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If You’re Obsessed With Avocado Toast, You’ve Got to Try This

If You’re Obsessed With Avocado Toast, You’ve Got to Try This

Rice cakes are not only low in calories, but they’re incredibly versatile and work well with many different flavor combinations. When paired with avocados, they provide a high-fat snack combo that will keep you full and satiated between meals. Try thes…

15 Crazy-Good (and Healthy) Avocado Recipes to Make on the Regular

15 Crazy-Good (and Healthy) Avocado Recipes to Make on the Regular

Fact: everything is better with avocado. Salads, desserts, smoothies, sandwiches – you name it, it needs some avo. This superfood is rich in monounsaturated fat (specifically oleic acid), helps lower cholesterol, and is totally versatile. Whether you u…

Enjoy Avocado For Dessert With This No-Bake “Cheese” Cake

Enjoy Avocado For Dessert With This No-Bake “Cheese” Cake

Are you team avocado? We sure are! Our motto is basically avocado all day, everyday. And with this no-bake “cheese” cake you can enjoy your avo for dessert. Learn how easy it is to make when you watch the video then check out the recipe below.

No-Bake Vegan Avocado “Cheese” Cake

From Lucas Lerman, POPSUGAR

Ingredients

  1. Crust
  2. 12 vegan graham crackers
  3. 5 tbsp. coconut oil
  4. Zest of 1 lemon
  5. 1 ½ tsp. sea salt
  6. 9 dates, pitted
  1. Tart Filling
  2. 6 avocados
  3. ½ cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  4. ½ cup agave nectar
  5. 1 ½ tbsp. coconut oil
  6. Zest of 1 lemon
  7. 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  8. 2 tsp. salt
  1. Topping
  2. Blackberries, split in half or whole

Directions

Combine graham crackers, coconut oil, lemon zest, salt, and dates in a food processor and blend until it reaches a sand-like texture.

  1. Press down your crust mixture into a 9-inch springform pan with the palm of your hand or the bottom of a round glass. Place your crust in the refrigerator until your filling is ready.
  2. To make the filling, combine the avocados, lemon juice, agave nectar, coconut oil, lemon zest, vanilla extract, and salt in a food processor and blend until it reaches a nice, smooth texture; pour over your crust. Shake your pan on the surface of a table to even out and smooth your filling.
  3. Place in the freezer for 3 hours or refrigerate for 6-8 hours.
  4. Once your cheesecake has set, take it out of your springform pan and place blackberries on the top. Then cut out a slice or 3 and enjoy.

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Category
Desserts, Cheesecake
Yield
8
Smoky Winter Kale Salad – With Avocado-Cilantro Dressing To Go With Everything!

Smoky Winter Kale Salad – With Avocado-Cilantro Dressing To Go With Everything!

This is just the sort of the thing I crave as winter elides into spring. It’s not warm enough for “salad-salad” but all of the hot foods – soups, pastas, bakes – are getting old. Even if they are new. Do you know what I mean? The vegetable section of the supermarkets are really struggling …

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day With This Delicious Vegan Treat

Celebrate Valentine’s Day With This Delicious Vegan Treat

Happy birthday to you! OK, so maybe it’s not your birthday, but it’s somebody’s birthday somewhere, so there’s a good reason right there to immediately bake a batch of these chocolate cupcakes smothered with homemade chocolate frosting. And when you have your first decadent bite, you just might drop the rest of your cupcake when you realize that they’re low-calorie and totally vegan, plus the frosting is made with avocados instead of butter!

The healthy fats in the avocado make these cupcakes as healthy as a bowl of kale and bean soup! OK, maybe not that healthy, but healthy enough to feel good about reaching for more. Each cupcake offers almost five grams of fiber and is just 230 calories. A real-deal chocolate cupcake is 459 calories! That’s a crime when you can make these chocolate gems.

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes With Avocado “Buttercream” Frosting

From Jenny Sugar, POPSUGAR Fitness

Notes

Be sure to use ripe avocados for the frosting.

Ingredients

  1. For the cupcakes:
  1. 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  2. 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  3. 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  4. 1/3 cup canola oil
  5. 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  6. 1 cup white whole-wheat flour
  7. 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  8. 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  9. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  10. 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  1. For the frosting:
  1. 2 ripe avocados
  2. 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  3. 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  4. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a muffin tin with 12 paper or silicone cups.
  2. Whisk together the almond milk and apple cider vinegar, and set aside for a few minutes so the milk curdles.
  3. Beat in the sugar, oil, and vanilla until foamy.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Slowly beat the dry ingredients into the wet until smooth.
  6. Divide the batter evenly between the 12 cupcakes.
  7. Bake for 18 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from the oven, and after a few minutes, move cupcakes to a cooling rack.
  8. While the cupcakes bake, make the frosting. Scoop out the avocado flesh, and place in a food processor.
  9. Add the cocoa powder, maple syrup, and vanilla, and puree until smooth.
  10. Frost the cooled cupcakes, and enjoy!

