Avocados are one of our favorite foods. They are delicious and full of healthy fats as well as 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, vitamin E, B vitamins, and folic acid. Looking to incorporate more avocados into your life? Here are 10 ways to eat them:
Blend a whole avocado with ¼ cup raw cacao powder, ¼ cup almond milk, 2 Tbsp almond butter, and stevia to taste. Top with slivered almonds and berries.
This is my favorite creamy green goddess dressing—and a perfect dairy-free alternative.
1 large avocado
Juice of 2 limes
3 tablespoons olive oil
½ cup water
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
½ teaspoon Celtic sea salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
Simply mash up an avocado with diced white onion, chopped tomatoes, and a sprinkle of sea salt. Enjoy with sliced veggies (or a spoon)!
Add a quarter of an avocado to your smoothie to make it creamy and delicious! Here is one of our go-to smoothie recipes.
I like to use Whey Protein Powder, especially since I make my smoothie after working out. It’s a great post-workout recovery drink and it’s also a satisfying and filling breakfast. You can make this with Sustain too if you prefer a vegetarian protein instead.
Here’s what I do:
1 scoop Whey Protein powder
8 – 10 oz water (or half water, half almond or coconut milk)
1 fresh pear, peeled and diced (I use Barlett pears)
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated or 1/8 tsp ground ginger powder
1/5 of an avocado
4 cubes of ice
Blend in a blender till smooth and creamy. Makes one serving.
Green avocado ice cream is fun for kids and adults alike. Make it for your guests and see if they can figure out the green ingredient!
Put this pesto on zucchini noodles for a wonderful Meatless Monday meal.
Upgrade the classic deviled egg by adding in avocado. Check out this recipe from .Elana’s Pantry
Baked Avocado With Egg
This picturesque duo is a complete snack full of protein and healthy fats to sustain you. Cut an avocado in half and remove the seed. Crack an egg into the cavity where the seed was and pop it in the oven for 15 minutes at 425 degrees F.
Key Lime Chia Seed Pudding
I always recommend this recipe to patients who are on the Be Well Cleanse. It’s simple to make and satisfies sweet cravings!
1 can coconut milk
3 Tbsp chia seeds
Juice of 2 limes
Few drops liquid stevia or to taste
Combine all ingredients in blender and blend for 30–60 seconds, until it’s mixed well.
Can be eaten right away but will thicken even more if you place it in a bowl and let it sit in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Last But Not Least my favorite
All you really need to enjoy an avocado is a spoon. Cut your avocado in half and sprinkle with a little sea salt and coarse black pepper before you start scooping!