Can you guess my favorite food?
If you guessed avocados, you’re right. There are so many reasons to love “God’s butter.”
First and foremost, avocados are delicious. They’re good enough to slice and eat as a snack with simple sea salt. If you’re an avocado fan, I don’t have to tell you how they turn any meal from so-so to so appealing.
They’re also full of healthy omega-9 fats that keep you feeling full. Omega-9 fatty acid is a monounsaturated fat that is also known as oleic acid. It is not considered an essential fatty acid (like omega-3 is) because of our body’s ability to produce it in small amounts, but that said, it’s great for the brain, heart, skin, and hair.
Here are 8 other great reasons you want more avocados in your life!
- 1. They’re highly alkaline– Avocados and avocado oil are both alkaline, so they make a great substitution for other fats like cheeses and oils.
- 2. They provide dietary fiber– One avocado supplies 28% of your daily-recommended value of fiber.
- 3. They’re high in potassium– An avocado actually has more potassium than a banana!
- 4. They’re a good source of key vitamins and minerals– Avocados are rich in vitamin C, B5 and B6, E, folate, and magnesium.
- 5. They’re a low-sugar fruit– Although most people think of avocados as vegetables, they’re actually fruit. And their low sugar content makes them a great alternative to high-sugar fruits, while also helping to maintain stable blood sugar levels when you do consume sugary fruit.
- 6. They reduce inflammation– Studies have found that avocados have anti-inflammatory properties, including vitamin E and omega-9.
- 7. They help fight free radicals– Avocados have been shown to help the body absorb antioxidants, which fight free radicals and reduce the risk of cancer.
- 8. They can reduce cholesterol– One study found that a diet rich in avocados led to a decrease in total cholesterol, an increase in “good” cholesterol, and a significant decrease in “bad” cholesterol.
So today, I’m sharing 15 of my favorite avocado recipes that you can enjoy from breakfast all the way through dessert.
This delicious smoothie has 4 of my favorite sources of healthy fat: coconut oil, coconut milk, avocado, and Alkamind Daily Protein. Together, they’ll provide you with slow-burning fuel to power through your morning. Eat more of the good fats your body and brain crave, and you will fire up your fat-burning engines!
Plus, it’s super tasty and easy to make, with ingredients I’ll bet you have in your kitchen right now. For anyone who suffers from muscle cramps or Charlie horses, this is a potassium powerhouse.
This smoothie is ideal to share with anyone new to green smoothies – including kids and teens who are resistant to green foods – because it’s got a lot of fruit flavors in it – banana, blueberries, and strawberries.
Plus, it has 4 sources of plant-based healthy keto fats, which will neutralize the sugars in the fruit, so that you can enjoy the taste, but not experience any downside effects. Most importantly, this delicious smoothie will optimize the function of your brain, and will keep you full and focused until lunch!
This is a delicious avocado toast that will knock your socks off compared to the avocado toast you’ve been eating. I can’t recommend just any avocado toast, but there’s one thing that sets this one apart – Ezekiel bread. It’s a sprouted bread that doesn’t have the harmful effects of most gluten.
This version has got a great combination of flavors – cumin, lime juice, cilantro, and jalapeño – that you’re going to want to eat again and again. If the jalapeño is too spicy for you, feel free to substitute tomato or leave it off completely.
This smoothie combines sugar-free cranberry with ginger and a date to give it that crisp, zingy sweetness. You would never know it has avocado in it, and yet it
gives the smoothie a significant source of alkaline minerals, as well as nice thick texture that will keep you full all day.
If you’re ever on the hunt for new lunch inspiration that’s alkaline and easy, this recipe is perfect for you. It’s similar to a Vietnamese spring roll, but much easier and better for you. Simply roll these up for a quick lunch, or pack them up to take on the go.
Feel free to add extra ingredients like more crunchy veggies and change them up each time. They’re super versatile, so they work well for the whole family. In fact, this is a staple lunch for my kids – quick, easy, and they LOVE it. Your kids will too!
There are a few staple foods you want to always have on hand and incorporate every day to help you get off your acid, which include the ingredients in this salad – avocado, tomato, red onions, cilantro, olive oil, and lime juice. If you keep these staples in your kitchen all the time, it’s easy and quick to whip up one of my favorite alkaline lunches.
This lentil bowl features another favorite way to eat more avocado – salad dressings and sauces. This creamy avocado sauce is addictively delicious.
The bowl is yummy too. It combines asparagus and beets on a bed of lentils. You’ve been warned – you might want to double the recipe. In fact, I recommend making extra of everything. All of this can be made in advance and stored in the fridge for a few days, making it ideal for lunch.
Did you know you could make avocado strips into "fries"?
You’re going to love this recipe, which is a million times better for you than regular French fries! It utilizes a food dehydrator, which is a worthwhile investment in your health, but you could also do it in the oven at a very low temperature. I give the directions for both methods.
This recipe is perfect for anyone who only has a few minutes to pull lunch
together because it’s eaten cold (no cooking required), and it’s also flavorful, healthy, and ready in minutes.
My wife and I often make this when we want a fast lunch or dinner. It just requires blending together avocado, zucchini, celery, onion, herbs, and lime juice – it couldn’t be easier to get the nutrients and fiber from all of those tasty veggies.
I used to love Italian caprese salads. The creamy mozzarella, the flavorful tomato, the herbaceous basil; it was like the perfect bite for this Italian guy. But because I now know that mozzarella, like all acidic foods, takes a toll on my body, I no longer eat it.
But that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy those same flavors the alkaline way!
I substituted creamy avocado for the mozzarella in this version that’s perfect as either fancy hors d’oeuvres or dinner. You’re going to love this combination so much, you won’t miss the acidic version!
Do you love summer rolls at Asian restaurants? I know I do. But I don’t love the acidic foods that can be found in so many of them, both the rolls AND the sauces. So I made my own alkaline version. And I have to say, this might be one of my favorite recipes of all time.
The avocado dip is addictive, the sweet mango adds a tropical taste, and the crunchy combination of the veggies will leave you wanting more. And that’s okay – eat as much as you want. When you eat alkaline recipes this good, it doesn’t take willpower to stick to your diet!
This is another avocado recipe you’re going to love. These lettuce cups are so good, you’ll swear you are eating out at your favorite Mexican restaurant! But unlike most of what’s on their menu, these lettuce cups are actually packed with nutrition – protein, fiber, and a whole host of vitamins and minerals.
Kids love these lettuce cups so they make a great family dinner, and you can prepare them in just a few minutes, which is good because you might need to make seconds!
This salad recipe is a mega-dose of magnesium. It has 3 magnesium-rich foods
– kale, avocado, and pumpkin seeds. So this one recipe should deliver approximately 100% of your recommended daily value. Just think of how much natural energy this is going to give you! Plus, it’s delicious!
If the combination of sweet potato and avocado doesn’t sound like something you’d like, but you enjoy both foods on their own, trust me – you’re going to want to try this! This soup is savory, sweet, satisfying, and velvety smooth. Once you top it with the avocado, lime juice, jalapeno, and herbs, you’re going to love this out of the ordinary flavor combination.
This is a decadent, delicious egg and dairy-free dessert that will satisfy even the most discerning chocoholics. If you don't tell, they'll never know it's avocado-based! And the best part is it’s alkaline! Chocolate lovers of all ages will appreciate this rich, easy to prepare confection.
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