Best Avocado Tool For 2019

I used to have some problems when preparing my avocados as I was using the wrong tools.

My difficulties was always cut my avocado without wasting too much of the fruit, the seed was sometimes in the way, I sometimes like to slice and mash to do different stuff and when I looked around I had already made a mess and used most of the kitchen tools, so one day I decided to buy some kind of tool that could do most of those things! Makes sense doesn’t’t it? Well I found it, the tool I bought it was the “Kitchen Gizmo all-in-one Avocado Tool”.

With this tool I can do almost everything without use all of my kitchen tools. I can mash, cut it slices it and couple other features, live has been easier since then, as I am a practical person. And you can buy it here.

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Avocado Recipes (Easy Level)

There are so many recipes you can do with avocado and specially easy ones. The good thing about avocados is that they are so easy to cook, and you can eat avocados at every meal, doesn’t matter if eat at breakfast, lunch or dinner it doesn’t matter, you have so many avocado recipes to cook at different times of the day!

 

Prawn-stuffed Avocados (4px)

This is a cool, creamy and delicious, these prawn-filled avocado starters are so simple to do! It’s a perfect starter for a party.

Ingredients

  • 20 small prawns, peeled and roughly chopped
  • squeeze of lemon
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 ripe avocados
  1. In a bowl combine prawns with lemon juice and mayonnaise, then stir; sprinkle with black pepper to taste and mix.
  2. Cut avocados in half and remove the stones.
  3. Fill each avocado half with some prawn mixture to form piles of filling.
  4. Let it cool down in the fridge for 35 minutes.

 

Avocado Brownie

Gluten and lactose free

You know when you fancy chocolate but keep thinking about of your weight!

Well i have the answer that you will DIE for! Avocado Brownie is definitely one of my favorite cakes at the moment, the intense flavors of chocolate and the smooth avocado is just an amazing combination!

This recipe is so easy and healthy to do, you will need a blender.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 a cup of honey
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 a cup of coconut flour
  • 1/2 a cup of dark chocolate powder
  • A bit of salt
  • A spoon of rising powder
  • 1 spoon of cinnamon

 

 

How to Prepare:

  • Put in the blender the avocado, the banana, the eggs and the honey;
  • Mix it all until it turns in an even cream;
  • Transfer the batter to a bowl and add the dark chocolate and the salt and with a spoon mix it well;
  • Then line your cake tin with butter and flour and then transfer all your mixture into the cake tin;
  • Pre heat your oven to 180º C, when your oven is already preheated then place your cake mixture into the oven for 25minutes if you want you cake more consistent leave for 35 minutes;
  • When you take the cake out of the oven, let it cool down on a cooling rack until cold .

 

 

Easy Guacamole Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 avocados – peeled, stones removed and chopped
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 ripe tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • A handful of chopped fresh coriander
  • A tablespoon of soured cream
  • A drizzle of avocado oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

 

How to Prepare

  1. Mash avocados in a medium serving bowl;
  2. Stir in onion, garlic, coriander, the soured cream, tomato, lime juice and the avocado oil;
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Now try it with some nachos or some tortillas it will be delicious!!!

 

 

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Avocado Oil – The Avocado Oil Uses & Different Types

Hi everyone, today I’m gonna talk to you about the avocado oil. In the last decade the avocado has been in great search as been very popular within the vegetarian, vegans and people trying to lose weight, but you can do so much with them!

To be honest and fair with you the avocado is a SUPERFOOD!

The Avocado Oil Uses

Cooking

The avocado oil has so many uses, its amazing the choices you have to use it however you want!

The avocado oil is amazing to cook is a great addiction to your kitchen, if haven’t tried yet it is TIME NOW!!!!

Unlike the “greasy” oils like vegetable oil or soybean varieties, avocado oil has an AMAZING texture, taste and aroma, I’m telling you, you won’t regret it.

They are a great substitute for olive and coconut oil.

