This for That: Avocado for Butter

Ditch the butter and use avocado puree instead. Avocado has a subtle taste and has a creamy texture perfect for baking, morning smoothies and snacks. Make moist, dense and gooey brownies, guilty-free chocolate pudding (recipe coming soon) or pair it with peanut butter for an odd yet delicious combination.

Benefits of avocados

"Avocados offer nearly 20 vitamins and minerals in every serving, including potassium (which helps control blood pressure), lutein (which is good for your eyes), and folate (which is crucial for cell repair and during pregnancy). Avocados are a good source of B vitamins, which help you fight off disease and infection. They also give you vitamins C and E, plus natural plant chemicals that may help prevent cancer. Avocados are low in sugar. And they contain fiber, which helps you feel full longer. In one study, people who added a fresh avocado half to their lunch were less interested in eating during the next three hours" (Source WebMD).