AVOCADOS

 
 
Avocados are a healthy plant-based superfood. Avocados are a vegan source for healthy fats.  
 

WHY THIS MADE THE CUT


Ohhh avocados...we’ve had a love affair for a long time and the flame is as strong as its ever been. If you aren't eating avocados on the regular you should probably take a good, hard look in the mirror.

 

HEALTH BENEFITS


Avocados are full of cholesterol-reducing healthy fats, they have more potassium than a banana, they're loaded with fiber and a great source of various other important nutrients. It's hard to believe they can be so healthy and taste so good.

 

TIPS


Besides guac and avocado toast, there are countless other creative uses for them: ice cream, salad dressing, chocolate pudding, smoothies, pie, soup, grilled, pickled, whipped, fried...to name a few. 

Buy unripe avocados (hard, bright green) if you're not planning on eating them right away. Once they are ripe (softer, dark brownish), you can store them in the fridge to last another week or so.

Peep the video below to see the proper (and safe) way to slice an avocado. 

 
 
 

PLANT60 APPROVED RECIPES


 

Here's some out-of-the-box ideas that we love with avocados: 

Did you know that you can make ice cream with avocados? This Vegan Creamy Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream recipe from Jessica in the Kitchen is the sh*t. 

This Creamy Avocado Banana Green Smoothie from Minimalist Baker is super dope. Trust us. 

We crush avocado toast on the regular at BLOK. So how could we not have our own recipe? Peep game below.