Over the past few years I’ve really fallen in love with a tasty green fleshed fruit called avocado. Avocados have the distinction of being the fruit with the highest fat content. This may sound unhealthy but its beneficial monounsaturated oils, which can lower blood pressure and lubricate joints, have earned it the title “the olive oil of the Americas”. Everyone should try to add them to their diet.
I wanted to create a recipe that was quick and easy as I don’t always have the ability to spend all day long in the kitchen. I know how it can be when you’re in a hurry and the first thing that you pick up is usually the most unhealthy food available. That’s why I put together something that tasted great and wouldn’t end up taking too long to make. In fact, this takes all of five minutes to prepare and it doesn’t require a culinary arts degree.
I wanted something that was more than just fast but also packed with vitamins and essential nutrients. Oranges boost good digestion and their vitamin C content is legendary. Tomatoes are rich in beta-carotene, vitamin C and lycopene. Onions contain dozens of medicinal chemical compounds that have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory actions in the body and promote good heart and gut health.
So, here it is, my masterpiece. I hope you all enjoy the recipe that I’ve put together. You can leave me a comment or tip on how to improve it.
- 2 handful spinach leaves
- 2 blood orange
- 10 cherry tomatoes (optional)
- 2 avocados, halved, pitted
- 1/2 small red onion
- 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- sesame seeds (optional)
- nigella seeds (optional)
- olive oil for drizzling
- Wash and pat dry spinach leaves then place on a large platter.
- Separate orange in segments. Reserve juice of 2-3 orange slices. Arrange on the platter.
- Halve cherry tomatoes and scatter over the platter
- Halve avocados, remove a pit, slice and scatter over the platter.
- Slice the onion and scatter over.
- Sprinkle the top with seeds.
- Pour over the reserved orange juice. Drizzle with olive oil.