Thursday, June 6, 2013

Avacado Recipes: Surprising Ways to use these Healthy Fruits

This week I came home and needed something quick for dinner but didn't have much in the fridge.  Then I remembered I had some banana and some avocado in the freezer.  I threw together a smoothie with those fruits and some cocoa powder with agave nectar.  I had been hearing about using avocado in frozen recipes but hadn't tried anything yet.  It was wonderful, creamy, filling, and did not taste like guacamole!

Avocados are a fruit with many health benefits.  They contain all 18 essential amino acids, fiber, phytochemicals, as well as vitamins A, B, C, E, K, copper, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium.   The fats are primarily monosaturated and good for your body.  See here for 15 health benefits of avocados: 
Avocados and Health.  

In addition to everyone's favorite guacomole, avocados can be key ingredients in a variety of other recipes.  They can be substituted for heavy creams in some deserts likes cakes and frozen desserts.  And don't worry--they don't taste like avocado.  

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Try this Vegan Chocolate Cake at ambitiouskitchen.com!