One thing that people are using avocado oil is as a butter substitute, you can use it in baking, toasts, frying eggs, to be honest anything you want and is so much healthy and definitely you gonna find the aromas so captivating and you will LOVE IT!

Another great idea is dressing salads, do your own avocado mayo, make your guacamole or in spiced aioli.

Skin

As you might have heard the avocado are great for your skin like many other oils or fruits!

 

They are best known as:

 

  • Anti-Aging as the healthy fat helps reduce inflammation, lowering redness and also fighting that ugly wrinkles that we all know!
  • Moisturizes and nourishes, the avocado contains vitamin E, potassium and other nutrients that will help your skin being healthy. The avocado is very easy to be absorbed by your skin and this will help to form new and beautiful and glowing skin.
  • Prevents and treats acne, the avocado oil can keep your skin hydrated without leaving an oily residue after washing it. The avocado oil has anti-inflammatory effects and was key for my fight against acne, this one will help you reduce redness and inflammation.
  • Psoriasis and eczema, they are known as dry, irritated and skin breaking out. The avocado oil may help your skin heal because of all his vitamins and antioxidants.

    But you should always make a little test on your skin to see if your skin agrees with it, give it a day or so as you don’t want to make it worse!

  • Sun burned skin, from all vitamins, proteins and other fat acids in the avocado oil can help heal and soothe the burned skin. Eating avocados on your regular diet can help your skin protect itself from the sun (UV radiation).

Hair

Benefits of Using Avocado Oil on Hair

You can use avocado oil for your hair.

The oil is full of nutrients as you already know from previews posts, eating healthy is the best way to keep your hair strong and shiny.

 

Treating your hair with avocado can moisturize, repair, and make your hair strong.

 

Avocado oil in your scalp can help stimulate blood flow and heal cuticle cells, which can prevent hair loss.

 

There is so many products and creams avocado based that you can buy to use on your hair but as I had problems with hair loss always used avocado oil and had major results.

 

 

 

 

Which Is The Best Avocado Oil? Refined Or Unrefined?

There is the question that many ask, but let me tell you!

The refined oil based on his high heat tolerance is best for cooking only due to his smoking point. On other end the heat and chemicals to get the oils out and all its subtle flavors, colors and nutritional value, reduces or changes some of these properties in the oil which is what we don’t want when using for other things other than cooking.

Then you have the unrefined oil, and the unrefined oil you have two techniques the expelled or the cold pressed.

The expelled is when you press the avocado and all his oils came out and no chemicals or heat are applied. And these his the healthiest way you can have the avocado oil.

The cold pressed is when the avocado are heated but not above 50C(120F). And then pressed but all his flavor and nutritional value are not lost in the process.

 

Avocado vs Avocado Oil

The differences between the avocado and its oil its almost none!!!

To me they have different uses. The avocado fruit is just great when added to your diet, but I will advise you to don’t use both at the same time because the avocado oil is a concentration of the avocado fruit and might be more caloric and fatty because of his lower vitamins and minerals content, but is great when using as a substitute of other ingredients such as butter or other oils or as a dressing for your salads, marinating your food or even infusing herbs.

 

I hope you guys have enjoyed this post!

The avocado oil has helped me in so many ways, let me say that my health when I was a teen it wasn’t great! When a friend of mine introduced me the avocado and its oil made so many things better, I had acne problems and I used so many products but none done nothing, but after a month my face it was amazing and reduced half of that ugly spots in my face and redness.

I had also hair loss problems and I started put a tiny bit of avocado oil in my scalp and then massaging it, I used to do twice a week and after some months a saw the results on my brush!

So if you have any of the problems I posted up on the post that the avocado might help just give it a go, I’m sure you won’t regret it, I’m telling you I didnt and nowadays I do cook mostly with avocado oil which is for me the healthiest oil in the market!

If you have any question leave it below or if you liked this post share it on social media!

Thank you,

Lily

 

 

 

 

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Avocado Nutrition Information

Avocado Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Avocados are really good ingredients in salads, dips, desserts or even smoothies.

