I visited a colleague and friend in Algrave (Portugal) many years ago. His wife asked me to make a sauce; it is the most straightforward sauce I’ve ever made in such a short time. You’ll love this creamy, delicate, and mellow sauce, full of healthy goodness for your body and mind. Tangerine skin gives mild sweet-tangy, luscious sparks of citrus flavor. The rind has a slight musky bitterness, and mixing it with avocado and the pit, a nutritious seed, seemed like a good idea, and I had to test it out.
Well, no surprise there, it was a winner!
Originally from South East Asia, tangerines have become a favorite in most households after making their way worldwide. They have a refreshingly sweet taste, thin skin that is very easy to peel, and a healthy snack that’s easy to carry around. For most people, the sweet citrus flavor of tangerines is enough for them to stock up on them. However, this fruit is a pocket of health and pure nutrition.
Avocados, especially when in season, are a staple in most kitchens. They are creamy, highly nutritious, and pair well with almost every type of food. In this recipe, we combine avocado tangerine mix with basil leaves to create a creamy, thick, smooth, sweet, and basil-flavored sauce perfect on toast, crackers, sandwiches, dressings, or a side to your meals.
Tangerines play an essential role in supporting your digestive function because they are rich in fiber and antioxidants that promote smooth digestion. This fruit is also naturally alkaline, which makes it very good for detoxification. It works with your body’s natural detoxification process to bind toxins and eliminate them from your system.
The potent antioxidants and flavonoids in tangerine make it an excellent heart health booster. In addition, it can boost circulation by keeping your blood vessels clear of plaque and making them elastic. So the next time you go grocery shopping, stock up on this excellent fruit and make this Avocado Tangerine Mix!
Avocado Tangerine Mix
Nutritional Benefits: Avocado is endowed with healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, potassium, fiber, and potent plant compounds that support the operations of your organs for optimal health, including a healthy heart, seamless digestion, glowing skin, lowered blood sugar, and stronger immunity. Avocado pits are loaded with antioxidants, vitamin E, fiber, and monosaturated fats. Tangerines are very nutritious and are a great source of vitamins A and C, flavonoids, antioxidants, folate, iron, fiber, and potassium. This makes it a great agent for fighting free radicals that have been linked to serious chronic conditions as well as premature aging.
- 1 brown skinned avocado
- 1 tangerine, juiced
- 10 - 15 basil leaves
- 1/4 skin of a tangerine
- A pinch of salt to taste
Combine all the ingredients in a blender.
Blend until very smooth and you can add more or less basil to test how you like it. Enjoy!
2.1g Saturated fat
Benefits: Avocado is a full meal in itself; it consists of all nutrition the body needs. Tangerine gives a special tangy taste, the skin consists of special oils, and the white inside is slightly bitter yet especially beneficial for men's health.