Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats, which make them a fantastic food to eat to keep you healthy. But avocados can be used in many ways to soothe and nourish your body. From facial masks to food substitutes and everything in between, find out the new ways you can use avocados to enhance your life.
Soothing Facial Mask
The oil in avocados has anti-inflammatory properties to reduce redness and soothe your skin. Try mixing a mashed avocado with honey for a quick at-home facial mask. Apply it to your skin and rinse it off with warm water once the mask starts to harden.
Substitute for Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise is not only fattening but it’s made with processed ingredients that are not good for your body. Invest in your health and swap out mayo for avocado to give your body the nutrients it needs.
Make Healthy Brownies
This recipe won’t make you feel bad about indulging in a chocolate fudge brownie (or two!). Add the secret ingredient—an avocado—into the batter to create a healthy and delicious dessert that everyone is sure to love.
Make an appetite-curbing power smoothie packed with vitamins. Blend avocados and leafy greens for a thick smoothie that is nutrient-rich and satisfying. You can drink it for breakfast or after a workout. If you want a sweeter smoothie, blend avocados with fruits such as bananas, apples, and berries. Try this avocado smoothie from registered dietitian Frances Largeman-Roth.
Yes, avocado is a fruit! Change up your typical fruit salad by throwing in some avocado chunks. Put them in a bowl with sliced fresh fruits such as peaches, grapes, apples, mangos, berries, and bananas. Squeeze fresh lemon juice on top and enjoy this sweet treat!
This satisfying and anti-inflammatory breakfast has never been easier to make. All you have to do is toast a few slices of whole-grain bread, drizzle with some olive oil and fresh lemon juice, and top off with avocado slices. Sprinkle chili flakes on your toast for some extra flavor.