I love me some avocado! I feel like it goes with everything! So creamy and delicious and we all know that avocados are also very nutritious. My very favourite superfood! However, did you know that the seed is actually even more nutritious?! And to think we have been just tossing it out! I had heard of eating the seed many years ago but never really gave it much thought because I thought it was
unnecessary weird. Lately, there has been a lot more talk of this floating around so I thought it’s about time I gave it a try!
Health Benefits of Eating the Avocado Seed
Very high in antioxidants. May help to lower cholesterol and high blood pressure.
Perfect for glowing skin. The high antioxidant properties help to boost collagen and repair damage.
Very high in fibre. Great for digestion, will help to curb cravings and help keep you feeling full, and will also help control blood sugar levels.
Reduce tumours. The avocado seed contains a very strong antioxidant, called flavonol, which has been shown to reduce tumour growth.
Convinced? I know I am!
How to Eat the Avocado Seed
Carefully remove the seed from the flesh of the avocado and wash it well.
Dehydrate seed on a cookie sheet in your oven on the lowest setting for 2 hours OR place in the window sill for a day or two.
Remove outer layer of the seed.
Slice the pit in half. It should be easy to cut.
Chop up the seed into smaller pieces.
Grind in a food processor or blender until it is a powder.
Store in a glass jar in the freezer.
Now you can add some to your smoothies, salads, baked goods….Try it in this delicious smoothie recipe!
Avocado Blueberry Smoothie
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
handful of spinach
1 heaping tablespoon of avocado seed powder
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup coconut milk
(Add 1 tablespoon cacao powder if feeling saucy!)
Blend until smooth and creamy. Enjoy!
Are you going to try avocado seed? Let me know in the comments!