Posted 12 Nov 2015

Unique ways you can enjoy avocado

Avocado, our ubiquitous green fruit, (it is in fact a fruit, in case you were wondering) should be eaten more often. The number of things you can use this super fruit for is almost unlimited. Avocado is high in fat, but unlike butter, it's rich with healthy fat, the kind that helps increase “good” cholesterol and benefits in greater health.

It's healthy, tasty and can be added in almost any meal you can think of. Another perk? Avocado is filled with protein that helps keep your energy up and hunger away. Bloggers, websites, and health gurus have praised this holy grail of fruits for decades, for very good reasons. Here are some of the unique ways you can incorporate avocado in your daily life.

Avocado daiquiri

Salads, mashed and spread over bread, smoothies, and even sliced for pizza toppings are some of the most common ways you can enjoy this delectable fruit. But why limit this delicious treat just meals? Get creative and try Avocado Daiquiri for a healthier cocktail option that you can enjoy during your party nights!

It may sound a little odd, but you will be blown away by the freshness and flavour of this vivacious drink, and it won’t take you long before you start ordering another round. 

If you want to make this amazing drink at home or get your favourite bartender to make it for you, Avocado Daiquiri is made with 4 oz. of rum, ¼ avocado (medium-ripe), ¼ fresh lemon or lime juice, 2 oz. simple syrup, and ice cubes. Combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth.

Guacamole

There are so many variations on the guacamole, but the most common recipe is made with mashed avocado, chopped red onions, jalapeno, tomato, lime juice, and salt and pepper up to your liking. This savoury Mexican dish is normally eaten with tacos, nachos, spread over bread, topped on beans and almost any way you can think of.

While the basic recipe itself it guarantees a delightful dish, there are plenty of ways you can do and ingredients you can add to it to up your guacamole game!

Think guacamole is not healthy enough? Add kale and turn it to Guac-kale-mole for your dose of daily greens. If you’re a fan of cheese, you’ll thank us for introducing Grilled Guacomole with Parmesan Basil that simply oozes with cheesy goodness. Now, we Malaysians LOVE curry, so why not just add curry powder in your mashed avocado and turn it to Curry Guacamole? We recommend eating it with naan or roti canai, because why not?

Avocado face mask

By now you have probably eaten it every possible way on bread, or in salads and added it to your morning smoothie, leaving only one thing left to do: spread it on your ‘visage’. How about a nice relaxing and moisturising face mask made of two tablespoons of mashed avocado, one tablespoon of yoghurt and one tablespoon of honey? 

What you might not realise is that avocado has a high content of Vitamin C, which is a natural skin brightener for any dark spots that are formed from the continual exposure to sun. It’s also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, making it extremely moisturising for your skin.

Yoghurt contains lactic acid that acts as a subtle exfoliant, giving your skin a fresh glow without blocking your pores or cause irritation (be sure to test for any allergy reactions!). Honey helps to boost hydration and dew factor, giving you that radiance you’ve always dreamt of.

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