Ways to eat avocado…
Avocados are little green nutrition bombs. They are one of the healthiest single foods out there, clocking in with 14 minerals, complete protein, and soluble fiber. A few of the vitamins include omega 3’s, B, C, E, and K. People who eat avocados on a regular basis have lower bad cholesterol, higher good cholesterol, and less inflammation.
So, avocados are great, but do you know how many ways you can eat them besides guacamole? Having a variety of avocado recipes under your belt not only makes them tastier, but you can increase their health value by adding additional good ingredients. Here are six great ways to enjoy avocados:
1. Make avocado fries
These healthy alternatives to French fries are super easy to make. Slice a ripe avocado into a fry-shape (though probably not as thin), dip in some beaten eggs and then breadcrumbs, and bake in an oven.
2. Stuff the avocado
Avocados have a perfect hollow once you remove the pit. You can stuff it with all kinds of good things, like tuna, crab, other veggies, cheese, you name it. You don’t have to use bread, and you get an edible bowl.
3. Use instead of mayo
Tuna salad and chicken salad are often made unhealthy with too many dollops of mayo, but when you use mashed avocado instead, you don’t have to be too timid. Use a very ripe avocado to get the right texture, mash-up really well, salt, and mix with the meat.
4. Make a salad dressing
With just olive oil, vinegar, and ripe avocado, you can make a very simple and very delicious salad dressing. Just run everything through a blender or food processor until smooth.
5. Drink the avocado
Avocados are perfect for smoothies. They add a beautiful creaminess you thought you could only achieve with yogurt. For a fool-proof smoothie, everyone will love, blend fresh raspberries, bananas, almond milk, and avocado.
6. Make chocolate mousse
This is not only one of the healthiest desserts you could make, but it’s also very easy. Mix melted chocolate, a ripe avocado, honey, and salt in a food processor. Chill until you get the right texture, and enjoy. No one will be able to tell there’s no dairy.