Delicious Avocado Recipes The Entire Family Will Enjoy!

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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!

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 450º F
  2. Slice avocados lengthwise 
  3. 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.
  4. Dip avocado slices in the bowls in order, making sure to coat each slice in each bowl.
  5. 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.
  6. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes until breadcrumbs begin to brown.
  7. 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

ice cubes

Preparation:
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 Avocado
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

Preparation:

  1. Pit your avocado and scoop out the flesh.
  2. Place all the ingredients in a Food Processor or Blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Add more milk or water to get desired consistency. Place in fridge for an hour or so where it will solidify slightly.
  4. Makes 4 servings. Enjoy!

Adapted From: The Almost Vegan

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