We all know that avocados are not only delicious but also contain so many nutrients that they are extremely healthy. For example, if you want to cover vitamins B, C, E, and K, or if you want to stabilize your intake of potassium and copper, then you should definitely see that you eat enough of this fruit (from a botanical point of view, it counts as berries).
The avocado consists of about 73% water, 15% fat, 8.5% carbohydrates (mainly fibers) and 2% protein. And although it is very fatty, this fruit helps to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. And even when losing weight this miracle plant is of great help because avocado is extremely filling.
Without any preparation, however, eating an avocado can be a bit boring. Creativity is needed. That’s why in this article, we’ll show you 10 unexpected ways to eat an avocado. We would especially like to point out our number 4 on this list. It explains to you how you can enjoy an avocado even better!
1. Who needs oil, if there are avocados!
Baking with oil is the method we know best. However, there is an alternative. And – you guessed it – that goes back to our good avocado! The fruit can replace the oil 1: 1 and the result is a wonderful texture and an incredibly rich aroma. Grandma will be delighted.
However, one thing to keep in mind is that mixing it well is important to ensure measurements are correct. But of course baking isn’t all there is and especially our number 6 will knock you off your feet!
2. Mr. and Ms. Superfood
Are you looking after your health and enjoy a delicious salad? Then the avocado is just right for you because its fat ensures that the body can absorb the vitamins and minerals of the salad well. If you are already an avocado salad expert, then diced avocado may already have been a bit bland in your opinion. Time to change that!
A salad dressing is a perfect addition to any salad dish. And you can also do that with the avocado. Cut it into small pieces, add olive oil and water, as well as some acid such as lemon juice or vinegar to prevent it from turning brown, and off it goes into the blender! If you feel like experimenting, add some garlic, coriander or Greek yogurt to it. Off we are to the dessert!
3. A sweet affair
Do you fancy dessert, but often feel guilty about harming your health? First of all: It’s all about the right mix! Therefore, it is always smart to combine pleasure with the necessary and perhaps to replace one or the other ingredients for your delicious dessert with something healthy. This can be both the cream in the pudding and certain shortenings.
And the best part is that you really do not taste it out in the avocado and the texture of the dessert is as smooth and creamy as that of the cream alternative. The avocado alternative also has far more saturated fats. But it will now get even more creative!
4. Let’s do it half-half
Avocados are very easy to cut in half. Simply pierce the side with the knife and slice the fruit along the edge. Then you only have to turn the halves of the avocado into opposite directions and you got yourself 2 perfect halves on your plate. Once you have taken out the seed and some of the pulp, you can start preparing for our next top tip: the stuffed avocado.
Whether it is vegetables, cheese or even eggs: you can try it all. Fill your avocado with your favorite ingredients and enjoy your creation cold or baked. If this is already some mouth-watering idea for you, then you will be amazed by the following creation we have for you to eat an avocado!
5. Party Time!
Yes, that’s right: Avocado can also be used for the frosting on your cupcakes!
And since cupcakes with bacon are already being a thing, this alternative is certainly not even the strangest!
The texture will make you be thrilled and with a little vanilla, chocolate, or buttercream flavor, give your cupcake frosting the finishing touch. Now it is time to take a bite and enjoy. One thing you should not forget, however: Without cocoa powder, the color of your frosting is naturally green. Additionally, it’s equally important to add a little bit of lemon juice to avoid your next birthday party from turning into a party gag with browned cupcakes! The citric acid of the lemon not only counteracts the natural coloring, but it also refreshes the whole thing with a delicious aftertaste. Of course, we can also top such simple recipes, because even for more exotic dishes, the avocado is a perfect alternative, as you’ll see in just a moment!
6. Time to roll
Yes, by rolling we mean rolling, because if you would like to go for an interesting treat, then these fruit leather creations are perfect! If you use less sugar and add some lemon juice, as well as our avocado superstar to the fruit puree, then you can pack these rolls for your children with a clear conscience.
Mix the ingredients, smooth the mix, spread the mixture on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and bake the fruit leather for 3-5 hours at 175 C (350 F). When the leather has dried firmly and evenly, it is time to remove it from the oven!
7. A healthy start to the day
Breakfast is everything, we all know that. But let’s face it – often we just fall out of bed and, due to laziness, we do not feel like putting so much energy into the preparation of a buffet, just so we can start the day with a full stomach, covering all our vitamins and minerals at the same time. Here comes the perfect solution to the problem: the avocado smoothie!
This breakfast alternative is not only incredibly creamy and tasty but also offers a lot of flexibility without much effort. In addition, the fiber and fat of the avocado help your body absorb nutrients and prevent a sugar crash.
Our special tip: A blueberry-banana-avocado-preparation! Not only is it delicious in the early morning, but it’s also great for your skin. But that’s not our last creation to try!
8. The party continues
If you have already baked the cupcakes, then we should go one step further, because nothing is more suitable for a party than a delicious dip! And that’s really easy with the avocado. But the super fruit is not only popular as a dip.
It can also be used on wholegrain bread or as a mayonnaise substitute.
If you want the mix to taste right, add spices like garlic powder, onion powder, and salt and pepper. That’s not enough avocado creations for you as an avid foodie? No problem, because we have even more recipes in store for you!
9. Fast and creative
If you want to impress your guests a little more, you can also slice and bread the avocado. A little caraway on top and your guests will love a recipe that is super easy to prepare!
The breaded slices must be fried on each side for 3 minutes. Add some salt, drain, cool and serve with salads or with a delicious ranch dressing. And last but not least: Our top avocado creation on the list!
10. Gelato, Gelato, Gelato!
Life is too short not to enjoy it, and homemade ice cream is definitely one of those little sins we have to indulge in now and then! And with avocado, it’s even pretty healthy. Farewell, guilty conscience!
Freeze the avocado for your ice cream and mix it with your desired ice cream recipe. Tasty, creamy and definitely healthier than the ice cream from the supermarket!