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Not Your Average Avocado Recipes

Not that there is anything wrong with avocado toast (in fact it’s my personal favorite breakfast), but there are countless other ways to use avocado! This includes not only unique recipes, but beauty applications as well.

 

Food

Avocado Fries

  • Slice up your avocados into your desired shape of “fry,” dip in egg, roll in breadcrumbs, and bake at 400 degrees! So simple yet so good.

Avocado Dressing

  • Blend up a serving of avocado in the food processor with some garlic, balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper. A healthy, homemade alternative to those high-calorie, fattening dressings that we see at the grocery store.

Avocado Cookies

  • These are incredible, AND there’s a vegan option. That is all.

 

Beauty

You may be reluctant to stick chunks of avocado in your hair, but before you get judgmental and run the other way screaming, take a look at your hair products. More than likely, there’s several chemicals listed under the ingredients section that you can barely pronounce, let alone have any clue what they are. Avocado sounding better now? Using natural remedies is an awesome way to rejuvenate and change things up. Plus, your hair will feel incredible—I promise.

Moisturizing Avocado Hair Mask

  • This is amazing for when your hair is feeling dry and dull. Blend together half an avocado, one large egg, one tablespoon of honey, and a few drops of an essential oil (mint or rosemary works wonders AND helps hair grow—double win.) Apply it to you hair and put a shower cap or plastic wrap over it. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes and rinse out with warm water. Finish with your normal shampoo and conditioner routine.

Honey Avocado Face Mask

  • Help combat dry winter skin with this nourishing face mask!

Avocado Pit Face Mask?

  • That’s right. That part of the avocado that you have been neglecting and throwing out for years? Turns out, the pit of an avocado contains calcium, magnesium, and potassium. You can save your avocado pits, dry them out, and then grind them up to use as an exfoliate in a face mask. P.S., You can blend them into your smoothies as well…if your brave enough that is.

 

So if you aren’t sick of avocados by the end of this article, go ahead and pick some up at your local store and enjoy!

 

By Sarah Kinzler

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