Avocados are an extremely popular fruit and can be used in an endless number of delicious recipes. Avocados are great sources of vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, and vitamin B6, which promotes healthy skin. They can also help improve your cholesterol levels, decreasing the risk of heart attacks as they contain monounsaturated fats (that’s the good kind of fat). Another bonus is that they contain roughly 3.4 grams of fiber, which will help make you feel full. So what are some of these delicious avocado recipes?
Let’s start with breakfast:
Poached Egg on Avocado Toast
This is a very simple and quick recipe, not to mention highly satisfying. All you have to do is spread a ripe avocado over a piece of toast, season with pepper and salt and then top it off with your poached egg. (You can also opt for scrambled or fried eggs). An added bonus with a fried or poached egg is that when the yolk runs you can dip your avocado toast into it, making your breakfast just that little better!
Sweet Banana Avocado Pancakes
This particular recipe also doesn’t take too long to make, and is family friendly! There’s no need to add any sweeteners because if you haven’t ever tried a plain banana pancake before, you’re in for a surprise at how the sugars in a banana come alive when heated up. You will need a few more ingredients for this one, but the additional cost will be well worth it after you’ve sat down and tried this tantalizingly good breakfast!
Find the recipe and instructions here at Leave Happier.
This is one of many avocado omelettes available to try but this one is most definitely my favorite. It is such a satisfying breakfast and will keep you feeling full and happy until lunch time.
Find out about it here at Once Upon a Cutting Board.
Moving on to lunch:
Super Healthy Avocado Salad
The best thing about salads, other than how healthy they are, is that you can throw just about anything in them and they still taste great! This recipe comes with an additional instructions for the dressing, which is healthy too! It’s easy to make and should take no longer than 15 minutes to prepare.
Check out the recipe at BBC Good Food.
Simple Greek Avocado Sandwich
If you’re in the mood for something bigger than a salad but still healthy and tasty, then you definitely need to try this. It only takes 10 minutes to prepare but will leave you satisfied for much longer!
Try it out here at Yummly.com.
Raw Apple Avocado Soup
This mouth-watering, eye-catching soup dish is perfect for summer. It’s an astonishingly healthy soup that will leave you wanting more and more.
Here’s how to make it via Raw Food Recipes.
So, what’s for dinner?
Salmon & Avocado Rice Balls
This recipe is one of my favorites! It may take quite a while to make and be quite difficult to get a handle on, but it is seriously worth the extra effort. It cuts out the meticulous motion of rolling ingredients into a log and slicing. So try making these sushi rice balls with a healthy nutritious filling.
Recipe and instructions found here at Taste.com.au.
Spicy Avocado Pizza
Don’t let the spice put you off. The avocado helps minimize the heat’s impact once in your mouth. Not only does this look ridiculously tasty, it’s a healthy substitute for that Friday night take-out pizza and it only takes 15 minutes to make. Now that is impressive!
Get the recipe and instructions at Gouda Monster.
Grilled Chicken Salad With Avocado and Mango
This has only 185 calories yet has richness in flavor. That subtle avocado, tangy mango, crunchy fresh lettuce, tender chicken and a dressing of your choice will make this one of your favorite salads this summer.
Get the details here at Health.com.
Anyone for dessert?
Easy Avocado Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse
Yup, that’s right you can put avocado in desserts! And yes, it does taste amazing too. It’s also incredibly easy to make. Indulge in this healthy treat with the subtle taste of avocado mixed with the creaminess and richness of dark chocolate.
Find out how to make it here at Produce On Parade.
Avocado Ice Cream
I’m more than certain you’ll have heard of ice cream with fruits, but maybe not ice cream made with fruits. Trust me, it will not let you down. This is a great way to go about getting your “five a day” and is a great idea for kids too!
Find out how to create it here at Two Peas and Their Pod.
Avocado Vanilla Cheesecake
I’ll take mine green! This dish accentuates the neutral flavor and creamy texture of avocado, pairing it with simple, classic, vanilla cheesecake filling to make an eye-stunning and tastebud-satisfying dessert. It includes coconut, both in the filling and sprinkled on as a garnish if you want. You can add the fruit topping of your choice to make it taste even more delicious.
Here’s how to create this delightful dish thanks to Paradise Grove Avocados.
Avocado Watermelon Salad Snack
This is one healthy, light nutritious snack. It not only looks amazing but it tastes that good too! Chop up some watermelon and avocado and arrange on a serving dish in a checkerboard pattern. Then drizzle some lime juice over the top and season with some salt, pepper and/or chillies. Enjoy!
Lemon Tuna Avocado Snack
The subtle taste of avocado combined with tuna and a bit of lemon juice make for a convenient and quick snack. This is sure to satisfy that peckish feeling in between meals.
Find out how to make it here at Yummly.com.
Sweet Avocado Ice Pops
This may sound a bit bizarre, but it’s a very tasty, 100-calorie snack to have handy, especially coming into summer. It also has a very creamy texture without any dairy.
Try it now at Yummly.com and thank me later.
Smoothies are the ultimate drinks of summer. They taste fantastic, have endless combinations and textures, and are unbelievably healthy. Try these avocado smoothies: they’re filling, satisfying and not something you’ll get bored of quickly!
Strawberry Avocado Smoothie
Chocolate and Avocado Smoothie
Avocado Banana Smoothie