The avocado. It’s technically a fruit, no matter how reluctantly we all refer to it as one. It’s also one of the most nutritious foods available, and in recent years, it has become one of the most popular ingredients in meals for those of us looking to improve our overall health and fitness.
It’s not without good reason that this has been the case. The nutritional content of an avocado is quite simply, astonishing. California Avocados neatly compiled the data of what is actually found within 30g, or 1/5th of an avocado. In summary, by eating some tasty avocado you’ll feed your body with the following goodness:
Monosaturated Fats – 3 grams per serving
Excellent for lowering cholesterol if taken instead of unsaturated or saturated fats
Vitamin C – 4% Daily Recommended Intake (DRI)
A powerful antioxidant and necessary for growth and repair of the body
Vitamin K – 8% DRI
Known as the blood clotting vitamin as the body would not be able to clot blood without it
Vitamin E – 4% DRI
Another antioxidant that helps protect body tissue
Magnesium – 2% DRI
Vital for human nutrition. Helps produces energy and important for muscle contraction & relaxation
Potassium – 4% DRI
Essential for the proper function of all cells, tissues and organs
Vitamin B6 – 4% DRI
Helps the immune system produce antibodies
Evidently, avocados provide us with more than meets the eye. The only issue we have with the ‘fruit’ is that sometimes we are stuck for ideas of how to prepare or serve it. We know there are the common ways to use avocados such as in guacamole, on toast with eggs, in salads, or even in a healthy turkey burger or sandwich, but we wanted to see if we could discover some exciting new ways to get the most out of this wonderful superfood.
So, after a bit of searching and some deliberation over our favourites, we found 9 excellent recipe ideas and uses for avocados that you may not have tried before. Let us know what you think!
9 Awesome Must Try Alternative Avocado Recipes
Healthy Avocado Brownies
Avocado Bacon and Eggs
Avocado Mug Cups
Avocado Sunrise & Avocado Chocolate Smoothies
Bacon Wrapped Avocados
Creamy Avocado Vinaigrette
Delicious Avocado Pasta
Fried Avocado with Chipotle Cream Sauce
Quinoa and Avocado Bread Buns
What a fantastic collection of spectacular ideas and delicious cooking! Some very interesting concepts, especially the brownies and the bread, unbelievable!
One final tip for you all before you go off to try out these amazing ideas. You can actually freeze avocados to ensure they keep for longer. It’s easy to throw perishable foods like avocados away as soon as you forget about them and they go slightly off so hopefully this tips will save you some money in the long run as well.