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Surprise Ingredient… Avocado
It’s no secret that avocados have become increasingly popular because of their health benefits and their versatility. Avocados are not only packed with vitamins, fiber and potassium but can be an excellent source of nutrients that help prevent cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure. We all know that avocados are essential when making delicious guacamole, but how can we incorporate avocados even more into our favorite dishes? You can even use them in baked goods! Avocados can be a great substitute for butter as well as flour when baking.
Want a sweet, easy-to-make and healthy breakfast? Give these flourless chocolate avocado mini muffins a try! Not only are these mini muffins dairy-free, but they’re also gluten-free since the avocado is acting as a substitute for flour. This recipe is a great way to make a chocolatey baked good healthy.
If you want avocado muffins, but a recipe more tart than sweet, make these avocado and blueberry mini muffins! Not only do these contain benefits from the avocado, but the blueberries are rich in antioxidants. These delicious muffins are full of fiber, potassium, vitamin A and C as well as protein, so try them out this week!
This tasty avocado bread is a perfect side for any meal, or a snack! This recipe calls for ground almonds and flaxseeds as a substitute for flour, so you can skip the guilt. Also gluten-free, this avocado bread is full of protein from the use of eggs and almonds. The avocado used in this recipe helps to add good carbs as well as fats to the loaf, so you’re still able to leave these cravings behind you.
If you’re more into the classic chips and dip kind of snack, try these low carb avocado crisps. Not only are they a great substitute for the unhealthy chips we’re always tempted to buy, they’re actually really easy to make. These low carb crisps are baked and can be paired with dips and toppers! Need inspiration for dip? Try these avocado crisps with this chipotle sauce for a slight kick!
Now onto everyone’s favorite: dessert! These Fudgy Avocado Brownies with Chocolate Frosting do not contain butter or flour, but we promise they taste even better! This twist on a classic dessert gives credit to the avocados and the natural coconut sugar this recipe calls for. It’s sure to be a hit and will satisfy those sweet cravings!
What are your favorite recipes with avocado? Share in the comments below!
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