New Year Cleanse: Day 14 — The All-Purpose Avocado - The North County Moms

On or off the cleanse, I can find a way to use avocado in a variety of dishes for every meal. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, this versatile fruit can be used throughout the day to make main courses and snacks more interesting. Want to break up meal monotony? Add avocado!


Maria’s Cleanse Notes 

I blend avocado in smoothies in lieu of banana (a non-cleanse fruit) for thickness. I spread it on brown rice cakes for a lunch treat, and I slice it and add it to my salads. Smashed with diced onion and garlic, there’s always reason to enjoy guacamole, too! Check out my post from last year to see the other ways I put avocados to work for my 21-day cleanse!

Day 14 2023 – Avocados 

Day 13 2024 – Grilled Chicken

Day 15 2024 – Blueberries & Blackberries

Francesca’s Take

Avocado is another nutrient-dense food at my house. It is packed with healthy monounsaturated fats that promote heart health by helping to lower harmful cholesterol levels and promote cardiovascular well-being.

This fruit is a good source of potassium, which is essential for blood pressure regulation and overall cardiovascular function. Avocados are a good source of dietary fiber.

Additionally, avocados are rich in vitamins, including folate, vitamin K, vitamin E, and B vitamins, supporting various aspects of health such as cell division, bone health, and immune function. Incorporating avocados into your diet adds a delicious and satisfying element to meals and provides a nutrient boost for overall well-being.

Hello, I’m Francesca, and I’m genuinely thrilled to join forces with Maria on this extraordinary detox journey. With 14 years of dedicated experience as an integrative nutritionist, I hold a Master’s in Integrative Nutrition and am certified as a health and wellness coach. My distinctive approach seamlessly blends science-based nutrition with the art and science of coaching, guaranteeing each client a holistic and personalized experience. What sets me apart is not just my wealth of knowledge but my genuine passion for witnessing my clients thrive.

Currently pursuing a doctorate in Integrative Health, I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to bring the latest insights and advancements. My commitment to staying at the forefront of integrative health ensures I can offer cutting-edge strategies to support the well-being of my clients. Please feel free to reach out if you have questions or comments. I look forward to supporting your journey toward optimal health and vitality.

To see access the daily updated menu of 2024 cleanse posts, please visit the Jumpstart January – 2024 Cleanse: María Felicia’s Daily Online Journal

Written by Maria Felicia Kelley with contributions by Francesca Orlando
Maria Felicia Kelley is not a medical doctor. The cleanse and fasting benefits she discusses in this post are derived from her own experiences and observations. Individuals should consult their own healthcare providers when eliminating foods from their diets.
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