Avocados often play a starring role in health food cuisine. However, avocados aren’t always easy to come by. Sometimes they can be hard to find, are pretty pricey or the avocados you have just aren’t ripe enough yet. And shockingly, some people just don’t enjoy the creamy goodness that is an avocado. Whatever the reason might be, there are other foods you can use as an avocado substitute that are just as nutritious.
3 Avocado Substitutes
Avocados are great for having a good amount of monounsaturated fats. Monounsaturated fats are great for healthy cholesterol levels, a healthy brain and heart. To find the benefits of monounsaturated fats, sans-avocado, extra-virgin olive oil is a great substitute.
Hummus is great in that it resembles avocados texture. Plus, an added bonus it that most hummuses are made with olive oil like we mentioned above, so hummus is a double win. Think about all of those avocado toasts you love. Swap the avocado for hummus and you still have a deliciously creamy breakfast option.
Or even just cashews… it all depends on what you were doing to use the avocado for before you needed the swap. For example, cashews are great to sprinkle on a salad or cashew butter is great to add to a smoothie. Try it out yourself – 1 banana, 1/2 avocado or 2 TBS cashew butter, a handful (or two) of spinach, 1 serving vanilla protein powder, add some milk and just blend it all in a blender.
Bonus, egg yolks make for a great avocado substitute too. Oh, and silken tofu too.
Now if you have the opposite problem and your avocados are ripe right this moment and you don’t know what to do with them. Try throwing together these recipes with your almost too ripe avocado.
- Olive Oil and Avocado Chocolate Cake
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- Why Avocados and Tomatoes Make a Perfect Pair