Pudding made in a blender? You better believe it. Here's a milk-chocolate pudding recipe from chef Matthew Kenny that is raw, easy to make, and full of healthy fats. And it is so very tasty! How does he make this dish so flavorful without dairy, eggs, or cooking? Watch this video to learn his secrets, and then whip up your own batch at home.
For a one-two punch of omega-3s in your breakfast, try baking eggs in an avocado. Beyond the heart-healthy fatty acids and high protein count, this low-sugar and fiber-filled breakfast will kick off your day on a healthy high note.
If you're always rushing in the morning, you'll be glad to learn this recipe requires just a few ingredients and nearly no prep time. Ready to get cooking? Keep reading for this tasty Paleo-friendly breakfast.
We're combining two of our favorite things: sushi and cake! OK, it might sound a little odd, but not to worry; this treat is only sweet in its presentation. Your friends and family will be oh-so impressed when you show off this picture-perfect savory cake! Watch the video to learn how it's done — and to see how easy it is — then, print out the recipe.
You always hear about superfoods to eat, but what about superfoods for your beauty? Well, if there was a beauty food chain, then avocado would be at the top. You can eat it to get the hydrating benefits of omega fatty acids and protective effects of antioxidants like vitamin E. But you can also get the moisturizing effects of avocado with these two do-it-all, DIY recipes for hair and skin.
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 cup yogurt
The yogurt and avocado in this mask will help hydrate hair and skin, while the honey provides the extra shine you want for your hair.
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 egg white
Lemon juice and egg white will help minimize the oil on your face, so this concoction is ideal for acne-prone skin. If you're using this recipe for a hair mask, the egg white will provide the protein to strengthen strands and the lemon juice will give you a shiny finish. If your hair is chemically treated, however, do a strand test on an inconspicuous area first to test for colorfastness.
If you're in search for an easy, vegan-friendly appetizer that is sure to impress, try your hand at these watermelon tacos. This light and refreshing dish from actress, singer, and food blogger Haylie Duff is perfect for Summer entertaining, especially as a refreshing lunch. The combination of juicy watermelon, creamy avocado, crisp radishes, and nutty pignolias is unforgettable and only takes minutes to make. Watch the video to see exactly how Haylie does it — and for a few tips — then try it for yourself.
The heat wave has (sort of) made its way to San Francisco, and for the first time in longer than I can remember, I am craving fresh, raw produce. After making three batches of scones last week, I've surpassed my dairy quota and sought a way to make a creamy, satisfying chilled soup, sans cream or milk.
Summer corn is sweet and tender when eaten raw. To make use of its seasonality, I juiced corn kernels and made a milky soup starter. When blended with avocado, this soup develops a thick creaminess, plus the avocado imparts a mighty green hue. The salsa garnish provides a contrasting crunch, and the lump crab meat is a salty little bonus (however, it's also easy to leave out for vegetarians). All in all, the recipe is quick to prep and serve, keeping you and your kitchen cool when it's boiling outside. See the recipe for the chilled corn and avocado soup now.
If you need more fiber in your diet, then it's time to turn to the smooth and satisfying avocado. Just half an avocado contains seven grams of fiber. Although high in fat, avocados contain the good-for-you monounsaturated fats (MUFA) your body needs to help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and maintain the HDL (good) ones. Here are nine delectable ways to snack on the melt-in-your-mouth creaminess of an avocado.
Spring has sprung, and with all the new colors popping up at the farmers market, we couldn't be happier. If you have been picking up Spring vegetables (like fava beans, English peas, artichokes, carrots, avocados, and asparagus) and are wondering what to do with your new bounty, here are 44 healthy recipes to inspire you the next time you're in the kitchen.
Full of omega-3s and vitamin E, avocados taste perfect when thinly sliced on a salad or paired with salty sunflower seeds. Yet another way you can incorporate the ever-versatile avocado into your culinary life: as a substitute for butter.
When baking, substitute half the amount of butter in your recipe for mashed avocado. If you substitute the whole amount, you'll end up with flatter results. To help you figure out how much you'll need, it helps to know that one avocado yields about three-quarters of a cup. Substituting butter with avocado not only lowers the calorie content but also yields a softer, chewier baked good. While this fruit is high in fat, avocados contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. These kinds of fats can actually lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and maintain HDL (good) cholesterol and help decrease belly fat.
Per quarter-cup serving, avocados have over 300 fewer calories than butter, but also offer less saturated fat and cholesterol. This green fruit also offers more protein, added fiber, and it's rich in B vitamins, as well as folate, potassium, vitamin E, and vitamin K. You can't say that about butter.
Here are some recipes you can try with this butter substitute:
- Chocolate Chip Cookies: instead of two sticks of butter, use one stick of butter (or Smart Balance) and three quarters of an avocado
- Banana Bread: in place of one stick of butter, use half a stick of butter (or Smart Balance) and one third of an avocado
- Cocoa Brownies: instead of one stick of butter, use half a stick of butter (or Smart Balance) and one third of an avocado