Avocados are one of my favorite vegetables! They are rich in nutrients and are so versatile.  From making face masks to being the base of some delicious recipes, avocados are a true gem. Last time, I shared why Coconut Oil is your new best friend, but this time I wanted to share why avocados are everything!

Avocado smoothies

Whenever I'm feeling like I am lacking nutrients, I turn to my #avocado smoothie. I use a banana, avocado, and ice as the the base of the smoothie. I love adding agave and yogurt, as well as delicious fruits such as apples, strawberries, and vegetables like kale. This combination creates a truly delicious smoothie.

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If you get the consistency just right, it can even substitute for ice cream!  I usually make this in my Ninja blender which I have found is great for chopping up vegetables, and blending my drinks just right. 

Guacamole

If you need to whip up a really quick lunch or dinner then opt for guacamole. I swear by this meal. It's quick, easy, and healthy! Just mash up an avocado and ad two cloves of garlic, a tablespoon of olive oil, some tomatoes, onions, and you're good to go. Just add some chips and your favorite mexican #food.

Pasta sauce

I was nerd-ing out on Pinterest and discovered this amazing pasta sauce! It's actually just avocado, basil, garlic, and parmesan cheese. It tastes great over pasta sauce, and the best part is, a little bit goes a long way so it lasts forever!  I prefer making it in a food processor, but a blender on a lower speed can work too.

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Face masks

If you're not into cooking, or for some insane reason you just don't like the taste of avocados, then you don't have to miss out on the nutrients! The avocado serves as an excellent DIY face mask that will leave your skin feeling vibrant and hydrated. Just combine part avocado and part banana in a bowl, and add a touch of olive oil. The avocado mask can help prevent fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, the banana and avocado serve as natural moisturizers, so say goodbye to dry skin. For those of us with redness, avocados' high oleic acid can help even skin tone while banana's rich vitamin A repairs damage.

I usually prefer to buy organic avocados. Here's a tip: I'll take off the stem on the end to check if they're green. Sometimes I wonder if their thick skin prevents pesticides from getting into them? What do you think about buying non-organic avocados?

I don't know about you, but I'm ready to get my avocado on! #Health