Are you an avocado lover? I’ve got a roundup of healthy avocado recipes from dressings to desserts showcasing this yummy, nutritious fruit.
I can’t remember when avocado became all the rage, but I’m sure glad it did. It’s yummy, hella healthy, and so freakin versatile.
If you’re not already an avocado fan I think you will be when you try these recipes.
What is an Avocado?
The age-old debate. An avocado is in fact a fruit!
By definition, an avocado is a berry with a single seed that grows on a tree.
There you have it. This fruit is so versatile it can be used in sweet or savory dishes.
It’s known for being a wonderful source of healthy fat – hello glowing skin!
Is it OK to eat an avocado a day?
Yes! One serving is half to one third of an avocado and boasts a reputation for being a source of healthy fat, and is rich in potassium, fiber, vitamin B, E, and C.
This means avocados are a heart healthy choice, fill you up and keep you full, and good for your immune function.
Can you eat too many avocados? The answer is yes! You aren’t about to overdose on avocados but, like anything, too much of a good thing isn’t good either. Stick to the serving size of half an avocado a day.
Avocados are one source of healthy fat but choose a variety throughout the day like olive oil and nuts.
Healthy Avocado Recipes
I’m here to give you a ton of healthy avocado recipes but let’s talk generally for a minute.
First, you can eat this dreamy berry all by its damn self. Throw some seasoning on it like salt & pepper or some hot sauce and be on your own.
With the kids I throw a whole avocado in the bag when we’re heading out of the house (I mean, it comes in its own travel container) for an easy snack. Avocado has always been one of their favourite foods. Amelia at 3 will eat it straight out of its peel with a spoon and I’ll scoop it out in wedges for Theo who isn’t quite as sophisticated with utensils yet.
Next, use avocado is as topping! On toast, in rice bowls, with your eggs, or add it to sandwiches!
Avocados blend beautifully so you can reap the benefits in unique ways: make dressings, add to smoothies, or as the base for yummy puddings.
My love of all things avocado goes so deep I’ve rounded up 15+ healthy avocado recipes you need to try. From breakfast to dessert, you’ll find your next favourite here.