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7 New Ways to Get Your Avocado Fix

02/24/2015 12:03 pm ET | Updated Apr 26, 2015
Samantha Thayer

Avocados are, like, so hot right now. They've been sweeping breakfasts across the country with avocado toast while holding up its reputation as the crowd-pleasing guac. But it's time to really put this bad boy to work. Check out these different ways to eat the most-Instagrammed food of our time.

1. Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles

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Photo by Emily Hu

You'll never believe that this little piece of dark chocolate truffle heaven is actually healthy for you. Never go back to adding all that fatty heavy cream ever again and swap it out for some 'cado. Trust us, it totally works.

2. Creamy Avocado Pesto Sauce

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Photo by Mulin Xiong

Sometimes alfredo sauce can be too thick to handle--but we do crave dat creaminess. Match the rich texture of alfredo while curbing those cals with this avocado pesto sauce.

3. Vegan Avocado Mango Smoothie

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Photo by Samantha Gronberg

If you missed your alarm for that 8 a.m. death-in-a-lecture, this vegan smoothie's got you covered. With only two ingredients, this drink gives you a balance of sweet and cream to jumpstart your day and only takes a few minutes to whip up.

4. Mason Jar Salads

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Photo by Bernard Wen

Okay, yeah, the mason jar trend is so hipster--but these jars pack a whole bunch of food and look hella trendy while doing it. Have your lunch in style with the southwestern salad or chicken, avocado and tomato salad.

5. Avocado Ice Cream

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Photo by Hannah Lin

With all of the upcoming food trends, we're well aware that savory ice cream is "on fleek" these days. Shake up that old vanilla ice cream with some avo flavor. Get the avocado ice cream recipe here.

6. The Eggocado

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Photo by Lauren Feld

Forget the avocado toast for a sec and try this nutrient-packed breakfast newbie, the eggocado. Take out the seed, put in the egg, and cook.

7. BaLT

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Photo by Tiare Brown

Bacon, egg and tomato is so 2014. Switch it up with this game-changer BaLT sandwich that balances sriracha-mayo hot sauce with refreshing 'cado. This is not your usual sammy.

This post was created by Elana Rubin for Spoon University.