I broke my cleanse yesterday and had a glorious Avocado. It was a bit of a jump really, but having hit an energy wall on the 11th day, I knew my body was ready to start getting some food in its system. Simplicity is a beautiful thing, and I’m savoring the things I love slowly.
Avocados are by far one of my most favorite fruits. Alone, on gluten free bread, in salads, in Mexican soups, in guacamole… its perfection.
“Avocados are a good source of protein, potassium, and vitamin E. Eighty-eight percent of an avocado’s calories come from fat – primarily mono saturated fat – which makes avocados an excellent food for people wishing to put on weight and for the nourishment and building of blood and yin. they are also an excellent fat source for people who have difficulty assimilating other fatty foods. The fat accounts for their buttery texture, but also suggests discretionary use for those wishing to reduce their fat consumption.”
So yesterday, it was the sweet butteriness of a whole sliced Avocado, drizzled in extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, cracked pepper and sea salt that made for my second meal. Sometimes all you need is a little dressing to really make an entire meal out of one fruit. It was smooth, nourishing, and absolutely delicious.