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39 Healthy and Delicious Avocado Recipes

Why do we love these magical green fruits so much? First off, they’re clearly delicious. But they’re healthy, too! Avocados are a great source of monounsaturated fat (which can improve cholesterol levels, decrease risk of heart disease, and benefit brain activity), vitamin E (a powerful antioxidant), and vitamin B6 (promotes healthy skin and serves as a back-up fuel). Plus, they’re just darn delicious. And while avocados are a great addition to just about any healthy recipe, just remember not to overdo it — this fruit can be fairly high in calories for those watching their intake.

39 unexpected avocado recipes

39 unexpected avocado recipes

Here are 39 of our favorite delicious, at least semi-healthy avocado recipes. Try one of them today!


Avocado and Egg Breakfast Pizza
Pizza for breakfast? Yes, please! A whole-wheat Naan bread or other flatbread makes a great hearty base for a breakfast pizza. Top with avocado mash and an egg cooked any style. Throw on some extra veggies (we like arugula and tomato) for even more flavor and nutrients.

Avocado and Egg Breakfast Pizza recipe by The Kitchn

Avocado and Egg Breakfast Pizza recipe by The Kitchn

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10 Smoothies for Perfect Skin (Recipes)

Sip your way to a clear, glowing complexion with these easy smoothie recipes that taste as good as they are going to make you look.

Sick of hearing what you can’t drink if you want perfect skin?

Coffee. Booze. Soda. Even fruit juice is a no-no. What’s a thirsty gal to do?

Well, allow us to quench your curiosity and bear some good news. You can sip your way to a clear complexion (and bonus — a slimmer waistline) with yum-o smoothies that are good for your skin.

10 smoothie recipes for perfect skin

Ashley Koff, R.D., a celebrity dietitian and author of “Mom Energy,” says every woman can benefit from firing up the ol’ blender. “Smoothies are a great way to get all of the nutrients you need for beautiful skin in just one drink,” says Koff. “Even better, since they’re so easy to make and take with you, they can replace the junky, highly-processed fast food that’s so bad for your skin.”

That’s why we asked Koff and four other experts to create 10 healthy smoothie recipes that would satisfy our blend ambition.

The nutritious combinations of fruits, vegetables, proteins, and good-for-you fats in these healthy, delicious smoothies are especially good for your skin, says Koff. “They are packed with essential fatty acids, which calm puffiness and redness. They’re loaded with antioxidants, which keep wrinkles and sagging to a minimum. And many of the ingredients here are also alkalizing, which helps the body release skin-irritating toxins.”

Are you frantically dusting off your blender yet? Yeah, us too.

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38 Healthy Orange Julius Recipes

Orange julius is a mixture of orange juice, milk, sugar, ice and vanilla flavoring. Smooth and creamy, this drink is usually served at the mall.

Want a trip down memory lane? These wholesome, real-food throwback versions of an orange julius recipe are the perfect way to enjoy the sweet, fresh oranges coming into season.

38 healthy and delicious orange julius recipes (the food explorer)

Here are 38 healthy and delicious orange julius recipes that you can make at home.

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Cinnamon “Chocolate” Protein Smoothie Recipe

Recipe borrowed from GingerLemonGirl.com

1 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon raw cacao -or- raw cacao nibs
2 tablespoons brown rice protein powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch xanthan gum (only if you want an “ice-cream” type texture)
1 dropper-full vanilla stevia
1 tablespoon raw honey
9-15 cubes of ice

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