Source: Calorie Count

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Category
Desserts, Cupcakes
Yield
12 cupcakes
Cook Time
40 minutes

Nutrition

Calories per serving
230
This Chicken-Stuffed Avocado Is the Easiest Healthy Lunch You’ll Make

This Chicken-Stuffed Avocado Is the Easiest Healthy Lunch You’ll Make

Growing up, my mom used to make the most delicious lunches for my brother and me to take to school. One of my favorites that lasted into my adulthood was a bread-free take on a chicken-salad sandwich (she was so ahead of her time!). Because we’re from…

Can’t Decide Between Hummus or Guacamole? Make Avocado Hummus

Can’t Decide Between Hummus or Guacamole? Make Avocado Hummus

You’ve wanted to try making avocado hummus for a while now, but most recipes call for finding tahini at the store, draining and rinsing chickpeas, and peeling fresh garlic – a bit time-consuming. While those fresh recipes do taste delicious, this four-…

Can’t Decide Between Hummus or Guacamole? Make Avocado Hummus

Can’t Decide Between Hummus or Guacamole? Make Avocado Hummus

You’ve wanted to try making avocado hummus for a while now, but most recipes call for finding tahini at the store, draining and rinsing chickpeas, and peeling fresh garlic – a bit time-consuming. While those fresh recipes do taste delicious, this four-…

This Low-Carb Breakfast Burger Is an Avocado-Lover’s Dream Come True

This Low-Carb Breakfast Burger Is an Avocado-Lover’s Dream Come True

Using Paleo-friendly ingredients, our friends at PaleoHacks created a delicious breakfast burger with avocado buns.

Boost your metabolism and burn calories with this low-carb avocado breakfast burger. Loaded with omega-3, protein, and healthy fatty acids, it’s everything you need to set the tone for the rest of the day!

I’m all for adding more avocados to my diet because they make everything taste better. From beautiful avocado roses to coconut-crusted avocado fries to stuffed avocado boats – there is nothing this versatile fruit can’t do. So, when I heard that avocados are revolutionizing the burger scene, I had to try the latest and greatest Instagram food sensation: the avo-bun!

This low-carb, high-fat recipe swaps the classic burger bun with two halves of an avocado, resulting in a food-lover’s dream. Then to top it all off, crispy bacon and a fried egg are added.

To start, slice the avocados in half width-wise. Remove the pit and scoop the avocado out of its skin. Begin building your burger by adding the toppings of your choice and finish with a dollop of Paleo mayo or a slice of cashew cheese. Don’t forget to sprinkle some sesame seeds on top!

Breakfast Burger With Avocado Buns

From PaleoHacks

Notes

Eat with a knife and fork. This isn’t your typical burger “bun” and can get messy!

Ingredients

  1. 1 ripe avocado
  2. 1 egg
  3. 2 bacon rashers
  4. 1 red onion slice
  5. 1 tomato slice
  6. 1 lettuce leaf
  7. 1 tablespoon Paleo mayonnaise
  8. Salt and pepper, to taste
  9. Sesame seeds, for garnish

Directions

  1. Place the bacon rashers on a cold frying pan. Turn the stove on and start frying the bacon. When bacon beings to curl, flip it with a fork. Continue cooking the bacon until it is crispy.
  2. Remove the bacon from the pan and crack the egg into the same pan, using the bacon fat to cook it. Cook until the white is set but the yolk is still runny.
  3. Slice the avocados in half width-wise. Remove the pit and use a spoon to scoop it out of its skin.
  4. Fill the hole where the pit used to be with Paleo mayonnaise.
  5. Layer with lettuce, tomato, onion, bacon, and fried egg.
  6. Top with the second half of the avocado.
  7. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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Category
Breakfast/Brunch
Yield
1
This New All-Avocado Restaurant Is What Dreams Are Made Of

This New All-Avocado Restaurant Is What Dreams Are Made Of

Avocado took over all aspects of our lives in 2016 – our pizza, our beauty routines, and even our nail art – and our favorite fruit is not going anywhere in 2017. It was recently announced that a restaurant in Amsterdam dedicated solely to the deliciou…