The Power of Avocado Oil and How to Use It
Avocado oil is a nutrient dense oil that should be in everyone’s cupboard. It’s great for cooking, skin care and digestive health and offers more benefits than I can list. It might just be the next coconut oil. And you can get it at Costco!
What’s so great about avocado oil?
Oleic acid - The same fatty acid that makes olive oil so amazing, oleic acid is good for the immune system and can withstand oxidation much better than most oils. This makes it last longer without going rancid and better at withstanding high temperatures.
Vitamin E - An essential vitamin for healthy skin, hair and nails, vitamin E helps prevent against the oxidative damage cause by free-radicals.
Digestion - Avocado oil is great for gut health for similar reasons as avocado itself. Cold pressed avocado oil is rich in enzymes and healthy fats that help stimulate your body to repair itself.
My Favorite Ways to Use Avocado Oil
Salad Dressings and Marinades
Try swapping avocado oil into your favorite salad dressing and marinade recipes.
Creamy Lemon Basil Avocado Oil Dressing
1 Tablespoon mayo
¼ Cup avocado oil
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
10 basil leaves, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
Mix all ingredients together and serve with fresh greens.
Tamari Ginger Avocado Oil Marinade
1 inch piece ginger, finely chopped
¼ Cup tamari
¼ Cup avocado oil
Add all ingredients to your blender and process until super smooth.
Use as a marinade for chicken breasts, steak, tempeh or pork chops.
If you’re seriously interested in getting healthy, restoring your digestion and boosting your energy then check out my online program Restore your Gut Health, coming this fall. In the program you get a ton of delicious satisfying recipes as well as strategies that will help rebuild your intestinal flora.
Or join me on my Facebook page Gut Guide Guru where I’ll be sharing more information, tips and recipes to help you live a happier, healthier life.
Here's to your health,
Mari J Hahn
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