The Best Things to Do With Avocado: 10 Recipes That Will Change Your Life

The Best Things to Do With Avocado: 10 Recipes That Will Change Your Life


 Avocado toast is the new pumpkin spice. Avocado is the new bacon. You can’t google “vegetarian breakfast ideas” without seeing avocado coated in egg whites. And it’s not just because avocados are delicious, though they are. It’s because avocados are also super healthy. Here are 10 of our favorite ways to turn this creamy green fruit into a meal or snack that will change your life.


Section 1: 10 Reasons Why You Should Eat Avocado

10 Reasons Why You Should Eat Avocado


1. It's loaded with healthy fats. Avocado contains monounsaturated fats, oleic acid, and omega-3 fatty acids. These fats can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol. In fact, a study from the University of California-Davis found that just one avocado per day could lower cholesterol levels by 10 points within six weeks. Talk about a happy stomach!


The Best Ways to Use Avocado

The Best Ways to Use Avocado


This list of recipes will add major diversity to your diet—and your taste buds.

1. Avocado Toast

2. Avocado Egg Sandwich

3. Avocado and Tomato Salad

4. Avocado and Shrimp Sushi

5. Avocado and Salmon Salad

6. Avocado and Egg Breakfast Burrito

7. Avocado and Eggs with Cilantro and Lime

8. Avocado and Crispy Tofu Tacos

9. Avocado and Tuna Salad Wrap

10. Avocado and Veggie Tostadas


Breakfast Ideas

Avocado


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So why not start it off right by adding some avocado? As a fruit, avocados are high in healthy fats, potassium, vitamin C, fiber, and monounsaturated fats. They’re also loaded with folate, which is good for your heart. And, as if that weren’t enough, avocados are delicious.

Pair that with the fact that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and you’ve got yourself a match made in heaven.

There are so many ways to enjoy avocados for breakfast! You can make yourself some avocado toast, you can enjoy it with eggs (have you heard of avocado toast eggs?), or you can put it on top of your salad for an extra boost of healthy fats.

It’s time to get creative with your morning routine. Break out avocado and get cooking!


Lunch Ideas

Lunch Ideas


Avocado is a nutritional powerhouse, providing healthy fats, fiber, and a variety of vitamins and minerals including potassium and vitamin E. It’s a natural anti-inflammatory and has soothing properties for digestion. Make yourself a quick avocado toast for breakfast. Avocado toast is a foolproof sandwich recipe that can be customized to your taste with a variety of toppings.

For lunch, try adding avocado to a salad or soup. In the summer, make an avocado smoothie for a refreshing drink that will cool you off. In the winter, make an avocado soup for a healthy warm-up.


Dinner Ideas

Dinner Ideas


1. Avocado Noodles

Ingredients:

-1 avocado, cut into 1-inch cubes

-1 package of rice noodles

-1 tablespoon olive oil

-1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced

-2 cloves garlic, minced

-2 scallions, minced

-Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

-Cut the avocado into 1-inch cubes and set aside. Prepare the rice noodles according to package instructions. Drain set aside.

-In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add ginger, garlic, and scallions, and sauté for about one minute. Add avocado cubes and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

-Add rice noodles to the skillet and toss for about one minute before serving.


Snack Ideas

Snack Ideas


Let’s start with the simplest avocado recipe: avocado toast.

Avocado toast is a delightful breakfast option, lunch option, or dinner option. It is a healthy and simple dish. It is best to use toast with a light fluffy texture, but this dish also goes great with raw veggies as a dip or as a topping. Try topping your toast with almond butter and honey for a healthier version of the traditional peanut butter.

You can also slice avocados in half, remove the pit, and peel them. Then, use those halves as the inside of a sandwich and top it with your favorite meat and cheese.

Mash an avocado and spread it on toast for a deliciously healthy snack.

If you want to use avocados in more than just a snack or meal, you can toss them into salads or use them as a substitute for mayonnaise or sour cream in dips and dressings.

Avocados also taste great when used as an ingredient in smoothies! Add one to your next smoothie for a creamy, satisfying drink that has plenty of health benefits.


Smoothie Recipes

Smoothie Recipes


Avocado is a great addition to smoothies. They give your smoothie a thick, creamy texture which makes it more filling. If you’re trying to get in more greens, avocados are a great way to do so.

Here are two of our favorite avocado smoothie recipes.

No. 1: Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

Ingredients:


1 avocado, peeled

1 frozen banana, cut into chunks

½ cup non-dairy milk

2 tablespoons cacao powder

1 tablespoon agave nectar (or maple syrup)


Instructions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.

No. 2: Strawberry Avocado Smoothie with Banana and Almond Milk

Ingredients:

1 avocado, peeled and pitted

1 frozen banana, cut into chunks

2 tablespoons almond butter

1 tablespoon agave nectar (or maple syrup)

½ cup fresh or frozen strawberries

½ cup almond milk


Conclusion

Avocados are nutritious! They’re loaded with vitamins C, E, potassium, and fiber. And they taste delicious!

But avocados are also expensive. So why not use them up in the best way possible? We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite recipes that use avocado in innovative ways. From avocado toast to avocado ice cream, these recipes are sure to satisfy your taste buds and your wallet.

No more crying over spilled guacamole! Get cooking with these 10 recipes that will change your life.

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