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The Many Uses of Avocado

People like to talk about super foods all the time. They say that this food or that food is the best food, packed with the most nutrients giving you the most benefits. In the case of superfoods, avocados really are a cut above. Avocados are super dense and full of nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. Avocados are also a great source of healthy fats that help you feel full, while keeping your heart healthy. Also, other than being a great food in term of health benefits, avocado is SUPER tasty and has a lot of different uses. The firm but creamy nature of avocado gives you so many options and opportunities in the kitchen. Here are 5 ways that you can do avocado differently:

 

Grilled avocado Bowl

To grill an avocado you need to cut it in half vertically, and take out the pit. From there you give it a quick glaze in lime juice and olive oil and throw it right on the grill. You let it sit there for about a minute and a half, until you get some really nice grill lines on the avocado. When you take it off you have a beautiful avocado bowl that you can put some delicious things in. Some tasty things that you can put in the bowl are a three bean salad or quinoa salad. This is a really different, yet tasty way to incorporate an avocado into your diet. Plus, if you make it for guests, they will be blown away by how good it looks!

 

Baked avocado egg bowl

For a delicious and nutritious breakfast you can make one of these baked avocado bowls. First, preheat your oven to 475 degrees. Cut the avocado in half, place face up on baking sheet, and crack two eggs into a separate bowl. Then, carefully spoon one egg yolk into each half of the avocado. You can top off with some sea salt, some pepper and some green onion. Place in the oven for 15 minutes, take it out and serve. This recipe is SUPER easy, and gives you a ton of good nutrients to start your day.

 

Dairy-Free avocado based caesar salad

Caesar salad is one of those things that is an absolute staple, and is also a really safe bet to make for guests. Problem is, it is full of dairy. This next recipe is going to change everything, you can now swap the dairy in caesar dressing for avocado. Crazy right? Well this is how you make it: blend 1 ripe avocado, 5 cloves of garlic, 2 tbl. of lemon juice, 1 Tbsp. of raw apple cider vinegar, ¾ cup water, 1 tsp. Dijon mustard, ½ tsp. Sea salt and 2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast on high until completely smooth. This will give you a really great salad dressing that everyone will love!

 

Banana avocado pudding

All you need is four ingredients, 1 frozen and peeled banana, ¼ of an avocado, 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk and ¼ tsp. of vanilla extract. Blend these ingredients together on high until smooth, and you have a really yummy banana pudding snack! Be sure to refrigerate this one!

 

Avocado mayo

This recipe is a real good one! Although you can technically eat mayo while living WildFit, this is a really good recipe that you can use to up the nutritional value of your mayo. Take 2 Avocados, 1 tablespoon White Vinegar, Juice of ½ Lemon, ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder, ⅛ teaspoon onion powder, Sea Salt (to taste) and put them in a food processor. Puree until completely smooth, and you have some delicious avocado mayo. This can be great as a stand alone condiment, but you can also make some delicious tuna salad, egg salad or even potato salad with this. It will up the nutritional value of your mayo, and also taste great.

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