7 Surprisingly Sweet Applications for Avocado

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Inspiring ways to turn this creamy fruit into delectable desserts
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Change the way you see avocados with these seven sweet ideas.

With its bright green color and savory flavor most people discount the sweet potential of the avocado. But don’t judge a book by its cover, and don’t judge an avocado by its color, because these rich, creamy fruits are extremely versatile.

With a large seed at its center that is often unwieldy to remove, the avocado is indeed a fruit. Once you start to see it as such, there is no end to the culinary possibilities.

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Because of the avocado’s mild flavor, it incorporates well with other ingredients, and doesn’t add an assertive taste to desserts. When used in chocolaty desserts, avocado creates a depth of flavor and a velvety texture, but it can also boost brighter notes of tropical fruits and citrus when blended with juices and smoothies.

Avocados are also a nutrient-dense food. One cup contains 4.6 grams of protein, 23 milligrams of vitamin C, and 1166 milligrams of potassium. Compared to other fruits, avocados are also low in sugars. Each serving has only three grams of total carbohydrates and zero grams of sugar. That means this tropical superfood will not only fulfill your dessert cravings, but also give you enough energy to keep you going all day long.

So blend this smooth operator into your next milkshake, or use it to give a fudgy base to vegan brownies. No matter which of these seven selections inspires you, the result will be a summery treat that will both surprise and delight and certainly satisfy that sweet tooth.  

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