You know that feeling when you meet someone that you just click with? That instant besties, friends forever type of thing? Avocados have become our everything, and let’s face it, they are basically the new black. These finicky fruits have a cult following due to their versatile flavor and seemingly infinite health benefits. Everywhere we turn avocado is in the spotlight. So we’re sharing 12 creative and easy ways to enjoy our favorite green superfood. These are our most recent go-to recipes featuring avocado…
They say an avocado a day keeps the doctor away, right? No? Well, consider us trendsetters then! We love starting off our mornings with something to kick start our metabolism and set a healthy tone for the rest of the day.
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Who doesn’t love a sweet and slightly tart lemon cake!? This summer fave is light as air since there’s no butter or oil in the sweet treat! For a nutty twist, top with slivered almonds and enjoy with a cold press vanilla creme iced coffee.
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Think quiche belongs in the breakfast niche? Think again! Quiche is the perfect easy meal for anytime of day. Packed with protein and all our favorite ingredients, this quiche has surely made its way into our lunch and even dinner lineups.
4. Mayo-free Avocado Egg Salad
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One of the best qualities of avocado is its ability to “health” up any recipe it encounters. With this creamy classic, our star, avocado, replaces the traditional mayonnaise in an egg salad recipe and with healthy fats. Trust us, you won’t even miss the mayo with the creaminess and delicious flavor of the avocado.
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Smoothies are some our favorite recipes because of the infinite possibilities of flavor combos. We love to get our creative juices flowing in the kitchen! While chocolate and peanut butter have been a flavor pairing since basically the dawn of time, a healthy recipe with this duo is no simple fete. This recipe is our new gold standard for smoothies.
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Vegan sushi. An oxymoron, we know. This quinoa avocado roll is a simple and fun way to put the flavor of avocado in the spotlight. We bet your kids will even gobble these up!
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Sweet strawberry, salty bacon, and creamy avocado. Sign. Us. Up. A new summery twist on a BLT. BLSA? Again, trendsetting over here. These wraps make and quick and easy lunch without heating up the kitchen.
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Appetizers are arguably the best part of any gathering. Earthy and rich mushrooms marry so perfectly with velvety avocado. Top it off with crisped prosciutto and, viola, you’ve got your new go-to appetizer. You’re sure to be the hit of any get together with these brilliant bite sized babies! To take this recipe to the next level, swap out the baby bella mushrooms for palm sized portabellas for a full meal, sure to please.
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Grilling is one of the most iconic summer pastimes. Add avocado and you’ve got yourself a day that’s anything but the pits. Chicken and avocado make for a lighter version of your stereotypical burger on a summer day.
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Now we love pesto as much as the next girl, but an avocado vegan variation that takes only 10 (yes, ten) minutes, now that’s something we can certainly jump on board with! Spaghetti isn’t the only use for this tasty pesto. Save some of your new favorite spread for an easy spin on avocado toast, add sliced tomato for a truly delicious and quick breakfast!
Summertime calls for ice cream and we love a chilled dessert that’s not too sweet. This three ingredient avocado ice cream has all the creaminess of your favorite icy treat with a flavor that is mild enough to top with fresh fruit or coconut flakes. The best thing about this recipe is that there’s no need for an ice cream maker! You can thank us later 😉
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Let us be the first to introduce you to fudgy avocado brownies! These have got to be the ooiest and gooiest, most chocolatey and fudgy brownies there ever were. And they’re almost guilt free! Avocado is the key ingredient to making these treats so moist. Don’t mind us, we’ll just be drooling over this dreamy goodness.
What are your favorite ways to incorporate avocado into your day?