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2 Ways to Pimp an Avocado – Avocado Hummus & Avocado Cookies

2 Ways to Pimp an Avocado – Avocado Hummus & Avocado Cookies

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The avocado is one of the most versatile and nutritious fruits  you can add to your diet. It can be used in sweet or salty recipes and best used as a great substitute for oil or butter in several recipes.


Avocado Hummus

Perfect for dipping or sandwich/wrap spreads.



  • 1.5 large ripe, soft avocado
  • 15oz (1 can) chickpeas drained
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1.5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin
  • juice from 1 lime
  • sea salt


  1. Place chickpeas, 1 garlic clove, juice from 1 lime and 1.5 tbsp olive oil in a food processor and blend until the consistency is smooth, or there are no chunks.
  2. Then add 1/2 tbsp cumin and 1.5 large ripe avocado (or 2 medium avocados) and blend until smooth.  Add sea salt to taste. To keep the amount of fat at a minimum, I suggest adding more lime juice if it is too thick.  Otherwise, add in 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil and blend until it is smooth.

Approximate macros for 5 equally divided portions (about 3 large tbsp):

165 calories, 6g protein, 17g carbs, 11g fat, 7g fiber, 1g sugar


Dark Chocolate Chunk Avocado Cookies



Ingredients for 17 cookies (almost 1 dozen & half):

  • 1 large ripe, soft avocado
  • 1.5 cups oat flour
  • 2/3 cup cacao powder (or use 1/2 cup dark chocolate powder if you find dark chocolate too bitter)
  • 1/3 coconut sugar (or up to 1/2 cup coconut sugar if you tend to think dark chocolate is too bitter for your tastes)
  • 1 egg
  • ~1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda


  1. Set oven to 350F.
  2. Mix oat flour, cacao powder, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, mix 1 large avocado, coconut sugar and 1 egg.
  4. Mix in the flour and while blending, add almond milk.
  5. Toss in chocolate chunks and mix them in with your hands.  The dough should be pretty sticky.
  6. Use a small scoop or spoon to evenly divide the cookie dough on a baking sheet.
  7. Bake in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes.

Approximate macros for 1 of 17 cookies:

103 calories, 4g protein, 13g carbs, 5g fat, 3g fiber, 3g sugar

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