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Need Avocado Ideas, Please!

Discussion in 'Diet and Nutrition' started by jldx2in2000, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. jldx2in2000 Cathlete

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    This is going to sound crazy but I had an avocado for the first time ever in my whole life last Sunday (outside of having guacamole on nachos ;)). It was awesome. I can't believe I never tried one before. I had always read they had great nutritional benefits but for some reason I was scared of trying one.

    Anyway, now that I know how awesome they are, what more can I do with them? I have put them on salads, wraps, and veggie burgers.

    Any other ways I can incorporate this into my meals? I like them so much, I have actually thought about just eating it right out of the shell!! :eek:

    Thanks!
     
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  2. stepitup Cathlete

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    I'd be interested in ideas, too. I've only had avocado on a sandwich and would love to try something different.
     
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  3. molasses Cathlete

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    I like cutting them up topping it on my spicy chili or mushing it on a rice cake with a wedge of laughing cow cheese.
     
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  4. anna72 Active Member

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    I know only one and very easy recipe. It consist in: open the avocado in two parts; in each one put a little oil, vinegar, pepper, salt. It's served with a teaspoon to eat the internal part.

    It's not really a recipe, so I'm very interested too, if someone can give some more tips.

    Cheers,
    Anna
     
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  5. jldx2in2000 Cathlete

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    As inspired by molasses, I actually chopped some up and topped my spaghetti squash chili mac with it last week and it was really good!!!

    I might do that again tonight!!
     
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  7. heartymax Cathlete

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    there was a salsa posted under cathe recipes. I think it was some time in July. I love it and made it several times. That is the only thing I have made. Otherwise, I just slice for sandwiches.
     
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  8. hawgwild Cathlete

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    I like to slice them up and put on my Eggs Benedict Healthy version of course. I use a Mock Hollandaise (yogurt, lemon juice, one yolk and a dab of real butter).
    Ingredients

    1 egg yolk
    1/2 cup plain yogurt
    1 tbsp lemon juice
    1/8 tsp white pepper
    1 tbsp butter, unsalted



    Directions
    Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and whisk together.
    Cook over low heat, stirring constantly for 3-4 minutes until heated through.

    Makes 6 servings; 2 TBSP each





    I also just found a recipe for Chocolate Mousse. Made with pureed avacadio.
    Chocolate Mousse (Serves 2)
    Ingredients:

    * 1/4 cup of pitted dates soaked for at least 4 hours
    * 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
    * 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
    * 3/4 cup mashed avocados ( 1 1/2 avocados)
    * 1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder or raw cacoa powder
    * 1/4 cup water

    Method:
    Place the dates, maple syrup and optional vanilla in a food processor and process , add the avocado and cocoa powder, process and add the water. For an optional flavor add 5 leaves of fresh mint to the food processor and create a Mint-Chocolate Mousse
     
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  9. stayhungryfool_sjq New Member

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    This recipe is extra easy. I eat avocados prepared this way for breakfast (like cereal) or for dessert. Just slice and remove the pit of the avocado. Spoon the meat out and put it in a bowl. Add milk and a little sugar and cool in the refrigerator for at least ten minutes. Feels like a mix of yogurt and ice :)cream!
     
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  10. JodelleFitzh20 Cathlete

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    My favorite thing to do with avocado is chop up half of one and toss it with about 15 pre-cooked shrimp and 1/3 a cup if your favorite salsa....it's the Mexican style of a shrimp cocktail! Can't get enough of it! Easy fast meal and so filling!
     
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  11. JodelleFitzh20 Cathlete

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    Also purée half an avocado with half a banana and some organic cacao powder for a quick tasty pudding!
     
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  12. handels Cathlete

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    I make chocolate pudding with avocados as well. Just seeing this thread made me run off to make some.

    I use:

    2 avocados, very ripe
    1/2 cup splenda (probably need more if you use regular sugar)
    3/4 cup cocoa powder
    1 t balsamic vinegar
    2 t vanilla
    1/2 t soy sauce
    milk or water to consistency

    I add water or milk until its smooth and blends well, probably around half a cup.

    It's very rich so although it's high in calories, you don't need to each much to be satisfied.

    You can also use avocados to top soups and chili. I love it on tortilla soup.
     
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  13. handels Cathlete

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    Ooooh, that's a great idea. I am definitely trying banana next time.
     
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  14. fitchick14 Active Member

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    I know this most probably sound gross but I used to love avocado and banana mashed on toast. It would give me an instant energy boost when I was working nightshift.
     
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  15. TexasLaura Cathlete

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    Try my guacamole recipe! (I copied and pasted from Cathe's healthy recipe site where I posted it in September) I LOVE this stuff! It is very versatile and forgiving, so modify it however you like-it will still be fabulous!



    Revved-up Guacamole
    Fruits & Vegetables, Healthy Recipe's, Kid Friendly, Lunch, Salad, Side-Dish, Snack, Vegetarian
    0 Submitted by: Laura Riehm
    Preparation Time: 20 minutes
    Cook Time: None

    Ready In: 20 minutes

    Serves/Makes: 4

    Level of Difficulty: Easy


    Ingredients
    1 ripe avacado, diced
    1 ripe Roma tomato, diced
    1 Eggland’s Best hardboiled egg, peeled and chopped finely
    1 Tbsp onion, chopped
    2-3 tsp lemon juice
    salt and pepper to taste

    Directions:
    Mix all ingredients. (mash if you like it smooth-or leave chunky if you like) Let sit for 20-30 minutes to let flavors meld, if you can!
    Serve with tortilla chips, whole-grain crackers, vegetable sticks, or eat as is!
     
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  16. char409iels New Member

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    I only had Avocado as a drink. :) I am really amazed with all the recipes. Might try it too.
     
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  18. RapidBreath Cathlete

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    My mother would mash the avocado up with a fork, a little sugar and some lemon juice. It was great on crackers or spread on a turkey, cream cheese sandwich.
     
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  19. JodelleFitzh20 Cathlete

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    Rapidbreath that is so unique.... I may try that with Stevia!
     
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  20. Lewis630 New Member

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    Avocados are a great healthy source for your body, as they carry monounsaturated fat that might lower your cholesterol level. A considerable idea that I like to do is replace butter with avocado on a sandwich.
     
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