By DailyHealthPost

5 Unexpected Ways to Use Avocados


The avocado, which is actually a fruit, not a vegetable, boasts a wide array of health benefits.

Rich in fiber, and full of potassium, vitamin C, vitamin E, B vitamins and folic acid, this fruit is one we should strive to incorporate into our diet on a regular basis.

We know the avocado is delicious as guacamole, or sliced on top of a sandwich or salad, but the 5 recipes below give some fresh and unexpected ways to eat more avocados.

1. Avocado and Egg Breakfast Pizza

This dish from The Kitchn gives you the health benefits of avocado, as well as cilantro, which detoxifies heavy metals, and eggs, which are high in protein, good fats and vitamin E. Plus, it’s an easy breakfast that is sure to please both kids and adults alike.


2. Avocado Buckwheat Pancakes

It may sound strange, but using avocados in baked goods gives them a creamy texture without making them taste like guacamole.

And with the whole grains and a bit of cinnamon, these pancakes from Kitchen Kemistry, won’t cause the blood sugar spike that traditional pancakes do.


3. Raw Avocado Soup

Naturelita’s raw avocado soup is loaded with nutrient dense goodness. With not just avocado, but raw cucumber, which is good for skin, joints, and cancer prevention, tahini, which is high in many vitamins and minerals and promotes healthy skin, green peas, and mint, this soup packs a powerful nutritional punch.


4. Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Avocados alone are incredibly healthy, but when you pair them with a wild caught fish like salmon, you have a nourishing combination like no other.

High in heart healthy omega-3’s and protein, salmon is an excellent addition to a healthy diet. But top it with Laylita’s avocado salsa, and you have a dinner that will undoubtedly receive rave reviews!


5. Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Yes, avocados can even be used in desert! Who knew?! You may have to try it for yourself to believe it, but avocados make an amazing base for chocolate pudding.

Their creamy texture gives this pudding from How Sweet It Is a delectable smoothness, so much so that you won’t even know it’s not the real deal. And the dark chocolate gives it a super antioxidant boost!


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