Do you love avocados? Avocados are one of those foods our family loves and can’t seem to get enough of. So versatile, fresh avocados can be used in any meal or dish. They can be used as a recipe substitute for bad fats, a way to add naturally good fats, a nutrient-dense fruit to add nutrient value, and as a vegan or vegetarian possible alternative to dairy products. Avocado contributes nearly 20 vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, making it a good choice to help meet nutrient needs.
I love to add sliced avocado to salads, on top of a burger, on toast with a dash of sea salt, or add to a smoothie. Make some homemade guacamole with chips and salsa too. Avocados, which are a fruit although most people think of them as a vegetable, contain less than one gram of sugar per 1-ounce, the least amount of sugar per serving of any other fresh fruit. Avocados act as a “nutrient booster” by helping the body to better absorb fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha- and beta-carotene and lutein, from foods that are eaten with the fruit.
I tried out some new and exciting recipes featuring Hass Avocados for my Avocado Love Tasting Party. I made a delicious and fresh Vegan Avocado Ceviche. I served it with some corn chips. It was simple to make, and it was a real crowd pleaser!
Vegan Avocado Ceviche featured fresh ingredients like Hass Avocado, cauliflower, tomatoes, red onion, jalapeno pepper, garlic, fresh cilantro, and some lime. This Vegan Avocado Ceviche would also taste delicious on top of a green salad.
I also made Avocado and Coconut Ice Pops in sea creature molds. Super summer and the perfect treat on a hot summer day. These were a huge hit among both the kids and the adults! Avocado and Coconut Ice Pops were simple to make. They featured Hass Avocado, coconut milk, fresh lemon, honey, and topped off with some shredded coconut!
Check out the Hass Avocado website for more recipes. There is also tons of excellent information like how to pick out the perfect avocado to how to slice it correctly!
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