The avocado consists of 73% water, 15% fat, 8.5% carbohydrates (rich in fibers) and 2% of protein.

An avocado (150 grams) contains 250 calories.

The table below contains information in avocados per 150 grams.

About 1 whole avocado
(150g / 5oz)

Calories 250
Total Fat 23g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 15g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 10mg
Potassium 760mg
Total Carbohydrate 13g
Dietary Fiber 10g
Total Sugars 0
Added Sugars 0
Protein 3g
VITAMINS
Folate (mcg or μg) 135
Niacin 2.9mg
Pantothenic Acid 2.2mg
Riboflavin 0.2mg
Vitamin A (mcg or μg) 10
Vitamin B6 0.4mg
Vitamin C 13mg
Vitamin E 3mg
MINERALS
Calcium 20mg
Copper 0.3mg
Iron 0.9mg
Magnesium 45mg
Manganese 0.2mg
Phosphorus 80mg
Zinc 1mg

How Much Should I Eat Per Day?

An avocado involves many things like factors such as your age, gender, height, weight, current medical conditions, and family history will be really important as how much fat and calories your body needs per day. However i’d stick with eating one to two servings, which is in between 2 to 5 slices of avocado and about 2-3 times per week at most. This serving size will be enough of the health benefits without affecting your weight loss efforts.

Can I Eat Avocado Seed?

If you can eat avocado seed? Yes you can!

Avocados are so popular and they can be used in so many ways and the seed is one of them!

They’re super nutritious, great in smoothies and very easy to include in tasty desserts.

Each avocado has a single large seed that is normally thrown away, but we are going to show you its health benefits and how should be eaten.

 

What’s in an Avocado Seed?

 

The avocado seed is encased in a hard shell.

Here is 6 reasons to eat an avocado seed:

  1. Rich sources of antioxidants;
  2. High in dietary fiber;
  3. Is an anti-microbial on its own;
  4. Reduces cholesterol levels;
  5. Is Anti-inflammatory;
  6. Digestive Health;

Avocado Seed Health Benefits

Avocado seed are used to manage high blood pressure.

The seeds are considered to be under-utilized, and they may have some health benefits.

Below are some potential ways in which avocado seed may benefit to your health:

  • Cholesterol: Avocado seed flour has been shown to reduce total cholesterol and “bad”.
  • Diabetes: Reduces and helps balance blood sugar levels. Controlling blood sugar can avoid develop diabetes type 2.
  • Anti-Inflamatory: Chronicle inflammation such as Asthma, Allergies, Cancer, Premature Aging, Heart Disease and so much more can be improved by the high antioxidants for the human body against inflammation. These antioxidants can help quell the inflammatory response and reduces the swelling and pain.
  • Antioxidant: Avocado seed extracts have shown that the avocado seed may contain 70% of the total antioxidants content.
  • Antibacterial: It stops the growth of Clostridium sporogenes.
  • Antifungal: Avocado seed has inhibited fungal growth in test-tube studies. In particular, it can inhibit Candida and the AedesAegipty(mosquito that carries the Yellow Fever).
  • Digestive Health: The seeds can be used to treat digestive health problems like constipation s, diarrhea, gastric ulcers and dysentery.

How to Eat an Avocado Seed

Avocado seeds are very hard and must be prepared before they can be eaten.

First, they need to be dried out in the oven at a high temperature for 2 hours at 250°F (121°C).

Once the seed is dehydrated, it can be chopped and placed in a blender or food processor until it forms a powder.

The powder can then be added to smoothies or used in teas, sauces, dips, desserts, cakes or even in your food.

The seed is bitter so its best if you balance it with sweet ingredients such as fruits like banana, strawberries, to be honest its up to you!

 

Do you plant avocado seeds?

In the UK avocados are grown as houseplants until becoming too large.

In some places they can grow outside as trees.

But growing an avocado indoor from the seed is a better bet and fun for adults and children alike.

