When you think of avocado, you most likely think of guacamole. It doesn’t matter if you’re lactose-intolerant, vegan, or just looking to cut back on dairy, avocado makes an accessible and healthy replacement. Avocado adds a creamy consistency to a slew of dishes, increasing fiber content and is rich in B vitamins and heart-healthy fats. The next time you go to use milk, butter, cream, and cheese, consider replacing those ingredients with some avocado.
Brownies: If you replace the butter with avocado in your favorite brownie recipe you’ll have a rich-tasting dessert that is moist, chewy, and lower in both calories and cholesterol than in the traditional baked goods. Just replace half of the butter in a recipe with avocado.
Pasta: If you like fettucine alfredo, this can also be revamped to an avocado dish. Blend olive oil, your favorite herbs and spices, and some avocado together to make a creamy pasta sauce. This can also be used for salad dressing!
FroYo: If you’re a person that likes frozen yogurt, you have a range of healthy options for frozen treats! Avocado frozen yogurt, green tea and avocado popsicles, and coconut avocado creamsicles.. YUM!
Smoothies: As we know, green smoothies have been all the rage for the last couple of years. When made right, it’s a healthy meal replacement. For anyone who’s lactose-intolerant, it can be hard to make a rich and creamy smoothie minus the milk. REPLACE WITH AVOCADO! Throwing in some avocado to a smoothie recipe immediately gives the thick and creamy consistency, much like a milkshake.