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20 Super Delicious Avocado Recipes That Are Beyond Your Imagination

20 Super Delicious Avocado Recipes That Are Beyond Your Imagination

When it comes to making delicious food, homemade recipes and health hacks have been passed down through generations across the centuries, leaving a plethora of dishes to pick from. Over recent years, food bloggers, chefs and all kinds of creative individuals have left their mark on the Internet with tasty concoctions. One of the most versatile and healthful foods, the avocado, has been used dozens of ways. We dug up some of the most impressive and mind-boggling avocado recipes currently available, and they’re below for your humble perusal.

1. Eggocado

Ever wanted to combine your love for eggs and avocados? Now’s your chance.

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    Photo Credit: Libby Perold

    2. Guacamole Hummus

    Avocado spreads and hummus are fantastic in their own rights. Feel like there was always a next level waiting somewhere, though? There is: Guacamole Hummus.

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      Photo Credit: Benj Shapiro

      3. Avocado Ice Cream

      Who said avocados should never be used in desserts? And speaking of desserts…

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      avocadoicecream
        Photo Credit: Hannah Lin

        4. Chocolate Mousse

        Avocado makes a fantastic ingredient in chocolate mousse. So fantastic, that you’ll wonder how you ever remained content with regular mousse.

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          Photo Credit: Danielle Cahoon

          5. Avocado Pesto

          Sometimes it’s a well-placed dollop or dash of pesto that completes a meal. Including an avocado in that recipe will crank the flavor up a notch!

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            Photo Credit: Mulin Xiong

            6. Avocado Pepper Salsa

            The power of a delicious spread never ends with the versatility of avocados. This recipe for avocado pepper salsa will blow your guests away.

            avocadopeppersalsa
              Photo Credit: Sydney Segal

              7. Avocado Mango Smoothie

              Looking for something on the fruity side, perhaps for breakfast? Avocados still have you covered. This avocado mango smoothie provides healthy fat and plenty of flavor in the morning.

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              avocadomangosmoothie
                Photo Credit: Haley Durham

                8. Avocado Ricotta Toast

                Avocado has a texture similar to butter, and using it as a topping on this toast recipe is prime.

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                  Photo Credit: SpoonUniversity.com

                  9. Creamy Avocado Breakfast Smoothie

                  Pairing up fruit with avocado in this recipe is a home run combo. Blueberries are the clincher!

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                    Photo Credit: Jessica Farber

                    10. Pomegranate Guacamole

                    Thought you knew everything about guacamole? Think again. This pomegranate guacamole infuses a passionate burst of fruitful power into the traditionally creamy and salted guacamole.

                    pomegranateguacamole
                      Photo Credit: Amanda Shulman

                      11. Chocolate Pudding

                      Desserts are never too far away on the menu, and avocado seems to have quite the affinity for chocolate. Why stop at chocolate mousse when you can have chocolate pudding as well?

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                      chocolatepudding
                        Photo Credit: Christopher Testani

                        12. Green Milkshake

                        It’s not every day that you see an avocado as part of a milkshake, but this dessert means business. The avocado’s innate texture makes this milkshake a smashing success.

                        greenmilkshake
                          Photo Credit: Zeynep Ozyurek/iStock/Thinkstock

                          13. Avocado Fish Tacos

                          No recommendation of avocado recipes is complete without mention of tacos, and this recipe utilizes both avocados and grapefruits. Try this one out for an unbelievably fresh spin on a classic dish.

                          avocadofishtacos
                            Photo Credit: Paulina Lam

                            14. Fruit And Veggie Smoothie

                            Have you always wanted the perfect balance between fruits and vegetables in a green smoothie? Look no further than this smoothie utilizing avocados.

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                              Photo Credit: Joy Manning

                              15. Avocado Sushi

                              Need I say more? Here’s the recipe.

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                                Photo Credit: Joy Manning

                                16. Avocado Black Bean Salad

                                Avocados are the perfect subtle, calm and smooth complement to a variety of spiced and ethnic dishes, and this black bean salad will have you returning for seconds.

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                                  Photo Credit: Joy Manning

                                  17. Zesty Avocado, Quinoa And Tofu Salad

                                  The power of salads continues with this quinoa, tofu and avocado salad. The cilantro and lime juice makes it irresistible.

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                                    Photo Credit: Joy Manning

                                    18. Avocado Open-Faced Sandwich

                                    Combine turkey, tomato and avocado, and you’ve got yourself an open-faced sandwich that will put the rest to shame.

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                                      Photo Credit: Joy Manning

                                      19. Avocado Breakfast Tacos

                                      What’s better than avocado in your breakfast tacos? Pretty much nothing!

