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The 21 Best Avocado Recipes

Avocados are super fruits! They are nutrient rich, power houses. Did you know eating more of them every day can benefit your health and your taste buds?!

They have a subtle nutty taste, with a rich creamy texture. Basically, they pair well with a large variety of flavors and ingredients!

So, today on the blog I’ve compiled a list of The 21 Best Avocado Recipes! Here are my favorite, beyond delicious ways to help you incorporate more avocados into your daily routine!

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Culinary Tales/ Sweet Things

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

This Avocado Chocolate Mousse is decadent, rich, and sweet but you don’t have to feel guilty because it’s made with 4 simple ingredients! Avocados, sugar, almond milk, and cocoa powder.

I’ve been wanting to try this for sometime now and I’m so glad I did. Because, this came out really well.
One thing I want to note is that you can fully customize this recipe. You can use any kind of milk and any kind of sweetener. It will not effect your texture since the avocados are what make this so perfectly creamy!

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Start by cutting the avocados in half (vertically). Using a spoon remove the avocado from the skin. Add it to your blender or food processor. Next, add your cocoa powder, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.

Finally, add in the sugar and almond milk. Place lid on securely and blend.

Blend until its fully mixed and there are no clumps or avocado chunks. Divide into saucers or bowls and eat right then or feel free to refrigerate for up to 48 hours.

I also had some mint in my garden and decided to use that as garnish, adding a little sprig to each.

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

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Serves: 4 Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 large ripe avocados
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 Tbsp of Almond Milk
  • 1/2 cup of Raw Sugar (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract (optional)
  • Dash of Cinnamon (optional)

Instructions

1

Using a spoon remove the avocado from the skin. Add avocado to blender.

2

Add cocoa powder, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Finally, add in the sugar and almond milk.

3

Blend well. Divide into serving dishes and enjoy!

Satisfy that chocolate craving while giving your body the nutrients it needs! Did you know avocados are super high in rich antioxidants and there’s a million reasons to eat more of them every day! Check out my article ‘7 reasons you should eat an avocado a day’ to read more about it!


Healthy Choices

7 Reasons To Eat An Avocado A Day

When it comes to food I try not to worry too much about fat & calories. I just focus more on eating the RIGHT fats and nutrients, while choosing my calories wisely. One source for “good fats” is the avocado! Avocados are high in mono saturated fats. They can aid in weight loss, reducing inflammation, and preventing disease. Plus, they have a subtle nutty taste with a rich creamy texture and pair well with so many foods! I could definitely eat them on everything, everyday! Here are 7 reasons to eat an avocado a day!

7 Reasons To Eat An Avocado A Day:

Avocados are rich in Omega Fats

Fat is essential for every, single cell in the body. Eating healthy fats supports skin health, enhances the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, and may even help boost the immune system.

Heart Healthy

Avocados contain a natural plant sterol called beta-sitosterol. Consuming beta-sitosterol and other plant sterols has been known to help maintain healthy cholestrol levels.

Rich in Potassium

Did you know avocados actually have more potassium ounce for ounce than bananas? Potassium helps reduce blood pressure and water retention. Potassium also helps maintain healthy nerve function.

Full of Fiber

Avocados are full of fiber! Fiber is awesome for helping to keep you full. It also helps prevent certain kinds of cancer. In addition it’s known to help lower blood sugar.

Absorption of Other Nutrients

Eating avocados can help you absorb nutrients from other foods as well. Some nutrients are fat soluble – which means they need to be combined with fat in order to be utilized. Adding an avocado to a salad or a smoothie is believed to help increase antioxidant absorption.

Eye Health

These super fruits are also loaded with carotenoids and lutein. These are important for eye health. Avocados have been known to help reduce macular degeneration and cataracts.

Good Source of Magnesium

Finally, they contain a high amount of magnesium. Magnesium is great for a number on  reasons: it helps reduce anxiety, eases in calcium absorption, and can help reduce menstrual symptoms & migraines. In turn if you don’t get enough magnesium.

Overall, incorporating more avocados into your daily routine can greatly benefit your health. Plus, they’re delicious!

Want some avocado inspiration? Check out some of my favorite Avocado recipes below.

Less Is More Guacamole

Avocado Green Grape Smoothie

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

The  21 Best Avocado Recipes

Plus, a few of my favorite avocado products:

Culinary Tales/ Savory Vegetables

Less is More Guacamole

 

Today I’m sharing my favorite Guacamole recipe with you.  Less is more. This applies to so many things in life, but when it comes to seasoning and flavor profiles, this couldn’t be more true.

My go to Guacamole recipe is simple and it’s healthy. I make this like three times a week because, honestly I’m obsessed with avocados like obsessed.. Continue Reading…

Culinary Tales/ Smoothies

Avocado Green Grape Smoothie

To start the day off right, I’m making this Avocado Green Grape Smoothie. Ok, so green smoothies are pretty much everywhere right? And with good reason. They are delicious and full of nutrients. And they usually involve spinach or kale. While I do love those smoothies, because let’s be real I love all smoothies :)……..all of them. This is not your typical green smoothie . Continue Reading…