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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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        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.

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              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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                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.

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                      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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                        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.

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                          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.

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                            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 November 11, 2019

                                          How to Improve Memory and Boost Your Brainpower

                                          How to Improve Memory and Boost Your Brainpower

                                          Have you ever noticed that some people are able to effortlessly remember even the most mundane details and quickly comprehend new things? Well, you can too!

                                          To unlock the full potential of your brain, you need to keep it active and acute. Wasting time on your couch watching mindless television shows or scrolling through facebook is not going to help.

                                          Besides getting out flashcards, what can you do to help remember things better and learn new things more quickly? Check out these 10 effective ways on how to improve memory:

                                          1. Exercise and Get Your Body Moving

                                          Exercising doesn’t just exercise the body, it also helps to exercise your brain. Obesity and the myriad of diseases that eventually set in as a result of being overweight can cause serious harm to the brain.

                                          Furthermore, without regular exercise, plaque starts to build up in your arteries, and your blood vessels begin to lose the ability to effectively pump blood. Plaque buildup leads to heart attacks and it also reduces the amount of oxygen and nutrients that your blood carries to your brain. When the nutrients don’t make it there, the brain’s ability to function is compromised.

                                          To prevent this from happening, make sure you get moving every day. Even if it’s just a brisk walk, it’ll help you maintain and increase your mental acuity. Brisk walking, swimming and dancing are all excellent activities. Take a look at these 5 Ways to Find Time for Exercise.

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                                          2. Eliminate Stressors and Seek Help If You’re Depressed

                                          Anything that causes you major stress, like anger or anxiety, will in time begin to eat away the parts of your brain that are responsible for memory. Amongst the most brain-damaging stressors is depression, which is actually often misdiagnosed a a memory problem since one of its primary symptoms is the inability to concentrate.

                                          If you can’t concentrate, then you might feel like you are constantly forgetting things. Depression increases the levels of cortisol in your bloodstream which elevates the cortisol levels in the brain. Doctors have found that increased cortisol diminishes certain areas of the brain, especially the hippocampus which is where short-term memories are stored.

                                          Prolonged depression can thus destroy your brain’s ability to remember anything new. Seek professional help to combat your depression – your brain will thank you.

                                          3. Get a Good Night’s Sleep and Take Naps

                                          Getting a consistent 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night will increase your memory. During sleep, the brain firms up memories of recently acquired information.

                                          Getting enough sleep will help you get through the full spectrum of nocturnal cycles that are essential to optimal brain and body functioning during the waking hours. Taking a nap throughout the day, especially after learning something new, can also help you to retain those memories as well as recharge your brain and keep it sharper longer.

                                          4. Feed Your Brain

                                          Fifty to sixty percent of the brain’s overall weight is pure fat, which is used to insulate its billions of nerve cells. The better insulated a cell is, the faster it can send messages and the quicker you will be thinking.

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                                          This is precisely why parents are advised to feed their young children whole milk and to restrict dieting – their brains’ need fat to grow and work properly. Skimping on fats can be devastating even to the adult brain.

                                          Thus, eating foods that contain a healthy mix of fats is vital for long-term memory. Some excellent food choices include fish (especially anchovies, mackerel and wild salmon) and dark leafy green vegetables. Here’re more brain food choices: 12 Foods that Can Improve Your Brain Power

                                          Deep-fried foods obviously contain fat but their lack of nutritional value is not going to help your brain or your body, so think healthy foods and fats.

                                          5. Eat Breakfast and Make Sure It Includes an Egg

                                          According to Larry McCleary, M.D., author of  The Brain Trust Program, an egg is the ideal breakfast. Eggs contain B vitamins which help nerve cells to burn glucose, antioxidants that protect neurons against damage; and omega-3 fatty acids that keep nerve cells firing at optimal speed.

                                          Other foods to add to your breakfast include fruits, veggies and lean proteins. Avoid trans fats and high fructose corn syrup. Trans fats diminish the brain cells’ ability to communicate with each other and HFCS can actually shrink the brain by damaging cells.

                                          Having a healthy breakfast in the morning has been shown to improve performance throughout the day. If you’re too busy to have a healthy breakfast, this maybe just right for you: 33 Quick And Healthy Breakfasts For Busy Mornings

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                                          6. Write it Down

                                          If there’s something you want to remember, writing it down can help.

                                          It may sound like a no-brainer, but do you really know why? Writing it down creates oxygenated blood flow to areas of your brain that a responsible for your memories and literally exercises those parts of it. Here’s How Writing Things Down Can Change Your Life.

                                          You can start a journal, write yourself emails or even start keeping a blog – all of these activities will help to improve your capacity to remember and memorize information.

                                          7. Listen to Music

                                          Research shows that certain types of music are very helpful in recalling memories. Information that is learned while listening to a particular song or collection can often be recalled by thinking of the song or “playing” it mentally. Songs and music can serve as cues for pulling up particular memories.

                                          8. Visual Concepts

                                          In order to remember things, many people need to visualize the information they are studying.

                                          Pay attention to photographers, charts and other graphics that might appear in your textbook; or if you’re not studying a book, try to pull up a mental image of what it is you are trying to remember. It might also help to draw your own charts or figures, or utilize colors and highlighters to group related ideas in your notes.

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                                          Here, you can learn How to Become a Person Who Can Visualize Results.

                                          9. Teach Someone Else

                                          Reading material out loud has been shown to significantly improve memory of the material. Expanding further upon this idea is the fact that psychologists and educators have found that by having students teach new concepts to others, it helps to enhance understanding and recall.

                                          Teach new concepts and information to a friend or study partner, and you’ll find you remember the information a lot better.

                                          10. Do Crossword Puzzles, Read or Play Cards

                                          Studies have shown that doing crossword puzzles, read or play cards on a daily basis not only keep your brain active but also help to delay memory loss, especially in those who develop dementia.

                                          So pick up the daily newspaper and work on that crossword puzzle, read a book or enjoy a game of solitaire.

                                          Pick one to two of these tips first and start applying them to your everyday life. Very soon you’ll find yourself having better memories and a clearer head!

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