5 Ways to Eat Avocado if you Can't Stand Avocado
There are some things in life that people either love or hate… and avocado is often one of them! Some people can’t get enough; they will find ways to add it to nearly every meal. Others… not so much. Do you have friends that ask how can you not like avocado? Maybe you’ve tried to eat them in all different ways and just can’t stand them. For some, it might be the flavor, and for others, it might be the texture. For some people, no matter what they do, they just don’t enjoy eating them! Here, you will find 5 ways to eat avocado if you can’t stand avocado.
First, why is avocado so important? Why should we be eating them? Avocados are a very nutrient dense fruit. We will discuss some of these nutrients further below, but this fruit contains vitamin K, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin C, potassium, vitamin E, and small amounts of vitamins A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), and B3 (niacin). You will also find trace amounts of phosphorous, zinc, iron, copper, manganese and magnesium. Avocados are packed full of things the body needs to function. This is just one very good reason to add it to your diet. Here are some more reasons to consider:
- They contain fiber that aids in digestion. Interestingly, about 25 percent of their fiber is soluble, which means it helps the bacteria in the intestines. If you aren’t familiar with this concept, just know that these bacteria are essential for an optimally functioning body. Soluble fiber is a must in your diet, and you can get a lot of it through this fruit!
- Among the 20 vitamins and minerals found in avocados, you will find vitamin C and B- Complex vitamins (as mentioned above). Among other benefits, they promote good digestive health.
- Avocados are also a good source of potassium! Most people think of bananas when it comes to potassium, but avocados are an excellent alternative – especially when watching the amount of carbohydrates in your food.
- In addition, they are known for being a healthy fat. Over 75 percent of its calories are from fat, which makes it one of the fattiest foods known to man. With that being said, it is important to take note of the words “healthy fat.” The benefits from this type of fat are abounding. This is because they contain oleic acid, which is a monosaturated fatty acid and is good for heart health.
- They are a low carb plant. Depending on the size of the avocado, they average about 160 calories, contain 2 grams of protein, 15 grams of fats and 9 grams of carbs. For those on a keto or low-carb diet, they contain 7 grams of fiber (remember they are a great source!) so they only contain 2 net carbs.
Now, let’s move onto the various ways to eat avocado and some recipes to try out! These recipes are excellent, especially for those who struggle to eat avocado. They are nutritious and tasty!
1. Shakes are one of the easiest ways to add avocado to your diet. This addition makes the shake luscious and gives it a very creamy texture. If you’d like to give avocado a try in a shake, we highly suggest trying out this recipe: Chavocado Shake! The avocado provides all the beneficial properties above to your shakes. It’s simple with just a few ingredients, takes a few minutes to make, and ends up so rich and tasty!
2. Dressings can be made with avocado very simply. One advantage of adding avocado is that it thickens the dressing nicely without changing the taste. Here is a recipe for Creamy Avocado Basil Dressing, which has incredible flavor and can be used to drizzle over chicken, veggies or salads. Again, this is so easy to make and all you need is a food processor or blender to make this creamy, rich, flavorful addition to your meal!
3. Desserts and baking are an easy way to add avocado to your diet. Adding avocado to desserts or baking makes them incredibly nutritious! You’ll get the benefits, but the flavor and texture of the avocado are hidden. If you’re in the mood for a sweet treat, we suggest trying the chocolate mousse or avocado brownies. We bet that if we made either of these recipes for you, you wouldn’t even know there was avocado in it!
4. Avocado Powder can be found in our Super Collagen Protein. It is part of the Tri-Fat Blend along with MCT oil powder and grass-fed butter powder. We created this product to combine healthy fats, collagen, and protein in a “do it all” supplement for maximum benefits. You can add the benefits of avocado to your diet easily this way. Super Collagen Protein is in the Chavocado Shake, add it to your bulletproof coffee, make a mug cake… it’s so simple and you would not ever know the avocado is there!
5. Avocado Oil is so beneficial because it has all the antioxidants and healthy fats from the fruit. This oil is a great choice for roasting and broiling because it has a high smoke point at 500 degrees. Having a high smoke point means that the fatty acids in avocado oil are stable at high temperatures. Avocado oil is the best choice for roasting and broiling meat, veggies, etc. It is an incredibly versatile oil because it is flavorless and can be used for marinating, drizzling, and dressings.
Avocado is often called a superfood because adding it to your diet has so many benefits! While recognizing this, we definitely understand that not everyone is a fan of them! The advantages of eating avocado are so great that we think it is worth trying new things to incorporate them into your diet. It is highly recommended that you try out a few of these 5 ways to eat avocado if you can’t stand avocado. We believe that if you give them a whirl, you just might become a fan of avocado!