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How to Eat the Avocado Seed

We already know how healthy avocados are.  We also know how this cream fat can make anything delicious.  However, did you know you can also eat the avocado SEED?

If you’re anything like me, I toss out the avocado seed without a second thought.  After reading this, you might think again!

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Upon learning this, I set out to test the avocado seed with my friend and fellow healthy food blogger, JP.  Check out how she used the avocado seed at Jennifer Pierce Health!


Benefits of Avocado Seeds

This small seed is SO GOOD for you because it is loaded with:

  • Antioxidants:  These critical nutrients fight off unwanted free radicals.  They provide support for your heart health, immune system, and nervous system.
  • Polyphenols:  This is the ingredient in green tea which may play a role in the prevention of cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
  • Soluble Fiber:  Fiber aids in digestion, bowel movements, and can lower cholesterol.
  • Potassium: Potassium helps maintain normal blood pressure and regulate kidneys.
  • Anti-inflammatory agents: The seed has many anti-inflammatory properties which may help with swelling, joint pain, and stiffness.

Read for more benefits of avocado seeds.  Now that we know how healthy the seed is, let’s get it into your diet!

First: Dehydrate

I don’t have a dehydrator so I decided to bake it.  I baked the avocado seed at 400 degrees for about 90 minutes.  This is how it came out…

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Second: Peel & Cut

Peel off the flaky outside and cut the seed in half.  It should be hard, yet also have a “chewy” feel. Dice into pieces as small possible.

Third: Grind

Throw the pieces into a food processor and chop/grind. It will turn into a grainy, wheat bran-like texture.  Soon, it turned almost powder-like.

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Fourth: Eat!

Add the avocado seed powder to smoothies or an acai bowl.  You will add an extra punch of nutrients and you won’t even taste it.

I added the avocado seed powder (thanks to my food processor) to my smoothie and it came out incredibly creamy.  And I mean REALLY creamy.  With just a tablespoon of powder, my smoothie turned into creamy treat!

Have you tried to use the avocado seed?  Tell me how you have incorporated it into your meals!

Avocado Seed Smoothie

How to add the avocado seed to your smoothies for an extra nutrient boost!
Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Smoothie
Servings: 1 cup
Author: The Fresh Find

Ingredients

  • FOR THE POWDER:
  • 1 avocado seed
  • FOR THE SMOOTHIE:
  • ½ banana
  • 1 c almond milk
  • 1 cup kale/spinach
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1 tbsp avocado seed powder
  • 1 tsp Chia
  • 1 tsp coconut

Instructions

  • FOR THE AVOCADO SEED POWDER
  • Dehydrate the seed at 400 degrees for 90 minutes.
  • Peel and cut the seed into small pieces
  • Using a food processor, grind the seed into a powder.
  • FOR THE SMOOTHIE
  • Blend banana, almond milk, and protein powder.
  • Add kale/spinach and avocado seed powder. Blend until well combined.
  • Top with Chia seeds and coconut flakes.
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