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Surprising avocado recipes

Though fat may have gotten a bad rap in the diet world, it is an essential component of a healthy diet. And, not all fats are made equal. Avocados are a great ingredient to incorporate healthy fat into your life.

Chocolate-Avocado-Pudding-Pops1) Chocolate avocado popsicles
Are you a chocoholic trying to be a bit healthier? At only 150 calories, these popsicles are a guilt-free way to indulge.



7481048656_4ac5c85deb_b-200x3002) Avocado and lime getaway bread
This simple, moist, homemade bread is the definition of yummy. If you really want a dose of avocado, spread 1/4 of a mashed avocado on a slice.




3) Avocado and egg grilled cheese

This is quite possibly the most decadent grilled cheese you’ll ever make. This recipe’s author calls avocado nature’s own butter and we have to agree.



4) Chocolate peanut butter avocado pudding
This recipe is from the Minimalist Baker, a website which specializes in recipes requiring fewer than ten ingredients to make and less than a half-hour to prepare. These are definitely parameters that runners with busy schedules can get behind. If you’re looking for a rich, vegan and gluten-free dessert, with a healthy twist, this is a recipe for you.


5) Quinoa avocado sushi

Love sushi? Turn the traditional Japanese dish into your own superfood platter by replacing white rice with protein and amino-acid packed quinoa.



6) Avocado banana pancakes
This is a great way to start the day.





avocado-blueberry-spinach-smoothie-2-207x300 (1)7) Blueberry spinach and avocado smoothie
You can sneak two cups of spinach into this smoothie without tasting it in the final product.