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Last Updated on January 12, 2018

As an Avocado Lover, You Won’t Want to Miss the 20 Simple Recipes!

As an Avocado Lover, You Won’t Want to Miss the 20 Simple Recipes!

Unless you have been living underneath a rock for the last few years, it is likely that you are aware of the hype around avocados. They are one of the trendiest foods around, and it seems like everyone is starting to include avocados in their diet.

It isn’t too surprising that avocados are so popular, as they taste great and they are good for your health. Avocados are a good source of monounsaturated fats, which can help to improve cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. They also contain vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant, and vitamin B6, which is great for your skin.

Another one of the main benefits of avocados is how well they go with everything. You can include avocado in your breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as desserts and snacks, due to its unique, smooth flavor.

If you want to include more avocado in your diet, here are some of the best avocado recipes for you to try.

Avocado Breakfast Recipes

1. Pomegranate Pistachio Relish With Avocado Toast

    This toast, avocado and relish combination is the perfect healthy breakfast. Every bite comes with some crunch, and the smoothness of the avocado works perfectly with the sweet, tangy relish!

    2. Blueberry Avocado Muffins

      If you have a sweet tooth and you’re trying to be healthier, you should definitely try these breakfast blueberry avocado muffins. The avocado adds a light, creamy taste to the muffins, and they are much better for you than a normal muffin!

      3. Mexican Grilled Corn Avocado Toast

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        This delicious breakfast is much more than just toast; the smashed avocado, sweet, buttery corn and fresh cheese make it super filling, and the spices, herbs, lime and salt make sure that every mouthful is full of flavor.

        4. Bacon Avocado Toast

          This tasty breakfast uses toasted Danish rye bread, bacon and honey mustard cream cheese to create a delicious breakfast that wouldn’t look out of place in a restaurant.

          5. Miso Tahini Avocado Toast With Black Sesame Seeds

            This recipe combines avocado with a thick tahini sauce that is fortified with miso paste, creating a delicious, deep flavor. Top the toast with some black sesame gomasio for even more flavor!

            6. Crispy Potato, Chorizo, and Green Chili Hash With Avocado and Eggs Recipe

              This decent breakfast uses potatoes that are fried in chorizo fat for extra flavour, and the chillies will be sure to wake you up!

              7. Avocado y Huevos Caliente

                This light, flavorful breakfast is perfect for summer, and it is super easy to make, so it is perfect for a rushed morning before work when you don’t have much time.

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                Avocado Lunch Recipes

                8. Avocado And Tuna Kale Wrap

                  This super healthy wrap will give you the energy you need to keep going until dinner time, and if you prepare the salad dressing ahead of time it will only take a few minutes to prepare each day!

                  9. Avocado Watermelon Salad

                    This super healthy salad includes big chunks of watermelon, a super food that is filled with vitamins A and C, as well as radish, avocado, mint and feta.

                    10. Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Salad Sandwich

                      This is the perfect vegan alternative to an egg salad sandwich, and the addition of cilantro and green onion make every bite delicious and tangy.

                      11. Avocado Egg Salad

                        This delicious egg salad uses avocado to cut down on mayonnaise, making it a healthy alternative to the standard egg salad sandwich.

                        Avocado Dinner Recipes

                        12. Avocado-Shiitake Spring Rolls

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                          These avocado spring rolls are filled with cashews, mushrooms and bell peppers, and if you want to add to the meal you could try cooked shrimp or vegetables.

                          13. Avocado Lime Salmon

                            Salmon is a summer time favorite for lots of people, and this is one of the best salmon recipes out there – especially with the addition of avocado salsa!

                            14. 5-Ingredient Easy White Chicken Chili

                              This avocado and chicken dinner recipe is cheap and easy to make, so it is perfect for a week night meal after work.

                              Avocado Dessert Recipes

                              15. Avocado Key Lime Pie

                                The avocados give this light dessert its bright green colour, and the ground almonds add a luxurious flavor.

                                16. Avocado Brownies with Avocado Frosting

                                  This brownies taste super chocolatey and decadent, but they are actually surprisingly good for you!

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                                  17. 5-Minute Avocado Sorbet

                                    This sorbet is quick and easy to make, and the addition of syrup makes it surprisingly sweet.

                                    Avocado Snack Recipes

                                    18. Fiery Avocado and Ham

                                      This snack only takes a few minutes to prepare; just chop up the avocados and throw them in a bag with some ham and chilli flakes!

                                      19. Avocado Sushi Snack

                                        This sushi snack is healthy and light, so it is perfect for sushi lovers.

                                        20. Sweet Pea and Avocado Dip with Baked Pita Chips

                                          This delicious dip can be paired with anything, from baked pita chips to carrot sticks.

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                                          Last Updated on August 13, 2018

                                          5 Exercises To Improve Intimacy and Create a Better Relationship

                                          5 Exercises To Improve Intimacy and Create a Better Relationship

                                          Making love can be simultaneously the most pleasurable and the most stressful experience that we share with another human being. It is a natural conclusion of the ritual of intimacy we engage in with a person we find attractive on both a physical and psychological level. Yet, we are far removed from our animalistic roots, and that which was once a matter of instinct has become somewhat complex. This is a good thing; we have grown as a society, and there are many factors involved when it comes to the relationship between sexual partners. However, we have also lost a great deal of the physical prowess our primitive ancestors had.

                                          They engaged in a huge amount of physical activities daily — activities that ensured their cardiovascular system and muscles were in great shape, which allowed them to have healthy libidos, strong erections, and the muscular strength, limberness and endurance to maintain different positions for a long time without getting exhausted. Luckily, we can regain some of these animalistic traits with the right kind of training. Here are some essential exercises that will help improve your relationship, but making you more confident in intimate settings, which means that you’ll have more satisfying intercourse.

