Tuesday, June 29, 2010

How to save money, tickle your taste buds, and help your skin glow

Avocado is a great! They taste good and are good for us and I am sure you all have had an avocado that is just way to ripe and not sure what to do with it. Well I can offer two ideas……

One: Avocado Cream Cheese Spread
To make a fast and tasty spread for toast or sandwiches all you need is a really ripe avocado, some garlic, cream cheese, and salt and pepper to taste. Peal and pit the avocado and place in a food processor or blender. Next about 1/3 cup of cream cheese (whipped or regular, it is all up to you). Mix avocado and cream cheese together for a minute then add garlic salt and pepper to taste. End my mixing everything together for a few seconds to help the flavors thoroughly mix. Place spread in to an air tight container and store in the refrigerator. The yummy and healthy spread will last about a week. This spread is great on toasted sourdough bread with a few slices of tomato. Also you can use this as a dip for most veggies.

Two: Avocado Honey Face Mask
Peal and pit one really ripe avocado. Mash in a small blow and add about 3 to 4 tablespoons of honey. After washing and drying face place the mask on and let dry. The honey is a great way to kill bacteria and the avocado helps skins complexion and hydrate skin naturally. For most skin types it is ok to use the mask up to 3 times a week. Keep mask in air tight container and in the refrigerator. Should stay good for about 3 days. You will see the avocado start to turn brown and that is when it is time to make a new batch.

So next time you have an avocado that has lost its appeal because it is to ripe….don’t just toss it! Try one of these recipes. It will save you money, tickle your taste buds, and help your skin glow!

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