Earlier this week we told you the amazing nutritional benefits of avocados and today we have a few of our favorite recipes that are sure to become favorites with your little ones!
Baked Avocado Fries
1 ripe avocado
1/4 cup flour, I prefer using whole-wheat or rice flour
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp Greek yogurt
1/2 – 1 cup Italian Panko breadcrumbs
salt and pepper, to taste
Tip: You can also use plain breadcrumbs and add your favorite herbs and spices such as garlic, onion, rosemary, cilantro, basil, and chives!
- Preheat oven to 450º F
- Slice avocados lengthwise
- Set up three bowls and put flour in one, in second put Dijon, Maple syrup, soy sauce, and yogurt, in third put breadcrumbs and seasonings of choice if desired.
- Dip avocado slices in the bowls in order, making sure to coat each slice in each bowl.
- I prefer using a baking sheet with wholes in the bottom to help even crisping and simply spray the pan with cooking spray, however you can also cover a cookie sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.
- Bake for 15 – 20 minutes until breadcrumbs begin to brown.
- Let cool for 10 minutes and serve with dipping sauce of choice.
Avocado Mango Smoothie
1 medium avocado, coarsely chopped
1 cup almond or rice milk
1/2 cup orange juice
1 handful of baby spinach
2 tsp chia seed or ground flaxseed meal
1 cup chopped mango, fresh or frozen
1. Add all ingredients to blender and blend until well combined. Enjoy!
Serves 2 (or one really large)
Avocado Chocolate Pudding
6 cup pitted Dates (soaked at least 10 minutes)
1/4 cup Cocoa or Cacao powder
1 Tbsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Stevia or sugar
2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
1/2 cup almond or rice milk
- Pit your avocado and scoop out the flesh.
- Place all the ingredients in a Food Processor or Blender and blend until smooth.
- Add more milk or water to get desired consistency. Place in fridge for an hour or so where it will solidify slightly.
- Makes 4 servings. Enjoy!
Adapted From: The Almost Vegan