If you want to eat fat, might as well go with healthy fat found in avocados. Containing primarily monounsaturated fat, these fats help to lower the unfavorable LDL cholesterol, while maintaining or increasing the “good” HDL cholesterol, both beneficial effects to help prevent heart disease.

Avocados also contain a high amount of dietary fiber which promotes digestive health, lowers blood cholesterol levels, and provides fuel for beneficial probiotic bacteria in our gut.

So whip up some healthy snacks with these recipes, you could also eat chocolate without feeling guilty! I’m sold!

2 ingredients for a healthy breakfast or snack – eggs and avocado. (Spartan.com)

Avocado Egg Salad

Ingredients

4 eggs
4 tbs Greek yogurt
1 avocado

Directions

Put eggs in water; bring to boil, then boil 20 minutes. Run under cold water and peel.
Dice eggs and avocado
Mix ingredients together.
Serve on wrap, crackers, or salad

Eat chocolate minus the guilt, I’m sold! (Spartan.com)

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 2 tbs coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 3 dates
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup almond milk

Directions

  1. Soak the dates in warm water for 15 minutes.
  2. Add coconut oil, dates, syrup, vanilla, half of the almond milk, avocados, and cocoa powder into a blender or food processor.
  3. Blend until smooth. Add additional almond milk until the pudding is the consistency you want.
  4. Spoon into bowls, cover, and chill.
  5. Serve with your favourite fruits and nuts as toppings.

Make your greens taste good with avocado. (Spartan.com)

Spartan Guacamole

5 minutes, serves 4, vegan, gluten-free

Ingredients

  • 4 avocados
  • 1 small lemon
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

Directions

  1. Cut avocados in half, remove pits.
  2. Scoop avocados out from peel and into a bowl.
  3. Cut lemon in half and squeeze juice from both halves into the bowl of avocados. Add cilantro
  4. Season with salt and cayenne pepper
  5. Mash and mix well.

Guacamole Tips

For a smooth, tasty, and healthy sandwich spread, try this guacamole.
Leave an avocado pit in your bowl of guacamole to help preserve it longer.
Other raw ingredients to use include tomato, jalapeño peppers, and even mango.

Source: Spartan.com