that this is a good snack for a lower carb diet or low carb day. The healthy fats will help satiate you– you should NEVER go hungry in an attempt to lose weight. In my experience with hundreds of clients this always backfires.
So here’s what I recommend:
- Eat one half with greens as a serving.
- If you are on a VERY low carb diet (i.e. ketogenic) and you’re body is accustomed to this much fat, eat the whole thing.
- Listen to your body and eat slowly. When you eat slowly, taking time to chew each bite, your body will typically tell you when it’s time to stop. It’s best to eat without distractions, but if you’re eating with friends– you know how initially in the meal you start gobbling the plate down, and then there’s a point where you usually slow down or start pausing? That’s usually a good sign you’re full.
YOU CAN EAT A WHOLE AVOCADO EVERYDAY– Yup, even to support weight loss. I try to split it up into two meals. The healthy fats help lubricate your body, allowing excess fat and toxins to be shedded and slide off the body.
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