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Avocado for Butter - Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Avocado for Butter - Chocolate Chip Cookies

I found this article on Pinterest and couldn't resist sharing it with the Flaming Vegan community. It's an amazing idea that you can swap avocado for so many non-vegan ingredients, reduce fat and make a healthier recipe overall.  Although this article is about reducing fat belly, I saw so much more potential in it than that.  Avocados are simple a super food by providingnearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid. They also act as a "nutrient booster" by enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha and beta-carotene and lutein, in foods that are eaten with the fruit.  Hope you enjoy!

For more about food swaps go to

"Food Swaps That Fight Belly Fat Don’t eat less—eat smarter.  This may sound a little adventurous, but you won’t taste the difference: Switch out half of the butter in a cookie recipe for mashed avocado. This simple change will reduce fat content by 40% and cut the number of calories by nearly as much. You’ll still get the creaminess of butter and the fatty taste, but this substitution knocks out some of the saturated fat in favor of the belly-flattening monounsaturated kind. Sure your cookies might have a green tinge, but they should also be chewier and softer." 

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  1. BuddhasDelight
    awesome idea! i worship the beloved avocado! voted!
  2. Carolyn
    Vote #3! Lots of great ideas on Pinterest!
  3. Veganara
    Vote no 3. I too worship amazing avocadoes! I have heard of a raw vegan chocolate cake that you make with avocado in place of butter; I didn't realise you could use them for cookies too. Next time I bake I will try that.
  4. Justnjoyable
    Voted! Ohhh!!! On may way to the salsa recipe found this!!! Am using it as a sub tonight for a dish......
  5. pftsusan
    Thanks for sharing. There are many different ways to cook. I'm an advocate for the healthier ones. This is an good idea. Voted.
  6. Fifi Leigh
    Fifi Leigh
    yeah. sounds cool. i want to try it, next time i do my own cookies or anything else that require butter. but my mother doesn't have her avocado tree anymore. i dont get free avocados anymore.
  7. evalovesbend
    Very interesting and a great substitute!
  8. SnakeWitch
    And ripe avocadoes are so easy to find around here. The ones selling them on street corners have avocado so ripe that you MUST eat it the same day, and they also ask you if you want one for tomorrow or the day after and can hand chose the perfect level of ripeness! Sweeeeet! I now have an excuse to buy more of them!


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