Have you ever strolled through the grocery store, saw those dark hulled avocados and even though they were on sale, go right by it because you didn’t have a clue what to do with it?
We’ve all done it. Avocados can seem intimidating!
Yet, when you learn how to open one up, you find there’s this luscious and creamy filling on the inside waiting to be explored.
Avocados are extremely healthy and because of the immense number of vitamins and nutrients, they’re great for many things.
Here’s how you can use an avocado:
1. Rub Your Feet
Do you have dry feet which can sometimes be callused? Don’t panic and don’t rush off to the spa to spend a fortune of a pedicure.
Instead, mix half of the creamy inside of an avocado with some cornmeal. Scrub your feet and hydrate them while scrubbing away all the dead skin.
2. Dress a Salad
Did you know avocados can do more than be a part of a salad? They can be used to dress a salad as well, and it’s easy.
Put minced garlic, a creamy avocado, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and a salt into a food processor. Stop mixing when it’s to your desired consistency.
3. Make a Tea
We all want to keep our bodies as healthy as possible. This can be as simple as providing our body with more antioxidants.
Place the pit of an avocado in a diffuser. Diffuse it into your tea and drink it. This is a natural way to receive the antioxidants from the avocado without eating it.
4. Remove Those Eye Wrinkles
If you don’t yet have wrinkles under your eyes, you will still have to fight the battle with age at some point. Get a preventative jump start now, or treat the wrinkles you already have with avocado.
When you remove the creamy center of the avocado, there’s pulp near the skin. Remove the pulp with a fork or spoon and dab it under your eyes. The nutrients from the pulp help your skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
5. Everybody Loves Frosting
It doesn’t matter who you are or what type of diet you’re following, we all get cravings for dessert, and we all love the frosting on top of the dessert.
If you’re looking for a healthier frosting option, use avocado. You can mix avocado with chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and maple syrup for a delicious and healthier chocolate frosting option.
6. Healthier Mayo
When I was younger I didn’t like mayonnaise in the slightest, but I married a man who is convinced mayo deserves its own spot on the food pyramid.
Therefore, I came around. If you’re trying to reduce your usage of mayo, use avocado in its place. It’s a simple switch and one with a creamy and delicious outcome.
7. Avocado and Rum Daiquiri
Do you enjoy an adult beverage every now and again? You’ll love this one if you’re into rum and avocados.
Mix lemon and lime juice, simple syrup, avocado, your choice of rum, and ice in a blender. Don’t let up until it’s the right consistency for your new favorite daiquiri.
8. Natural Fabric Dye
If you enjoy making your own clothes, you probably dye fabrics from time to time. Instead of using store-bought versions of dye, use an avocado.
Place the skin in boiling water with the fabric for about an hour. When the fabric has reached the right coloring, you can remove it from the water.
9. DIY Avocado Soap
Do you enjoy making your own soaps? If you’re a fan of avocados and the health benefits they bring with them, you’ll love this idea.
This tutorial walks you through the process of turning avocado into a wonderful treat for your skin with only a few basic steps and ingredients.
10. Rub It on Your Face
It may sound silly to open an avocado and rub the creamy inside on your face, but it works. If you have dry skin or skin which has been damaged by the cold or sun, you should give this a shot.
Rub the creamy inside of avocado all over your face and wear it like a mask. Rinse after approximately ten minutes. It should add moisture to your skin and help repair any damage.
11. Avocado Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes were once my favorite side dish. They’re delicious, easy to make, and creamy too. If you’d like to make creamy mashed potatoes without a ton of butter, consider avocados.
They’re a wonderful butter substitute. Stir them into the potatoes and watch the creamy texture come through without all the calories.
What if you would like to eat an avocado, but you aren’t sure what the best approach is for your taste buds?
Try cutting the avocado open and in half. Put each half on a hot grill until the char marks are prominent. Add a little salt or other seasonings and dive in once it has cooled.
13. Avocado Risotto
If you enjoy rice dishes, you’d probably enjoy a creamy risotto. If you’re unfamiliar with what a risotto is, it’s basically a creamy rice dish.
But how can you accomplish the creamy texture without a bunch of added calories? Use creamy avocado to reach your desired texture.
14. DIY Shaving Cream
You’re out of shaving cream, and it’s a big day. If you’re male, you must have a clean-shaven face, and if you’re female, you’re wearing a skirt which means stubbly legs are out.
What should you do? Reach for an avocado, of course! Use the creamy inside as shaving cream and cut those hairs away.
Green smoothies are all the rage these days because it’s an easy way to get the nutrients you need without all of the taste.
Therefore, if you’re looking to up your vitamin intake, try shoving an avocado in a smoothie. It’ll hide the taste (if you don’t care for it) while you’re getting the desired effects.
16. Avocado Deviled Eggs
Do you enjoy deviled eggs? Would you like to add a twist to your current recipe? Instead of using the traditional eggs, mayo, and mustard trick add a little avocado to the mix.
It’s also healthier as avocados have many vitamins and nutrients your body needs. Plus, it adds a fresh taste to an old recipe.
17. Put on Toast
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to start your day, pull out the whole grain toast. Throw it in the toaster.
But instead of adding other sweet toppings, choose to smear a little avocado across it. It’ll keep you full and feeling great.
18. Avocado Popsicles
I enjoy eating avocados, but I’m usually up for a new way to get more of the foods I should be eating. Why not try popsicles?
If you have popsicle molds, you can make this. Mix pureed avocado, coconut milk, and simple syrup together. Put in the molds and allow time to set.
