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 follow you on Instagram

  2. My favorite way to eat avocados are sliced and topped on a piece of toast with egg whites.

  3. I follow you on Twitter and tweeted!

  4. I follow you on Pinterest and have pinned your recipe!

  5. OMG I LOVE AVOCADO! I make a killa guac, if I do say so myself. I have bookmarked this and am planning to head out and buy out my neighborhood’s grocery store in the morning to make…everything. And if I win more avocados, I have no doubt I will handily consume them all as well! :)

  6. I like eating mashed avocado on toast, with nothing else.

  7. I Facebook liked California Avocado Direct!

  8. I already like Love Veggies & Yoga on Facebook!

  9. Now this is a giveaway prize I’ve never seen before!
    I’d make a whole hell of a lot of raw choc mousse >:)

  10. I adore avocados … and my favorite way to eat them is with a little salt! Delicious!

  11. I tweeted … I already follow you :)

  12. I just love guac! That’s my favorite way to eat them!

  13. How do I NOT like avos is a better question. Lately, I’m loving them sliced as a sandwich filling.

  14. i like california avacados on FB

  15. Repinned something on pinterest

  16. i have been OBSESSED with avocados lately…I use them on everything!! recently I mixed some with my tuna to make an avocado tuna salad and it was delicious and so different than waht i am used to!

  17. follwo you on twitter AND tweeted!!

  18. Avocados make everything better! My favorite way to eat avocados is on tacos or in a kale salad.

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