For us, nothing says springtime quite like the fresh, green healthy goodness of avocados. So, of course, we had to pick out 3 of our favorite recipes to share with you as we welcome in some much-needed sunshine, warm weather and fun times.


Coconut Avocado Smoothie

  • 1 Hass avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup lowfat vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup cream of coconut
  • 8 ice cubes

  1. Combine avocado, yogurt, milk, cream of coconut, and ice cubes in a blender; blend until smooth.

Avocado Key Lime Pie

  • 1 avocado, mashed
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, or to taste
  • 1 (9 in) pie shell, baked

  1. Stir milk into mashed avocado. Stir in lemon juice. Combine well, then pour into pie shell. Cover, and refrigerate at least 4 hours. Serve with cool whip.

Honey Avocado Chicken Salad

  • 2 avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1 1/2 cups light mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbsps light sour cream
  • 2 tsps garlic powder
  • 2 tsps lemon juice
  • 1 tsp honey, or more to taste
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped

  1. Mash avocado, mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic powder, lemon juice, and honey together in a bowl until smooth and creamy; season with salt and pepper. Fold chicken, onion, and celery into avocado mixture until coated.


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