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    I've been trying to introduce avocados into my diet, but I just can't stand them! I don't understand how my boyfriend can just eat them raw... I feel like my body craves them, but I hate the taste of them. How can I prepare them so they are a little more tasty?

  • #2
    guacamole! That's how I learned to like 'cados, and now I'm addicted. Add tomatos, onions, chiles if you like them, a little salt & lime; dip veggie sticks, or eat with a spoon. Yum!
    Also make sure you're getting quality fruit. Bad ones taste pretty bad. In the off season, or in some parts of the country, it can be difficult or expensive to find good avocados, but it's the only way to go.

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    • #3
      Avocado-coconut popsicles: http://www.yumsugar.com/Avocado-Make...essert-3797490

      I'd use 1/2 cup coconut cream instead of the cream + coconut milk, and stevia to taste instead of the sugar.
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      • #4
        I've only had guacamole once, but it was way too salty and I never had it again. I guess I need to try to make it myself.

        And I'm trying to stay away from sweet things and focus more on meat and veggies, so I'll probably avoid the popsicles.

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        • #5
          A couple meat/veggie possibilities that sort of hide the avocado:

          Green gazpacho: http://stayingclosetohome.blogspot.c...self-cool.html
          Chicken and Radish Salad with Avocado Green Goddess Dressing: http://chocolateandzucchini.com/arch...s_dressing.php
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          • #6
            Restaurant guacamole is a distant second to home made, and the storebought varieties are completely worthless.

            Avocado dressing sounds wonderful!!!

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            • #7
              i can eat avocados plain too, and be completely happy. if you have trouble with them a recipe like guacamole can certainly help you get a taste for them. so can adding them to things you may already be eating...like a salad or a burger or something. i can't imagine my daily salad not having an avocado sliced up in it...not just as an added flavor, but texture as well.
              also--and this is making me drool a little bit--i love to throw them on top of a juicy burger or piece of chicken with some jalapenos and a little cheese. there are so many foods that avocados pair well with. you don't have to eat them plain--or at all--if they make such an amazing addition to something that's already in front of you
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              • #8
                Add it to whatever your favorite foods are in small portions and build your way up. We put them in omelets, on burgers, guacamole, etc.
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                • #9
                  How much avocado per day do you guys eat? I'm anywhere from 1/4 to a full one per day. Is it like bacon where there is no such thing as too much?

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                  • #10
                    I know you don't want something sweet but I make a chocolate pudding with it..... one avocado, coconut milk, cream or some kind of liquid for smoothness, I've even used water. Add a couple of tablespoons of cocoa powsder... add Stevia for sweeness or orange juice works well too... Put in blender, blend till smooth... I haven't made it for a while but I think I will get some tonight...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by trobi View Post
                      I've been trying to introduce avocados into my diet, but I just can't stand them! I don't understand how my boyfriend can just eat them raw... I feel like my body craves them, but I hate the taste of them. How can I prepare them so they are a little more tasty?
                      They are not something you have to eat. Maybe you just don't have "the avocado gene." But if you crave them, maybe there is something in them that your body needs.

                      I second the suggestion that you need to get good ones. To me, that means ones that are barely ripe. Over-ripe ones taste nasty to me, even in guacamole.
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                      • #12
                        Hi Trobi,

                        I don't like plain avocado much either. If you never had good home made Guacamole you don't know how good avocados can taste.

                        This recipe makes a bunch. Cut ingredients in half for a more modest amount. I eat it straight with a spoon! We also use it with any Mexican type meal at our house (primal me skips the fajita and just eats the meat etc.). Also makes a great dip for your corn chip eating friends.

                        Ingredients
                        4 avocados, mashed (cut the skin off and discard the stone obviously)
                        4 Tablespoons lime juice
                        1 Tablespoon lemon juice
                        1 Tablespoon minced garlic (may substitute 1 teaspoon garlic salt)
                        1 large tomato, diced
                        1/2 large onion, diced
                        4 ounce can (approx size) of green chilis, diced
                        4 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced (may substitute 2 Tablespoons dried cilantro)

                        Directions
                        Mix it all up good and chill it and then go to town on it.
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                        • #13
                          Try out some good guac, but honestly if you don't like them, just eat something else! Save the avocadoes for the rest of us!
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                          • #14
                            Mix avocado and sour cream 50/50 and use on any Mexican dish you would normally use sour cream for.
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                            • #15
                              I 2nd the chocolate pudding... I don't even put mine in a blender - just mash with a fork. Try mixing it with a banana for the "sweet" & some berries.
                              Joe's guac recipe looks good too - similar to how we make it in the restaurant I work in. Ours is just avos, garlic, red onion, sriracha (or other hot sauce) salt, lime juice, fresh cilantro. food processor to mush. add sour cream to mellow it a bit.
                              I'll also mash a half one with salsa or balsamic vinegar & stir that in my salad as a "dressing".
                              I didn't like avocados until I was about 30. So like Tfarny said, if you don't like them, we're ok with that ;p I don't like okra - y'all can have my portion!

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