Staying with the avocado theme today here are the ‘Other Uses For Avocados’ that I talked about on MacAulay & Co show on BBC Radio Scotland yesterday.
First and foremost avocados are a great source of vitamins, minerals and all the goodies we want inside us and on our skin too, they are all round helpers who work from the inside out and the outside in.
Healthy Uses For Avocados;
Super Health food; Avocados contain monounsaturated fats that lower colesterol and help prevent heart disease, they are full of vitamins A, C and E and are high in potassium.
Make an Avocado Smoothie with 1 avocado, 1 banana, 1 tbsp almonds, greek yogurt and ice. Whazz and drink for breakfast. This will boost your energy and keep you feeling full for hours.
Crowning Glory; They are great for rehydrating dry damaged hair.
Just mash 1 avocado with 2 tbsp olive oil and spread on damp hair. Pop on a shower cap and then wrap head in a towel to get some heat going in there and make the avocado get right into the roots. Leave for 20 minutes then rinse and shampoo. Silky shiny locks guaranteed.
Fabulous Facial; The moisturising properties of avocados are legendary and wonderful on the skin especially at end of summer when skin can be dry and flaky.
Mix half an avocado with 1 tbsp clear honey and 1 tbsp greek yogurt and spread on dampened face. Leave for 10 minutes and then rinse off with warm water and pat dry.
Handy Hints; Your hands really take a hammering and we tend to ignore them most of the time. Give them a moisturising treat today with this gloopy but great hand mask.
Mix half an avocado with1 tbsp lemon juice and 2 tbsp porridge oats and spread on hands and nails. Put on cotton gloves for 30 mins then wash off. The oats help to exfoliate while the avocado moisturises and lemon disinfects and freshens.
Skin problems; For people with very dry skin on heels, elbows and knees and those with Excema try using the dark green pulp that is right next to the skin of an avocado and rub this on the affected areas. This part of the avocado contains the highest proportion of nutrients in the oil.
Pits; Leave the pit to dry out and it turns into a mini pumice stone to rub off dead skin.
Now if you can get your hands on one of these illusive Avozillas we have heard so much about but not actually seen yet in the flesh, then you can have a girlie night with avocado chocolate spread/dip, good old guacamole, all your beauty recipes above and of course throw in a tequila shot or two to keep with the theme. You’d be able to use the giant skin for a dip bowl and the other half for chips and after you and your friends have eaten and spread on enough of the stuff you can use it as a handy hat!