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                                        Photo Credit: 12 Tomatoes

                                        20. Chocolate Silk Pie

                                        The king of all avocado recipes is the chocolate silk pie, and this recipe happens to be vegan and gluten free. The best part is, you’ll never taste the difference!

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                                          Photo Credit: Making Thyme For Health

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                                          Last Updated on September 16, 2019

                                          How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                                          How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                                          You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

                                          We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier.

                                          The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle. Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

                                          Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Here, I will share my personal steps on how to stop procrastinating. These 11 steps will definitely apply to you too:

                                          1. Break Your Work into Little Steps

                                          Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will be thinking “gee, this is so simple that I might as well just do it now!”.

                                          For example, I’m currently writing a new book (on How to achieve anything in life). Book writing at its full scale is an enormous project and can be overwhelming. However, when I break it down into phases such as –

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                                          • (1) Research
                                          • (2) Deciding the topic
                                          • (3) Creating the outline
                                          • (4) Drafting the content
                                          • (5) Writing Chapters #1 to #10,
                                          • (6) Revision
                                          • (7) etc.

                                          Suddenly it seems very manageable. What I do then is to focus on the immediate phase and get it done to my best ability, without thinking about the other phases. When it’s done, I move on to the next.

                                          2. Change Your Environment

                                          Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

                                          One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things around. Refer to Steps #2 and #3 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity, which talks about revamping your environment and workspace.

                                          3. Create a Detailed Timeline with Specific Deadlines

                                          Having just 1 deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. That’s because we get the impression that we have time and keep pushing everything back, until it’s too late.

                                          Break down your project (see tip #1), then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way, you know you have to finish each task by a certain date. Your timelines must be robust, too – i.e. if you don’t finish this by today, it’s going to jeopardize everything else you have planned after that. This way it creates the urgency to act.

                                          My goals are broken down into monthly, weekly, right down to the daily task lists, and the list is a call to action that I must accomplish this by the specified date, else my goals will be put off.

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                                          Here’re more tips on setting deadlines: 22 Tips for Effective Deadlines

                                          4. Eliminate Your Procrastination Pit-Stops

                                          If you are procrastinating a little too much, maybe that’s because you make it easy to procrastinate.

                                          Identify your browser bookmarks that take up a lot of your time and shift them into a separate folder that is less accessible. Disable the automatic notification option in your email client. Get rid of the distractions around you.

                                          I know some people will out of the way and delete or deactivate their facebook accounts. I think it’s a little drastic and extreme as addressing procrastination is more about being conscious of our actions than counteracting via self-binding methods, but if you feel that’s what’s needed, go for it.

                                          5. Hang out with People Who Inspire You to Take Action

                                          I’m pretty sure if you spend just 10 minutes talking to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, you’ll be more inspired to act than if you spent the 10 minutes doing nothing. The people we are with influence our behaviors. Of course spending time with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates every day is probably not a feasible method, but the principle applies — The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You

                                          Identify the people, friends or colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

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                                          As a personal development blogger, I “hang out” with inspiring personal development experts by reading their blogs and corresponding with them regularly via email and social media. It’s communication via new media and it works all the same.

                                          6. Get a Buddy

                                          Having a companion makes the whole process much more fun. Ideally, your buddy should be someone who has his/her own set of goals. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans. While it’s not necessary for both of you to have the same goals, it’ll be even better if that’s the case, so you can learn from each other.

                                          I have a good friend whom I talk to regularly, and we always ask each other about our goals and progress in achieving those goals. Needless to say, it spurs us to keep taking action.

                                          7. Tell Others About Your Goals

                                          This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family about your projects. Now whenever you see them, they are bound to ask you about your status on those projects.

                                          For example, sometimes I announce my projects on The Personal Excellence Blog, Twitter and Facebook, and my readers will ask me about them on an ongoing basis. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

                                          8. Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved the Outcome

                                          What is it you want to accomplish here, and who are the people who have accomplished this already? Go seek them out and connect with them. Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

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                                          9. Re-Clarify Your Goals

                                          If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

                                          Get away from your work (a short vacation will be good, else just a weekend break or staycation will do too) and take some time to regroup yourself. What exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?

                                          10. Stop Over-Complicating Things

                                          Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? That maybe now is not the best time because of X, Y, Z reasons? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you are never going to accomplish anything.

                                          Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Read more about why perfectionist tendencies can be a bane than a boon: Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

                                          11. Get a Grip and Just Do It

                                          At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Occasionally, I get readers and clients who keep complaining about their situations but they still refuse to take action at the end of the day.

                                          Reality check:

                                          I have never heard anyone procrastinate their way to success before and I doubt it’s going to change in the near future.  Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

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