Banish Dairy and Use Avocados Instead

Oh She Glows – this pasta sauces is amazingly rich, creamy, and perfect with some black bean pasta, spiralized and sautéed zucchini, or your favorite type of pasta.
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1 garlic cloves (or more, to taste)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh basil and ¼ cup fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 medium sized ripe Avocado, pitted
  • ½ tsp salt

Place first three ingredients in food processor and process until smooth, then add in remaining ingredients until desired consistency reached. Add coconut milk for a Thai-inspired flavor, or to make a larger batch of sauce without additional avocados. Cilantro-Avocado Dressing Adapted from Eating Well – perfect over a fresh salad.

  • ½ ripe avocado
  • ¾ cup fresh cilantro
  • ½ cup non-dairy yogurt or coconut milk
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Place ingredients in blender or food processor and run until smooth. Refrigerate for up to three days. Pleasing Pudding Wait, what? Yup, you can have your pudding, and eat it too. Try this tasty treat, adapted from Janet and Greta’s recipe.

  • 2 large RIPE avocados, pitted
  • 6 tbsp unsweetened raw cocoa powder
  • 5 tbsp coconut syrup
  • ¼ cup almond, hemp, or coconut milk (more if needed)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch fine sea salt
  • Optional: Banana, Almond Butter, Orange Zest

The key here is to blend everything in your food processor until perfectly smooth, and then refrigerating until cold. Delicious Brownies This Fudgy Avocado Brownie recipe from Southern-in-Law is gluten-free and dairy-free – a great treat for class parties, bake sales, or just because. For something really different, try flourless black bean avocado brownies from Ambitious Kitchen (maybe wait until friends and family have tried them before you tell them the name!) They’re so good for you that you don’t even have to feel bad if you have more than one. Scrumptious Smoothies Studies have shown that avocados help to absorb key nutrients – so throwing one in your smoothie is a great way to start off your morning or make a healthy snack. Babble has a list of 10 delicious avocado smoothie recipes in all kinds of flavors, odds are you‘ll find a flavor (such as tropical peach, blueberry spinach, or chocolate) that catches your eye. Here’s one of our favorite ways to enjoy an avocado smoothie with the added protein boost from our Plant Protein Power. 22 Days Avocado Smoothie

  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced and frozen
  • ½  ripe banana, sliced and frozen
  • 2 scoops chocolate Plant Protein Power
  • 2-2 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk

Blend to desired consistency and enjoy! Now that you have discovered the amazing dairy-mimicking abilities of avocados, you might want to branch out and find out just how many recipes you can them to!