7 Fun Ways to Add Avocado to Your Food

by Estelle Low
FOOD  |  October 24, 2017
  • It's the avocado era
    1 / 8 It's the avocado era

    Avocados are in the news a lot lately. Avocado toast, avocado eggs, avocado latte… People are finding more and more ways to eat avocado. Recently, New Zealand Avocado launched its Healthy Lifestyle campaign in Singapore and called avocado a ‘superfruit“. In many ways, it is.

    Avocados are high in healthy monounsaturated fats, which don’t just keep you full, but also improves your heart health and lowers your risk of heart-related diseases. Definitely a healthier alternative to butter. For those who exercise, avos help to improve muscle strength and recovery as they are rich in potassium: Half an avocado contains more potassium (488mg) than a medium banana (422mg).

    Besides eating it plain, which can taste overwhelming to some, try adding avo to your daily meals and occasional sweet treats. Here are seven foolproof ways to start.

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  • Avocado smoothie
    2 / 8 Avocado smoothie

    You can’t go wrong with the classic avocado smoothie: It fills you up fast, quenches your thirst and curbs those ice cream cravings. All you need is to toss avocado, milk and a dash of honey into the blender and it’s ready to serve. Add a banana into the mix if you want a higher-energy drink.

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  • Avocado soup
    3 / 8 Avocado soup

    You can have it hot too, in the form of a creamy soup. Use chicken broth and lime juice to lift the taste, and season with your favourite spices. View the recipe here.

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  • Thai beef salad with avocado
    4 / 8 Thai beef salad with avocado

    This salad requires a longer prep time as you have to marinate the beef at least a few hours before cooking or overnight. But that’s also half the work done. Then, simply mix the veggies (green papaya, carrot, tomato, cucumber, avocado, coriander and lime leaves) and beef in a bowl, add the dressing and toss. Top with roasted peanuts, shallots and chilli if you wish. So crunchy and Insta-worthy.

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  • Kaya-avocado toast
    5 / 8 Kaya-avocado toast

    Quick way to up the oomph factor of your toast: Add avocado. It goes especially well with kaya. Cut avocado into thin slices and arrange neatly on the spread. Check out these 11 other avocado toast ideas.

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  • Avocado chocolate mousse
    6 / 8 Avocado chocolate mousse

    Make your chocolate desserts less sinful by replacing cooking cream with – you guessed it – avocado. The thick and creamy texture of avocado holds this chocolate mousse together, with much less saturated fat than cream. For non-dairy eaters, this is just the perfect treat. Try this recipe that requires only four ingredients, minus the garnish.

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  • Avocado yusheng
    7 / 8 Avocado yusheng

    Surprise your family by adding avocado to this Chinese New Year dish. It lends extra creaminess to fill you up more quickly, so you can get away with a smaller portion. Click here for a trusty avocado yusheng recipe.

    (Also read: Heard of Low-Fat Avocados? They’re Just as Nutritious)

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  • Avocado ice cream
    8 / 8 Avocado ice cream

    Who doesn’t love avocado ice cream? Instead of joining the queues at ice cream shops, make your own version by using a food processor. You’ll need avocados, condensed milk, full cream, a little lemon juice and a pinch of salt. It’s rich and heavenly, so watch the portion.

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    (Also read: Can You Eat Too Much Avocado?)

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