Today marks the first guest post I’ve ever had on my blog, and I must say I’m rather excited. (This is not only because my daily life has become exponentially busierwhirlingwhirling of late, and I’m quite relieved to be able to go out tonight knowing my blog is in safe and creative hands.) Casey contacted me soon after I adapted a recipe of hers into these Avocado Carob Haystacks. She expressed disbelief at my admission of ambivalence towards avocados and offered to show me, and you, how to make avocados enticing and delicious.
Casey has most certainly achieved her aim, I think. I’ve already got my eye on the Raw Pumpkin Pie Chai Smoothie… Thanks Casey!
This is Casey from www.caseylorraine.com where my aim is to educate, guide and support you to live the life you want in a body you love. I often wear a cheerleader’s outfit and use my pom poms as I cheer you on to achieve your health and body goals. No, it’s not a weird fetish thing I swear .
I am very excited to be sharing some recipes with you today. The lovely Hannah and I recently connected as fellow Aussie bloggers and when I noticed she doesn’t really have a crush on avocado (whaaaat?) I thought it prime time that I step in.
Hannah actually posted her recipe for Avocado Carob Haystacks recently, which she adapted from my (less attractively named) Carob Coconut Blobs, but I know there is even more yumminess that avocado can create. In fact, most days I consider breaking up with my 5 year partner to get serious about my avocados. You understand, don’t you?
The feeling is mutual too. Avocado is an incredibly healthy food that is so easily digested and nourishing to the body. It is said to be about 70% water, it’s full of healthy fats that are great for your skin, brain and satiety, and it tastes freaking amazing (yes Hannah, it really does). With my history of debilitating, painful skin conditions and lowered immunity that I have completely healed naturally, avocado has really helped me.
Today I have four recipes, two savoury, two sweet, with avocado as a star ingredient to share with you. I promise you’ll drool a little on your keyboard. If you don’t, go try them and then reassess your drool meter.
Mango, Avocado and Herbed Greens Salad
1 ripe mango (or replace with another seasonal juicy and sweet fruit)
1 ripe avocado
1 small handful mint leaves
1 small handful coriander
100g baby spinach leaves
Juice of 1 lime
1 T cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil (I omitted this and it was wonderful, but it would work with the oil too)
Celtic sea salt or Himalayan crystal salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1. Roughly chop the mint and coriander leaves and place in a large salad bowl with the baby spinach leaves.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the salad leaves and herbs and toss well.
3. Cut the avocado in half length-ways and remove the stone and skin. Slice the avocado into long strips and add to the salad.
4. To slice the mango, first cut off the stem. Hold the mango upright, cupping it in the palm of your hand. With the other hand, use a vegetable peeler or a paring knife to cut away the peel, following the curves of the mango. Lay the mango on its flat end and slice lengthwise, working around the flat seed in the middle. Repeat until all the mango flesh is removed. Cut each section into thin long slices as desired. Place the mango strips into the salad bowl.
5. Gently toss the salad and add more salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with a few cherry tomato halves and a sprig of mint.
Now, devour! This salad is such a wonderful mix of sweet, fresh, creamy, crisp and the herbs add a wonderful twist and really add the final touch to the salad. This salad is satiating but also very light so enjoy as much or as little as you like.
Raw Pumpkin Pie Chai Smoothie
Raw Basil Avocado Pesto Sauce
And I had to include something chocolate of course…
Choc Raspberry Ice Cream
Now it’s time to get drooling over the joy that is avocado. Keep your hands off though, avocado is mine! 🙂
Casey Thomas, certified Detox, Health and Life Coach, shows you how to get radiant health and energy, lose weight and heal naturally so that you can live the life you want in a body you love. Casey is based in Perth Australia and conducts phone consultations internationally. If you’re ready to ditch the frumpy feeling and start looking and feeling fantastic in 7 steps, get your FREE report, tips and guidance now at http://www.CaseyLorraine.com