Don’t let their tough skins and neon flesh intimidate you: Avocados are one of the most powerful fruits you can eat, and Americans can’t get enough of them. From toast to smoothies, you can’t scroll through Instagram without seeing a few carefully crafted avocado recipes.
Avocados are more than a food trend, though: These creamy, high-fat fruits can improve cholesterol levels, lower high blood pressure, combat inflammatory conditions like diabetes… and even improve your skin . With 2 net carbs and 15 grams of healthy fats, the right avocado recipes can also fit into a keto, paleo, or Whole30 eating plan.
Enjoy this nourishing fruit for every meal — including dessert! — with these avocado recipes:
Breakfast avocado recipes
Using a gently cooked egg as the “shell,” this recipe packs your breakfast with savory fillings like crisp bacon and creamy guacamole. Plus, this avocado gets a double dose of extra fats from Brain Octane Oil and grass-fed ghee.
For extra fiber in your breakfast, try this avocado recipe. A mix of riced cauliflower and coconut flour makes the perfect toast-like base for toppings like runny eggs, salty bacon bits, and avocado slices.
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You can make this savory layered avocado recipe in about 15 minutes with only a handful of ingredients. Make a quick guacamole, then cook sausage patties and eggs before stacking them all together. For a more Bulletproof take on this recipe, skip the onion and pepper in your guac and use a filler-free sausage made from pastured meats.
This avocado recipe is all you need to jumpstart your morning: Make a fast egg omelette, then wrap it all up with avocado slices and nori. This ultra-flavorful breakfast packs 23 grams of fat into one meal, plus only 2 net carbs.
Avocado recipes: Smoothies
While other smoothies load your cup with sugary fruits and dairy, this recipe swaps in avocado and low-fructose ingredients like cucumber, lemon juice, and coconut milk. Add upgrades like Brain Octane Oil and grass-fed whey protein, and your avocado recipe transforms into an ultra-filling beverage you can enjoy every day.
This avocado recipe comes with serious perks: Avocado blends with creamy coconut milk, dark chocolate cold-brew coffee, and almond butter for a sweet and satisfying start to your morning.
Try this avocado recipe for a sippable smoothie that will remind you of Girl Scout cookies. Creamy cacao butter adds a rich, chocolatey taste, while mint adds fresh flavor to every sip.
It may taste like dessert, but this avocado recipe doubles down on protein and fiber. Freeze half an avocado, then blend with frozen steamed cauliflower, collagen peptides, and sweet tangerines for a delicious way to recover from your workouts.
Lunch avocado recipes
This grain-free avocado recipe swaps conventional sushi rice for technicolor veggies like bell peppers and mashed sweet potato, all stuffed in a nori wrap with sashimi-grade salmon. This filling lunch packs every bite with resistant starch and healthy fats.
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Go meatless for lunch with this easy avocado recipe. Boiled eggs get flavorful upgrades from onion, chives, parsley, and lemon juice, plus creamy avocado chunks. To keep this one more Bulletproof, skip the red onion and pepper.
With sashimi-grade halibut, you can have this fresh and citrusy avocado recipe prepared in under 10 minutes. Not to worry if you don’t have sashimi-grade fish — just marinade your mix for a little longer so the lime juice can fully “cook” it.
This alternative rice-free take on sushi stuffs your nori with tender cooked chicken and avocado slices. Customize this recipe with your favorite leftover meats, veggies, or cooked and cooled white rice.
Avocado recipes: Sauces, snacks, & dips
In just minutes, you can make the perfect spread that goes with just about anything — no hydrogenated vegetable oils or sugar needed. This avocado recipe uses simple ingredients like avocado oil, egg yolk, apple cider vinegar, and lemon juice. Using a whisk or immersion blender, they transform into a deliciously creamy condiment.
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This avocado recipe transforms creamy slices into a tart and tangy side dish, perfect for topping tacos and salads (or enjoying solo). Add avocado to a jar with herbs and a quick pickling solution for a simple side you can enjoy all week long. To stay more Bulletproof, use apple cider vinegar, high-quality peppercorns, and only enjoy garlic on occasion. (Plus, skip the pepper altogether if you are sensitive to nightshades.)
