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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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                      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.

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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 January 11, 2021

                                          11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

                                          11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

                                          Affordable, relaxing, and healthy, oil diffusers are gaining popularity with people everywhere due to their extensive benefits. Oil diffusers work through the simple process of oil diffusion, which uses heat to turn oil into a vapor that is then spread around a living space. Diffused oil can have several relaxation and health-related benefits, including safe scent-dispersion, mosquito and mold defense, stress relief, and more!

                                          Read on for 11 hidden benefits of using oil diffusers.

                                          1. Safe Scents That Make Sense

                                          Unlike candles or air fresheners, oil diffusers release cleansing molecules into your air that work to purify it, not overload it with unhealthy chemicals. Electronic diffusers also do not pose the fire risk that candles do. Plus, they contain the added feature of interchangeability, which means you change oil types for different scents and health benefits.

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                                          2. Stress Relief

                                          Several lab studies have confirmed that diffusing essential oils like lavender have been shown to reduce stress and help relieve anxiety in medical patients. Preliminary studies have also shown that oil diffusers can help alleviate symptoms of depression.

                                          3. Improved Sleep

                                          Diffused oil has relaxing properties that can help people of all ages fall asleep quicker and sleep more soundly. Electronic diffusers not only have the option to mix and match different oil blends (Try a lavender, Bulgarian rose, and Roman chamomile blend to help with insomnia), they also run at a gentle hum that helps relax an agitated mind. Many also come with an auto shut-off feature to help conserve oils once you have fallen asleep.

                                          4. Appetite Control

                                          Much like gum, oil diffusers can help stimulate the senses in a way that works to curb appetite. New research has shown that diffused peppermint oil can help curb appetite by inducing a satiety response within the body. Diffused peppermint oil has also been shown to increase energy.

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                                          5. Bacteria and Mold Killing

                                          When essential oils are diffused in the air, they break down free radicals that contribute to the growth of harmful bacteria. Eucalyptus, thyme, and tea tree oils are especially good for this purpose. Diffused oil is also highly effective when it comes to combating fungal yeast threats, as the oil help makes the air inhospitable for yeasts such as mold. Pine and red thyme essential oils are best for combating mold.

                                          6. Decongestion and Mucus Control

                                          Ever tried Vick’s Vapo-Rub? Its decongesting powers come from active ingredients made from the eucalyptus tree. In principle, oil diffusers work the same way as Vapo-Rub, except they diffuse their decongesting vapor all around the room, not just on your chest or neck. Oil diffusers have been known to cure pneumonia in lab mice.

                                          7. Mosquito Repellant

                                          Nobody likes mosquitoes — but when the trade-off means using repellants full of DEET, a toxic chemical that can be especially harmful to children, mosquito control can often seem like a lose-lose. However, scientists have shown that oil diffusers can be used as a safe and highly effective mosquito repellant. Studies have shown that a diffused oil mixture containing clove essential oil and lemongrass essential oil repelled one type of Zika-carrying mosquito, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, at a rate of 100%.

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                                          8. Pain Relief

                                          While applying oils directly to areas of your body may be the most effective way to alleviate pain, diffusing essential oils can also be an effective means of pain relief. When we inhale healthy essential oils, they enter our blood stream and can help internally relieve persistent pain from headaches, overworked muscles, and sore joints.

                                          9. The New Anti-Viral

                                          Research into the anti-viral effects of oil diffusion is now just gaining steam. A recent study showed that star anise essential oil was proven in medical experiments to destroy the herpes simplex virus in contained areas at a rate of 99%. Another study showed the popular DoTerra oil blend OnGuard to have highly-effective influenza-combating powers.

                                          10. Improved Cognitive Function

                                          Diffusing essential oils has also been shown to improve cognitive function. Many essential oils have adaptogenic qualities, which can work twofold in soothing us when we’re stressed, and giving our bodies a pick-me-up when we’re feeling down or sluggish. By working to level out an imbalanced mood, diffused oils also help us to focus. There are also several essential oils which have been shown to help balance the body’s hormones. With prolonged use, these oils can work to repair the underlying causes responsible for hindering cognitive function.

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                                          11. Money Saving

                                          With ten clear benefits of oil diffusers already outlined, there is one more that should now be obvious: using an oil diffuser will help you to save money. As an anti-viral, bug repelling, and stress-relief solution rolled into one safe product, an oil diffuser used with the proper oils will save you money on products you might otherwise be buying to help cure those pesky headaches or get your kids to fall asleep on time. If you’re wondering just how affordable oil diffusers can be, check the buyer’s guide to the best oil diffusers — you’ll be sure to find one that fits your budget!

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