Eating a diet that contains plenty of fruits and vegetables of all kinds has long been associated with a reduced risk of many lifestyle-related health conditions.
Numerous studies have found that a predominantly plant-based diet that includes foods such as avocados can help to decrease the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and overall mortality while promoting a healthy complexion and hair, increased energy, and overall lower weight.
Also known as an alligator pear or butter fruit, avocados are the only fruit that provides a substantial amount of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids. They are a naturally nutrient-dense food and contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals.
Eating a diet that contains plenty of fruits and vegetables of all kinds has long been associated with a reduced risk of many lifestyle-related health conditions. But unlike what many people think, and despite the fact that avocados are high in calories, they are also nutrient-rich, healthy for the heart, great for vision and for the prevention of osteoporosis and cancer. Avocados are super high in fiber, which can help to maintain a healthy digestive tract and lower the risk of colon cancer.
Are you an avocado-lover? Then grab a seat!
This fresh avocado burger with a quinoa pattie, beetroot confit and sundried tomatoes is mouthwatering!
Using the 2 halves of an avocado to create a burger bun is a healthy swap from any white breads or the typical burger buns. As for the rest... you can get as creative as you want!
In my case, layer by layer I chose to add a beetroot confit (I can share that recipe soon here if you are interested), some greens (you can add any greens you want, whether it's spinach, lettuce, sprouts, whichever your favourite), a quinoa pattie, some radishes, cucumber, sundried tomatoes and sesame seeds for the top!
For the pattie, I re-created 'Herbivore Cucina's' recipe, but I tweaked a few ingredients. I didn't use any corn or carrots, and I swapped the peas for spinach. I also didn't use any sugars, but other than that I was pretty loyal to the rest of the recipe. You can find the original recipe here:
Once cooked, I garnished the burger with some vegan mayo in between the pattie and the greens to help bind everything together.
As soon as I took the first bite, I knew I was onto a winner!
While I can't promise you this won't be a messy-burger, I do promise the flavour is insane and the mess is worth it 100%!
Let me know if you try this recipe.
Wishing you a great rest of your week!