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An Avocado a Day Keeps the Doctor Away!

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Avocados are good for you. So I try to eat one every single day... on my toast in the morning, or in my salad at lunch. But I am starting to run out of creative ideas on how to incorporate avocados into my meals. Does anyone here have any creative and tasty ways to eat avocados? Granted you can't cook them, the options seem quite limited. 

 

Thank you so much in advance! 

post #2 of 7

How about in sushi or spring rolls? And actually, you can cook them.  I've had them tempura style in a taco.  Here is a yummy recipe for a pesto: http://chefchloe.com/entrees/avocado-pesto-pasta.html

I've even made avocado cupcakes!

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Thank you so much! I see that this was your first post on Mothering, so glad to see it was a helpful reply to my question! :P 

 

I've never heard of avocado cupcakes, but I've heard of vegan raw cupcake frosting that contained avocado instead of cream/butter and mixed with cocoa. Haven't tried it yet though. 

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There are some raw soup recipes that call for avocado (made in a blender). Google for raw tomato soup and raw carrot soup recipes. The avocado makes the soup nice and creamy. I love avocados so much, I almost hate to blend them together :) I also smash them and make a quick guacamole to serve with rice and beans, or to spread on veggie/bean burgersl.

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I make a chocolate pudding with 2 avocados, a melted dark chocolate bar, a little vanilla, sweetener of your choice (i.e. maple syrup, honey, sugar or stevia), and either silken tofu or egg custard.  Sometimes I add extra cocoa powder if I want it to be more chocolatey.  It's very yummy.  Just put everything in a food processor.

 

My sister loves avocado liquados (sp?)  Mix avocado, milk (soy, cow, almond, etc.), sweetener, vanilla and ice in a blender.  I think it's kind of weird, but good in a strange way.  Maybe it's an acquired taste. 

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Originally Posted by berrymama View Post
 

There are some raw soup recipes that call for avocado (made in a blender). Google for raw tomato soup and raw carrot soup recipes. The avocado makes the soup nice and creamy. I love avocados so much, I almost hate to blend them together :) 

 

I just returned from a camping trip and I am proud to report back that I ate avocados twice a day, every day for the last 4 days. They make such great camping/backpacking food!! They come in their own container, if you buy them when they're not too ripe they also keep well. And you can spread them on crackers or scoop them our directly from their shell. I also can't wait to try the soup. I've had gazpacho yesterday at the end of our trip and it was so yummy and fresh!! Cannot imagine how a fresh avocado soup would taste like... 

 

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I make a chocolate pudding with 2 avocados, a melted dark chocolate bar, a little vanilla, sweetener of your choice (i.e. maple syrup, honey, sugar or stevia), and either silken tofu or egg custard.  Sometimes I add extra cocoa powder if I want it to be more chocolatey.  It's very yummy.  Just put everything in a food processor.

 

I will try making it in the next week or so, and report back on how it turned out and how I liked it. Thanks so much for sharing, dovey!!

post #7 of 7

My favorite way and my sons, is to make vegan chocolate pudding pops!

 

1/4 c unsweetened cocoa

2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 c honey

2 sm. ripe avocados

2 med. ripe bananas

3/4 c + 1/8 c water

 

Blend on high till smooth. Pour and freeze in molds. Or you could chill in a dish and serve as pudding. (Sometimes I use such ripe bananas that its sweet enough to skip the honey)

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