Turn it into pasta sauce
Creamy cheese sauces are packed with artery-clogging fat and empty calories that contribute nothing but unwanted flab to your waistline. To get the taste you crave—while staying on the straight and narrow toward weight-loss success—pick up two avocados and pop them in a food processor along with some basil, garlic, ground pepper and lemon juice. After you’ve blended the ingredients to perfection, the resulting texture will be similar to that of an indulgent, creamy sauce. Toss with some whole-grain noodles, pulse pasta, or zoodles for a filling meal that’s easy on the abs.
Transform them into margaritas
Healthy cocktails are now a thing—and no, we don’t just mean “skinny” ones. Anyone who’s interested in wellness knows that a standard margarita or old-fashioned offers little in terms of health benefits, which is why many trendy restaurant cocktails now feature fresh-pressed juices, tea, and you guessed it, avocado!
But you don’t need to head to your local bar to get an Instagram-worthy avocado cocktail (complete with a chili pepper-dusted rim)—you can make one right in your very own kitchen. Head on over to Cookin’ Canuck to get the deets! (Heads up: This drink may be delicious and nutrient-rich, but it’s also on the caloric side, so be sure to cut yourself off after round one!)