Long gone are the days of simple, straight up avocado on toast. Today the avocado is EVERYWHERE. Avocado cakes, avocado pasta, even avocado cocktails. You can literally enjoy your favourite smooth, creamy breakfast buddy in every food form. AND being avo-tastic, these foods often provide a healthy guilt-free alternative to your favourite foods. So, ready to see how else you could be enjoying dat hass?
Hell yes. Two of the world’s greatest foods have collided into one with the creation of avocado chocolate! The most revolutionary idea since air travel has descended from the customised LA chocolate brand, Comparté, who have paired their creamy white chocolate with the taste of fresh California avocados. Plus, it’s one of your five a day so essentially guilt-free chocolate eating.
Avocado mash potato
A well-loved classic side dish mixed in with the likes of butter, milk, cheese, bacon, garlic … and now avocado. Adding extra creaminess and decreasing the amount of butter used, it’s a win win and an absolute must to accompany any hearty meal.
Even alcohol can be a little bit healthy thanks to our good old friend the avocado. Kick-started by Bushshack Brewery in Western Australia, avocado beer is now very much a thing. Brewing companies such as Angle City Brewery and Island Brewing Company are also now producing refreshing, creamy, bitter avocado infused beers. Cheers to that!
And when you want to move on from the beers, avocado cocktails are also available. Whether gin, daiquiris or tequila are your weapon of choice, avocado is the key ingredient to the ultimate cocktail. Check out these avo-cocktails for some serious inspiration on stirring up an avo-licious evening treat.
Avocado Pasta Sauce
If you’ve got a few spare avocados left after raiding all your local fruit stalls, why not whip up an avocado cream sauce? Mixed in with garlic, parmesan cheese, olive oil, fresh basil or lemon juice and tossed in pasta, this is one mean, creamy dish which is sure to perfect any Italian dinner!
Anyone up for vegan ice cream made from cold-pressed avocados? Yaaaaaaaas! Created by family business Cado Desserts, the yummy treat is said to be the first organic, non-dairy avocado-based ice-cream. It’s available in nine states across the Midwest of USA with three flavours to choose from, so expect to be torn between Deep Dark Chocolate, Mint Chocolate Chip, and Simply Lemon.
And when you’re in need of a snack? Avocado crisps, obvs. Reinventing the mushy avocado texture, Cheetos, Doritos and El Sabroso Original Guacachips lead the way with some INCRED crunchy flavours including Japan’s avocado salad Cheetos. And if that’s not enough avocado for one serving, add on some guacamole and you’re good to go!
What’s the perfect ingredient to add to your toast, wraps, bangles or sandwiches? Avocado spread everyyyyy time. Not only tasty, it’s also a creamy way to add some naturally good fat. Combine this with the likes of goat cheese, sea salt and red pepper and you’re onto a win.
Looking for something a little lighter to satisfy your avocado cravings on a hot summers day? The avocado popsicle is where it’s at. All you need are 3 ripe avocados, 1 1/2 cups milk, and 4 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk. Blend the ingredients, pour it into a popsicle mould, insert wooden sticks, freeze for at least 3 hours then BAM – frozen avo on sticks.
Even your tea can be avocado infused! Herbal, bubble and organic teas such as Health & Heather now contain enriched ripe avocado flavours, supporting your wellbeing and avocado cravings all in one. And just when you thought the avocado couldn’t give anymore, you’d be wrong – it’s claimed that the avocado leaf inhibits the formation of kidney stones. Seriously, if any fruit has your back, it’s the avo!
What’s the perfect treat to have with your avocado tea? Avocado brownie … hell yeah! Check out this sugar free chocolate recipe for low carb, fudgy textured brownies which are gluten, sugar and guilt free!