Avocados. Seriously all the rage these days. And not just because they get served up in trendy eateries. As keto, paleo and other diets become more popular the avocado does too, as it can fit nicely into all these niche eating plans and, no matter what else you eat, packs a serious nutritional punch. It also tastes good, which is important.
You can do all kinds of things with avocados. Including boost their benefits by including CBD oil in your avocado recipes.
What Avocados Have to Offer
Also known as butter fruit or alligator pears, the versatile avocado is the only fruit that provides a substantial amount of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (not all fats are bad)
Avocados are also a naturally nutrient-dense food and contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, including plentiful doses of Vitamins C, E, K, and B-6, as well as riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, and potassium. They also offer lutein, beta-carotene, and omega-3 fatty acids. And the average avocado, despite its high fat content, only has 64 calories.
Why Avocados and CBD Oil Go Well Together
When CBD oil is used in cooking it's most effective when it is added to a dish that has some form of fat in it. And fats don't come much healthier than those contained in this little green fruit. When you add a coconut oil based CBD oil - which is exactly what Dr Watson CBD Oil is - it works even better.
Our CBD oil is naturally flavored, so there is a slight hint of hemp. You really won't taste that too much in combination will the rich, smooth avocado though, and if you do it blends very well.
How Much CBD Oil Should I Use?
The one thing you don't want to do it go crazy with the CBD oil when using it in cooking in general. Not only might you spoil the taste of whatever you are preparing but more is not better, so plan to use your standard personal CBD oil dose, you don't need any more than that.
Not sure what to make with your avocados and CBD oil? Try one of these recipes for starters. They are inexpensive, tasty and you don't need any cooking skills to make them. What could be better than that? Oh, that they are super healthy.
Guacamole is great. CBD Oil infused guacamole is even better.
3 ripe avocados
1-1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 large plum tomato, seeded and diced
50g cilantro leaves and tender stems, chopped
1 garlic clove
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 to 2 teaspoons minced jalapeño or Serrano pepper
CBD oil in desired strength
- Chop avocados in half lengthwise and remove pits.
- Scoop out flesh and add to a large mixing bowl.
- Add lime juice.
- Mash with fork until creamy but still chunky.
- Crush garlic clove with salt to make a paste.
- Add CBD oil
- Add tomato, cilantro, garlic/salt and diced peppers.
- Serve immediately, or refrigerate for up to one day.
It's one of the hippest, trendiest dishes at all kinds of restaurants right now but why pay a small fortune for it when you can make avocado toast at homer in your own kitchen and add CBD oil to boost it's healthy benefits.
2 Slices of bread, toasted
Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste
Kosher salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
CBD oil in desired amount
- While you toast the bread, mash avocado with a fork in a shallow bowl until chunky. Mix in CBD oil, kosher salt and black pepper to taste.
- Spread the avocado mixture over each slice of toasted bread.
- Add red pepper flakes to add a little flavor (and heat!).
You don't have to stop there though. Add a boiled egg on top. Spinach. Bacon. All three. Go nuts, literally, and add crushed peanuts, cashews or almonds. This is a seriously versatile dish, so experiment away!