Brain Healthy Stuffed Avocado Salad – Avocados are nutrient-dense with vitamins and minerals. Stuffed with berries and broccoli then drizzled with balsamic reduction, these stuffed avocados are super healthy and delicious.
BRAIN HEALTHY STUFFED AVOCADO SALAD
I’ve been researching foods that are good for brain health. Turns out avocados, broccoli, and blueberries are all good for your brain (and your body) and they pair nicely together.
As well, sunflower seeds, almonds, hazelnuts, and walnuts are good brain food. Walnuts may have an extra edge since they also deliver anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. (Coincidently, I forgot to put the chopped walnuts on this salad for the photos.)
I also grabbed blackberries and raspberries while I was at the store. They looked so good and made a great addition to my stuffed avocado.
HOW TO STORE PRODUCE
- Fresh fruit will last longer if you keep it in the original packaging and stored in the crisper of your fridge. Don’t wash them until you’re ready to eat them. Berries will last about a week in the fridge.
- Greens and herbs need to be stored in a sealed bag. This reduces oxygen flow and maintains nutrients.
- Citrus needs to be kept in a mesh bag so oxygen can flow around it.
- Wrap celery in foil. The stalks will stay fresher longer.
- Store tomatoes on the counter uncovered.
- For asparagus, store in water in a glass.
- Store your mushrooms in a brown paper bag.
- For carrots, cut the tops off before storing them in the fridge.
- Wrap cucumbers in paper towels or store them in paper bags in the fridge to absorb moisture.
- Bell peppers need to be in a dry sealed bag in your crisper in the fridge.
- Potatoes, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes should not be stored in the fridge.
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I calculated the nutritional information using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but I have endeavored to be as accurate as possible.
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Brain Healthy Stuffed Avocado Salad
- 1 medium avocado
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice or lime or orange juice
- ¼ cup blueberries
- ¼ cup raspberries
- ¼ cup blackberries
- ⅓ cup broccoli
- 1 tablespoon walnuts chopped
- 2 tablespoons balsamic reduction
- Wash fruit and drain on paper towels.
- Wash broccoli and cut the florets into bite-size pieces.
- Slice the avocado in half and remove the seed. Brush 1 tablespoon lemon juice over it to prevent it from turning brown
- Whisk the remaining lemon juice with 1 tablespoon balsamic reduction. Toss fruit and broccoli together with lemon juice and balsamic reduction then fill the avocado halves.
- Drizzle the remaining balsamic reduction over the top and serve.