We are introducing a new 10 part series on recipes to promote brain health brought to you by our Health Information Concierge. Below is the third brain food and recipe in the series. Do you find yourself needing help finding the right diet combination during or post-treatment? Ask the Chris Elliott Fund, we are here to help you in your process to plan a diet plan around foods that are healthy and good for the brain. Call or email today: 425-444-2215 or  [email protected].

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Brain Food #3: Avocados

Avocado are packed with healthy monounsaturated fats that boost blood flow to help the brain function optimally and also help the body absorb nutrients.

We know cooking and preparing these brain foods can get complicated especially if you are balancing treatment, family and work.  We wanted to provide an easy and simple recipe to help you start preparing your brain foods today! Review the recipe we’ve put together below:

Recipe: Avocado With Black Bean Salad

This week’s recipe courtesy of Prevention.com.


1 Tbsp lime juice
1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained
1/4 green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
1/8 tsp ground red pepper (optional)
1 1/2 tsps chopped cilantro
1 avocado, quartered

Avocado and other veggies1. PLACE the lime juice or vinegar in a large bowl and gradually whisk in the oil. Stir in the beans, bell pepper, garlic, salt, black pepper, and red pepper. Taste and add more lime juice or vinegar if you like. Stir in the cilantro.

2. PLACE the avocado, cavities up, on 4 plates. Spoon the bean mixture into the cavities so it overflows onto the plate.

Nutrition Information available here.