All-In On Avocados – 5 Ways to Celebrate National Avocado Day
Green, creamy and full of antioxidants, avocados have been around for thousands of years, but their popularity recently reached new heights as a versatile way to consume more vitamins at a value. Case in point: a new holiday was created in 2017, further cementing the celebrated fruit’s status as a culinary staple.
The uses for avocados go beyond just toast. If the texture is troublesome for your taste buds, beauty experts agree that avocado oil can benefit your skin, hair and overall health.
July 31 is National Avocado Day. Here are a few ways to put this powerful piece of produce into practice without breaking your piggy bank.
Good Ol’ Guacamole
Guacamole is probably the most popular use for avocados, and there are hundreds of recipes online touting they’re the best for your table. If you’re a beginner, try this simple mixture of avocados, salt, lime, onions, tomatoes and cilantro.
Fresh Summer Salsa
If you’re ready to go beyond guac, try a fresh avocado and corn salsa, perfect for summer when paired with salty tortilla chips. If you prefer to skip the chips, use this salsa atop a taco salad or grilled chicken.
Baked Breakfast of Champions
Protein pairs perfectly with avocado in this recipe for baked avocado eggs. The thick skin of the avocado doubles as a serving dish, saving you cleanup time!
Salad Dressing Substitute
Go green on your greens! Ditch the processed store-bought dressing and drizzle your next salad with a creamy, homemade avocado salad dressing. All it takes is one avocado and ingredients you likely already have in your pantry.
The benefits of this super food wouldn’t be complete without covering the ways you can use it in your skin care regimen. Save on expensive salves by making your own foot scrub using the pit and flesh of an avocado. Relax and reduce food waste at the same time!
Christa Robbins is the social media specialist for Ameris Bank. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, Bradford, and their two dogs. She enjoys walking her dogs, going to the movies and cheering on her favorite football teams.
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