Avocado, spinach & walnut salad

This simple recipe combines avocado with spinach and walnuts, along with some lemon juice to provide a very nutritious meal that would be perfect if your goal was to manage blood sugars or even achieve therapeutic ketosis.  

Avocado is a great source of energy on a low carb diet, providing plenty of monounsaturated fats and fibre along with vitamin B5, B6, E, K folate, copper and potassium.  

Ingredients 

  • 1.5 tablespoons roughly chopped walnuts
  • 50 g baby spinach leaves
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, stone removed, sliced
  • Juice of 1 lemon 

Directions 

  • Place walnuts into a small frying pan. Cook over medium heat, shaking the frying pan often, for 3 to 4 minutes or until walnuts are golden and roasted. Remove from heat.
  • Arrange spinach and avocado on serving plates. Sprinkle over walnuts.
  • Drizzle with lemon juice.
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Macros 

One serving provides 350 calories, 9 g of protein, 28 g of fat and 9g of net carbs.

Micros

The Cronometer screenshot below shows the nutrients provided by 2000 calories of this recipe relative to the Optimal Nutrient Intakes.  

Directions

  • Place walnuts into a small frying pan. Cook over medium heat, shaking the frying pan often, for 3 to 4 minutes or until walnuts are golden and roasted. Remove from heat.
  • Arrange spinach and avocado on serving plates. Sprinkle over walnuts.
  • Drizzle with lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Suitable for

  • blood sugar and diabetes
  • bodybuilder
  • blood sugar & fat loss
  • nutrient-dense maintenance
  • ketogenic

Ranking 

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nutrient density73%
bodybuilder86%
fat loss56%
blood sugar & fat loss74%
blood sugar & diabetes 83%
athlete & bulking70%
ketogenic 73%
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