Healthy Food with Avocado

As a runner, you are smart to eat avocado’s on a daily basis because studies have proven that avocado’s are responsible for a healthy release of hormones that not only cut your risk of cancer, but avocado’s contain healthy fats and other revitalizing compounds that strengthen the bones and reduce the risk of heart disease.

For instance, avocado’s are high in caroteniods, a nutrient that has major cancer reducing effects. According to Asian researchers, the caroteniods in avocados help deactivate the enzymes that stimulate cancer cell growth. Another bonus of avocados is that their healthy fats can help you shed the weight. According to JJ Virgin, author of Sugar Impact Diet, avocados not only contain more anti-oxidants than most fruit, they contain far less sugar and their healthy fats can increase fat burning by 350%. Avocado’s were also found to reduce sugar cravings by 40% because they stabilize blood sugar.

And last, but not least, eating avocado’s can make your muscles feel good by reducing muscle cramps. Turns out that the specific anti-oxidants in avocados increases serotonin, which not only boosts mood, but soothes sore muscles. This is why I love filling up on avocado’s and you should too. So, I’ve compiled a list of recipes with healthy food with avocado. Enjoy!

Healthy Avocado Snacks

Healthy Food with Avocado

Healthy tuna-stuffed avocado via The Stay At Home Chef

Chickpea, avocado, feta salad via Homegrown and Healthy

Cucumber, avocado, tomato salad via Natasha’s Kitchen

Avocado caprese skillet chicken via Cooking Classy

Pineapple avocado smoothie via Natasha’s Kitchen

Healthy avocado pesto (no oil added) via Ambitious Kitchen

Avocado hummus via Cooking Classy

Healthy avocado brownies via The Healthy Maven

Healthy chocolate avocado brownies (no flour, no sugar) via Sprouted Fig

Cucumber avocado toast via Give Recipe

Deviled avocado eggs via To Simply Inspire

Chicken avocado burgers via Laughing Spatula

Apple, cranberry, spinach salad topped with pecans via Julia’s Album

Tomato, cucumber, avocado salad via Peas and Crayons

Burst tomato and zucchini spaghetti with avocado sauce via Pinch of Yum

Avocado egg salad via The Pioneer Woman

Creamy avocado Greek yogurt chicken salad via Healthy Liv

Avocado chocolate moose via As Easy As Apple Pie

Avocado tuna salad (no mayo) via Happy Healthy Mamma

Avocado pasta salad via Spend with Pennies

Quinoa avocado spinach salad via The Idea Room

Sweet potato bites with avocado and bacon via Well Plated

Avocado chicken salad wrapped in lettuce via Whole and Heavenly Oven

Avocado hummus via Vegan Family Recipes

Crispy sweet potato fries with avocado-coriander dip via Lazy Cat Kitchen

Hydrating salad via Pop Sugar

Baked avocado with egg via Seasonal cravings

Shrimp with avocado salad with miso dressing via Coffee and Crayons

Vegan avocado banana pudding via Apollo and Luna

Corn, avocado and tomato salad via The Girl Who Ate Everything

Avocado Greek yogurt ranch dip via Cooking Classy

Avocado salsa via Cooking Classy

Avocado chicken soup with lime and cilantro via MeaLime

Avocado dip via Lovely Little Kitchen

Baked avocado fries with garlic dip via Yummy Healthy Easy

Avocado red berry smoothie via Simple as That

Avocado ice cream (paleo, dairy-free, no sugar) via Health Extremist

Grilled salmon with avocado salsa via The Cookie Rookie

Avocado salsa via Closet Cooking

Avocado egg salad (no mayo) via The Roasted Root

Chicken avocado burritos via Live Dan 330

Pesto, mozzarella, baby spinach, avocado grilled cheese sandwich via PostiveMed

Crispy potato with garlic lemon avocado aioli via I Love Vegan

Grilled salmon with avocado salsa via The Cookie Rookie

5 minute cilantro avocado dressing via Pinch of Yum

Avocado lime Popsicle via Healthier Steps

Avocado chicken soup with lime and cilantro via Mealime

Vegan chocolate avocado cookies via Morsels and Moonshine

Fudgy chocolate avocado muffins via Yummy Healthy Easy

Blackened shrimp, asparagus, and avocado salad with lemon pepper yogurt dressing via Cafe Delites

Dark chocolate avocado truffles via Spoon University

Grilled salmon with avocado salsa via Cooking Classy

Skinny chicken avocado Caesar salad via Cafe Delites

Avocado brownies via Fake Ginger

Be sure to frequently check back here because I am always adding more delicious recipes with avocados!

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Bretta Riches

"I believe the forefoot strike is the engine of endurance running..."

BSc Neurobiology; MSc Biomechanics candidate, ultra minimalist runner & founder of RunForefoot. I was a heel striker, always injured. I was inspired by the great Tirunesh Dibaba to try forefoot running. Now, I'm injury free. This is why I launched Run Forefoot, to advocate the health & performance benefits of forefoot running and to raise awareness on the dangers of heel striking, because the world needs to know.
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