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                                            1. Cardio for Stamina

                                            If you’re out of shape, the first thing you’ll notice during intercourse is that you start to breathe heavily, sweat profusely and tire easily. This means you’ll have to shift your posture frequently and limit yourself to a few positions you feel comfortable with or significantly slow down the pace. A high BMI has also been linked to potential problems with erectile dysfunction. Cardiovascular exercises like running, jumping rope, swimming and cycling will build up your aerobic stamina and enable you to perform longer before becoming fatigued, thus having better intercourse. They’ll also help manage your weight, possibly helping performance.

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                                              • Running – 10-20 minutes a day (1-3 miles a day is more than enough)
                                              • Jumping rope – 5-20 minutes a day
                                              • Swimming – 30 minutes a day
                                              • Cycling – 30 minutes a day

                                              The time in minutes denotes time spent actively performing the exercise, and you need to factor in a bit more time for warming up before and cooling down after the exercises.

                                              These exercises can be performed every day or every other day, and the goal is to work on both endurance and speed. Don’t just go at a snail’s pace; constantly try to improve your time or add some mileage.

                                              2. Strength-Training for Your Lower Body and Core

                                              The next thing you’ll need to focus on is improving both the strength and muscular endurance of the hip flexors, abdominals and spinal erectors. These are the muscles engaged in thrusting and circular motions, and they also stabilize your body in a number of different positions. The legs also play an important role, particularly in standing and kneeling positions. Here are a few exercises that will help you strengthen up this area:

                                              Barbell squats
                                                • Heavy barbell squats – set up at a power rack at the gym and make sure you use proper form and weights that you can lift 3-8 times. Do this exercise before anything else in the gym for 4-5 sets to get big and powerful legs, as well as tighten up the muscles of the core. This is useful for both men and women, particularly if you enjoy the woman-on-top positions and standing positions. You can do hack squats on the machine if your gym lacks a power rack, but you won’t get the core-strengthening benefits

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                                                Zercher squat
                                                  • Zercher squatsthis type of squat is a perfect way for guys to strengthen their body for standing positions where the woman is lifted off the ground. Build up a foundation of strength first, and then use lighter weights and go for 10-12 repetitions to focus on muscle endurance.

                                                  Glute bridge
                                                    • Glute bridgethis exercise is great for working the glutes and hip thrusters, and should be done for ultra-high reps —up to 100 — to increase muscle endurance. Once you become stronger in this movement, you can upgrade to the barbell glute bridge and keep the reps high — around 10 to 15.

                                                    Hyperextensions
                                                      • Hyperextensions – excellent for strengthening the spinal erectors, this exercise (or a variation of it) may be done in most gyms and even at home. Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 to 12 repetitions at the end of your workout.

                                                      Ab wheel rollout
                                                        • Ab wheel rollout – this is a great exercise for strengthening the abs, and requires only a piece of inexpensive equipment. It will help you stay stable and hold positions longer without getting tired during intercourse. Do three sets of this workout for as many repetitions as you can.

                                                        Cross body crunch
                                                          • Cross body crunchthis exercise improves your ability to perform explosive twisting motions, particularly good for improving your stamina in the spoon position where you’e lying on your side. Do 2 to 3 sets of this exercise at the end of your workout.

                                                          Incorporate these exercises into your routine 2 to 3 times a week.

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                                                          3. Upper-Body Strength Training

                                                          Upper-body strength plays an important role in many popular sex positions where the arms are used to provide a stable base or hold onto the partner. These including missionary, doggy style, the stand and carry (with the woman holding onto the man’s neck) and others. Use these simple exercises to improve upper body strength and endurance:

                                                          Plank exercise
                                                            • Plank – while bench pressing is great for building a big chest, you will find yourself in need of static strength, muscle endurance and a strong core. This exercise is a great way to increase the amount of time you are able to hold positions that require you to support yourself with your arms. For added difficulty, straighten out your arms like at the top of a pushup and hold as long as you can.

                                                            Close grip pushups
                                                              • Close pushups – a pushup variation that focuses on triceps, which are the first to give out during a prolonged missionary or similar position. Go for very high reps, 20 t0 50, to work on muscle endurance.

                                                              Chin ups
                                                                • Chin-ups – A great upper back and biceps builder, this exercise will also target the core if you try to be as straight as possible when lifting yourself up. You can jump to help make things easier, or just hold as long as you can if you aren’t strong enough to perform a single chin up. Do 3 to 4 sets for as many reps as you can.

                                                                These exercises, done about three times a week, will help you develop a strong upper body that can keep going and hold you up for extended periods of time.

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                                                                4. Pelvic-Floor Exercises

                                                                You don’t have to perform these at the gym, although you could do them after your workout without anyone even noticing. The idea behind Kegel exercises is to improve blood flow to the sex organs and strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor in both men and women. By locating these muscles and tightening and relaxing them for intervals of 5 seconds for 10 to 15 repetitions at a time, several times a day, you can improve pleasure and performance during sex. Women can tighten their vaginal walls for increased pleasure to both them and their partner, while men can delay ejaculation by tightening these muscles.

                                                                5. Flexibility Moves for Legs and Hips

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                                                                  If you want to avoid getting cramps — or even worse, pulling a muscle during intercourse — you should do a few simple stretches every day. The more limber you are, the more comfortable you’ll be with more exotic poses. Here are a few simple stretches to improve hip and leg flexibility:

                                                                  Take a few minutes to warm up with some light running or jumping jacks before stretching, and spend some 10 minutes on these stretches. You can do them in the morning and at night, or shortly before intercourse.

                                                                  With just a few hours a week devoted to exercise, you can improve your relationship significantly. If you focus on these exercises, over time, you just might become dynamite in bed.

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