Thursday, November 27, 2014

Put peanut butter and avocado on your bread

Avocados are cheap in the early spring in New Zealand so use them if you want extra protein to feed your elderly mother or father according to their taste. Here is a piece of toast with peanut butter and avocado. I often put a bit of green curry on avocado or some chermoula for flavouring but lemon juice and pepper are great too.

Remember that when you are feeding his protein to seniors one source is actually whole grain bread, which of course has plenty of B vitamins in it too. The NZ Nutrition Foundations says 1 slice of multigrain bread 45 gm has 5.3gm protein in it, nothing to be sneezed at. And it is satisfying.

Peanut butter has 8 gm protein for 2 tbl.

So if this slice of bread has 5.3 and there is 1 t/l peanut butter of 4gm and a quarter of an avocado

Avocadoes provide all 18 essential amino acids necessary for the body to form a complete protein. Unlike the protein in steak, which is difficult for most people to digest, avocado protein is readily absorbed by the body because avocadoes also contain fiber. They are high in mono-unsaturated fat and loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, also more easily digested than animal fat. Avocados are filling and have a slow release of energy so very good for athletes. They are a better source of protein than cows milk. Protein content: about 2gm per 100 gm of avocado.

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