Avocado Recipes & Giveaway

I just received a beautiful shipment of fuerte avocados from CaliforniaAvocadosDirect.com

I’ve posted previously about CaliforniaAvocadosDirect.com and mentioned that it’s a family farm and how each avocado is inspected, hand-selected, and hand-picked before it’s shipped to consumers.

The Holtz family avocado farm in 1973


The farm in 2010

Here are some of my favorite recipes using avocados:

Avocado, Cream Cheese, and Salsa-Stuffed Puff Pastries (with a vegan option)

What’s not to love about squishy warm avocado, with melted cream cheese, flavored with two kinds of salsa to give the bites just a touch of sweet from the mango salsa and a kick from the green salsa verde.

Vanilla Avocado Banana Ice Cream (Raw, Vegan, GF)

You cannot “taste” the avocado.  Trust me on this one; it’s really rich, creamy, sweet, and very ice cream-like.

People write to me frequently telling me how much they love this healthier recipe for ice cream.  And that their unsuspecting husbands and kids do, too.

Cheater’s Guacamole

3 minute recipe.  No veggie, onion, or garlic chopping required.

Vanilla Avocado Banana Smoothie in a Bowl

Sweet, creamy, pudding-like.  Or thin it out a bit more and drink it with a straw like a smoothie.

Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse (Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free)

This recipe takes 2 minutes to make and when I bring it to a party, no one ever guesses what the secret ingredient is, and it’s instantly devoured by all.  People tell me they prefer it to traditional chocolate mousse made with boiling cream and sugar.

Would you like to win a shipment of creamy, delicious  fuerte avocados from CaliforniaAvocadosDirect.com that have just come into season and are being hand-picked right now at their peak?

To Enter the Giveaway:

1. Tell me your favorite way to eat or use avocados?


Tell me about a great recipe that uses avocados.

2. For a second entry, Twitter Follow LV&Y and and then tweet the following:

“I entered to win free Avocados in the @LoveVeggiesYoga Avocado Giveaway http://tiny.cc/qek00″

3. For extra entries and you must leave a separate comment for each:

Facebook Like Love Veggies & Yoga

Facebook Like California Avocados Direct.com

Pinterest Follow Me & Re-Pin Something of Mine

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or post this Giveaway on your blog

Contest ends Saturday, January 14, 2012 and winner will randomly be chosen.

Open to continental U.S. readers only

Comment below to enter!

377 comments on “Avocado Recipes & Giveaway”

  1. I love putting avocado in smoothies. It makes them super creamy :-)

  2. I like you on fb

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  5. Hi Averie! This is possibly the best giveaway EVER. :-D I eat avocado almost every day–in sandwiches, guacamole and as a mayo substitute in egg salad–but my favorite way to enjoy it is sliced with a little bit of salt sprinkled on top. So delicious!

  6. I like California Avocados Direct on FB!

  7. My fav way to eat oatmeal is in a salad.

  8. I love avocados in nachos or just straight out of the shell!

  9. I already like you Facebook :)

  10. I love spicy quac with fresh avocades – as well as an appetizer that i make with shrimp and avocado!

  11. I use avocado on almost everything, but my favorite is putting it on my salad every night with dinner.

  12. I just posted my favorite way to eat avocados on my blog today – as a creamy sauce over spaghetti noodles! It’s seriously my favorite meal. Ever.

  13. being from texas I’m a huge fan of guacamole! I also like avocado sandwiches!

  14. My favorite ways to eat avocados are homemade guac and in panini’s!

  15. My favorite way to eat avocados is with Mexican food. Yummm!

  16. i’m actually one of those “freaks” that hates avocados but my bf LOVES them and i incorporate them into a lot of recipes (including that chocolate pudding)! i also “hide” them in recipes so that i can stomach them because they have so many great nutritional benefits!

  17. i fb “like” you!

  18. I love eating avocados on salads or on veggie burgers!

  19. I follow you on twitter & retweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/_i_am_mai_

  20. I like LV&Y on facebook!

  21. Avocados + cocoa powder + sweetener = awesome!

  22. I follow you on Pinterest & repinned a tofu dish of yours. :)

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