Cooking, Baking & Blending with Avocado

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Cooking, Baking & Blending with Avocado

Don’t be fooled by the word “fat” when we refer to the good fats in avocados. This superfood is not only good for you; it tastes absolutely delicious and can be used as an alternative for foods high in sugar and saturated fats!

The myriad of health benefits gained from the fats and nutrients in avocados – potassium, vitamins B, C, E and K – include assisting in lowering cholesterol and risk of diabetes. So how can we start introducing these magical little fruits into more of our meals without getting sick of them (not that we would)? Read on for some great tricks and tips!

If you’re as in love with baked goods as we are, we know the hesitance of adding loads of butter when you’re on a health kick! Ever considered avocados? The substitution of avocados for butter will increase the nutritional value dramatically and you won’t even taste the difference! In fact, they are so rich with water; they will make your baked treats softer and less likely to crumble! 

For a simple, delicious and nutritious breaky, try out this smoothie idea! To save time, bag up ingredients and freeze so they’re ready to go everyday (just remember to pop one in the fridge to defrost overnight!). 


Green Smoothie: Serves 1

Handful kale
Handful spinach
½ avocado
½ banana
Juice from 1/2 lime
1 small knob of ginger
¼ mango
¼ cucumber

Add all ingredients to blender with 1 tbsp of water and serve!

The addition of avocado in the smoothie removes the need for yoghurt or milk and is a great way to get more fruit and veggies into your diet!

Avocados are so versatile, they can be used in a range of recipes including soups, cakes, sandwiches, dips and even as a healthy chip alternative! For more inspiration head to: http://bit.ly/1zVBvYT and don’t forget to share your creations with us at @WiltshireAU!

Happy avo cooking!