Looking For More Uses For Avocados?

Here Are A Few DIY Ideas


From soups to salsas to Toasty’s avocado toast, to just enjoying it plain, avocados are a well-loved, yummy ingredient in many meals--which is why we offer avocado smoothies, salads, and of course, toast. But did you know that there are so many more uses for avocados than you might think? If you’re looking for things to do with avocados, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s a few more ways you can easily incorporate avocados into your life.




Beauty


Hydrating Avocado Face Mask


Besides eating Toasty’s scrumptious and delectable avocado toast, including avocado in your self-care routine is the next best thing you can do. A quick run-down on the avocado benefits for skin is that the natural oils and healthy fats in avocados penetrate your skin so well, that it nourishes, softens, and hydrates like no other! Antioxidants like vitamins C and E in avocados can help you achieve healthy and glowing skin. Try this avocado face mask, provided by Beautiful Eats & Things!



What You’ll Need:

  • 1 ripe avocado

  • ⅓ cup of plain yogurt

  • 2 teaspoons of honey

  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

  • Optional: 2 tablespoons of rolled oats / a ripe banana

Instructions:

  • Add all ingredients into a blender, and blend until smooth

  • Make sure your face is cleansed and dry, then apply the mask liberally to your face and neck

  • Let the mask sit for 20 minutes

  • Wash the mask off and follow-up with your regular skincare routine


Avocado Hand Cream


Did we mention avocados are also amazing ingredients in hand cream? If you aren’t using a hand cream, you should start now. Our hands spend just as much time exposed to the elements (UV rays, etc.) as our faces. Don’t leave them defenseless! Follow these steps to create a homemade revitalizing hand treatment.



What You’ll Need:

  • ¼ fully ripened avocado, halved, pitted, and peeled

  • 1 egg white

  • 2 tablespoons of rolled oats

  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

Instructions:

  • In a bowl, mash the avocado until smooth

  • Add the egg white, oats, and lemon juice

  • Stir mixture until combined

  • Massage into hands

  • Leave mixture on for 20 minutes

  • Rinse with warm water to reveal smooth, moisturized skin!

*Have some extra hand cream? Pack it in a small, airtight container and store it in the refrigerator, and you can preserve it for several days!


Avocado Hair Mask


The vitamins B and E in avocados work at a cellular level to protect and strengthen hair. Avocados lock moisture into hair cells and boost hair roots, shafts, and strands! It’s never been easier to keep your hair game on point. Re-create this all-natural, four-ingredient avocado hair smoothie, featured on Poosh!


What You’ll Need:

  • 1 ½ avocado

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons of Manuka honey

  • ½ lemon

  • Optional: 1-3 drops of your favorite essential oils

Instructions:

  • Add ingredients to a blender and blend for 10-30 seconds until smooth

  • Apply evenly to hair, combing it all the way through

  • Leave for 45 minutes, covering your hair with a shower cap

  • Rinse to reveal silkier hair!

*Have some extra hair mask? Pack it in a small, airtight container and store it in the refrigerator, and you can preserve it for several days!


Eats


Frozen Avocado-Cilantro Margarita


For those 21 and over, we’ve found the drink for you. If you love the refreshing taste of a frozen margarita, adding some creamy avocado and fresh cilantro will take it to the next level. Besides ordering an avocado smoothie from Toasty, which is sure to hit the spot with its thirst-quenching flavor, this margarita recipe promoted on Tasting Table is the next best thing.



What You’ll Need:

For the Avocado Puree:

  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted and peeled

  • ¼ cup cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice

  • A pinch of kosher salt

For the Margaritas:

  • 1 cup of blanco tequila

  • ½ cup of fresh lime juice

  • ½ cup of agave nectar simple syrup

  • ½ cup of avocado puree

  • 10-12 ice cubes

  • Lime rounds for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Make the avocado puree:

  • Blend the avocado, cilantro, lime juice, and salt in a blender until smooth

  • Set the mixture aside

  1. Make the margarita:

  • Blend the tequila, lime juice, agave nectar simple syrup, avocado puree, and ice cubes until smooth

  • Transfer to a chilled glass, garnish with a lime round and serve!


Baked Avocado Fries


Healthy alternatives to the classic potato fries have been trending for a while; you can satisfy your craving for something crunchy by eating sweet potato fries or kale chips. We’re here to say that avocado fries are just as yummy as those aforementioned snacks, and super fun to make! This baked avocado recipe by the Cookie Rookie makes juicy and flavorful fries-- perfect for snacking while watching your favorite show, or bringing to a family potluck. They’re delicious on their own, and loved by kids and adults. (Plus, they’re great companions for our salad bowls, like the Tuna Super Bowl and the Vegan Power Bowl).


What You’ll Need:

  • 2 large avocados

  • ¼ cup of all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon of chile powder

  • 1 teaspoon of cumin

  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 egg

  • ¼ cup of panko bread crumbs

Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees

  • Cut your avocados in half, removing the pit from the middle of each

  • Use a large spoon to carefully scoop out the entire half of the avocado in tact

  • Cut the avocado lengthwise to form a “fry” shape

  • Add the flour and spices to a flat plate, mixing them together with a fork

  • On a separate plate or dish, scramble your egg

  • Roll your avocado fries one at a time in the seasoned flour mixture

  • Then dip each avocado fry into the egg

  • After dipping the avocado fries in the egg, roll them in the panko bread crumbs, pressing down lightly to make sure they’re fully coated

  • Put your battered avocado fries to a baking sheet

  • Bake at 425 degrees for 12 minutes

  • Remove your avocado fries from the oven, serve with your favorite condiment. You can even enjoy a matcha latte or beetroot latte from Toasty for the perfect afternoon pick-me-up!

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For our fellow avocado lovers, we hope we’ve given you enough insight for what to do with an avocado. Whether you’re bored at home and looking for something to do with those ripe avocados on your kitchen counter, or are simply lacking avocado in your life, we definitely recommend trying out these recipes. And if you’re looking for a quick and easy avocado-fix, just order an Eggy Toasty or a Breckie Toasty from us here!







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