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Food & Drink
J.J.’s Lone Daughter Ranch Avocados

SweatTheStyle_JJSlonesDaughterAvocadosFor many of us avocados hold a sacred place in our hearts. We have all heard the amazing benefits of avocados. Avocados are high in potassium, fiber, antioxidants, and healthy fats. They’re also packed with cancer-fighting carotenoids and let’s not forget how tasty they are!

Laura Ramirez knows about the greatness of avocados. Her Redlands-based farm J.J.’s Lone Daughter Ranch, brings amazing avocados to the Santa Monica and Hollywood farmers markets every week, not only assisting customers in picking out the perfect citrus fruit of their liking but also surprising most of her customers with the vast amount of different types of avocados!

Her avocados in season right now (pictured above clockwise) are the classic haas, reed and pinkerton. All of this and more make it imperative to taste test these avocados at least once in your life!

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Simple Chilli Avocado

SweatTheStyle_FuerteAvocadosThe best things in life are often the simplest. This quick, easy and delicious combination could be eaten on its own or on toast, in a sandwich, or over a bed of lettuce. We used Fuerte avocados from farmer Laura Ramirez of JJ Slone Daughter Ranch in California. These beautiful avocados have high oil content and also make delicious guacamole and spreads.
1 avocado
Pinch of red chilli flakes
Pinch of sea salt

Slice avocado, sprinkle sea salt and red chilli flakes. Dashing some extra virgin olive oil over top to add a little extra flavor and texture.

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Avocado benefits

SweatTheStyle_Avocado The avocado is known as the alligator fruit, reflecting its shape and texture – cut it open and it looks like an alligator eye too! Avocados boost the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, K as well as certain carotenoids like lycopene and beta-carotene. Add them to a salad for bonus nutrient points. The avocado itself is a great source of lutein, a carotenoid that works as an antioxidant to help protect against eye disease. They often get a bad rap for being too fatty. Not so! The fats in avocados, notably monounsaturated fats, are heart-friendly as they lower the risk of heart disease by reducing lousy cholesterol and regulating blood pressure. By eating just two avocados a week you can improve your skin’s elasticity, boost moisture and may even reduce wrinkles. Just ½ an avocado provides 3.4 g of fiber – this includes both soluble and insoluble fiber which keeps your digestive system running smoothly and you feeling fuller longer.

By: Beata Rydyger BSc RHN, She Lives Clean

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