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Say it a third time... AVOCADO!! We love Avocados. Are you with me?! It's true, people are obsessed with them actually. We know that avocados are a nutrient-dense fruit (yes a fruit - they belong to the Genus Persea in the Lauraceae family) loaded with fiber, healthy omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A, C, E and potassium. We also know that avocados are among the best foods to help fight stress due to their abundance of B vitamins. They are also among the best foods to utilize in smoothies, shakes, salads, on top of meats, poultry, fish, and so much more. Avocados also are great as a base for so many vegetables and fruits. They also freeze really well and make excellent ice cream, how does Avocado Banana Vanilla Bean sound?

One thing we also love about the avocado is that you need to use them within a few days of bringing them home. That forces us to eat them fresh which of course is healthier for us. Here is a SIMPLE recipe for an Avocado spread/salad/topper with some sophisticated flavor - but again super simple. Here is a recipe for about three servings but please note, one medium avocado has officially three servings.

You'll need:

1 Avocado

1 chopped apple (reddish in color)

1/4 chopped onion

1 Celery stalk

6 Cherry Tomatoes (use a variety of colors if possible)

Fresh squeezed Lemon

Pinch of Salt

Pinch of Chili Powder

Pinch of Paprika

Slice your avocado, remove the pit and scoop into a bowl. Mash (leave some chunks) then slice, dice and chop your apple, onion, celery and tomatoes and add them to your chunky avocado. Mix well and add in your chili powder and salt, but leave some avocado chunks (we like chunks for texture and flavor pop). After mixed, squeeze your lemon (you can use lime as well).

This mixture can top many things like burgers, hot dogs, or be used as a stand alone side dish or over toast. We used simple pantry sliced bread because we all have that around and sometimes they deserve more than PB&J (which we love too). Toast the bread to give your avocado mix a good base. Pile it on, then top off with a little more citrus, some salt, and paprika which adds nice flavor and great color.

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