You may have heard of avocados being called “super foods” before, and that is because they are! Avocados are not only tasty, but they are filled with healthy fats and oils that your body needs. Maybe you like to use avocado in your dips or salads, but did you know there are other great ways to use them as well? Take a look below at seven ways to use avocados that you may not know about. Then, you will really consider it is a super food!
7 Clever Uses for Avocados
1. Beat under eye baggage
If you have dark and puffy eyes, banish them with the power of avocado. Simply crush up some avocado into a pulp and dab it under your eyes. Allow it to sit for a few minutes before rinsing. You can even cut slices of avocado and wear them on your eyes as you would cucumber slices.
2. Make your hair shine.
Get rid of dry and dull hair when you make a concoction of avocado and extra virgin olive oil. Just mix one avocado and a few teaspoons and oil and apply it to your hair. Allow it to sit for about 30 minutes before rinsing with cool water. You will notice instance moisture and shine. Here are more Homemade Hair Treatments,
3. Get smoother skin.
You can make your own skin exfoliation cream when you mix one avocado and a few tablespoons of oatmeal in a bowl. You can even add a squirt of lemon juice if you wish. Rub it in a circular motion onto your skin and rinse. You will notice smoother, cleaner skin. Here are more Homemade Skin Treatments.
4. Make your own baby food.
Puree a ripe avocado and feed it to babies who are ready for smooth foods. They will love the texture and taste, plus it is packed with vitamins and healthy oils. You can add some instant cereal or a pureed banana for extra flavor if you wish.
5. Skip the mayo.
Instead of putting fat filled mayo on your turkey or ham sandwiches, add some avocado instead. It will still give you a smooth and savory taste with a lot less fat and calories. Just slice it and place it on or smash it and make a spread.
6. Spice up your omelet.
Love omelets? Try dicing up some avocado and tossing it into your omelet instead of cheese. It is less fat and will still add some creaminess to your omelet as well.
7. Fill them up!
Avocados have tough shells that are perfect for filling. The next time you make chicken salad, tuna salad, or even guacamole (all using avocados of course) consider putting your mixture back into the avocado shell halve. It is the perfect little serving dish.
As you can see, there are lots of great ways to use avocados in the home. Which one of these appeals to you? Give some, or better yet all of these tips a try and see what a super food the little avocado really can be!
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