19. Avocado Oil
Many people use avocado oils in a variety of things. It’s great for making face masks, soaps, and much more.
If you’re going to use avocados, why not learn how to make the oil too? It could save you money and give you a new product to work with when making other items.
20. Avocado Ice Cream
Everyone loves to indulge in icecream from time to time, but if you’re trying to lose weight or have a food allergy, ice cream can be hard on your body.
This is why you should mix avocados with milk and honey. Blend it all together, pop it in the freezer, and enjoy a delicious guilt-free treat.
21. Chilled Soup
Are you a soup person? I love soup, and I’m a fan of it even when the weather is hot. This is where chilled soups come into play.
You can mix avocado with other vegetables, some veggie broth, add in yogurt with milk and blend everything. Allow the soup to chill overnight and enjoy it the next day when the temps begin to rise.
22. Add Volume to Your Hair
Do you struggle with flat hair? Are you tired of paying a fortune for purchased products which don’t work as well as advertised?
Why not try a more natural approach? Grate an avocado pit and add it to boiling water. Remove the pit from the water but add the water to some of your favorite shampoos. Wash your hair, and it should add shine and volume to your hair.
23. Hair Conditioner
If you aren’t a fan of putting grated avocado pit in your hair, at least give avocados a try as a conditioner.
Rub the creamy avocado in your hair and rinse after a few minutes. The vitamins and oils should make your hair soft, shiny, and overall healthier.
24. Avocado Moisturizer
Are you tired of having dry skin? Purchasing all of the latest lotions can become expensive. Instead, use an avocado.
Take the creamy mixture and rub it on your skin. It should transfer all the vitamins, nutrients, and oils from the avocado to your skin and make it feel softer and healthier.
25. Butter Substitute
When baking, it’s common for recipes to call for a great deal of butter. This isn’t great if you’re trying to watch your waist-line.
Instead, use avocado in the place of butter. It should still give the baked goodies the creamy texture butter usually provides.
26. Avocado Fries
When you’re trying to be healthier, it’s common to give up the French fries. Many people will use sweet potato fries in their place.
But what about avocado fries? Roll the sliced avocado in flour or bread crumbs and bake at a high temperature to get the crispy texture.
27. Fried Avocado
Instead of avocado fries, let’s talk about frying an avocado. This isn’t the healthiest option, but it looks delicious.
Slice the avocado, bread it, and deep fry it. Add a nice dipping sauce to the finished product, and you have one tasty snack!
28. Avocado Whipped Cream
Whipped cream is delicious on top of a variety of recipes. You can make it with heavy whipping cream and sugar.
But you can also make it with avocado. Add some milk, sugar, and vanilla to the mix, and you have a delicious new version of whipped cream.
29. Toss It in a Fruit Salad
Avocados are like tomatoes. They appear to be similar to a vegetable, but in reality, they’re a fruit.
Therefore, you shouldn’t be shy about tossing an avocado in your fruit salad. It’ll add a different flavor while adding more color.
30. Avocado Bread
It’s common to use bananas which are overripe to make banana bread. You can also use avocados to make avocado bread.
The process of making avocado bread is similar to banana bread as it includes bananas, chocolate chips, and all the other good ingredients we love in banana bread.
31. Avocado Pesto
If you enjoy delicious, homemade pesto sauce, you should consider adding avocado to your traditional recipe.
It’s a delicious way to get new flavors included in the recipe and add more health benefits to it as well.
32. Avocado Chicken Salad
Do you have a favorite chicken salad recipe? Instead of incorporating mayonnaise into it, give avocados a try.
It’ll give the chicken salad the creamy texture you desire, and also add more vitamins and nutrients to your recipe.
33. Avocado Sour Cream Dip
One of my favorite dips is mixing a packet of ranch dressing mix into a container of sour cream. It’s great for dipping veggies, chips, or anything else you’d dip.
But if you’d like a healthier version, consider putting the creamy center of an avocado into sour cream. You can use it anywhere you’d use sour cream or as a dip.
34. Avocado Cheesecake
Are you looking for a lighter version of cheesecake and would prefer a recipe which was no-bake as well?
This recipe walks you through the entire process of making a no-bake avocado cheesecake. It may be green, but it looks delicious.
35. Avocado Pizza
If you’re a pizza fan, don’t forget the avocados. You probably have a strange look on your face while assuming I’m an avocado-obsessed weirdo.
But I assure you, I’m not. I do love the taste of avocados and how great they can make you feel. Which is why you should incorporate them as a topping on your pizza.
36. Avocado Pudding
You don’t have to feel guilty when enjoying homemade pudding. Instead, add healthier ingredients to make it a healthy homemade pudding.
How do you go about doing this? With avocados, of course. You can make a delicious avocado pudding and get healthy fats your body needs.
37. DIY Guacamole
Guacamole is what started me on this path with avocados. I went to our local Mexican restaurant, and they produced a delicious guacamole like I hadn’t experienced before.
From this point forward, I was hooked on any and all things avocado. If you’re feeling uncertain about avocados, dive into a delicious homemade batch of guacamole.
38. Avocado Egg Boat
The final way you can use avocado is by baking an egg in it. It may sound crazy, but it’s a delicious and protein-packed way to start your day.
This recipe walks you through the process of making a great breakfast filled with vitamins, nutrients, healthy fats, and lots of fiber to keep you feeling full longer.
You now have over 30 different avocado uses. They’re delicious and frequently on sale. This is a great way to make a bargain work for you.
We hope you’ll find a few new ways to appreciate and use avocados to add a little more adventure in your life, even if you don’t leave the kitchen.