“Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.” Jules Renard
I believe that sometime, in the past, I focused on potassium and its importance for our bodies. Motivational reminder – Potassium plays a role in every heartbeat. About a hundred thousand times a day potassium helps trigger your heart to squeeze blood through your body. Potassium also helps your muscles to move, your nerves to work, and your kidneys to filter blood. Sounds like you might want to get enough potassium into your body.
Today I’m going to talk about good sources of potassium and start with a simple recipe. During the next few days I’m going to provide additional simple recipes with potassium rich foods. Let’s go!
Great to good sources of potassium, in order, include avocado, acorn squash, spinach, sweet potato, wild-caught salmon, and dried apricot. Further down on the list are pomegranate, coconut water, and white beans. And, in spite of all the talk, bananas aren’t really that great when it comes to potassium.
Let’s start with a recipe for one of my favorite potassium rich foods, the avocado. This is a simple recipe for an avocado wrap. You knew that. It’s the title of this blog post!
2 avocados, cubed
1 red pepper, diced
1 T freeze dried red onion, or 2 t fresh, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
2 t lemon juice
lettuce, your favorite, chopped
wrap, regular or gluten free
Mix all the ingredients together except the lettuce and wrap. Scoop about a half cup of the mix onto the wrap and top with some lettuce. The more the merrier. Wrap. Eat.
FAQ – Can I add tomato or mayo or turkey to my wrap?
Yes. You can add all of them if you’d like. The above recipe is, basically, a wonderful base for all sorts of eating adventures. Throw in some spinach and wild-caught salmon and your body will be doing a happy dance. Invite me for lunch and I’ll happy dance too!
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.