Lady Love Food Writes for FWx

fwx-avocado-love-3We can never get enough Blakely Stein of Lady Love Food.  Every year, she brings her delicious food creations and passionate food knowledge to Generation W–giving those who attend her breakout session a true taste of the jungle.  You see, Blakely lives in the jungle of Costa Rica where she surfs, teaches yoga and cooks for her monthly Jungle Soul Table events.  Engaging with her–either in person or through her blog or social media channels–is like bringing a little “jungle love” into your kitchen every day. It’s soulful, it’s energizing, it’s healthy, it’s..yummy!

Recently, Blakely shared her amazing storytelling talent with the readers of FWx, a food-related website for Millennials that was launched by Food & Wine earlier this year.  Here is an excerpt from “Avocadorotica:  5 New Ways to Pursue Your Lust for Avocados”:

 

At a mere 500 colones a pop, which translates to roughly a dollar each, these babies are edible dreamboats. I crave the crunchy, creamy, salty meeting of a perfect avo with fresh chips made from the region’s abundant plantains.

But I’ve also found many more uses for the green super food, an ingredient I wouldn’t want to live without. Grown throughout Costa Rica, avocados are as delicious as they are teeming with nutrients. The fruit is a natural source of lecithin (a.k.a. brain food) and rich in minerals such as copper, which assists in red blood cell formation. See Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition, by Paul Pitchford, for many more excuses to eat them.

Needless to say, I never miss a chance to satisfy my avocado love. I massage it into kale, add it to salads, smoothies, desserts and dips, and use overripe ones to moisturize my skin and hair—you can literally rub it all over yourself Here, five recipes to satisfy your own avocado obsession.

 

The article is filled with great avocado recipes and ideas including avocado mint cacao ice cream, ginger-sesame avocado dip and lavender avocado hydrating face mask.  Who knew you could do so much with an avocado?

Click here to read the entire article and be sure to follow Lady Love Food’s blog, Facebook and Instagram (her photos are amazing!)

 

 

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