Avocado? At first thought, it sounded way too weird. But then I realised I add avo to my smoothies and smoothie freezer packs, I use it in place of butter for baked goods, and it makes a delicious healthy frosting for cupcakes.
Leslie said healthy fats are essential for weight loss because they "keep us full and satisfied since they are digested slower than carbohydrates." Avocados are one of the foods she recommends clients include to help with weight loss. They're not only great sources of healthy fats, but they also offer fibre, which adds to the satiating feeling.
One-quarter of an avocado is 91 calories (which is about one tablespoon) but offers 4.3 grams of filling fibre. For comparison, one tablespoon of peanut butter (another popular overnight oats ingredient to increase healthy fats) only offers 1.5 grams of fibre and is 100 calories.
Aside from healthy fats and fibre, Leslie said, "avocado adds nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin, which are good for your eyes."