I love incorporating avocado into my smoothies whenever I can. It gives them a significant source of alkaline minerals, as well as nice, creamy texture without overpowering the other alkaline ingredients.
Plus, there’s plenty of good healthy fat to keep you fueled up and feeling full well into your morning. Try one of these alkaline smoothie recipes tomorrow morning:
- Salads That Star Avocados
We make sure to include avocados in just about all of the salads we make, either in the dressing, the salad toppings, or both. These are a few favorites in our house that let avocado be the star of the show:
- Avocado Kale Salad
- Watercress Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing
- Avocado, Tomato, and Red Onion Salad
- Chilled Summer Soups
This is the perfect time of year to try raw soups if you don’t already take advantage of these nutrient-packed, easy dinners that require no cooking at all. In just a few minutes, you’ll have a very alkaline meal that is savory and satisfying.
- Burrito Bowls and Wraps
Quinoa bowls, bread-free sandwiches, lettuce wraps, and burrito bowls are just better with some fresh slices of avocado to top them off.
- As an Oil or Butter Swap
So many recipes that call for butter or unhealthy oils (like vegetable oil or canola oil) can be swapped with avocado or avocado oil, which is sold right alongside other oils in your supermarket.
In dressings, instead of drizzling in oil, whisk in a soft, ripe avocado for a creamy, alkaline version.
In baked goods, swap equal amounts of mashed avocado for the oil or butter that the recipe calls for.
Lastly, you hear me talk about coconut oil all the time as the ONLY oil you should ever cook with, as it holds a high smoke point and won’t go rancid, turning to a trans-fat. Avocado oil is another oil that fits this exception, as it too holds a high smoke point. Coconut oil is still the oil of choice for cooking, yet avocado oil is a close second!
- Creamy Dips (Beyond guacamole!)
I love guacamole as one of my favorite alkaline dips and snacks, but it’s not the only delicious dip you can use avocados in.
Blend an avocado with some lemon or lime juice, salt (always Celtic Grey sea salt, Himalayan, or Redmond Real Salt) and pepper to taste, and top with chia seeds for an easy, delicious dip that goes great with carrot and celery sticks.
(Keep an eye on your inbox for my Creamy Avocado Hummus recipe later this week!)
- Dessert (Yes, you read that right!)
Can you believe that avocado can be used for tasty treats too?
Because it’s one of the highest fat foods found in nature (and remember, that’s good-for-you fat), it creates a creamy texture you’ll enjoy in lots of desserts.
Here are a couple of my favorite ways to use avocado for sweet snacks or desserts:
In fact, the Avocado Chocolate Mousse happens to be Kelly Ripa’s FAVORITE alkaline dessert recipe! Check out HERE what she had to say about her 7-Day Alkaline Cleanse experience!
- Snacks That Make Avocado Shine
These recipes really go outside the box (or bowl) so you can enjoy avocado in ways that are very different from your typical guacamole. Who knew you could turn this creamy fruit into fries?
- Trendy Avocado Toasts
There are so many recipes out there right now for avocado toast, which makes a delicious breakfast, brunch, lunch, or snack. Here’s my recipe for Spicy Avocado Toast that you can adjust to your liking – more spicy, less spicy, or add your favorite alkaline toppings.
- As an Alkaline Garnish
Instead of adding cheese to soups, wraps, Mexican food, or sandwiches, add sliced or diced avocado instead. Just about anything you top with cheese can be topped with avocado for a nutrient-rich, acid-free alternative.
For more on which foods to avoid this summer and which to eat more of (like avocados), get your copy of The Ultimate Alkaline/Acid Food Chart now for easy, clear information about hundreds of foods!