Here is some facts:

Common name: Avocado, avocado pear

Botanical name: Persea Americana

Group: Tender evergreen tree

Flowering time: Spring but rarely flowers or fruits as a houseplant

Height and spread: Ultimately 15-20m (49-66ft); smaller in containers

Aspect: Sun

Hardiness: Frost tender

How to cultivate

temperate climates grow under cover in containers at least 30cm (1ft) in diameter using soil based compost with added sharp sand. Apply balanced liquid feed every 2-3 weeks.

When roots appear through drainage holes, repot. Probably you need to this every year.

Repotting is best done in the spring. Is best grown in a bright, sunny position.

The avocado doesn’t like too much water or too dry.

Water freely in summer; but less frequently in winter.

Temperatures in Winter

Your avocado plant WILL LOVE you if you keep in temperatures in the region of 13-18°C (55-65°F).

Feeding

When you see that is actually well-established use a general purpose pot plant feed every seven to ten days during the spring and summer and at about six to eight week intervals during the rest of the year.

For home gardeners

Growing from the seed is the simplest thing and with the right care might grow into a tree!

The seeds are large and germinate after four to eight weeks.

You can either start them off in water or sow straight into compost.

In water

  • Find a jar with a suitable wide neck;
  • Fill it with water then, using pieces of cork or soft wood, wedge the avocado seed so the bottom of it touches the water;
  • Keep at a temperature of 20-25°C (68-77°F);
  • Keep the water topped up so the base of the seed is kept continually moist;
  • When the leaves and a reasonable amount of fibrous root has developed, carefully remove it from the jar and plant so that the seed is covered in a well-drained pot using potting compost;
  • When the stem reaches 15cm (6 in) tall, cut back by half;
  • When it has grown another 15cm (6 inches), pinch out the two newest sets of leaves top encourage bushy growth.

In Compost

  • Soak undamaged seed in hot water for 30 minutes at 40-52°C (104-125°F);
  • Cut a thin slice from the pointed end off the seed;
  • Sow in a pot of moist sandy compost with the cut end slightly above the soil surface and keep at 20-25°C (68-77°F);


Problems

  • When grown as indoor or houseplants, after the second or third year plants will often begin to show signs of leaf discoloration and deterioration;
  • Repotting in spring when the container is filled with roots may give a stimulus to growth, but plants appear to dislike long-term cultivation in the drier atmosphere of a house and are really best regarded as only short-term foliage plants to be replaced from time to time;
  • .Glasshouse white fly, thrips and glasshouse red spider mite and mealybug may be problematic;
  • Avocado plants can also suffer from fungal leaf spots and root rots (Phytophthora).

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About Lili

How I Met The Avocado

Hi everyone, my name is Lili.

I discovered the avocado when i was 16, at the time the avocado fruit it wasn’t very popular. My face was in very bad shape, it was completely red, it hurt touching it and constantly rashes keep appearing.

One day a friend of mine told me about the avocados and this homemade cream, i tried it and after one month i saw the amazing results on my face.

The best part was that it not only improved my face, it  had improved all my health problems! I had weight issues, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and my vitamins were always low as i didn’t eat foods that were good for me.

Since then i introduced avocado on my diet day-to-day life.

Avocado Health Benefits

Avocado is known for many reasons.

Avocado can help you improve your health on so many levels:

  • if you are obese, or have difficulty reducing your weight;
  • it will help your heart, as known to reduce your cholesterol;
  • provides protection and helps with age-related diseases;
  • Contains high levels of Vitamin K, which prevents osteoporosis;
  • Prevents breast and prostate cancer;
  • Provides Folate, where it helps with moods and lowers the risk of depression and as well in pregnant women it lowers the risk of miscarriage;
  • Can improve digestion as it have high levels of fiber, like help with constipation and regulating your immune system.

THE AVOCADO LIFE

My avocado site is to help everyone who has health problems like i had and promote healthy living.

I want to discover, promote and let you know all the best products avocado has to offer.

All the best,

Lili
my-avocado.com

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