9 Fun Ways to Use Avocado

This creamy fruit is so versatile when it comes to its many uses. Apart from the obvious use of incorporating them into sandwiches and salads, there are numerous other ways that you can include this amazing nutritious superfood in your life. Below is a list that you may wish to experiment with!

1. Smoothies

Add ¼ to ½ an avocado to smoothies to give it that nice creamy texture. It’s also a great addition to any green smoothie.

2. Salad Dressing

For a great Avocado-Lemon Salad Dressing check out Mind Body Green’s recipe: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-12984/make-any-salad-taste-great-with-this-avocado-lemon-dressing.html

3. Facial Mask

What better way to get that healthy glow than with something as natural as avocados?  Avocados are great for moisturising your skin due to its healthy fats. Try combining avocados with honey, olive oil (or coconut oil) and oatmeal. Leave on skin for about 15 minutes and rinse off. You’ll reveal noticeably plump fresh skin!

4. Cake & Cookies

Avocados are a great substitute for butter or oil in baked good recipes such as cookies, cakes or muffins. Generally you can assume a one-to-one substitution of avocado for butter, although some results may vary slightly depending on the recipe. It’s also good to note that you may like to “thin out” thicker batters or mixes by adding another liquid to the recipe.

5. Mousse 

Another great way to use avocados are in mousse! Try this dairy-free recipe here: https://www.taste.com.au/recipes/dairy-free-avocado-chocolate-mousse/33f015f8-5a87-4b9d-a1fc-91f9e04fa72c

6. Ice-cream

Yes! You guessed it! Avocados are also great in ice-cream! For an easy recipe, blend avocados, coconut milk, honey (use maple syrup or rice malt syrup if vegan) and a little lemon juice for an amazing homemade dessert. Add a ripe banana if you have one handy for extra flavour and sweetness. Freeze overnight or for at least 4 hours and enjoy!

7. Hummus

Avocados can be added to your favourite hummus recipe for some extra flavour. Here’s one that we found that might entice: https://www.tosimplyinspire.com/avocado-hummus.html

8. Conditioning Hair Mask

Nourish your hair with the conditioning benefits of avocado. For a simple recipe combine 1 ripe avocado, pitted and scooped out, 2 tablespoons olive oil and 2 tablespoons honey. Lather throughout your hair, concentrating on the ends and leave in for 15 mins before rinsing out with lukewarm water.

9. Pasta Sauce 

Smother that fettuccine, spaghetti, penne or ravioli with this quick and easy recipe: https://gimmedelicious.com/2016/01/22/the-best-avocado-pasta/ you’ll be surprised at how amazing it tastes!

We hope the above uses will make avocado more fun and versatile in your life. Share with us your experiences if you manage to experiment with any of the above or have any new ones you’d like to share! Avo good day!

 

References:

  • “50 Ways To Use Avocados”. Doctoroz.com. N.p., 2017. Web. 28 Apr. 2017.
  • “Make Any Salad Taste Great With This Avocado & Lemon Dressing”. mindbodygreen. N.p., 2017. Web. 2 May 2017.
  • “Dairy-Free Avocado Chocolate Mousse”. www.taste.com.au. N.p., 2017. Web. 3 May 2017.
  • Blog, About et al. “Whipped Avocado, Honey And Olive Oil Hair Mask – Wholefully”. Wholefully. N.p., 2017. Web. 4 May 2017.
  • “The Best Avocado Pasta”. Gimme Delicious. N.p., 2017. Web. 4 May 2017.
  • Index, Recipe et al. “Avocado Hummus”. To Simply Inspire. N.p., 2017. Web. 4 May 2017.

 

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