To Make / Avocado Dipping Sauce

 

     Good morning! I'm always craving Mexican food once the warm weather hits, so I wanted to share this spicy avocado sauce with you today, just in case you suffer from the same cravings! It's filled with avocado, cilantro, and a kick of jalapeno. Get the recipe below!

Ingredients:

- one avocado

- cilantro

- onion

- jalapeno

- 1/4 cup of olive oil

Directions:

1. Pit and skin your avocado, chop your veggies, and throw all ingredients into a food processor.

2. Process until smooth and creamy.

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3. Serve with what you like! I picked sweet potato fries this time, and as always, no regrets.

4. Enjoy!

To Bake / Avocado Chocolate Cookies

 

     Good morning! I love a healthy dessert recipe, as you all know, and one weekend, I wanted something very chocolatey, in cookie form. I've made avocado pudding before, and found this recipe for a cookie version. They turned out so good and yummy! Check out the recipe below!

Ingredients: yields about 10 cookies

- 3/4 cup of ripe avocado

- 1/2 cup of sugar

- 1 egg

- half a bar of dark chocolate, chopped

- 1/2 cup of cocoa powder

- 1/2 tsp. of baking soda

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350, and in a mixer, blend your avocado and sugar together. Then, add the egg, cocoa powder, and baking soda.

2. Add in your chocolate chunks, and using two spoons, drop balls of batter onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

3. Bake for 10 minutes, let cool, and serve. Enjoy!

To Make Hummus

 

      Hi there! I've got a super simple and delicious twist on hummus for you this morning! It's an avocado hummus, and it tastes like a mix between guacamole and regular hummus. All you need are the ingredients and a food processor and you're good to go! This would be great for a summer party, or just to have on hand as a healthy snack. Get the recipe below!

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Ingredients:

- 2 large + ripe avocados

- 1 can of drained chick peas

- 1/2 cup of olive oil

- a pinch of paprika + a pinch of cumin

- a squeeze of lemon juice

Directions:

- Combine all in a food processor and process until smooth. Serve with chips or crackers, and enjoy!

To Make Avocado Toast Pizzas

 

     Hi guys! Since avocado toast has been such a big "thing" in the food world lately, I wanted to find different ways to try it, just to make it more exciting! I settled on turning it into a pizza somehow. It's a slightly more elevated way to consume the food trend. It requires a little more elbow grease than just spreading avocado on toast, but it's a great option if you are hosting a brunch, or want to make your breakfast more special! Get the recipe below!

Ingredients:

For the Whole Wheat crust:

- 2 cups of whole wheat flour

- 1/4 cup of olive oil

- 2 eggs

- 1/2 tsp of salt

For the toppings:

- 1 avocado, mashed

- 2 eggs

Directions:

Step one - Preheat oven to 350, and mix together crust ingredients until it forms a dough.

Step two - Roll dough into two balls and roll flat on top of parchment paper.

Step three - Using a small bowl and butter knife, cut out dough into two circular "pizza" shapes.

Step four - Bake in oven for 10 minutes.

Step five - Fry your eggs, and smooth avocado on top of pizza crusts. Top with fried eggs. Bailey and I each had our own and they were delicious. Enjoy!

To Make Pudding

 

     Hi guys! I first tried Avocado Pudding at Brett's parents house. Kristen (Brett's sister) found an awesome recipe, and included it in her cookbook Myriad. At first, I was pretty skeptical to try it, for pretty obvious reasons. I mean, avocado with chocolate? What? I tasted it though, and was basically blown away. It tasted like dark chocolate icing. It makes no sense, that something so good and healthy can taste like that. So wrong, but also so right. It was the solution to all of our chocolate-loving dessert problems.

     A couple of weeks ago, I uncovered a recipe over on A Beautiful Mess for a very similar Avocado Pudding (link to recipe below). This one was slightly more whipped and mousse like, due to the addition of almond milk. I decided to give it a whirl, and was still equally blown away that it could taste that good. Here today, we have the second recipe, and all of it's awesomeness. Check it out below!

Ingredients (recipe adapted from A Beautiful Mess): yields one serving

- 1 ripe avocado

- 1/2 cup of almond milk

- 1 tbs. of honey

- 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder

- 1/4 tsp. of vanilla

My usual hand model was opting to go for it and just stick her face in the pudding.

My usual hand model was opting to go for it and just stick her face in the pudding.

Directions:

Step one - Pit and remove avocado from it's skin. Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. If using a blender, make sure to mash your avocado first, my blender in the past has not agreed with avocados. Serve chilled, in cute little bowls, and enjoy!

To Make a Hair Mask

 

     Hey there! This hair mask has saved my hair from everything the evil winter winds do to it. I'm talking split ends and just overall dryness. I figured I'm probably not the only one suffering. Enter, the hair mask. I can't think of anything more appropriate than a hydrating and smoothing hair mask. I had never made one before, but I knew that if it involved food, it would probably be a little gross. Shocker: it was. The effect it had on my hair made it so worth it, though. While I could also use a hair trim, I knew that the length was not the only thing causing what was happening to my ends. It's the same thing that happens to my lips and nails every winter too. I really don't think I was this aware as a teen how much the seasons mess with your body, but now that I am, I am determined to take much better care of myself when the temps change.
I know it looks gross and feels gross when you apply the mask, but seriously stick with it and you will have zero regrets! Get the how-to below!

Materials/Ingredients:

- 1/2 a pitted avocado

- 1/2 a banana

(Side note: I gave Bailey the other halves of these ingredients because they are her favorite foods. Baby meal and hair mask in one! K. Bye.)

- any essential oil you like

- a mortar and pestle or your preferred method of mashing and mixing! (A fork and bowl works well too!)

Instructions:

Step one - Mix all ingredients and apply to wet hair (this really only yields one use, excess will keep for a couple of days in the fridge). Put hair into a bun and leave in for at least 20 minutes. Rinse out and follow up with your usual shampoo and conditioner.