I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve fallen madly in love with an avocado.
All avocados. Actually.
With Valentine’s Day approaching, I wanted to come out of the closet and proudly celebrate my passion for this insanely delicious fruit. Because if sleazy men with bad hair can sexualize their own daughters and still get elected President, damn’t, I can come clean about my avocado fetish.
One of the things I adore about avocados is that you can always count on them to be the life of the party. They play the starring role in guacamole at festive gatherings everywhere. If your team is losing the game, give a tortilla chip a quick bath in a pile of green guacamole and--boom!--that sad face magically goes away. Avocados have the power to make losers feel like winners. You can toss some into a boring salad to liven it up or spread some on your ho-hum sandwich to take it to the next level.
But the thing I love most about the avocado is:
I don’t mean easy in that way. Weirdo. I mean that you couldn’t find a simpler snack to eat when you’re famished and starved for time. Grab an avocado, slice it in half, sprinkle it with some lime juice, salt and cayenne pepper and you’ve got yourself a super legit snack in just seconds. You practically don’t even need to chew it!
If you think avocados are just good for dips than you, my friend, need to get out more. Avocados have infiltrated dessert menus everywhere—from brownies and chocolate mousse recipes to finger licking velvety cake icings. Click the image on the right to dowload 5 healthier dessert recipes, including my all time favorite dessert, starring the avocado! The creamy texture and healthy fats also make it a savvy butter substitute. For some clever great ways to incorporate avocado into muffins and breads, check out these tasty avocado recipes.
They Love You Back
Avocados have nearly 20 vitamins and minerals in every serving plus they are loaded with potassium—even more than a banana! They’re also a good source of B vitamins, which help you fight off disease and infection, and are low in sugar so you’ll never have to shun or divorce them. Plus avocados contain fiber and a healthy dose of monounsaturated fat. Those two combined will help satisfy your appetite for hours.
They’re Never Boring
Just when you think you’ve gotten a handle on the many ways to enjoy an avocado, you discover that they can add a little extra creaminess to your smoothie and your mouth rejoices. Or someone invites you over for brunch and they serve you baked eggs in avocado and your mind literally explodes. There’s no limit to what you can do with the avocado! Stuffed. Grilled. There are so many exciting possibilities!
And avocados aren't just good for food-related fantasies. They have beauty benefits too. You can use avocados to make a moisturizing face mask. You can rub them on your sunburn to heal your damaged skin. Or try smearing some all over your hair for deep conditioning.
Oooh, la la. I sure do love me some avocado.