Treat your taste buds to these 5 avocado recipes, and control your cholesterol levels in the bargain

Published on: 6 July 2022, 13:25 pm IST

Avocado is a heart healthy food that can help improve cholesterol levels. How to eat avocado? Here are 5 recipes.

Aayushi Gupta
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Avocados are nutrient-dense food that are good for your health. This wrinkled, dark green fruit with a pear shape is high in fibre and low in carbohydrates, making it a great food for people trying to lose weight. But most individuals are confused when it comes to its consumption. How to eat avocado? Let’s look at five delicious avocado recipes!

What’s more? Avocados can also be helpful if you struggle to keep your cholesterol levels stable.

Avocado and cholesterol control

The California Avocado Commission claims that avocados can actually aid in the body’s absorption of other nutrients from your diet. Additionally, they contain a lot of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which, among other things, are good for the heart. Additionally, avocados may really help you lower your cholesterol levels.

Here are 5 recipes to help you understand how to eat avocado:

1. Matcha avocado walnut smoothie

This recipe is a powerhouse of nutrition as it contains avocado and walnuts.

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Ingredients

1 cup low fat milk (or substitute non-dairy milk of choice)
2 tablespoons walnuts
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon matcha powder
12 fresh mint leaves
2 ice cubes
1 frozen banana
1/4 avocado

Preparations:

  • Blend all the ingredients in a high-speed blender until they are thoroughly combined.

Serve chilled

2. Avocado spread

Spreading avocado on toast for a creamy, velvety, cholesterol-free topping is another simple way to consume it.

Ingredients

2 avocados
1 packet of ranch dressing mix
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of mayonnaise

Preparation

  • Combine all the ingredients and mash them into a paste.
  • Let the mixture chill for an hour before adding it to sandwiches.

Use this smooth avocado spread in place of butter on toast, cheese on your sandwiches, and dip.

3. Avocado raita (Indian Guacamole)

This avocado raita maintains good blood pressure and is a very rich source of many key nutrients.

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Avocados are packed with nutrition! Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

Ingredients

2 ripe avocados
1 medium sized onion (finely chopped)
2 medium sized tomatoes (finely chopped)
1 green chili (finely chopped)
tsp red chili powder
1 tsp cumin powder
cup chopped fresh coriander
1 tbsp lemon juice (juice of half a lemon)
1 cup curd (fresh curd well whipped)
salt to taste

Preparation:

  • Add the avocado pulp in a mixing bowl.
  • Use a fork to mash the avocado until it resembles paste.
  • Add all the spices, lemon juice, chopped coriander, and the onion, tomato, and green chilli that have been chopped. Mix it thoroughly once all the ingredients have been added.
  • To finish, thoroughly combine the curd and salt to taste.
  • Cover the raita and let it cool in the fridge before serving.

4. Avocado salad

Salads typically include high levels of vitamins and minerals and few calories. Adding avocado to a salad can be a good source of healthy fat and fibre content.

Ingredients

2 fresh ripe avocados
1 cucumber
Lime for dressing

Preparation

  • In a bowl, combine chopped avocado and cucumber.
  • Add lime juice and toss everything together.

And your salad is ready!

5. Avocado on its own

Avocado can also be consumed raw. All that is required is a add a little seasoning.

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Consume avocados for weight loss. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Ingredients

2 avocados, pitted, scooped, sliced
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Salt, red paprika, and oregano to taste

Preparation

  • Place sliced avocado on a platter.
  • Drizzle with oregano, red paprika, salt pepper and even some lemon juice or vinegar.

    Well, now that we know some different ways to eat avocado, it’s time to experiment!

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