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Fighting Colds With Avocados

We’re full into cold season and I have already caught one this year. To avoid colds and flus there are lots of great remedies, including that old favourite remedy, chicken soup. Keeping a diet full of fruit and vegetable, all full of anitioxidants is highly recommended, also look for foods that are high in vitamins A, B, C, and E, potassium, zinc, and magnesium. Yogurt’s live cultures are cold fighters and folate in orange juice and spinach is known to help.  Here’s a list of cold and flu fighters, including those awesome avocados that we love!

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Cold Fighters:

Orange juice
Avocado
Spinach
Tomatoes
Bell peppers
Broccoli
Garlic
Grapefruit
Lean meat
Yogurt

We decided to make a salad that we’d like to call the cold busting salad with all of these ingredients! Enjoy and don’t be afraid to mix it up and add other veggies, nuts and lean proteins.

Dressing

1⁄2 cup plain yogurt
2 tbsp  milk
1 1⁄2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp grainy mustard
1 tsp honey
1 tsp  extra virgin olive oil
1⁄2  tsp dried oregano
2 cloves minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all in a jar and shake.

Salad

3 cups spinach
1 orange segmented
1 bell pepper thinly sliced
12 cherry tomatoes halved
2 Avocados From Mexico sliced
1 cup broccoli florets
1/2 red onion thinly sliced

Toss spinach and broccoli with 1/4 cup dressing and then arrange on a large platter and arrange the other veggies over top and drizzle with more dressing.

You can add some grilled beef, chicken, or prawns, cheese, hard boiled egg and a hand full of nuts or two for extra protein.

Avocados From Mexico, Why We Love Them, and a Salad Recipe

Avocados are certainly one of the health foods we never have to force ourselves to eat, they are delicious and of course, not just for guacamole. This fruit (yes they’re a fruit and not a vegetable) makes it’s way onto our dining table in everything from salads, to sandwiches, to creamy smoothies, desserts, and of course, is a must for our guacamole.

Avocados are full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and good fat. They make are meals more filling, and although they do have a fair amount calories, they are healthy calories and a little avocado goes a long way. Pair it up with some additional protein and hunger will be kept at bay for a while!

We’re going to be showcasing avocado fun in the form of recipes and tips over the next little while as Avocados from Mexico has chosen Good Life Vancouver as an ambassador! We’re super stocked to add more avocados into our life and take our health to the next level.

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Today we needed lunch. On hand was some spinach, asparagus, pepper, mushrooms, carrots and, yep, AVOCADOS. It’s easy to get your veg in with just a few things you’ll likely have in the fridge.

4 cups spinach loosely packed spinach
1/2 yellow/orange/red pepper chopped
1 carrot grated
3 mushrooms sliced
4 asparagus spears boiled for 1-2 min in water
1/2 avocado or more!
1 tbs avocado or olive oil
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
Sprinkle salt and pepper and pepitas

Toss all into a bowl except avocado, asparagus and egg and toss. Throw onto a plate and once asparagus is cooked arranged over salad, and top with egg and avocado.

Additionally you could add nuts, raisins, and I like to sprinkle my salads with Ra Energy Natural Food Mix in garlic flavour, for extra omegas, calcium and fibre.

Please note that I am the Western Canadian Ambassador for Mexican Avocados and am being compensated to help bring you avocado news. However, we would eat avocados everyday even if we were not paid to do so!