Monday, February 7, 2011

Now for a delicious easy snack..

Avocados contain almost 20 different essential nutrients, including potassium (good for runners) and B-vitamins (good for vegans).  They are also possibly the yummiest food ever and the healthy fats make you feel full.  Nutritional yeast is a source of B-vitamins and protein.  Also, it's delicious and I'm freaking addicted to it.  Flaxseed is a good source of omega-3s.  So... combine the 3 in this magical way:

Raw Avocado "Fries"

  • Slice the avocado into strips (easily do this by cutting the avocado in half, removing the pit, then scoring lines down into each half with a knife and peeling the skin off)
  • on a shallow dish or plate, pour out a few Tbsp of ground flaxseed
  • add 1-2 Tbsp of nutritional yeast
  • add 1/2 tsp of oregano (more if you want)
  • add 1/4 tsp of garlic powder (more if you want)
  • add 1 tsp sea salt
  • mix that together; coat each piece of avocado in this "breading"
I warmed mine in the oven at a low temp for just about 5 minutes, but you can also just eat them without doing that step.  This doesn't sound like much, but WOW... seriously.  This is officially my new favorite way to eat avocado.  I just realized that if I was going to post this I should've taken a photo, but I literally ate the whole avocado in under 3 minutes... sooo yeah, no photo to be had.  But trust me, you'll love this.  Next time I might add some dulse flakes as well.


  1. Okay, this sounds awesome. AWESOME. I need to figure out the best way to grind my flax seed (That sounds dirty) to make this happen.

  2. Do you have a coffee grinder?? Those work great... also the small bowl attachment for my food processor does a decent job. :D

  3. Rose: you know you can buy it already milled, right?

    And yes, this does sound AWESOME! I'd totally forgotten that avocados have a load of B vits in them too. Not that it matters, as I eat them pretty much every other day anyway. One of my favourite foods! Never got around to sourcing nutritional yeast though. Maybe this is something I'll have to cave on and order it online..

  4. I usually just shake some Old Bay on my halved avocado and eat with a spoon. :-D