by Mary Patterson Broome
Or guacamole for that matter!
The avo is really having a moment right now, despite it’s hefty price-tag. But we’ve had just about enough with smearing it on bread. We get it: avo toast is amazing—but this super food has got so much more to offer. Here are some clever new ways to love the avocado in your life:
People often use applesauce instead of oil and butter in their recipes—why not try substituting with the healthy fat-filled avo in your next baking adventure? This avocado-banana bread recipe from blogger Crazy for Crust is super moist and delicious, especially with those chocolate chips on top.
Oil and vinegar is tired AF but that creamy dressing in the bottle isn’t exactly a pillar of health. Enter avocado—it makes a killer base for a creamy dressing that’s full of healthy fats. We loved this vegan one from blogger and author Angela Liddon of Oh She Glows.
Guess what the main ingredient is in one of Kiehl’s best-selling eye creams? Avo, baby. But high price tags be damned—you’ve already got avocado in your kitchen! Take a cue from beauty blog Beauty Tips 4 Her and mix mashed avocado with some olive oil for a nighttime treatment that hydrates and soothes the delicate skin near your eyes.
We can all agree cake is awesome. So are avos. Obviously, the two should be pairing up on the reg. Try using avocado as a dairy-free base for frosting, like in this recipe from registered dietician Joy Bauer, for vanilla avocado icing.
Mashing avo into your yolk mixture can add a whole new level of pop-in-your-mouth delightfulness to ordinary deviled eggs. This recipe from blogger Family Spice also includes wasabi for an extra kick of flavour.
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Yes, avocados can give you a buzz and be part of your daily dose of potassium. Grab some tequila and find your inner mixologist with this avocado margarita recipe from Endless Simmer and get to serving.
The cream in ice cream doesn’t have to be actual from-a-cow cream! Make a delicious dairy-free dessert that’s rocking some serious healthy fats. This concoction by Elephantastic Vegan doesn’t even require a fancy ice cream maker.
Healthy ‘mac & cheese’
Wipe away those tears of joy, fair maiden; it’s real—the combination of two of your favourite consumables. Check this incredible-looking recipe from blogger Two Peas and Their Pod.
Need another excuse to eat pasta? Garlic, pine nuts, basil and good ole’ avocado make for a hella savoury combo. This avocado pesto from the Instagram of chef Jimena Parales looks straight-up divine.
Yes, believe it or not you can actually eat the avocado seed! Check out our how-to on transforming the ordinary seed into a delicious sprinkle topping.
This article was originally published on www.womenshealthmag.com