Avocado All Day, All Night

It’s time to flip the menu and forget about the basic favorite: smashed avo on toast. After a hot year on top of the trend, it’s time to mix things up. While every breaky and brunch spot on the block is serving the dish, there are so many other ways to fit the green good into your daily diet.

With the high price tag and short shelf life, you’ll probably want to follow these simple steps to store them properly. Cut or not, it’s a good idea to store your avocado in the fridge. This will slow the ripening process. When you do open your avocado, there are two ways to store it. The first way is to keep the pit in the core. Apply some lemon juice to the exposed fruit and store it in an airtight container in the fridge. The second is to remove the pit, and set it face-down in 1/2 inch of water in an airtight container and store in the fridge.

To get inspired to introduce something other than avocado toast onto your plate, read on.

Breakfast: broccoli and avocado omelet
Double up on the color, because we could all benefit from grubbing on a little more green. Feel free to add all of the standard ingredients: ham, cheese, onions, spinach, pepper (the list goes on) and include avocado on top or on the side of your omelet.

Snack: avocado smoothie
Combine 1/2 avocado, 1 cup of milk of your choice, 1 cup of spinach, 1/2 banana, 1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries, 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed, 1 tablespoon almond butter and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Add more milk/ice cubes if you would like it thinner or thicker. You can also add collagen powder for assisted collagen production, protein powder or matcha green tea powder for energy, or chlorophyll for a deeper detox. The list of powders available for energy and healing properties goes on and on.

Lunch: chicken, romaine lettuce and avocado wrap
As easy as stuff, wrap and bite, use avocado as a substitute for mayo and mustard. Due to its earthy and heavy qualities, this crunchy wrap should fill you up so you don’t need to go reaching for those potato chips. For those looking to stay on track, give it a go.

Snack: stuffed avocado
From tuna to balsamic vinegar and everything in between, there are tons of stuffed avocado recipes to try. To keep prep and clean-up time to a minimum, simply cut the fruit in half, remove the pit, and fill each side with a spoonful of whatever ingredient you are in the mood for. Spicy salsa, anyone?

Dinner: shrimp and avocado lettuce wraps.
Step up your healthy dinner game by adding avocado and shrimp to small lettuce bowls. Be sure to include crunchy shredded cucumber and carrots, and a light sauce!

Dessert: avocado ice cream
Whether paired with lemon or chocolate, avocado ice cream is the perfect healthy DIY for the kids in the kitchen.

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