I’ve been eating a lot of avocadoes this week. Partly because they were on promotion in the supermarket, but mainly because they are incredibly nutritious and full of good things whilst you’re trying to get pregnant.
Firstly they’re packed with folic acid, which doctors will advise you to take when you start trying to conceive. They are also high in Vitamin B6, which is said to assist fertility by lengthening the luteal phase, improving cervical mucus and helping egg and sperm production. It can be hard to get enough Vitamin B6 through food alone though, so doctors may advise that you take a supplement as well. In any case avocadoes are a great bonus boost!
They are also a monounsaturated fat, which some say helps to improve female fertility.
So here I am trying to eat my way through piles of avocadoes! This has been my most used recipe this week as it’s so quick and easy to make, and is great for breakfast or a snack.
- 1 ripe avocado
- Half a tomato, diced
- I small spring onion finely chopped
- Small bunch coriander, finely chopped
- Sprinkling of chilli flakes
- Salt and pepper
- Squeeze lemon juice
- Four slices wholemeal toast
First soak the finely chopped spring onion in a squeeze of lemon juice to take that pungent bite out of them.
Cut the avocado in half, remove the stone scoop out the flesh with a teaspoon, then mash roughly in a bowl (I find scooping makes it easier to mash afterwards).
Add the diced tomato, fresh coriander and spring onion and mix in.
Add a sprinkling of chilli flakes, salt and pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice to your taste and stir in well.
Then spread the mix over four slices of bread for you to share with your loved one, ahhhh.