Avocado is such a flexible fruit it can easily be incorporated into many vegetable dishes.
But of course, that is not the only purpose of this little green powerhouse.
I love that avocados are versatile and have lots of uses. Not only do they taste yummy, they’re also is super nutritious. Sure, in Australia they might be a tad on the expensive side at the moment, but hopefully that soon passes and we can enjoy avocado again on all budgets!
If you love avocado as much as we do, we’ve put together a list with 15 ideas on new uses for avocado. Dive in!
1.Substitute for mayo in egg salad
Did you know that avocado can be used as a substitute for mayonnaise? Here’s a good recipe to turn your egg salad dressing into a vegan mayo.
2. Could serve as tartare
Feelin’ like some summery food? Make some tartare out of avocado for a fix that really satisfies! Here’s a good recipe.
3. Prevent bad breath
This might sound weird but it’s actually proven. Apparently avocados act as your natural toothbrush whenever you chomp on their creamy flesh. The fruit also cleans out the bacteria in your throat and intestines, which is a feat that floss and mouthwash just can’t do.
4. Replace banana in a smoothie
Avocados can give real substance to what might otherwise be an unfulfilling smoothie, and they offer a range of health benefits, too. They’re high in protein and potassium, and a great source of fiber and healthy fat. Here are a few recipes for avocado smoothies.
5. Can be used as a face mask to brighten skin
Concoct your own revitalizing face mask made out of honey, yoghurt and avocado. Put the mixture in your face for about 20 minutes every night and you are in for a youthful skin after you’ve exfoliated all that tired skin away!
6. Can be a substitute for salad dressing
Avocado is also a great substitute for many dairy-based salad dressing. Trying to lose weight? An avocado salad dressing is a healthy alternative because it enables your body to efficiently absorb fat-soluble nutrients such as alpha and beta carotene and lutein, in other foods eaten in conjunction.
7. Avocados revitalise dry hair
Sounds weird? Well some people swear by it! Mix avocados, olive oil and eggs and create a hair mask out of it. Let it soak for like 20 minutes and your brittle hair will be shiny and soft in no time.
8. Make healthy avocado pudding
Looking for a healthy alternative to dessert? Make some avocado pudding by mixing avocados, vanilla, lime juice and use stevia as your sweetener. You could also top it with almonds or mangoes if you like. Here’s a great recipe for avocado pudding.
9. Revitalises dry skin
The healthy fats in avocados will moisturise your skin and reduce any inflammation. The oils of avocado are very closely matched to the natural oils in your skin, so it will nourish and help protect your skin from the rigours of the day too. Just mash one ripe avocado and apply it to your face and neck as a mask for 5-10 minutes, then wash off and enjoy beautiful, healthy and glowing skin.
10. Use as a sandwich filling
This might not be a new use, but it’s one of our favourites! Just mash some avocados, slap it into a wheat bread, add tomatoes, chicken strips, some rosemary, onions and you’re good to go. Perfect for an on-the-go breakfast.
11. Treat sunburn
12. Avocado is excellent when incorporated in an Alfredo fettuccine
Avocados offer almost 20 vitamins and minerals to those who eat them, including Vitamin K, Vitamin E, folate, copper, and potassium. Adding it as an ingredient in pasta would make it a truly hearty meal. Here’s a good recipe.
13. Avocado pizza
14. Avocado popsicles
Who doesn’t want some frozen nutritious and yummy delights? These avocado popsicles will make you rethink avocado as a savoury food, that’s for sure! They’re definitely a fruit suitable to freeze.
15. Can be used as a vegan frosting
If you want some dessert without the guilt then avocado could be your solution. Go vegan by using some avo as frosting instead of other baddies! Here’s a good recipe for some creamy AF avocado frosting.