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Tired of guacamole? Transform your mashed avocado into a high-fat salad topper with this easy recipe. Blend your avocado with lemon juice, seasonings, and non-dairy milk for a tasty dressing that doubles as a veggie dip. For a more Bulletproof spin, use full-fat canned coconut milk instead of almond milk, and skip the black pepper.
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With creamy and crispy textures, this avocado recipe makes the perfect easy appetizer or snack. Simply wrap your avocado slices in bacon, and bake — that’s it! To stay more Bulletproof, avoid baking at high temperatures too often.
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Keto connoisseurs, this avocado recipe is for you. This compound butter creates a simple creamy spread out of avocado, butter, and spices, making a rich and flavorful spread for anything from veggies to collagen bread. Keep this one more Bulletproof with grass-fed butter, plus skip the black pepper.
Dinner avocado recipes
This avocado recipe loads your bowl with fiber and healthy fats like grass-fed ghee and runny egg yolks. While it calls for five kinds of veggies, you can also add in your favorite pastured proteins for a more filling meal.
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No bread, no problem. Use this avocado recipe to keep enjoying burgers without the gluten. Ripeness is key here — you want an avocado that will hold its shape instead of squishing into the meat. To keep this recipe Bulletproof-friendly, use pastured ground beef, skip the cheese, and use clean toppings like mustard, avocado oil mayo, pastured bacon, pickled veggies, and lettuce.
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Traditional chimichurri sauce uses herbs and oil to add a zesty finish to cooked meats and veggies — and this recipe upgrades the sauce with chunks of creamy avocado. Best of all, you can have this meal ready in under 20 minutes. To keep it more Bulletproof, use pastured beef, fresh and high-quality black pepper, and apple cider vinegar. Plus, avoid eating garlic too often.
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This avocado recipe creates a creamy plate of pasta with absolutely no gluten or dairy. Spiralize zucchini noodles, then drain water and top with a fresh and zesty avocado sauce — all in about 20 minutes. Make this recipe more Bulletproof and cook with avocado oil or ghee, plus skip the garlic and swap pine nuts with high-quality pili nuts.
Avocado recipes: Desserts
This avocado recipe creates perfectly moist and chewy cookies with studs of melty chocolate chunks — and no avocado taste whatsoever. Create a batter with ripe fruit, sweetener, and raw cacao powder before scooping onto your baking tray for an easy 30-minute recipe packed with healthy fats.
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For a portion-controlled treat you can freeze and reheat, try this avocado recipe. With a batter made from wholesome ingredients like avocado, coconut oil, and sweet potato, you can bake up bite-sized desserts that won’t give you a sugar crash. Stay more Bulletproof with this recipe and use raw honey and chocolate with at least 85% cacao — plus, skip the nuts.
Basil adds herby flavor and depth to this refreshing avocado recipe. Blend together ingredients like coconut milk, avocado, and lemon FATwater (or your favorite flavor) for a cool dessert with only 10 minutes of prep.
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With high-fat coconut cream and avocado in the mix, this recipe creates a delicious fudgy texture without any added dairy. Additional flavor from vanilla and unsweetened cocoa make this dessert extra rich, and it only takes 10 minutes to make. To stay more Bulletproof, swap the coconut sugar with non-GMO erythritol or birch xylitol.
With only a few minutes of prep and a few simple ingredients, you can have this avocado recipe ready to satisfy all your chocolate cravings. Along with healthy fats from coconut milk, this recipe infuses every fluffy bite with clean, grass-fed collagen protein.
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This silky buttercream uses no butter at all — instead, it gets a creamy consistency from whipped avocado, plus flavor from cocoa powder and vanilla. No substitutions needed to make this avocado recipe Bulletproof — just use a high-quality dark chocolate with at least 85% cacao.
This avocado recipe stays so creamy that it requires no eggs, nuts, or dairy. Simply freeze coconut cream into cubes, then add to a high-powered blender with fresh avocado and cocoa powder for a silky five-minute treat.
With a creamy chocolate and vanilla mousse, you’d never guess that this recipe plates up half an avocado in each serving. Top your mousse mixture with crumbled vanilla collagen protein bars for a delicious blend of creamy, crunchy textures.
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No chocolate in this avocado recipe — instead, a simple mix of fruit, lemon juice, and sweetener creates a creamy, bright green dessert with minimal hands-on time. To stay more Bulletproof, use coconut cream instead of almond milk and swap sugar with non-GMO erythritol or birch xylitol.
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