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 are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, potassium, magnesium and other important nutrients. And with few net carbs and plenty of quality 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 quality fats from Bulletproof Brain Octane C8 MCT Oil and Bulletproof 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.
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.
Avocado smoothie recipes
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 C8 MCT 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 coconut yogurt, Bulletproof Collagen Protein powder and ginger for dessert-worthy smoothie to your morning.
Try this avocado recipe for a sippable smoothie that will remind you of your favorite chocolate mint 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, Bulletproof Vanilla Collagen Protein powder 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.
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.
Avocado recipes: Sauces, snacks and dips
This easy, creamy avocado pesto comes together in the blender with simple ingredients like basil, lemon and Brain Octane C8 MCT Oil. Toss it with zoodles, use it as a dip or drizzle it over steak — it’s as versatile as it is delicious.
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. We recommend using apple cider vinegar and high-quality peppercorns.
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 even more quality fats, use full-fat canned coconut milk instead of almond milk.
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!
Keto connoisseurs, this avocado recipe is for you. This compound butter combines avocado, butter and spices, making a rich and flavorful spread for anything from veggies to Collagen Keto Bread.
This creamy, refreshing dressing combines two sources of quality fats: MCT oil and, of course, avocado. Whip up a batch and keep it in an air-tight container to enjoy this goes-with-anything dressing all week.
Dinner avocado recipes
This avocado recipe loads your bowl with fiber and fats like ghee and runny egg yolks. While it calls for five kinds of veggies, you can also add in your favorite proteins for a more filling meal.
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 grass-fed ground beef, skip the cheese and use clean toppings like mustard, avocado oil mayo, pastured bacon, pickled veggies and lettuce.
Traditional chimichurri sauce uses herbs and oil to add a zesty finish to cooked meats and veggies. This recipe upgrades the sauce with chunks of creamy avocado. Best of all, you can have this meal ready in under 20 minutes.
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.
Avocado recipes: Desserts
With a light and fluffy texture and dark, rich flavor, this show-stopping sheet cake is a chocolate-lover’s dream. It’s topped with a decadent chocolate avocado frosting that works well with your favorite baked goods. Even better? This sheet cake recipe feeds a crowd!
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 nourishing fats.
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.
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 keep it keto-friendly, 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 quality fats from coconut milk, this recipe infuses every fluffy bite with clean, grass-fed collagen protein.
This silky buttercream uses no butter at all. Instead, it gets a creamy consistency from whipped avocado, plus flavor from cocoa powder and vanilla.
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 strong coffee for a rich, satisfying 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 Bulletproof Vanilla Shortbread Collagen Protein Bars for a delicious blend of creamy, crunchy textures.
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. Make it even more satisfying with coconut cream instead of almond milk, and keep it keto with non-GMO erythritol or birch xylitol instead of sugar.
Your quest for a gluten-free, low-carb cookie dough ice cream ends here. This keto-friendly dessert uses our keto ice cream base and chunks of our Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Collagen Protein Bar. Experiment with different add-ins to make your favorite flavor combo — that’s a big perk of making ice cream at home!
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