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2 Ways to Pimp an Avocado – Avocado Hummus & Avocado Cookies

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

The avocado is one of the most versatile and nutritious fruits  you can add to your diet. It can be used in sweet or salty recipes and best used as a great substitute for oil or butter in several recipes.

 

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Avocado Hummus

Ingredients

Perfect for dipping or sandwich/wrap spreads.

  • 1.5 large ripe, soft avocado
  • 15oz (1 can) chickpeas drained
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1.5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin
  • juice from 1 lime
  • sea salt
Steps
  1. Place chickpeas, 1 garlic clove, juice from 1 lime and 1.5 tbsp olive oil in a food processor and blend until the consistency is smooth, or there are no chunks.
  2. Then add 1/2 tbsp cumin and 1.5 large ripe avocado (or 2 medium avocados) and blend until smooth.  Add sea salt to taste. To keep the amount of fat at a minimum, I suggest adding more lime juice if it is too thick.  Otherwise, add in 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil and blend until it is smooth.

Approximate macros for 5 equally divided portions (about 3 large tbsp)

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Calories
165
Protein
6g
Fat
11g
Carbs
17g
Sodium
-
Fiber
7g
Sugar
1g
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Dark Chocolate Chunk Avocado Cookies

Ingredients

Ingredients for 17 cookies (almost 1 dozen & half):

  • 1 large ripe, soft avocado
  • 1.5 cups oat flour
  • 2/3 cup cacao powder (or use 1/2 cup dark chocolate powder if you find dark chocolate too bitter)
  • 1/3 coconut sugar (or up to 1/2 cup coconut sugar if you tend to think dark chocolate is too bitter for your tastes)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
Steps
  1. Set oven to 350F.
  2. Mix oat flour, cacao powder, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, mix 1 large avocado, coconut sugar and 1 egg.
  4. Mix in the flour and while blending, add almond milk.
  5. Toss in chocolate chunks and mix them in with your hands.  The dough should be pretty sticky.
  6. Use a small scoop or spoon to evenly divide the cookie dough on a baking sheet.
  7. Bake in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes.
Calories
103
Protein
4g
Fat
5g
Carbs
13g
Sodium
-
Fiber
3g
Sugar
3g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.