Given that my back has been a little tender this I have decided to skip a workout video this week and focus more on some good food! It's a nifty little lunch idea that tastes awesome and fills you right up! All you need is the following:
Rye bread with a toaster
Chilli flakes and a half a lemon if you wish.
Avocado why all the hype?
Possibly one of the most awesome foods in the world. I remember as a kid I found the texture a little strange and I could only really have it with Aromat sprinkled on the top. (Turns out that Aromat is highly addictive due to all the MSG in it). Little did I know it would turn out to be a lifesaving food. I had avocado every day for the first 2 weeks of my weight loss journey.
Since changing my taste buds over the last few years and eating a more plant based diet I find I go through phases of craving different foods, sometimes it is oranges, grapes, melon and most recently avocado. Avocado has had a bad rap and people often talk about the fat content, but it grows from the earth and is a fruit to be consumed and enjoyed in it's most natural state. It is not made in a refined manner with chemicals and additives.
150 grams of avocado has around 240 calories, making it calorie dense, some of the many vitamins and minerals it contains are Vitamin A, Calcium, Vitamin C and Iron. It also makes you feel full as the fibre content is nice and high. Health benefits derived from making an avocado part of your meal plans will be: healthier skin, a stronger healthier heart and reduced inflammation. The list continues but you didn't come here for that you came to see what the concoction is... It is so simple, it's scary.
Cut your Avocado in half
I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as I did when I ate it! Have an awesome weekend ahead and remember that you can fight the fitness battles as much as you like in the gym and on the road or wherever you choose to train; but if you are not eating right and nourishing your body then you are setting yourself up for a fall. I have been there and got the T-Shirt, it was a XXL!
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Brendan is the owner and head trainer at Raw Motion Fitness.