Avocado Cream Cheese

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This is a very easy to prepare dip:

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados, peeled and chopped pretty small
  • 1 package of softened cream cheese
  • the juice of half a lemon
  • a nice pinch of salt

Instructions

Put all ingredients in the bowl and mix on low until combined. It makes a great spread for sandwiches, crudites, anything really. Bright and salty, but mild and creamy.  Just delicious.

Let me know how did you like it.

Until the next time.

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Original source: ColorMePink.com

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Avocado Smoothie with banana

Miss Mevi's Avocado Smoothie with bananaHello Everyone!

After a couple of complete recipes, it is time to return to a classic. So I present the avocado and banana smoothie. One thing I found with this drink is that avocado actually improves banana. So you will not feel the avocado, but rather a buttery banana flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado;
  • 1 banana;
  • 1 cup of fresh yogurt;
  • 2 tablespoons honey.

Directions

  • Peal and dice the banana and avocado;
  • Drop them into blender;
  • Add the honey and the yogurt;
  • Blend it for two minutes or until it gets creamy;
  • You can add some ground walnuts.

Benefits of Avocado

  • Keeps you heart healthy;
  • Avocado is loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids;
  • Avocados tend to be high in fiber, about 7% by weight, which is very high compared to most other foods;
  • Avocados lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels;
  • People who ate avocados had a much higher nutrient intake and had a lower risk of metabolic syndrome;
  • The fat in avocados can help you absorb nutrients from plant foods;
  • Avocados are loaded with powerful antioxidants that can protect the eyes;
  • Avocado may help prevent cancer.

Benefits of banana

  • Banana is rich in potassium;
  • Bananas are high in fiber;
  • Bananas are rich in the healthy blood producing vitamin, Vitamin B6. They also contain good levels of Vitamin C, magnesium and manganese;
  • They are a natural ulcer remedy;
  • Bananas contain natural compounds that help to boost the body with natural energy that is the preferred steady kind, so it is kinder to blood sugar levels;
  • Bananas are a great source of tryptophan which is a chemical that when released into the blood stream, converts into the feel good hormone, serotonin. When we have good serotonin levels our overall mood and stress levels are much better;

Bottom line, a combination of fruits with lots of fiber, potassium, calcium, highly nutritious and keep us beautiful. A great load of energy for our everyday! Hope you like it. Share with all of us once you taste it.

Until the next time!

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Original source: www.macted.ro

Pork with avocado bites

Miss Mevi shares the Pork with avocado bites recipeHello everyone!

I hope you are having a great Monday.

Today husband asked me to make a “finger lincking good” meal. He says everything I prepare is delicious and healthy, but he wanted something else today. So I decided to prepare pork with avocado bites and I want to share the recipe to you all. ;O)

Yield: Serves 6 small sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 1 cup beef or pork hornado pork, shredded
  • 6 small loaves
  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • To serve:
  • Pickled onions to taste
  • Aji criollo taste

Preparation:

  • To make the avocado cream, crushed avocado with lemon juice and salt until you have a puree or cream.
  • Cut bread in half and spread each half generously with avocado cream.
  • Add a layer of shredded beef or pork pork sandwich. Add some pickled onions and aji criollo over the meat.
  • Serve immediately.

Easy to prepare and delightful! As usual, please share with us all how did you like it and send pictures once you serve it.

Until the next time!

#MissMevi #AvocaTips

Original source: laylita.com

Chicken salad with balsamic cilantro dressing.

MissMevi share with you this salad recipeHello everyone!

December just arrived and this year 2014 is almost gone. Are you ready for all the December celebrations? Today I’d like to share with you this delicious chicken salad.

Yield: For 1-2 as a starter salad, for 1 person as main entrée salad.

