16 March, 2011

An avocado away, brings back my kilos straight away?

I hope so! Avocado is rich in vitamins and fats. Yes, FATS!! Healthy fats which I need the most.  Also,  since I'm breast feeding YY, I want my BM to be rich in nutrients, to pass on to YY too.  So now I'm taking it  daily as my snack, right after my moo moo session in the office.  But an avocado is not too filling lah, I will take a cup of yogurt (unfortunately it's a low fat yogurt)  and some bread /biscuits to cure my shaking  hands and legs .  After each moo moo session hor, my body will be shaking, sign of hunger! So I need to fill in the blanks with proper food.

QQ had taken lots of mashed avocado with fragrance pear puree mixed with some plain yogurt when she was younger. As she grows, puree foods (even porridge) is too yucky for her, so she has stopped taking this richie rich avocado as snack. I will definitely feed YY with it when the time comes.

When I used to feed QQ with avocado, I didn't quite like it. I find the taste and texture are very...weird and a bit yucky as well. See, I fed things that I dislike to my girl :P And slowly she also dislike it :P But lately, I had no idea why I fell in love with it. Last week, I was in the supermarket and I saw this, a pack of 3 Hass avocado @ RM11.99. Best thing is, there's a guide on how to choose a ripe avocado, as shown on the box cover.




Psst...my dear cousin sister had a bad experience with an unripe avocado. She wanted to make avocado salad, thus she decided to boil it. No matter how long she boiled it, the avocado can never be cooked! Kekekeke. That was her first and last time to purchase 1. 

So to those who don't know how to choose a ripe avocado or to make it ripe, here's the tips:

1) if you want to eat it as soon as you have purchased it, choose the black skin 1. Black skin means fully ripe. Also try to press on it GENTLY. If it has soften a bit, lagi best =)
2) if you only found those with dark green skin, you still can purchase them. When you are back home, DO NOT keep it in your fridge (even  for 1 day) to wait for it to turn black. If you do so, they will NEVER be ripe even if you take it out and keep in room temperature later. Remember, once already in the fridge, no turning back ya =)

So how do you make it ripe/skin turn black? Easy peasy.....keep them inside your rice container. Firstly clean it with water and then wipe dry before you dump it in. Check on it every day, coz  by using this method, the avocado ripe faster compare to leaving it on it's on in room temperature. Once it turns black, cut into half and scoop out the flesh. Yummy!! The taste is very much to "buttery feel". My mom loves to mash it and spread on bread.
My avocado - mixture of ripe and semi-ripe

A soften ripe avocado ready to serve!

Mom said that Hass (from Australia) brand is good. Last time she did lots of baby food research for QQ, and that was why she insisted to feed QQ with avocado, so that her tiny lil grand daughter will grow bigger and stronger. QQ was a small-built baby (due to her mama XS gene), that was why Popo wanted to feed her all the good food hoping that she could have more flesh (to flaunt). Hehe.

Below are some good facts about avocado, which I got it here . Can see the amount of vitamins it carries? That's why it is highly recommended to babies and toddler, even adults too.

Description:

  • There are 384 Calories in one cup of avocado
  • 1/2 an avocado contains 145 calories and 14gm of fat
Avocados, despite being high in fat are very good for you, and people keep discovering more of the health promoting properties.

Once does want to keep a close eye on overall fat and calorie consumption, but a little avocado in your diet, especially in a salad can go a long way.

The fat in avocado is primarily monounsaturated, and has been shown in studies to lower bad cholesterol, and raise good cholesterol.


Nutrition facts
Serving Size
Amount per serving
Calories 384 Calories from Fat 319
Hide Daily Values % Daily Value*
Total Fat 35g 54%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 23g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 18mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 16g
Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 7%     Vitamin C 34%
Calcium 3%     Iron 8%
Thiamin 12%     Riboflavin 19%
Niacin 22%     Pantothenic Acid 34%
Vitamin B6 33%     Potassium 33%
Phosphorus 12%     Magnesium 17%
Zinc 10%     Copper 20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

3 comments:

Mummy to QiQi said...

blend herbalife with lots of fattening fruits like mango, banana. yumm---yum!!!

Smelly Butt's Ama said...

I didn't know that banana and mango are fattening fruits! Really got fats ar?? If can gain weight thru that way, I'll give it a try!

Psedornna said...

I love avocado so much but can't really buy a good avocado in the market. or I bad luck? The avocado I bought always too raw to eat or inside is dark when I cut out T_T

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