Enjoy Avocados: 4 Healthy Recipes

· February 9, 2016
Thanks to their neutral flavor, avocados are great in both sweet and savory dishes. Discover 4 delicious and incredibly healthy recipes to enjoy avocados.

We all enjoy avocados! In fact, we mention their benefits a lot on our site. After all, there is a natural treasure trove of vitamins in their green fruit. In addition, monounsaturated fatty acids which are perfect for heart health and reducing bad cholesterol levels.

More importantly, experts often refer to avocado as “green butter,” which is interesting. In other words, it is a food rich in good fats that, when eaten properly, can be the ideal supplement to help us lose weight.

Consequently, do you know what time of day is most recommended to eat your serving of avocado? At breakfast and dinner. We’d like to show you 4 ways to enjoy avocados that you’ll find really useful at mealtime.

Are you ready to learn 4 ways to enjoy avocados?

1. Enjoy Avocados in a banana smoothie

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Ingredients

  • a small avocado
  • a banana
  • 1 cup oat milk
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Directions

  • This smoothie is ideal for starting your day with maximum energy. In fact, it is a natural cocktail full of vitamins and minerals that can help you feel full until lunch. And it’s not complicated to make: you can do it in 5 minutes.
  • First, you’ll need to prepare your small avocado. Peel it, then after that mash it up with a fork to make a fine paste. Afterwards, peel the banana and put it in the blender with the avocado.
  • After that, add the cup of oat milk to give it a superb flavor. Mix everything well to get a homogeneous mixture without any lumps. Finally, add a teaspoon of honey for a rich, healthy smoothie. You’ll love it!

2. Avocado wrapped in bacon

Ingredients

  • Half an avocado
  • The juice of half a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 strips of bacon

Directions

  • We’re not kidding when we say that this avocado recipe is delicious, healthy and nutritious. For example, it’s great for a quick dinner that goes well with vegetable soup. Moreover, You can make it in just a few minutes and it’s sure to become one of your favorite dishes.
  • To keep the calories low, make this recipe with half an avocado. It’s just the right amount to combine with bacon to provide you with the perfect amount of protein without a bunch of extra calories.
  • First, take the avocado half and cutting it lengthwise into three pieces. After that, marinate the three pieces of avocado in a bowl with the lemon juice.
  • Next, sprinkle with pepper which will give it some more intense flavor.
  • Finally, wrap each piece with a strip of bacon. Can you imagine the flavor? It’s sensational!

3. Avocado and strawberry sandwich

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Ingredients

Directions

  • It’s great for a quick, simple, delicious breakfast that’s perfect for starting your day with more energy. First, you’ll need to toast the bread. This will add a pleasant crunchy texture to compliment the avocado.
  • After that, use a fork to make a paste with the avocado to spread on the toast. It’s easy!
  • After that, wash the strawberries and cut them in half.
  • Once the bread is toasted, spread it on the avocado. After that, place the strawberries on top. Sprinkle on some cheese if desired. Ready to give it a try? Can you imagine the taste of this incredible combination? Don’t wait to try it and enjoy avocados!

4. Avocado with brown rice

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Ingredients for two servings

  • 1 avocado
  • ½ cup brown rice
  • 2 cups water
  • The juice of half a lemon
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 small can tuna
  • A pinch of white pepper

Directions

  • Likewise, this recipe makes the perfect light dinner that you can accompany with soup. It makes two servings and each person will enjoy avocados for themselves. Additionally, it’s a mediterranean style recipe with an original flavor to stimulate your palate. Try serving it for a special occasion.
  • Firstly, you’ll need to cook the rice with two cups water. Meanwhile, as the rice is cooking, you can prepare the avocado. After that, cut it into chunks, and baste with the lemon juice.
  • Once that’s ready, portion the rice into two bowls or plates and add some flavor with the soy sauce. After that, drain the tuna, add it to the rice and mix well.
  • Finally, divide the avocado chunks between the two bowls. Sprinkle with a little white pepper. After that, voila, you have an original and healthy dish that’s ideal for a light dinner that you’re going to love.

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