Calling all avocado lovers!

Avocados are becoming a popular food trend and people are going crazy over them. From making avocado toast, to topping salads, to just eating them with a spoon, there are endless ways to enjoy these delicious fruits.

Did you know that avocados are full of healthy fats, which are incredible for your hair, skin and heart? If you want to jump on the avocado train or just want to venture beyond your routine avocado toast, keep reading for some healthy recipes!

Marissa Rivers

Avocado... as a rich, decadent dessert? No, you're not dreaming.

This recipe is simple, easy to make and tastes absolutely amazing. You've got to try this:

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:0
  • Total Time:10 mins
  • Servings:2
  • Easy


  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Sprinkle salt
Marissa Rivers
  • Step 1

    Prepare your avocado by slicing it in half. Carefully, remove the pit with a knife. With a spoon, remove the avocado from its shell.

  • Step 2

    Take your avocado and add it to a blender or medium bowl.

  • Step 3

    To the blender, add maple syrup, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and salt.

  • Step 4

    Blend for 30 seconds or until creamy. There should be no lumps in the mousse!

Insanely good avocado desserts don't stop at chocolate mousse. Check out our favorite recipe for avocado brownies below. But be forewarned... you won't be able to stop eating them.

Fudgy Avocado Brownies

  • Prep Time:15 mins
  • Cook Time:45 mins
  • Total Time:1 hr
  • Servings:16
  • Easy


  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Marissa Rivers
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 325ºF and line a 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper.

  • Step 2

    Mash the avocado in a bowl until smooth, then mix in the cacao powder, eggs, coconut sugar, almond butter, baking powder, vanilla and salt.

  • Step 3

    Fold in the chocolate chips, pour the batter into the pan...and top with more chocolate chips :)

  • Step 4

    Bake for 45 minutes or until cooked through (test the center with a fork: if liquid batter sticks, they need more time). Let cool and dig in at ROOM TEMP for the best taste!

DIY Avocado Face Masks

Marissa Rivers

Oh, did you think avocado was only good for eating? Think again. These bad boys are ultra hydrating and can be used alone or combined with other ingredients to make the perfect face masks. Here are a couple combinations we love:

1. Avocado, Oatmeal and Honey

Cook 1/2 cup of oatmeal according to the instructions. In a separate bowl, mash 1 avocado. Mix the avocado into the oatmeal, add 1 tbsp of honey and apply it to your face for about 15 minutes. This combination will leave your skin moisturized and glowing.

2. Avocado and Egg White

Egg whites are about 90% water and 10% protein, helping hydrate and tighten the skin as well as prevent acne. To test this dynamic duo out for yourself, mash 1/4 an avocado, mix with 1 egg white and apply it to your face for about 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and enjoy your healthier skin!

We hope you enjoy our recipes and are inspired to get creative with how you use avocado! If you try any of our recipes, share them with us on Instagram @spoon_uf. Just remember: you can NEVER have too much avocado in your life!