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This post was originally published on Greatist. Greatist is a health and fitness resource for the young, savvy, and social, and it’s quickly become one of the web’s top sources for easily digestible and well-researched information. For more Greatist, get started.The Greatist Team is unashamedly obsessed with avocados, so it’s no wonder we’re always looking for new uses for this squishy favourite.
Packed with vitamins E and B6 — along with moisturizing mono-saturated fats — avocados are a popular ingredient in cleansing facial masks.
Make one at home by combining the ripe, mashed fruit with plain yogurt, or just slather it on directly. (No judgments if chips are involved in the cleanup).
We’re also huge fans of quick and healthy breakfasts, and baking an egg in an avocado is a fast and undeniably awesome way to get a dose of tasty protein and fats in the morning. Halve the fruit, pop out the pit, crack an egg inside, and bake until cooked through. Bonus points for adding some lower-sodium seasonings on top.
Avocados are also perfect when it comes to replacing high-calorie condiments like mayo. Half an avocado has about half the calories of a serving of mayo and makes a solid replacement on sandwiches and in tuna and chicken salads.