Four Avocado Recipes That Will Blow Your Mind
By Ashlea Hartz, N.C, RYT
Avocados. If you are from California they might be a staple of green goodness in your diet.
You may know that an avocado is full of healthy monounsaturated fats that not only make them rich and creamy, but also slows digestion helping to stabilize blood sugar after your meal.
But did you know that some considers this fruit (yes it is a berry technically) a superfood due to its disease-fighting antioxidants? Avocados are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber which make you feel fuller longer helping many people lose weight.
Avocados are a food that can easily be incorporated into your everyday diet, especially if you are ready to get a little creative. Having a quarter to half an avocado a day can be an excellent boost for your diet. So if you want to move past the guacamole, try these four avocado recipe ideas that are sure to blow your mind.
Add Avocado To Your Smoothie
If you haven’t tried adding avocado to your morning smoothie then you are really missing out. With it’s creamy texture and mild taste a little avocado will make your smoothie SMOOTHER. It will also keep you fuller longer by increase the healthy fat content and total calories. Adding more berries will boost your brain for the busy day ahead!
Avocado and Berry Protein Smoothie
- ½ a small avocado
- 1 banana
- 1 cup of berries
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 scoop protein powder or hemp seeds
Blend and enjoy!
Bake Eggs In Avocado
I saw this many times on Pinterests and then just had to give it a try myself. This recipe tastes as good as it looks and couldn’t be easier! Eggs and Avocado are a match made in food heaven, and can be enjoyed for breakfast, brunch or dinner. Making this an anytime meal for you busy folks.
Use It As A Salad Dressing
Now this recipe has become my work lunch favorite! Adding avocado to salad is nothing new, but this Kale Salad from The Earth Diet cookbook actually takes the avocado and massages it into the kale to make a rich and creamy dressing. Messy? Yes. But well worth the sticky fingers.
Try This! >> Kale Avocado Earth Salad
Make a Chocolate Pudding!
Ok you have been with me so far but now you are a bit skeptical of this combo. Remember avocado is a fruit, and fruit is a totally acceptable dessert. If you are looking for a rich and decadent way to satisfy your chocolate craving look no further! With just a few simple ingredients this easy treat will be a new household favorite, even with the kids. (ok maybe don’t tell them what’s in it)
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For more healthy recipes and nutrition tips schedule a consultation today with CORE Nutritionist Ashlea Hartz, N.C., RYT.