Courtesy of Greatist.com
If we could eat the avocado piñata hanging in our office, believe me — we would. Unfortunately, we aren’t that lucky and will have to settle for the normal-sized, edible ones instead.
So why does the Greatist team love these magical green fruits so much? First off, they’re clearly delicious. But they’re healthy, too! Avocados are a great source of monounsaturated fat (which can improve cholesterol levels, decrease risk of heart disease, and benefit brain activity), vitamin E (a powerful antioxidant), and vitamin B6 (promotes healthy skin and serves as a back-up fuel)   . Plus, they’re just darned delicious (Dark Chocolate Avocado Cookies or Kale Salad with Avocado and Grapefruit, anyone?). And while avocados are a great addition to just about any healthy recipe, just remember not to overdo it — this fruit can be fairly high in calories.
Here are 39 of our favorite delicious, at least semi-healthy avocado recipes. Try one of them today!
1. Avocado and Egg Breakfast Pizza
Pizza for breakfast? Yes, please! A whole-wheat Naan bread or other flatbread makes a great hearty base for a breakfast pizza. Top with avocado mash and an egg cooked any style. Throw on some extra veggies (we like arugula and tomato) for even more flavor and nutrients.
2. Kiwi Avocado Smoothie with Lime and Honey
Two of our favorite superfoods — avocado and kiwi — take center stage in this take on a green smoothie. You get healthy fats and vitamin E from the avocado, plus a megadose of vitamin C and fiber from the kiwi!
Find all 39 favorite recipes here. Look for avocado on your favorite restaurant menus and in dishes from participating Healthy Dining restaurants.