Ingredients

For the balsamic cilantro dressing:

  • 1-2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, adjust based on your preference
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil, adjust based on your preference
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon roughly chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the chicken salad:

  • ~2 cups of your choice of mixed salad greens
  • ½ avocado, diced or sliced
  • 5-6 grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in halves
  • A few slices of red onion
  • 5-6 slices of cucumber
  • ½ cup shredded cooked chicken
  • A few coarsely chopped cilantro leaves

Instructions

To prepare the salad dressing, place the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk lightly. Can be made ahead of time, refrigerate until ready to use.

To prepare the salad, arrange the mixed salad greens on a large plate, add the diced avocado, tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers, shredded chicken, and the chopped cilantro.

Pour the balsamic cilantro dressing over the salad, toss and serve immediately.

Please share with all of us how did you like it, and send us pictures to see how you served it.

Until the next time!

#MissMevi #AvocaTips

Avocado, Mozzarella and Tomato Salad

IMG_3965Avocado, mozzarella and tomato salad!

This is a very easy to make and very fresh salad.

Ingredients:

  •  2 Hass Avocados from Mexico, sliced
  • 2 ripe tomatoes
  • 1 pound mozzarella
  • 1 1/2 ounce bunch of fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  • With a small knife or “shark”, cut the little stem end out of the tomato using a serrated knife, cut the tomatoes into 1/3 inch slices.
  • Slice the mozzarella 1/4 inch thick.
  • Alternate slices of Avocado, tomato, mozzarella and basil leaves like playing cards on individual plates.
  • Drizzle on the olive oil and vinegar.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve with Italian bread or baguette (French bread). You can also serve them on a brochette.

Please provide us your feedback, let us know if you enjoyed this.

Until we meet again!

Shrimp stuffed avocado

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Here is another stuffed avocado recipe, this one is stuffed with a shrimp salad made with red onion, radish, bell pepper, celery and cilantro aioli. The first time I had a shrimp stuffed avocado was at the beach in Punta Carnero (Ecuador). It was so simple, yet delicious and refreshing,  I’m sure the shrimp were fished that same morning. There is nothing better than fresh seafood, unless you pair it avocado (of course). I was about 8 or 9 at the time, so I don’t remember every single ingredient in it, but I figure I can experiment until I achieve the perfect shrimp stuffed avocado. Nico’s improvement suggestion was to make it spicier, but since I have a two year old testing the recipe as well I served the aji or hot sauce on the side. This can be served alone as an appetizer, or with lettuce and tomatoes as a salad. The shrimp salad filling can be prepared ahead; however, the avocados should be cut and peeled right before serving to avoid darkening. The shrimp salad is also excellent on its own and also makes a great filling for sandwiches.

Ingredients:

    • 4-5 firm ripe avocados
    • 1 lb medium sized cooked shrimp
    • ½ medium red onion, diced finely
    • 2 radishes, diced finely
    • ½ red bell pepper, diced finely
    • 2 celery stalks, diced finely
    • 2 hardboiled eggs, diced
    • 5 tbs cilantro aioli or regular mayonnaise with chopped cilantro
    • Lime juice from 1 lime
    • Salt/pepper to taste
Optional garnishes: 
  • Chopped lettuce, sliced tomatoes and chopped cilantro

Instructions:

  1. Chop the cooked shrimp in half, if desired keep a few whole to garnish.
  2. Combine diced onions, radishes, bell pepper, celery, eggs, shrimp, ½ of the lime juice and aioli or mayonnaise in a bowl, mix well. Can be kept refrigerated until ready to use.
  3. Taste and salt/pepper if necessary.
  4. Cut avocados in half, remove seed and peel carefully.
  5. Drizzle remaining lime juice over avocados, this help keep them from darkening too quickly.
  6. Use a spoon to stuff avocados with shrimp salad filling.
  7. Add any garnishes and serve immediately.

Serve with aji or hot sauce if you want to spice it up. Also, if you’re serving it as a salad and have any extra cilantro aioli you can serve this on the side as additional salad dressing.