In this past post we chatted about WHY avocado is such an awesome thing to add to your diet. But, maybe you need some ideas on HOW to use it. Well the ladies in my boot camp classes have that for ya! Check out some of the awesome ways they incorporate this super food into their daily diet.
Aspen: I love to toast a slice of bread and top with 1/2 an avocado, salt and pepper. Yum.
Stephanie: Avocado is my everything. I can’t find the recipe I’ve used, but this is similar. http://www.handletheheat.com/no-bake-vegan-gluten-free…/ I really don’t think I used chocolate chips, just cocoa powder. It’s delicious. The crust is really important, so don’t skimp and use store bought.
Stephanie added: I’ve also been eating a “salad” of chopped avocado, red onion, cucumber, tomatoes and cilantro with just a bit of evoo and lemon juice. Super fresh, easy and yum! Add black beans for protein!
Tristan: I have friends that add avocado to smoothies/protein shakes. It sounds weird, but it makes it creamier and you don’t taste it! That’s a great way to get more healthy fats in your diet if you don’t like actually eating avocado.
Eileen: I eat half an avocado over a fried egg. Salt and pepper. Super yummy and lots of protein right there! I also make avocado mash..just mush it up and use it like a condiment on a sandwich.
Tristan added how she makes her avocado mash: Avocado mash, plus some cayenne pepper, salt & pepper & lime juice mixed in with tuna or chicken for tuna salad or chicken salad (instead of mayo)
Laura B says to keep the avocado from turning: I make a half an avocados worth then save the other half and the unmade chicken separately for the next day.
Another way to sneak in the awesome benefits of avocado is through avocado oil! Even just putting a bit of avocado oil on your food will get you some of those awesome avocado benefits. Check this article for 9 ways that using avocado oil can help with your health! Let’s talk about #8 and stretch marks! What what!!!
Thanks boot camp ladies for sharing your ideas!