Cauliflower Rice Stuffed Avocado Boats

  May 26, 2015  |    Blog>Recipes

If you love creamy, comfort food, this recipe is for you! By now you know how much we love avocados and how much fun we have experimenting and make new recipes with them. Have you tried our Avocado and Olive Pasta, or our Sunnyside Avocado Breakfast or our Chocolate Avocado Mousse just to name a few. There’s something about the creamy smooth texture and the deliciously rich flavor that just has us obsessed! Plus, with more than 20 vitamins and minerals and good-for-you monounsaturated fats, you can feel good about enjoying them!

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This recipe is filled with unique flavors, packed with fiber (9 grams, woot, woot!) and phytonutrients. Each boat has only 140 calories.

 

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Want to know a really cool “fun fact” about avocados? They’re nutrient boosters! Since veggies have fat-soluble nutrients like beta carotene, vitamin D and E that need to be eaten with some fat in the meal in order to be absorbed, avocados serve as this healthy fat. The avocados enhance the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. So for example, this recipe also contains tomatoes which contain the fat soluble vitamin, beta carotene. The fat in the avocados helps your body to absorb beta carotene. So tomatoes and avocadoes make quite the nutrient powerhouse duo in this recipe! Beta carotene acts as a natural sunblock, so if you’re heading outside, this is the perfect recipe for you!

NOTE: It doesn’t take much fat to absorb the fat-soluble vitamins—just 5-10 nuts or ¼ of avocado should do the trick!

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Cauliflower Rice Stuffed Avocado Boats

(Yields 4 boats)

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 tablespoons whole flaxseeds
  • 1 bunch of cilantro
  • 1 lime
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 cup diced tomato
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs

 

Directions:

  • Cut then blend chunks of cauliflower with 2 tablespoons of water in a blender to make “rice.”
  • Once finely blended, add flaxseeds, cilantro bunch, and juice from the lime into blender.
  • Blend until mixed well.
  • Half the two avocados, scoop out a spoonful of the inside to allow for more stuffing. Stuff the avocadoes with blended mixture.
  • Top with ¼ cup tomato on each boat.
  • Sprinkle breadcrumbs on tip of the tomato and voila! A simple, beautiful side dish, appetizer, or anytime fun food!

 

Nutritional Information:

Per avocado boat

Calories 140; Fat 10g; Saturated Fat 2g; Carbohydrates 11g; Protein 4g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 30mg; Fiber 9g

 

Cauliflower Rice Stuffed Avocado Boats
 
Cauliflower Rice Stuffed Avocado Boats (Yields 4 boats)
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Ingredients
  • 3 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 tablespoons whole flaxseeds
  • 1 bunch of cilantro
  • 1 lime
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 cup diced tomato
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs
Instructions
  1. Cut then blend chunks of cauliflower with 2 tablespoons of water in a blender to make “rice.”
  2. Once finely blended, add flaxseeds, cilantro bunch, and juice from the lime into blender.
  3. Blend until mixed well.
  4. Half the two avocados, scoop out a spoonful of the inside to allow for more stuffing. Stuff the avocados with blended mixture.
  5. Top with ¼ cup tomato on each boat.
  6. Sprinkle breadcrumbs on tip of the tomato and voila! A simple, beautiful side dish, appetizer, or anytime fun food!
Nutrition Information
Calories: 140 Fat: 10g Saturated fat: 2g Carbohydrates: 11g Sodium: 30mg Fiber: 9g Protein: 4g Cholesterol: 0mg

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