Avocado Boats

The wonderful world of avocados! You either love ’em or you hate ’em! But I think these combinations will persuade you to eventually love them!

Surprisingly enough, I hadn’t touched an avocado until about a year ago, it might even be less, maybe 8 months! Anyway I was scared of them; one because they were green and mushy, and two because I was scared of fats! Funny now as I live off healthy fats from plants and meat but hey, I wasn’t educated in nutrition back then and was only influenced by the media and how low calorie something was! To hear more, head to my about section!

Anyway, now I eat avocados pretty much everyday! Whether that be on top of porridge, yogurt, in smoothies, in courgetti, with eggs, as guac or as a snack with a whole range of various toppings! Avocados tend to take on whatever flavour you like, both sweet and savoury, which makes them such an easy, nutritious, satisfying and healthy snack! Super quick too! You just half your avocado (make sure its ripe, it should be soft!) get rid of the stone and fill them with whatever you please! If you only want a half, leave the stone in and pop it in the fridge for another time. By leaving the stone in you will prevent it from going brown!

So guys, I’m going to share a couple of variations with you all to try! Once you’ve got the hang of it, try experimenting with your own combinations and don’t forget to comment and tell me your favourites or tag me on Instgram at Leitchycreates so I can see your delicious avocado experiments!

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Balsamic – 1 Half

1 tsp balsamic vinegar

a pinch of salt and pepper

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Moroccan Spiced – 1 Half

1 heaped tsp of yoghurt/ enough to fill the hole – I used the Collective Straight Up Yoghurt

a large pinch of cumin seeds

a pinch of cinnamon

a pinch of salt and pepper

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Tamari and Coconut – 1 Half

a few dashes of tamari – to taste – I used Meridian

a large pinch of unsweetened and natural desiccated coconut – I used Daylesford

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Macadamia and Cacao – 1 Half

1 tsp of macadamia butter – I used Meridian (feel free to use any nut butter)

a large pinch of raw cacao nibs

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Peanut Butter Jelly – 1 Half

1 heaped tsp of yoghurt/ enough to fill the hole – I used the Collective straight up yoghurt

1 tsp of raspberry chia jam – Check out my Victoria sponge porridge post for the recipe!

1 tsp of peanut butter – I used Meridian 

a sprinkle of hemp seeds

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Almond and Sesame – 1 Half

1 heaped tsp of yoghurt/ enough to fill the hole – I used the Collective Straight Up Yoghurt

1 tsp of almond butter – I used Meridian

a few dashes of tamari sauce – I used Meridian

a large pinch of sesame seeds

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Almond and Hemp – 1 Half

1 heaped tsp of almond butter – I used Meridian

1 tsp of hemp seeds

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Raspberry Yoghurt – 1 Half

1 heaped tsp of yoghurt/enough to fill the hole – I used the Collective Straight Up Yoghurt

1 frozen raspberry, crushed to sprinkle

a pinch of cacao nibs

a pinch of hemp seeds

 

So guys there you have it! My long list of avocado boats! These photos were taken over a week and a half.. thats how obsessed I am! Such a healthy and delicious and convenient snack!

So go get yourself an avocado! It’s worth it I promise!

Leitchy xx

 

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