Thursday Nugget

Healthy Recipe of the Week

Grilled Avocado with Strawberry and Honey

A fresh summer dessert: sweet, simple, and super delicious!

Ingredients

  • Cooking Spray (Trainer Robin recommends coconut oil!)
  • 2 cups Strawberries (hulled and quartered)
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 2 small Avocados (halved and pitted)
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Mint (chopped)

Directions

In a small bowl, gently stir together the strawberries and honey. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 4 hours, stirring occasionally to let the strawberries macerate and release their natural juices. When the strawberries are ready, preheat the grill on medium high. Lightly spray each avocado with cooking spray. Place the avocados on the grill with the stem side facing 10 o’clock. Grill for 1 to 2 minutes. Rotate the avocados so that the stem side is facing 2 o’clock. Grill for 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer avocado halves to the plates with the flesh side up. Remove the strawberry mixture from the refrigerator. Fold in the mint. Spoon the strawberry mixture over each avocado half and serve.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size ½ Avocado; 165 Calories; 1.6 grams Saturated Fat; 8 milligrams Sodium; 1.5 grams Polyunsaturated Fat; 7.4 grams Monounsaturated Fat; 0.0 milligrams Cholesterol; 17 grams Carbohydrates; 9 grams Sugar; 2 grams Protein

 

 

Reference

American Heart Association (2017). Grilled Avocado with Strawberry and Honey. doi: https://recipes.heart.org/recipes/2101/grilled-avocado-with-strawberry-and-honey Accessed on June 13, 2017.

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About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering the 55 and better "chronologically-enriched" population about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, and group exercise instructor—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, public speaking, corporate wellness program facilitation and senior fitness program support.
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