The Versatility Of An Avocado
Start writing a post

The Versatility Of An Avocado

Conventional produce with outrageous potential.

The Versatility Of An Avocado

Ah, the avocado. The deliciously mushy green fruit with incredible health benefits and countless interchangeable uses. Oh and we certainly cannot disregard the fact that it tastes good with/ on literally everything... or that I eat at least eight of them a week. I seriously do though, anyone else? If you've hopped on to the full swing avocado trend as I have, you've probably noticed how wildly versatile this magical fruit really is. From face masks to flavor boosts, the avocado can really do it all. My hero.

    Skin and Hair CareUnsplash

Do not panic, unless of course, you've eaten the avocados that you were supposed to use for your face mask mixture. In that case, head over to the grocery store because you'll need a few avocados to throw into these skin and hair masks. If you have never put avocado mush on your skin or in your hair, you might be fearful of the idea. But the avocado is our friend, especially close with our skin and hair. The reasoning behind this is that avocados are brimming with vitamins, fatty acids, and antioxidants. Avocados are sure to bring heaps of moisture and wrinkle reducing benefits to your skin. And for your hair, you can expect a wonderful dry hair/ scalp treatment, as well as potential hair growth! Using these masks once a week will greatly improve your skin and hair health.

    Face mask:

    • 1/2 of an avocado
    • 1 tbsp of honey
    • 1 tbsp of plain greek yogurt
    • Mash and mix ingredients into a bowl until combined. Tie hair back and apply mask mixture onto pre-washed/ exfoliated face. Leave mask on for a maximum of 20 minutes. Wash off with cool water and notice the silky smooth effects that the avocado and honey leave on your skin! The yogurt will tighten pores too.

Hair mask:

  • 1/2 or full avocado (depending on hair length)
  • Equal amount of coconut oil to avocado
  • Once the ingredients have been mixed and combined, apply to dry or damp hair pre-shower. Massage into scalp and hair for three minutes making sure all hair is coated. Next, tie hair up into a bun or braid. Allow the mask to soak into the scalp and hair. Wait at least 30 minutes before rinsing out the mask, followed by a normal hair washing routine. Notice a smooth and silky shine from the natural vitamins and fats of the avocado!


Now, let's eat it! This trendy fruit can do much more than simply bask mashed upon a piece of toast. There I said it, avocado toast is not the only dish that brings out the true beauty of an avocado, people! Let us further explore the fanciful feats of this remarkable fruit.

Avocado's in smoothies- No, this is not just a blended up avocado, that's guacamole everyone. (No hate towards guac). If your homemade smoothies taste like melty, fruit-flavored ice slush, avocados can help. Like I said, they are my hero. I am convinced that adding at least 1/2 of an avocado to any smoothie is the key in creating that delightfully thick and creamy smoothie texture. For a thicker smoothie, add half of a frozen banana along with the avocado. You'll end up with a beautiful Wendy's Frosty texture. For a thinner smoothie, stick to just the avocado, or add extra liquid.

Avocado's on rice cakes- The gluten-free version of avocado toast, and my go-to snack or lunch addition. I promise it is not as boring as it sounds. With some help from eggs, veggies, cheese, or spices, this snack will become your all-time favorite. It is incredibly healthy, too! To keep it basic, generously sprinkle some, "Everything But The Bagel" seasoning from Trader Joe's, onto the avo rice cake and enjoy. Another way I like to eat my avocado rice cakes is by adding an over medium egg on top, along with some red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. To step it up, even more, I'll add sliced tomatoes, mozzarella, and balsamic vinegar to my base. Impress your gluten-free friends, and your not gluten-free friends; make them your favorite version of the avocado rice cake!

Avocado Puddingeverdayeasyeats

Avocado's in baking/ cooking- This might be my favorite incorporation of the avocado. If you love pudding, and at this point, I would assume you love avocados, then you must try this luscious avocado pudding. It only takes about 5 minutes to make and one serving is a mere 330 calories! Here's what you'll need...
  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Combine all of the ingredients into the food processor and blend until smooth!
Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

6 Things Owning A Cat Has Taught Me

This one's for you, Spock.

6 Things Owning A Cat Has Taught Me
Liz Abere

Owning a pet can get difficult and expensive. Sometimes, their vet bills cost hundreds of dollars just for one visit. On top of that, pets also need food, a wee wee pad for a dog, a litter box with litter for a cat, toys, and treats. Besides having to spend hundreds of dollars on them, they provide a great companion and are almost always there when you need to talk to someone. For the past six years, I have been the proud owner of my purebred Bengal cat named Spock. Although he's only seven years and four months old, he's taught me so much. Here's a few of the things that he has taught me.

Keep Reading...Show less

Kinder Self - Eyes

You're Your Own Best Friend

Kinder Self - Eyes

It's fun to see all of the selfies on social media, they are everywhere. I see pictures with pouty lips, duck lips and pucker lips. I see smokey eyes, huge fake lashes and nicely done nose jobs, boob jobs and butt lifts. Women working out in spandex, tiny tops and flip flops. I see tight abs and firm butts, manicured nails and toes, up dos and flowing hair. "Wow", I think to myself," I could apply tons of make-up, spend an hour on my hair, pose all day and not look like that. Maybe I need a longer stick!"

Keep Reading...Show less

Rap Songs With A Deeper Meaning

Rap is more than the F-bomb and a beat. Read what artists like Fetty, Schoolboy Q, Drake, and 2Pac can teach you.

Rap artist delivers performance on stage
Photo by Chase Fade on Unsplash

On the surface, rap songs may carry a surface perception of negativity. However, exploring their lyrics reveals profound hidden depth.Despite occasional profanity, it's crucial to look beyond it. Rap transcends mere wordplay; these 25 song lyrics impart valuable life lessons, offering insights that extend beyond the conventional perception of rap music.

Keep Reading...Show less

21 Drinks For Your 21st Birthday

Maybe don't try them all in one day...

21 Drinks For Your 21st Birthday

My 21st birthday is finally almost here. In honor of finally turning 21, I thought I'd share 21 fun drinks since it's finally legal for me to drink them.

Some of these drinks are basic, but some of them are a little more interesting. I thought they all looked pretty good and worth trying, so choose your favorites to enjoy at your big birthday bash!

Keep Reading...Show less

Ancient Roman Kings: 7 Leaders of Early Rome

The names and dates of the reigns of the first four kings, as well as the alternation of Sabin and Latin names, are more legendary than historical. The last three kings, of Etruscan origin, have an existence which seems less uncertain.

inside ancient roman building
Photo by Chad Greiter on Unsplash

It is evident that all this is only a legend although archeology shows us little by little that these kings if they did not exist as the ancient history, describes them, have at least in the very Outlines were real as chief of a shepherd’s tribe. The period when kings ruled Rome could estimate at 245 years.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments