It was through Nigella I first came to know that there was a fruit called Avocado. I used to gape at the fruit as Nigella describes it in her own style, slicing it and scooping out its buttery inside. Later, last year, when we had the opportunity to visit UK, the first thing I picked at the Tesco supermarket was an avocado. I had no clue what to do with it, but just bought it. On arriving home I was kind of shocked that it didn’t taste sweet. In fact, it had no taste at all. Later our house-owner, an Indian girl, told me it tastes amazing as a milkshake. I tried it out and fell in love with it instantly. It’s absolute deliciousness, trust me! I used to make at least twice or thrice weekly.
Ever since we returned to India, avocado has become one of the many things I miss of UK =( However last week, the supermarket I usually go to was shutdown for some repair work and I proceeded to the More Supermarket that was the next closest. There I was pleasantly surprised to see avocados. My eyes popped out! I was so thrilled! I bought them immediately. It wasn’t as big and fleshy as the ones in UK. It was a little damaged. But no complaints. I was just super happy that I could have them again!
Avocados posses some amazing qualities. It’s an excellent source of healthy fats that quickly get burnt up for energy. Although it’s high in calories, it’s extremely nutrient rich. It has high potassium, omega 3 and folic acid content which is much needed for women. It’s good for the healthy functioning of the brain, heart and digestive system. It also helps control blood pressure and blood sugar levels. And it has the innate ability to destroy cancer cells. (Source – www.naturalnews.com)
So, if you are lucky to find these in your supermarket, make sure you grab some as frequently as you can!
- 1 ripe avocado
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 cup milk
Scoop the avocado pulp with a spoon. Blend it along with sugar and milk in a juicer. Pour in it a glass and mix the lemon juice. Serve immediately!