Avocados can be added to nearly any meal to add a little color and enhance the flavor. However, the benefits of these green fruits reach much further than your taste buds. Avocados are rich in healthy fats and nutrients such as Vitamin K, Folate, and Vitamin C. This tasty fruit also packs more potassium than a banana and has even been shown to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels. We love guacamole as much as the next guy, but here are an additional 4 ways to incorporate avocados into your diet.
You can smear a little avocado on top of your favorite piece of toast, and after that the possibilities are endless. Throw your favorite style of egg on top with a little salt and pepper. For a more unique option, you can add some sliced strawberries on top of the avocado and drizzle with honey for a sweet treat. We may never be able to count all of the variations on avocado toast, but here are a few to get you started.
Add it to your smoothies
If the taste of avocados isn’t your favorite, but you are still looking for ways to add it to your diet for all those amazing health benefits, try adding it to your next smoothie. Avocados will provide a silky, creamy texture to your smoothie without adding an overbearing avocado taste. Try a few of these avocado smoothies out the next time you are in the mood for a cold and creamy refreshment.
Avocado ‘Ice Cream’
Avocado ice cream is a tasty and healthier way to get your sweet tooth fix. There are numerous avocado ice cream recipes you can try out, but this one pictured above is one of our favorites. Indulge in this sweet treat before bed without any of the guilt from regular, sugar-packed ice cream!
Throw it in a bowl
Do you ever have those days where you look in your pantry and realize you have plenty of ingredients, but nothing to make with it? How about throwing it all in a bowl? Grab a can of beans, some left over protein (chicken, steak, etc), add in some avocado and viola! You have yourself a healthy and filling bowl. Try this bowl here for those green, Saint Patrick’s Day vibes!